The main difference between the two is that probation (or Community Control) is a court sanction of community supervision in lieu of a prison sentence. Parole (or Post-Release Control) is granted after an offender has served a set prison term, and then released under certain guidelines.
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Entries and court dates can be found via the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Clerk’s Office at 614-525-3650.
If paying in person, you will provide cash, money order, or credit card to the Franklin County Clerk of Courts located at:345 S High Street1st FloorColumbus, OH 43215
If you are mailing in a payment, you must use a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Franklin County Clerk of Courts and mail to:
Franklin County Clerk of Courts345 S High Street1st FloorColumbus, OH 43215
You must provide probationer name and case number on the money order or cashier’s check.