Clerk of Courts


Lorain County Justice Center
225 Court Street, 1st floor
Elyria, OH 44035


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8 am to 4 pm

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Orlando, Tom Clerk of Courts   440-329-5000  

Civil Division 

225 Court Street
Room 105
Elyria, OH 44035



The Clerk's civil division office files cases between parties, foreclosures, and certificates of judgment. They handle civil case filings and appellate case filings.  Appeals cases to the Ninth District Court of Appeals are also handled in this office.

Criminal Division 

225 Court Street
Room 106
Elyria, OH 44035



The Clerk's criminal division office handles all felony criminal cases. This includes cases that are bound over from municipal courts and original indictments from the grand jury. Dispositions of criminal cases are reported to B.C.I and I., the State of Ohio's central information storage center. Bonds may be posted in the criminal office.

Domestic Relations Division 

225 Court Street
Room 108
Elyria, OH 44035



The Clerk's domestic relations division handles all documents associated with divorces, no-fault divorces, annulments and civil protection (domestic violence) cases.

Finance Division 

225 Court Street
Room 107
Elyria, OH 44035



The Clerk's finance division tracks financial information for cases in these divisions as well as handling payments made for court costs, fines, and restitution. In addition, the finance division sets up payment plans and processes credit card payments over the phone. This is where you can see the cashier.

Records Division 

225 Court Street
Room 109
Elyria, OH 44035



The Clerk's records division has records and indexes for cases dating back to 1824. Terminals for public access to all computerized index and docket sheets are located in this area.