Shaker Heights Municipal Court 3355 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
216.491.1312
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SHAKER HEIGHTS
MUNICIPAL COURT

Face Coverings

Must be Worn!

Based upon recommendations from Responsible RestartOhio,

all persons entering the Shaker Heights Municipal Court and its building are required to wear

a face mask, COVERING NOSE AND MOUTH, at all times.

 

You must also follow all COVID-19 hand-washing protocols, along with proper social distancing.

COVID-19 RELATED PROVISIONS

Shaker Heights Municipal Court

 

Pursuant to Judicial Order dated June 5, 2020, the following rules are in place at Shaker Heights Municipal Court, subject to modification, through July 31, 2020:

 

  • All individuals entering the Court shall wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. Refusal to wear a mask may result in penalties for failure to appear unless an individual cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. Appropriate receptacles shall be used for any desired mask disposal when exiting the Court.
  • All individuals entering the Court shall be given a temperature check test strip, as available. Those with a fever shall not be admitted and their business rescheduled.
  • Only individuals with business at the court shall be admitted. Family, friends, rides and children (with rare exception) shall not enter the Court.
  • Traffic and criminal arraignments shall take place in person with appropriate social distancing and other safeguards in place.
  • Status reports for the court’s DUS docket shall take place in person with appropriate social distancing and other safeguards in place.
  • Change of pleas, sentencings, status reports for first offense OVIs, and housing case status reports shall take place via video conferencing (zoom)/telephonically through the month of July with approval of the parties.
  • Criminal and civil pretrials shall take place via video conferencing (zoom)/ telephonically through the month of July and until further order of Court.
  • Traffic and criminal bench trials shall resume in person on July 2, 2020. 
  • Criminal and civil jury trials shall resume in August 2020, with appropriate distancing and safeguards in place.
  • Suppression and other criminal motion hearings shall resume in person in July 2020, with appropriate distancing and safeguards in place.
  • Civil motion hearings, R.I.T.A. cases, and mediations shall take place via video conferencing (zoom)/telephonically through the month of July 2020.
  • Eviction cases shall be heard in person or stayed by decision of the court made on a case-by-case basis. Those which proceed in person shall require appropriate distancing and safeguards.
  • Civil trials shall resume in person on June 25, 2020, with appropriate distancing and safeguards in place.
  • Small Claims trials shall resume on July 10, 2020, with appropriate distancing and safeguards in place.
  • Garnishments and exams shall be heard in person with appropriate distancing and safeguards in place.
  • The Clerk’s Office shall be open from Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Filings by fax are encouraged. The fax number is 216-491-1314.
  • Payments online are encouraged at shakerheightscourt.org.




Welcome to the Shaker Heights Municipal Court website. The Shaker Heights Municipal Court serves Beachwood, Hunting Valley, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, and University Heights. We are committed to providing you with professional, efficient, and friendly service and the continued improvement of those services. Through this website we hope to provide an additional, interactive method of communicating with you in order to further the availability of court information and its operations. We welcome this opportunity to make part of the judicial branch of your government more open and accessible to you.

Sincerely,

K.J. Montgomery, Judge


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