Court Services - Citizens Dispute Settlement Program

The Citizens Dispute Settlement Program (CDSP) of Toledo Municipal Court provides the people of Toledo an alternative means of solving disputes other than the traditional court system. Mediation is a particularly effective method that the program uses to help people resolve disputes. Mediations are conducted by attorneys from the Toledo Bar Association who have been trained as mediators and who volunteer their services, as well as by the CDSP staff.

Cases referred to CDSP are those involving misdemeanant behavior such as menacing, criminal damaging, assault and various neighborhood disputes. CDSP also mediates civil cases such as rent escrow, small claims cases and general civil cases with jurisdiction up to $15,000.00.


Check Resolution Service
A check resolution service is provided to allow receivers of "bounced" checks to recover their money without filing criminal charges. Click here to obtain information about check acceptance criteria, check submission requirements and an overview of the mediation process. To use this service, click here for a copy of the form that you can then print out, complete, and mail along with your payment.

Check Resolution Service Procedures (PDF)
Check Resolution Service Form (PDF)

Sample 10-Day Notice Letter (PDF)


Collection Mediation Service
A collection mediation service is available to businesses and individual professionals to collect delinquent accounts through mediation.  Click here to obtain information about the service and an overview of the mediation process. To use this service, click here for a copy of the form that you can print out, complete, and mail along with your payment.

Collection Mediation Service Overview (PDF)
Collection Mediation Service Form (PDF)


The CDSP is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is located in Room 444; phone number (419) 245-1951.

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