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Common Pleas Court Cuyahoga County

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The General Division | (216) 443-8560

Unlike the other divisions, judges in the General Division have what is called "general jurisdiction" to hear civil and criminal cases. Under Ohio law Municipal courts have jurisdiction to hear civil cases with a value of up to $15,000.00; Common Pleas civil jurisdiction has no upper limit. Criminal jurisdiction includes all crimes defined by statute as felonies, as well as other certain criminal offenses.

Court Administrator: Gregory M. Popovich


Where is the Common Pleas Court?

The General Division of the Common Pleas Court is located at the Justice Center, 1200 Ontario Street, in downtown Cleveland. On-street parking is very limited; if you drive, you should plan to park in a lot or garage. The Justice Center is only two blocks from Public Square, and is near to several RTA bus and rapid transit lines.

Contact Contact RTA (216-621-9500) for route and schedule information.


Questions about Jury Duty?

Call the Jury Commission Information
Number: (216) 443-8628

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Municipal Court Questions

If you have a question concerning any of the following matters, you should contact the Municipal Court for the appropriate community:e appropriate community:

Traffic or Parking Violations
Housing Code Citations
Misdemeanor Cases involving Municipal Ordinances
Small Claims Cases

"The mission of the Court is to provide a forum for the fair, impartial and timely resolution of civil and criminal cases."

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