The Court will conduct its first Safe Surrender Program on June 9, 2022, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Individuals with active arrest warrants out of this Court who report to the Courtroom at that time will not be arrested. Instead, they may meet with the Court or Probation staff or go in front of the Judge to address their legal obligations.
Individuals who failed to appear for a hearing will have their hearing rescheduled. Those who failed to report for a jail sentence will be given a new date to report to Jail. Defendants with probation warrants will be seen by a Probation Officer to address the reasons for the warrant.
The Safe Surrender Program does not apply to anyone with an active warrant for an offense of violence such as Assault, Aggravated Menacing, Domestic Violence, etc., Violating a Temporary Protection Order, Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs or any felony offense. You will be arrested and go to Jail, if you appear in Court on June 9th with one of these charges.
look up your case and the charge on the website under the Case Lookup tab.
Upon reporting to the Safe Surrender Program your warrant will be recalled from law enforcement and the warrant block preventing renewal of your driver’s license and registration will be released. You will also avoid being booked in at the Jail, then waiting for a bond hearing.
To confirm your identity, bring a driver’s license, state ID card, Social Security card, Medicare card, or military ID card.
For more information, please call the Mount Vernon Municipal Court Clerk’s Office at 740.393.9510, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.