When involved in bankruptcy court, foreclosure and collection proceedings against you, these are the primary locations where you may need to go:
Local chapter 7 hearings are held at the Mansfield City Council Chambers. Unless falling on a legal holiday, these hearings are held every Thursday of the month. A free municipal parking lot is located along South Diamond Street/Ohio St. Rt. 13 but you have to walk up steps. Metered parking at the town square near the non-profit building housing the Red Cross and United Way is most convenient. You can use those handicap spaces or drive all the way around the building and park by the Mansfield City Police Department, taking the elevator to the third level. Council Chambers are across from the Codes and Permits Department. Go through the double set of interior doors. Otherwise, enter the building on the side facing the square with the water fountains and the clock. You cannot access Chambers level from the Park Avenue side for security reasons. If you are involved in a Mansfield Municipal Court lawsuit in a traffic, misdemeanor or non-criminal case with a balance of less than $15,000, then you will enter from the Park Avenue side. This area is generally where the garnishments are stopped.
This building is directly across the street from Mansfield Municipal Court. If you are involved in a legal matter that is a felony, foreclosure, certificates of judgment, or non-criminal case with a balance of more than $15,000, then enter from the Park Avenue front doors. Local chapter 13 hearings for Ashland, Crawford & Richland counties are also held here. There is metered parking available on the surrounding streets or on the square.