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Lorain County Criminal & Court Records

Common Pleas Court

Address
225 Court St 1st Fl Elyria, OH 44035
Phone
440-329-5511
Fax
440-329-5404
Hours
10AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $10,000, Probate
Restricted Records
No juvenile records released
Civil Note
Free access to indices and dockets for common please court cases at http://cp.onlinedockets.com/loraincp/case_dockets/search.aspx.
General Note
Probate court is a separate court at the same address, Rm 611. Probate fax- 440-328-2157. Court personnel will not do name searches of records.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1988, prior in books archived to 1800s. Some records on microfiche to 1960

Record Retrieval Methods

Online, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Lorain Municipal Court

Address
200 W Erie Ave Lorain, OH 44052
Phone
440-204-2140
Fax
440-204-2146
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Access municipal court records free at www.lorainmunicourt.org/search.shtml. Search by name, date, case number, driver license number or attorney.

Criminal Records

Required Information

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

Years Available

Criminal records in books

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

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Elyria Municipal Court

Address
601 Broad St Elyria, OH 44035
Phone
440-326-1732
Fax
440-326-1877
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
All records are public
Civil Note
Search at the Internet site, also you can request information by email to civil@elyriamunicourt.org.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Criminal records in books to 1956, computer from 1996

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

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Vermilion Municipal Court

Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
General Note
See Erie County, Vermilion Muni Court. The Erie/Lorain county line is main street. The Court is located on that street.

Criminal Records

Required Information

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

Civil Records

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Avon Lake Municipal Court

Address
32855 Walker Rd Avon Lake, OH 44012
Phone
440-930-4103
Fax
440-930-4128
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No non-public records released
Civil Note
Search docket index by name at www.avonlakecourt.com/Search/.

Criminal Records

Required Information

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

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 7/92, records go back to 1976

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Oberlin Municipal Court

Address
85 S Main St Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone
440-775-1751
Fax
440-775-0619
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Civil Note
Access case information free online at www.oberlinmunicipalcourt.org/public.htm.

Criminal Records

Required Information

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

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, prior in books

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

Lorain County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
Lorain County 226 Middle Ave, 1st Fl Elyria, OH 44035
Phone
440-329-5148
Fax
440-329-5477
Hours
8AM-4:30PM
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1990.

Courier Offices

Address
226 Middle Ave Elyria, OH 44035

County Assessor

Phone
440-329-5207

Treasurer

Phone
440-329-5256

Treasurer

Appraiser
440-329-5207