Clerk of Courts

 
Directions

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

440-329-5000


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8 am to 4 pm


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

Civil Division 

225 Court Street
Room 105
Elyria, OH 44035

440-329-5536

440-328-2416


The Clerk's civil division office files cases between parties, foreclosures, and certificates of judgment. They handle civil case filings, appellate case filings, and notary public applications. 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

440-329-5538

440-329-5404


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

440-329-5277

440-329-5506


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

440-329-5625

440-329-5404


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

440-329-5511

440-329-5400


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.