The Appellate Division receives all filings and manages all paperwork relating to cases which
have been appealed to the First
District Court of Appeals. This includes any appeals from
the Hamilton County Municipal Court, the Hamilton County Court
of Common Pleas, the Hamilton County Juvenile Court and the
Hamilton County Probate Court.
Filings outside of regular business hours will be accepted in the Hamilton County Courthouse, room 315 from noon until 4:00 PM.
Filings after 4:00 PM or on holidays or weekends will be accepted in the Justice Center, room 112.
Local Appeals Court Rules are available on the First District
Court of Appeals Website. At the Appeals Court site it is also
possible to search for decision
summaries and acquire forms
and instructions for Appeals Court filings.
The Civil Division of Common Pleas receives all paperwork relating
to law suits, such as personal injury, foreclosures, and business
disputes. This Division also records Ohio sales
and income tax judgments for public record; issues Certificates
of Judgment and subpoenas; and issues all checks for witness
fees. All Common Pleas Court documents may be secured at this
Division, including Certified Copies of Divorce Decrees.
A special service of the Civil Division is the issuance of Notary
The Civil Division in Room 315 of the Hamilton County
Courthouse is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
Any Common Pleas pleadings filed after 4:00pm or on holidays or weekends can be filed in the
Clerk of Courts, Room 112 of the Hamilton County
Justice Center, 314 East 9th Street. Certain pleadings also
may be filed by fax without actually bringing the pleading to
the Clerk's office. Faxes may be transmitted seven days a week,
24 hours a day to our fax at (513) 946-5640. Filings that cannot
be accepted by fax are those which require a deposit fee and/or
require a judge's signature. For more detailed information about
filing by fax please see Rule 34 of Local Rules of Criminal
and Civil Practice of Common Pleas Court.
The Criminal Division of Common Pleas processes all felony cases
bound over to the grand jury and all grand jury indictments.
It also prepares for and oversees Common Pleas arraignments;
and dockets and files all motions, entries, warrants, and summons
relating to criminal cases. This division also processes driver
license suspensions sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
This division creates and processes all warrants and issues
subpoenas for criminal cases.
Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the 24-hour
office of the Clerk of Courts located on the 1st Floor of the
Hamilton County Justice Center, 314 East 9th Street.
Bond refund checks are issued Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 3:30PM ONLY, excluding county holidays, at the Office of the Clerk of Courts located on the 3rd Floor of the Courthouse, Room 315.
Additional questions concerning bonds are answered on the FAQ page of this website.
This is the division in which marital and other other non-criminal domestic disputes are handled.
The Domestic Relations Division of Common Pleas engages in the same activities
as the Civil Division, except that it handles all domestic relations
Certified Copies of Divorce Decrees and Dissolutions may be obtained at the following locations depending on the final disposition of the case: (Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
Cases 1989 through 1993 may be obtained at 1000 Main Street, Hamilton County Courthouse, Room 315 (Paper Room). Phone Number: (513) 946-5693.
Cases 1994 through the current year may be obtained at 800 Broadway, Room 347. Phone number: (513) 946-9167.