Criminal Division

The Criminal division of the Fremont Municipal Court handles criminal violations that have taken place within the City of Fremont, Ballville Township and Sandusky Township.

Criminal cases heard in the Fremont Municipal Court are misdemeanor cases. Criminal cases that carry higher penalties may have a preliminary hearing in this court to determine probable cause. If probable cause is found, final disposition will be heard and determined by the Sandusky County Common Pleas Court.

Individuals booked on a misdemeanor charge may be issued a summons to appear in Court on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Those individuals who post bond can be scheduled for appearance at 9:00 a.m. the following day. All Felony cases must be scheduled for arraignment the next Court day.

Please wear proper attire when reporting for any court hearing.

When you arrive at the court, please check in with the clerk's office, and once you are excused and you need proof that you were present in court, the clerk's office will provide you with a letter.

Court cases will be set for bench trials. If the clerk receives a jury demand and a possible waiver of time, the case shall be rescheduled for a final pre-trial with a jury trial, thereafter, if applicable.


Base Court Costs$85.00
Bench Warrant$10.00
Public Defender Fee$25.00
Bond Surcharge$25.00
Occupational Driving Privilege Letter$50.00
Probation: Reporting, Non-Reporting per month$10.00
Probation: Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) per month$25.00
Appeal** (original & 5 copies)$50.00
** Must be accompanied by $150.00 for court of appeals
Bailiff Service Fees in town 1st trip$10.00
+(2nd trip or more additional fee)$5.00
Bailiff Service Fees out of town 1st trip$20.00
+(2nd trip or more additional fee)$5.00
Diversion Fee$100.00
Certified Copies (per page)$1.00
Copies (per page)$0.10
Jail Commitment$10.00
Jury Notices$25.00
Jury Selection$220.00
Subpoenas (plus service)$5.00