The County Reimbursement Program processes payments to reimburse counties for the operation of their indigent defense systems. These systems include county public defender offices, court-appointed counsel systems, and contracts with not-for-profit organizations. Below are links to forms and information regarding this process.
Forms and Instructions


House Bill 1: Changes involving Court Costs and Bail
Effective October 16, 2009, Court Costs imposed per R.C. 2949.091 are increasing and a new $25.00 surcharge is levied when a person posts bail.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Laura Austen
Office of the Ohio Public Defender
250 E. Broad St., Suite 1400 | Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-466-5394 | TTY (800) 750-0750

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Frederick Douglass