Defiance Municipal Court

Defiance, Ohio

The City of Defiance acquired an adjacent property to the City Hall for the purpose of developing a new municipal court facility.  Brandstetter Carroll Inc. was commissioned to design a new Municipal Court Building and provide a master plan for total site improvements to adjacent City owned properties to provide a unified campus-like setting.

The Municipal Court is a 17,000 square foot building with all functions to support the Court.  The Clerk of Courts is located in a central location within the building with an expansive service counter to assist the public.  The Bailiff and Parole Office are located adjacent to the Court, as is a Magistrate’s suite with a Hearing Room.  The Sallyport accommodates a full sized bus and the secure facilities will offer separated holding areas for males, females, and juveniles.

Vehicular circulation on the property needed to accommodate a drive up window for the Court Clerk on the municipal building and an additional one for City services on the City Hall.  Additional vehicular concerns were addressed regarding bus circulation for both prisoners and Head Start.