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The Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square will be accessible to essential personnel only on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2. No public will be admitted to the buildings. All events scheduled are postponed, with the exception of jail arraignments. The Court and Clerk's Offices, will be available for emergency matters. If you have any questions about what business can be conducted, please contact the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, at 216-443-8562.

 

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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 Updates

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.

With the rising concerns of the COVID-19 virus, and the expert medical opinions from the Governor’s Office, the Judges of the General Division voted to limit the number of Judges and staff in the Justice Center on a daily basis through June 1. 

To be clear, the Court remains open for civil and criminal matters, but we are utilizing remote services unless otherwise directed.  Based upon recommendations from Responsible RestartOhio, 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 should call 216-698-2977after 4:30pm the day before their summons date to determine if they 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.

Recent News

Courts Closed Through Tuesday, June 2

The Cuyahoga County Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square are temporarily closed to the public.

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.

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