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Common Pleas Court

Address
25 N Park Pl Painesville, OH 44077
Phone
440-350-2657
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $10,000, Probate
Restricted Records
No adoption or juvenile records released
Civil Note
Online access to court records, dockets, and quick index, including probate records, is free at https://phoenix.lakecountyohio.gov/pa/.
General Note
Probate court is a separate court at the same address. Probate records are available free online.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1990, microfilm from 1960, prior archived

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Mentor Municipal Court

Address
8500 Civic Center Blvd Mentor, OH 44060-2418
Fax
440-974-5742
Hours
8AM-4PM; W til 6PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Record searches at http://www.mentormunicipalcourt.org/search.shtml. The initial docket list does not show identifers, but click on the case number to find identifiers.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records go back to 1972; on computer back to 11/1995.

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name

Click here to run on-site court house search

Willoughby Municipal Court

Address
4000 Erie St Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone
440-953-4150
Fax
440-953-4149
Hours
7:30AM-4:30 PM, till 7:30PM M
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Access the court's case lookup plus schedules free at www.willoughbycourt.com/connection/court/.
General Note
This court serves these communities: Eastlake, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Lakeland Community College, Lakeline, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name; also helpful: DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records in docket books since 1960, computerized back to 1988

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Painesville Municipal Court

Address
PO Box 601 7 Richmond St Painesville, OH 44077
Phone
440-392-5900
Fax
440-352-0028
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Free online access to index at www.pmcourt.com/search.shtml.
General Note
Probation fax is 440-639-4932.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, address; also helpful: DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 7/90 (all divisions), prior on books or archived

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Lake County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
Lake County PO Box 490 Painesville, OH 44077-0490
Phone
440-350-2510
Fax
440-350-5940
Hours
8AM-4PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1986.

Courier Offices

Address
105 Main St Painesville, OH 44077

County Assessor

Phone
440-350-2534

Treasurer

Phone
440-350-2517

Elections

Appraiser
440-350-2700

Vital

Appraiser
440-350-2549