The Common Pleas Court Clerk's Legal division
offices are located on the first floor of the Lorain County
Justice Center in Elyria, Ohio.
The clerk's civil division
office files cases between parties, foreclosures and certificates
of judgment. Besides handling all the paperwork for those
cases this office also records the notary public commission
for those notaries who are residents of Lorain County.
Appeals cases to the Ninth District Court of Appeals are
also handled in this office.
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 & I., the State of Ohio's
central information storage center. Bonds may be posted
in the criminal office and payments made for court costs,
fines and restitution.
The clerk's domestic relations division
handles all documents associated with divorces, no fault
divorces, annulments and civil protection (domestic violence)
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.