General Court Information - ADA Policy

The Americans with Disability Act as Amended (2008) (ADAAA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against any qualified individual with a disability. The Toledo Municipal Court does not discriminate on the basis of individuals' disabilities. The Court provides equal access to the Court and to its programs. The Toledo Municipal Court will provide reasonable accommodations in order to permit access to proceedings, programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Click here for a full copy of the Toledo Municipal Court's Notice under the ADAAA. Click here for a full copy of the Toledo Municipal Court's Grievance Procedure under the ADAAA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a qualified individual with a disability?

The ADAAA defines what it means to be a qualified individual with a disability. It includes individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of major life activities; having a record of such impairment; or are regarded as having such impairment.

What kinds of assistance can be provided?

The Court will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Court proceedings, programs, services and activities. Examples of such assistance include providing qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communication accessible to people who have speech, hearing or visual impairments.

The Court will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to benefit from the Court's programs and services. For example, disabled individuals with service animals are welcome in the Court Building, even though Court policy otherwise prohibits pets in the Building.

The ADA does not require the Court to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of the Court's system or its services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden on the Court. For example, appointing a free attorney on the basis of a disability, or transportation to or from a scheduled court appearance cannot be provided.

How do I request an accommodation?

Submit your request in writing, or make a request verbally, to the Court Administrators Office. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but no later than 2 business days before the scheduled event. The Court Administrator's Office can be reached at 419.245.1949. To request an accommodation via email, contact courtadministrator@tmccourt.org.

How do I file a complaint regarding a proceeding, service or program that is not accessible to person with disabilities, or regarding a requested accommodation?

Click here to see a full copy of the Toledo Municipal Court's Grievance Procedure under the ADAAA.