The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas – General Division is dedicated to conserving energy and protecting the environment through “Go Green” initiatives.
Go Green initiatives:
The Court has collaborated with the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court, Probate Court, and the 10th District Court of Appeals to implement e-filing in Franklin County. Once this project is implemented the County will realize the preservation of resources by reducing paper, and limiting the number of visits litigants are required to make to the Court to file documents.
The Franklin County Courthouse opened in 2011 and is the first LEED certified courthouse in the state of Ohio. All equipment and furniture for the new building are being reviewed for sustainability and LEED standards.
View how the new building supports the Courts Go Green Initiatives.
Administration currently supplies the Court with “Green” paper for copying and printing purposes. Common areas throughout the Court have recyclable containers that are utilized by staff daily. In addition, all electronic printer cartridges are recycled through the County.
Administration has also actively collaborated with the County Public Facilities Management to find effective and efficient ways to address parking issues. The Court remains active in informing staff and jurors of public transportation alternatives.
Adult Probation Department
The Adult Probation Department has implemented a plan that allows Probation Officers to concentrate their field visits to one area of town at a time. As a result, the department has reduced the travel distance for vehicles on these visits in an effort to reduce fuel usage and emissions.