Judge John L. Good
The Ashland Municipal Court proudly serves the citizens of Ashland County, Ohio. We have one elected judge, Judge John L. Good; one appointed magistrate, Magistrate Fred M. Oxley; one appointed clerk of courts, Eric J. Akers; and a staff consisting of approximately 30 clerks, bailiffs, probation officers, and security personnel.
The Criminal/Traffic Division hears all misdemeanor criminal cases (cases where the maximum punishment can be no more than six months imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,000), ordinance violations, and traffic/parking violations that occur within Ashland County, Ohio. The Civil and Small Claims Division hears noncriminal, civil cases (cases that are not punishable with imprisonment, such as breaches of contract and evictions) where the amount in dispute is less than $15,000 (less than $6,000 for small claims cases) and the transaction occurred, the property is located in, or the defendant (the individual being sued) lives in Ashland County, Ohio.
On our website, you can easily access case information; make an online payment; download forms, review the Local Rules of Court, and read pertinent laws and statutes; obtain jury information; find contact information for our staff; and learn about all of the services that we provide to the local community. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Ashland Municipal Court or this website, please let us know. Thank you for visiting!