The mission of the Court is to fairly and impartially facilitate the administration of justice and to provide the citizens of the Third Ward with efficient and convenient access to justice.

The Third Ward Franklin City Court was established in 1968 with presiding Judge Charles R. Provost. He held the bench until 1996.

The City Court is a court of record that processes civil, traffic, criminal and juvenile matters.  City Court is located at 508 1/2 Second Street.

The City Court is divided into the Criminal/Ticket and Civil departments. The former handles misdemeanor offenses, traffic offenses and ticket processing, warrants, juvenile cases and services and probation. The latter is involved with small claims litigation, petitions, evictions and garnishments.