Public access to the Justice Center is limited to the Ontario Street entrance only. Anyone seeking entrance to the Justice Center will be subject to a forehead temperature screening and series of health questions, and must wear face covering. Click here for details. Trial jurors are not required to appear at the Justice Center until trials resume in early August. Grand juries do continue to meet.
The Court remains open for civil and criminal matters, and we are utilizing remote services unless otherwise directed. All persons entering the Justice Center will be required to wear a face covering while in the building and follow all COVID-19 hand-washing protocols, along with social distancing.
Jurors do not need to come to the Justice Center until trials resume, hopefully in early August. If you are concerned, please call 216-698-2977after 4:30pm the day before your summons date to determine if you need to report in person to the Justice Center. Please be aware of juror scams. The Court and Sheriff's Department will never call and request personal information or ask for money. For more information on the new juror reporting procedures, click here.
Court Safety Protocols
The Court asked retired Cleveland TV investigative reporter Paul Orlousky to look at what steps have been taken to protect the public from COVID-19 as in-person hearings resume.
New social distancing guidelines will be in place at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court beginning June 1.
No Court or County employee will ever ask someone for money to avoid being arrested for missing jury duty.
The Recovery Court team is reaching out to clients with a sweet treat!
In honor of Armed Forces Week, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is reaching out to its clients with a special “thank you.”
We deeply appreciate the citizens who served jury duty in the past year. In fact, we look forward to resuming jury trials and we cannot wait to welcome the public back into their critical role in the justice system.
The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Recovery Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.