Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts performs all statutory duties relative to: the filing, preservation, retrieval and public dissemination of all applicable court documents and records pertaining to the Common Pleas Court's General and Domestic Relations Divisions and the Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District; collect, hold in trust and disburse monies paid therewith; in a secure, timely and cost effective manner.

The Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts is the official record keeper for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division, Domestic Relations Division and the Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate District.

The Contact Directory area contains phone numbers for the Clerk of Courts Office and also for the Courts.

Useful links to other web sites related to the Courts are provided within another section.


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Public Records

All records of the Clerk’s office are public unless they are exempt from disclosure under Ohio law or federal law.

Public Records Info
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E-Filing allows authorized users to file pleadings against an existing case or to file a new case over the internet.

E-Filing Info
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Service by Posting

Pursuant to Rule 4.4 Section (A)(2) of the Ohio Civil Rules of Procedure, Service by Posting can be made on the COC website.

View Notices
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Online Bond Posting

Bond payments can be made online with a credit card through the website 24 hours a day. Use these step-by-step instructions.

Online Bond Info

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