How do I get a copy of a Common Pleas Court document?
You can obtain copies by coming into the Clerk of Courts office on the 3rd floor of the courthouse and paying
the associated fee.
What is the fee of the document for copies of records?
A certified copy of the document is $1.00 per page. A regular copy is .25 per page for pages 1 through 49 and .10 per page thereafter.
How can I pay my Court fees?
You may pay by cash, certified check, money order or by credit card / debit card. Online payments are also accepted.
Do I need an attorney or can I represent myself?
It is recommended that you have a lawyer to represent you; however you may represent yourself. If you choose to represent yourself,
you are expected to have knowledge of the necessary legal procedures required. This office cannot give legal advice.
How do I contact Legal Aid?
Legal Aid of Western Ohio has a toll-free phone number:
888-534-1432. They have an office located in Lima, Ohio.
The Ohio Northern Legal Clinic may also be able to assist with legal counsel:
419-227-0061. They are also located in Lima, Ohio.
How do I become a Notary Public?
Pursuant to The Notary Public Modernization Act (Senate Bill 263), all notary applications (including renewals) are now processed through the
Ohio Secretary of State. All inquiries should be directed to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office phone (614)644-1559 or at their website.