Summit County Courthouses

When facing a legal matter in Summit County, Ohio, you need legal representation that understands local rules, procedures, and laws.

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Summit County Courthouse Info

There are multiple courthouses in Summit County. The location where your case will be heard depends on factors, including the type of case and what is in question.

Most Summit County courts allow you to view court dockets online. Actual public records, including court documents, must be requested through the Summit County Clerk of Courts. You must have identifying information for the parties and/or cases you are searching for through public records searches.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas – General Division

209 S. High Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 643-2162
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Parking is available for the Summit County courthouse at the Summit County Parking Deck (200 South High Street), Broadway Parking Deck (120 South Broadway), and Citi Center Parking Deck (132 South High Street).

The Summit County Court of Common Pleas hears more than 1,600 cases each year, which include criminal charges and various civil matters. There are 10 judges who hear cases in Summit County, each with differing rules for their courtrooms.

You can access information about upcoming events by judge, attorney, case name, or case number. You may also search court case information via a third-party site.

Summit County Domestic Relations Court

205 S. High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 643-2365
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court handles family law cases involving divorce, dissolution, annulment, parentage, third-party legal custody, visitation by parents, grandparents, and third parties, child and spousal support, civil protection orders (CPOs), and dating violence orders. Two judges preside over legal matters for the Summit County family law court.

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court offers multiple programs to help families and do what is in the best interests of the children, including:

  • Family Recovery Court
  • Remember the Children
  • Working Together Program
  • Online Parenting Programs
  • Guardians Ad Litem
  • Informal Proceedings and Mediations
  • Parent Coordinators & Supervised Visitation

It’s important to know that domestic relations records are not readily available to the public because they often contain information about domestic violence victims and minors. Thus, your Summit County attorney can help you get the information you need from family law cases.

Other Summit County Courts

There are several other courts in Summit County, Ohio:

  • Stow Municipal Court – This court handles misdemeanor and traffic offenses committed in Stow, Ohio, and civil cases up to $15,000 in damages. The court handles approximately 20,000 cases per year. It is located at 4400 Courthouse Boulevard, Stow, OH 44224, Phone: (330) 564-4200.
  • Akron Municipal Court – This court is located at 172 S. Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 375-2120. It handles misdemeanors, traffic, and minor civil cases. It also has specialized dockets for the Mental Health Court, Family Intervention Court, Active Recovery Creates Hope (ARCH) Court, Valor Court for veterans, Recovery Court, and Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE).
  • Barberton Municipal Court – This court handles preliminary hearings in felony cases, traffic matters, misdemeanors, and civil cases up to $15,000. It is located at 576 W. Park Ave., Room 205, Barberton, OH 44203, Phone: (330) 753-2261. Necessary court forms can be downloaded from the Barberton Clerk of Court website.
  • Summit County Juvenile Court – This court is located at 620 Dan Street, Akron, OH 44310, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday: (330) 643-2900. It handles legal matters for children under 18, including detention and neglect cases. The goal of Summit County Juvenile Court is to rehabilitate minors rather than punish them.

Locations Served by Summit County Courthouses

These Summit County courthouses offer legal services to the following Ohio communities:

  • Akron
  • Fairlawn
  • Bath Township
  • Richfield Township
  • Springfield Township
  • Lakemore Village
  • Richfield Village
  • Boston Heights
  • Boston Township
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Hudson
  • Macedonia
  • Munroe Falls
  • Northfield
  • Northfield Center Township
  • Peninsula
  • Reminderville
  • Sagamore Hills
  • Silver Lake
  • Stow
  • Tallmadge
  • Twinsburg
  • Twinsburg Township
  • Barberton
  • Green
  • Norton
  • Copley
  • New Franklin
  • Coventry
  • Clinton

Summit County Courts: What You Need to Know

How to Find a Lawyer in Summit County

The Akron Bar Association provides a Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) that exceeds the Supreme Court of Ohio standards and has an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You may use an online search feature to find an attorney in Summit County.

Questions to Ask a Potential Summit County Lawyer

Before you hire a Summit County attorney, you should ask them some questions that can help you ensure they are right for you, including:

  • How long have you been practicing law in this specific area?
  • Can you share past results you’ve achieved in similar cases?
  • What is your hourly rate and fee structure (e.g., flat fee, retainer)?
  • What are your estimated total fees for handling my case?
  • How and how often will you communicate with me about my case?

Remember, you are interviewing the attorney just as much as they are interviewing you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, and choose an attorney you feel comfortable with and confident in.

Erb Legal Fights for You in Summit County

When you have a serious legal issue in Summit County, you need an experienced lawyer who understands how things work locally and how to get the best possible result. Erb Legal has both. Our Summit County lawyers know you likely have more questions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.