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COVID-19 safety procedures are in place for the The Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square. Click here for details.

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

COVID-19

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.


Recent News

Public Entry Procedures

Public Entry Procedures

New social distancing guidelines will be in place at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court beginning June 1.

Jury Scams

Jury Scams

No Court or County employee will ever ask someone for money to avoid being arrested for missing jury duty.

Recovery Court Cards

Recovery Court Cards

The Recovery Court team is reaching out to clients with a sweet treat!

Veterans Treatment Court - Armed Forces Week

Veterans Treatment Court - Armed Forces Week

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.”

Juror Appreciation Week 2020

Juror Appreciation Week 2020

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.

Recovery Court Certification

Recovery Court Certification

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Recovery Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets.

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