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Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court Case Records
Search Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court civil, domestic relations, criminal, and traffic case records by court type, case type, party name, case number, attorney name, judge name, parcel ID/address, ticket information, section number, or court date. Searches may be limited by date range. Juvenile and probate cases are not included.
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Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court Calendars
Search Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court civil, domestic relations, criminal, and traffic court dates by party name, attorney name, case number, or court and judge name. Juvenile and probate court dates are not included.
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Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide
The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court and brochures on topics such as legal terminology, representing yourself, mediation, and court procedure.
Consumer Protection Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and tips for consumers, including cyber safety, identity theft, foreclosure scams and resources, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. An online scam report form, search of consumer complaints, and search of consumer-related court decisions are also provided.
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Dispute Resolution Information
View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to directories of mediators and a guide to selecting a mediator are included.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
Domestic Violence Resources and Information
View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse and teen dating, with links to legal resources such as laws and court rules, and other resources and agencies.
Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources
View information and resources for Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.
Hamilton County Domestic Violence Resources
View a list of agencies that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, with contact information, description of services, and links to websites.
Hamilton County Expungements
View information about expungement of criminal records in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas General Division and Hamilton County Municipal Court, with links to guidelines and forms.
Hamilton County Law Library
View information about the Hamilton County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, an online catalog, and links to additional online research resources.
Hamilton County Legal Information
The Cincinnati Bar Association offers online information about various legal topics.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Driver's License Intervention
View information about the Hamilton County Municipal Court License Intervention Program, which can help offenders resolve license problems and possibly reduce penalties for driving without a license or driving while under suspension.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Evictions
View information about evictions in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Expungement
View information about expungement of criminal records in Hamilton County Municipal Court, with links to qualification criteria and required forms.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Local Rules of Civil Procedure
View the Hamilton County Municipal Court Local Rules of Civil Procedure.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Mediation
View information about the Hamilton County Municipal Court Private Complaint Mediation Service, which includes criminal misdemeanor and civil complaints and can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Small Claims
View a guide to small claims cases in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Veterans Court
View information about the Hamilton County Municipal Court Veterans Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offending veterans with substance abuse or mental health problems.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, small business, and publications on legal topics including a death planning family manual and LawFacts pamphlets on a variety of legal topics such as divorce, probate, credit laws, guardianship, living wills, bankruptcy, and more.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
View information about various legal topics including the court system, consumer rights, criminal matters, disability, domestic violence, employment, family law, health care, housing, immigration, public benefits, expungement, seniors, education, taxes, veterans, and wills and probate. Information can be searched by keyword and some information is available in Spanish. A dictionary of legal terms is also provided.
Legal Information for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers information for Ohio seniors about consumer, elder law, and health issues, including power of attorney forms and advance directives.
Legal Pamphlets for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers downloadable pamphlets on a variety of legal issues of interest to Ohio seniors.
Local Court Rules
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Motor Vehicle Information
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers information about licensing and registration, traffic laws, insurance requirements, copies of driving records, and license reinstatement.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
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Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, description of available materials and services, and an online ask-a-librarian service.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services providers.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Cincinnati Area Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The Cincinnati Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, and a searchable directory of lawyers in Butler, Clermont, and Hamilton Counties by area of law, location, and years of practice.
Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges
View instructions for filing an official complaint against a lawyer or judge in Ohio, with answers to frequently asked questions, rules, and a link to the complaint form.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
The Justice League of Ohio provides free legal services for crime victims, and links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs.
File a Consumer Complaint
Complete an online form to file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. A live chat with an agent is available.
Hamilton County Lawyer Complaints
The Cincinnati Bar Association Grievance Committee helps resolve complaints about Hamilton County lawyers for misconduct. Instructions and links to forms are included.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Lawyer Information
View information about obtaining a lawyer to represent you in Hamilton County Municipal Court, including the Public Defender, bar association reduced-fee program, lawyer referral service, and legal aid programs. Links to prosecutors' offices for victim and witness resources are also provided.
Hamilton County Public Defender
View information about the Hamilton County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and to non-support defendants in child support cases. Information about the office's Fresh Start Expungement Clinic is also provided.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.
Legal Assistance for Seniors
Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties; in-person staff attorney assistance in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties; and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers
Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contact information are included.
Search by county or zip code for providers of free and low-cost civil legal services for low-income residents. Links to law school clinics, mediation services, lawyer referral services, and domestic violence resources are also available.
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.
Southwestern Ohio Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio provides free civil legal services for low-income residents in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties. A toll-free application line, local office contact information, and links to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Volunteer Lawyers Project are included.
Forms and related information
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court Forms
View and download Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court civil, domestic relations, criminal, and traffic forms from the Clerk of Courts office. Juvenile and probate forms are not included.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Criminal Forms
View and download forms for use in Hamilton County Municipal Court criminal cases.
Protection Order Forms and Information
View and download domestic violence, juvenile, and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order forms for use in Ohio courts. Links to related legal resources and publications are included.
Online fine payments
Pay City of Cincinnati Parking Tickets
Pay City of Cincinnati parking tickets online by ticket number. A convenience fee applies.