Upper Sandusky Municipal Court

Judge James M. Ruhlen
Jane Frey, Clerk

Jury Trial Status:** Face coverings are required while conducting business with the Court** All jury trials are postponed until further notice. All fine hearings have been continued until the second and fourth Tuesdays of August (Aug. 11th and 25th) at 1:30 pm. Please see order dated 5/11/2020 for more information.


This Court offers a service known as trusteeships. The purpose of the law which makes this arrangement possible, is to give you an opportunity to pay your obligations in an orderly and creditable manner in line with your income and without fear of garnishment proceedings or harassment.

Application must be made and approved by the Judge. An application may be picked up at this office during regular business hours. It costs $25.00 to file your trusteeship. If you complete your trusteeship, meaning you pay your creditors in full, your $25.00 will be returned to you.

The Court takes out 25% of disposable income every pay period. Payments MUST be made every payday. And every payment must be accompanied with your pay stub. For your convenience, payments may be mailed to the Court with a copy of your pay stub.

For a complete guideline on filing for trusteeship, please visit our office.