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Cuyahoga County Criminal & Court Records

  • South Euclid Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The South Euclid Municipal Court of Muyahoga County handles eviction, misdemeanor, civil cases that are less than $15,000, and small claims cases. To search criminal records, you must supply the name, year, date of birth, and social security number. You can also supply the address, but it is not necessary. To search civil records, you must supply the name and year. The address is not required, but considered helpful in the search. Civil and criminal records dating back to 1997 are computerized, and prior records are stored in docket books back to the 1960s.

    1349 S Green Rd

    South Euclid, OH 44121
     216-381-2880
     216-381-1195  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB, SSN; also helpful: address.
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 10/97; prior in docket books to 1960s
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Common Pleas Court - General Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the Common Pleas Court – General Division of Muyahoga County provides information about jury duty and re-entry court. You can search online for court cases and dockets for criminal and civil cases. Click on a link to get information about the judges of the court. You can download the rules of the court, or search the rules by keyword. You can also download court statistics reports, certain court forms, and foreclosure mediation forms. The contact section lists the locations and phone numbers of the various departments of the court.

    1200 Ontario St

    Cleveland, OH 44113
     216-443-8560
     216-443-5424  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Civil Actions over $10,000
    Notes Probate is a separate division with separate records and personnel.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address, DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on index and dockets from 1968, archived from 1800s; computerized since 1972
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Euclid Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Euclid Municipal Court’s website of Muyahoga County has links to rules of the court, hearing dockets, case information, and downloadable small claims forms and traffic offense fee schedules. You can find information on the site relating to jury duty and traffic violations. This court handles small claims, eviction, civil actions under $15,000, and misdemeanors. You cannot retrieve expunged records, but all others are retrievable by mail, in person, or online by providing a name, year and date of birth for criminal records.

    555 E 222 St

    Euclid, OH 44123-2099
     216-289-2888
     216-289-8254  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Email questions to btercek@ci.euclid.oh.us.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1995, docket books and index from 1950s, prior archived
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Garfield Heights Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    Garfield Heights Municipal Court of Muyahoga County has a website that has links to a docket search, sentencing charts, and rules of the court. You can find links to other divisions, the judges, clerk’s office, and the main office. Browse information on expungement, eviction procedure, and how to file court documents. You can file a case online, but you will need a user name and password to access this feature. Down load forms for small claims, driving reinstatement requests, and video requests.

    5555 Turney Rd

    Garfield Heights, OH 44125
     216-475-1900
     216-475-3087  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN, signed release
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1996, docket books and index from 1995, prior archived
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Rocky River Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the Rocky River Municipal Court of Muyahoga County has information for both the public and for lawyers. You can click on links to get docket schedules for Rocky River, Westlake, North Olmsted, Metroparks, Bay Village, and Fairfield Point. Download court rules, court forms, phone lists, and get information on eviction procedure, probation, and jury duty. The public access link takes you to a site to pay your court fees and tickets. Attorneys can get docket information, court schedules, and electronic filing.

    21012 Hilliard Blvd

    Rocky River, OH 44116
     440-333-0066
     440-356-5613  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1987, prior in books to 1977
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, fax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Shaker Heights Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    Shaker Heights Municipal Court of Muyahoga County services the areas of Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Hunting Valley, and Pepper Pike and handles civil, small claims, eviction, and misdemeanor cases. The website has links to downloadable court forms and bond list. You can search case files online and find information for jury duty, probation, and waiver cost schedules. The site also has fee schedules and court rules for criminal and civil cases. For your convenience, the website also accepts online fee payments.

    3355 Lee Rd

    Shaker Heights, OH 44120
     216-491-1300
     216-491-1314  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Criminal Clerk open until 6:30PM on Mondays.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB or SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 06/86, prior in books. For records prior to 1986 provide month & year to search
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, fax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Lakewood Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the Lakewood Municipal Court of Muyahoga County lists fee schedules, waiver schedules, and has downloadable court forms, rules of the court, and general court information. You can browse the frequently asked questions for additional information. You can search criminal records with a name, year, date of birth; address and social security number is optional. You can search civil records with the name and year; address is optional. Make your records request in person, online, by fax, or mail.

    12650 Detroit Ave

    Lakewood, OH 44107
     216-529-6700
     216-529-7687  8AM-5PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1983, prior in books
    • Record Retrieval MethodsFax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Lyndhurst Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Lyndhurst Municipal Court of Muyahoga County has an informative website. It includes links to downloadable court forms and rules of the court. You can search court cases online, view the court docket schedule for the day, legal definitions, and information on paying traffic tickets and court costs. This court handles civil actions under $15,000, eviction, and small claims cases, and services the areas of Lyndhurst, Gate Mills, Highland Heights, Mayfield Village, and Richmond Heights. To search criminal records, you will need the name, year, date of birth, and a signed release form.

    5301 Mayfield Rd

    Lyndhurst, OH 44124
     440-461-6500
     440-442-1910  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, signed release; also helpful: address, DOB, SSN, location
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1993, prior in books
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Parma Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Parma Municipal Court of Muyahoga County handles misdemeanor, civil actions less than $15,000, small claims, and eviction cases. The website has links to information on the court officials, court news and events, legal terms, and case information search. You can pay your court fees and tickets online through the payment center, and browse the frequently asked questions if you do not see the information you need. If you need a list of bond agents, you can download a list from the website.

    5555 Powers Blvd

    Parma, OH 44125
     440-887-7400
     440-887-7481  8:30AM-5PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes The court blocks the SSN from appearing on search results.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1993, prior in books to 1992
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, fax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Bedford Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the Bedford Municipal Court of Muyahoga County provides links to information about the judges, court departments, and general court information. You can find information on weddings, court rules, the eviction process, and the day’s docket schedule for both criminal and civil cases. You can pay your traffic tickets and court fees online, even if you are on a payment plan. You can search for civil, traffic, and criminal cases online and access downloadable court forms.

    165 Center Rd

    Bedford, OH 44146
     440-232-3420
     440-232-2510  8:30AM-4:30PM M-F
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1990, docket books and index from 1970s, prior archived
    • Record Retrieval MethodsFax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • East Cleveland Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The website for the East Cleveland Municipal Court of Muyahoga County allows you to access court records online. You will also find links to information on the judge, docket schedule, criminal fines, bond fees, and rules of the court. You can also find links to traffic, civil, criminal, probation, domestic violence, and jury information. You can find a link to unclaimed funds held by the court. The site informs you that the court has free wireless internet access for anyone conducting business with the court.

    14340 Euclid Ave

    East Cleveland, OH 44112
     216-681-2220
     216-681-2217  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB, SSN, signed release; also helpful: address
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1997, docket books and index from 1950s, prior archived
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person only
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court of Muyahoga County handles civil, criminal, small claims, and traffic cases. The website has links to information on each department. You can click on links to read about waiverable offenses, traffic trial procedure, rules of the court, and housing. The website allows you to search records and pay your court fees and traffic tickets. You can find downloadable court forms. The link for online payments is at the bottom of the web page. Clicking on the link will bring you to the instruction page first.

    40 Severance Cir

    Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
     216-291-4901
     216-291-2459  8:30AM-5PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Limited name searching is offered in person, the court refers the public to the web page.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address, DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1990, prior in books to 1980s
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Berea Municipal Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Berea Municipal Court of Muyahoga County handles civil, criminal, and small claims cases, and the website provides links to each department. You can also find links to definitions of legal terms, docket information, frequently asked questions, and downloadable court forms. You can conduct searches for cases online and pay your court fees and tickets online. The contact us link will bring up a list of phone numbers and email addresses for each department and the hours of operation.

    11 Berea Commons

    Berea, OH 44017
     440-826-5860
     440-891-3387  8AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Traffic fax is same number as criminal fax at 440-234-2768.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address, DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, prior in books
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Cleveland Municipal Court - Criminal Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Cleveland Municipal Court – Criminal Division of Muyahoga County only handles misdemeanors. The court’s website has downloadable forms for not only criminal cases, but also for small claims and civil cases. You can read instructions on how to post bail, file a trusteeship, pay tickets, and how to file and collect on small claims cases. Jurors can follow a link to information on courtroom rules and instructions. To retrieve files, you must have the name, year, date of birth, social security number, and a signed release form.

    1200 Ontario St
    Level 3
    Cleveland, OH 44113
     216-664-6911, 664-4790
     216-664-4299  8AM-10PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB, SSN, signed release
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1992, on books to 1982, archived prior
    • Record Retrieval MethodsIn person, online
    • Civil Records

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Cuyahoga County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Cuyahoga County
1219 Ontario St, Rm 220
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-443-7300
216-443-8193 8:30AM-4:30PM
Record Availability  Records indexed on a public use terminal.

Courier Offices

1219 Ontario St, Rm 220

Cleveland, OH 44113

County Assessor

216-443-7010

Appraiser

216-443-7092

Vital Records

216-664-2317

 
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