Court Services - Citizens Dispute Settlement
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
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)
Sample 10-Day Notice Letter (PDF)
Check Resolution Service Form (PDF)
Collection Mediation Service
A collection mediation service is available to businesses and
individual professionals to collect delinquent accounts through
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)
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.