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Criminal

Criminal  The two types of criminal cases are: Misdemeanors and Felonies. Each has different corresponding punishments. Criminal cases involve enforcing public codes of behavior. Punishment in criminal cases can include fines, probation, community service or jail time. In criminal cases where the charge is a misdemeanor or felo…

Civil

Civil Civil cases involve conflicts between individuals or organizations, such as businesses. More often than not, the discrepancy is regarding money. Eventually, to resolve the case, the court will determine the case and apply the law to the situation. Sometimes, the case may be resolved by the parties themselves t…

Probation Services

Probation Office 330.375.2760 General Duties: The Akron Municipal Court Probation Office assists the Judges in a variety of ways throughout the criminal court process. Specifically, this Department assists the Court as follows: Conducts pre-trial background s…

Landlord - Tenants

Landlord - Tenants To remove a tenant(s) from a rental property, a landlord can file a forcible entry and detainer action in the Clerk’s Office. In the first part of a forcible entry and detainer actions (an eviction), a magistrate determines who is entitled to possession of the property (the landlord or tenant) and whether a writ of restitution should…

Small Claims

Small Claims Office 330.375.2285 After a case is filed with the Clerk’s Office, it is scheduled for a hearing. The office is staffed by two part-time magistrates and one full-time court coordinator. The Magistrates in small claims court hear cases involving eviction, small claims, rent depos…

Community Service

Community Service The Akron Municipal Court Community Service Program is committed to helping restore communities and prevent crime through restoration, reparation and/or rehabilitation. In partnership with nonprofit community organizations, Community Service develops activities offenders can complete to fulfill the…

DRP

Discretionary Rehabilitation Program Diversion The Prosecutor’s Discretionary Rehabilitation Program (DRP), a first-offender diversion program, began in January 1998 with the collaboration of Oriana House. In August of 2012, the Probation Department became the administrators of the DRP Program.  Probation Officer Al…

Mediation

Mediation Program Why Mediate Avoids lengthy waits for decisions Solutions designed by both parties Avoids expense and collection procedures Confidential and avoids open court airing of disputes This is for small claims only. Purpose To provide an alternative for litigants to resolve their disputes through a proce…

Restitution

Restitution When the victim of a crime suffers a financial setback as a direct result of the crime the court may order the defendant to pay restitution. Restitution is a court-ordered payment, from the defendant to the victim of the crime, for the reimbursement of financial loss incurred as a result of the crime. Re…

Specialized Dockets

Specialized Dockets Specialized dockets are courts that are dedicated to specific types of offenses or offenders and use a combination of different techniques for holding offenders accountable while also addressing the underlying causes of their behavior. Each specialized docket meets 2-4 times per month. Learn about all five of the Akron Municipal Cou…

Forms

Forms The links below will lead you to forms to be used by court users involved with hearings at the Akron Municipal Court. Civil Forms AffidavitAnswerDefault JudgementDismiss First CauseDismiss Second CauseDismiss with PrejudiceDismiss w…

Transcript Request

Transcript Request Our Court Reporters are responsible for creating a verbatim record of court proceedings. Courtrooms contain audio recording equipment used to prepare official transcripts. In order to request a transcript, please complete the online Transcript Request Form. Once the completed form is received, your request wi…

Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts Jim Laria, Akron Municipal Clerk of Courts, has successfully managed our most important responsibilities by properly protecting over $10 million annually and working with judges, police and prosecutors to duly secure our court records with technological advancements si…

Criminal Waiver Costs

Jim Laria, Clerk of CourtsCriminal Waiver Costs   Criminal Local & State Costs Local Basic Costs $41.00 State Public Defender $20.00 State Victims of Crime $9.00 Computerization Fee $7.00 Crime Stoppers $1.00 Bank Automation Fee $2.00 Special Projects Fund $45.00 Total $125.00   City of Akron Ordinances City Ordinance Violati…

Traffic Waiver Costs

Jim Laria, Clerk of CourtsTraffic Waiver Costs Traffic Local and State Costs Local Basic Costs $42.00 State Public Defender $20.00 State Court Cost (HB 562) $10.00 State Victims of Crime $9.00 Computerization Fee $7.00 Bank Automation Fee $2.00 Special Projects Fund $45.00 Total $135.00 All Waiverable Accidents are $204.00 Regardles…

Rights and Expectations

Rights and Expectations Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Request Victim Services/Rights Interpreters/Language Access

Traffic Safety Officer Program

Traffic Safety Officer Program   Driving on Ohio's Roads and Highways Many drivers believe that they have a constitutional right to drive. Driving is a privilege which once earned, can be lost.  Driving without insurance will cost you time. Time spent at Court and the BMV. Driving without insuran…

Records Management and Retention

RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND RETENTION RULES   Pursuant to Rule 26 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, the Akron Municipal Court, Summit County, Ohio adopts the following Records Management and Retention Rules. It is the ORDER of the Court that the Court adopts Rule 26(C), combined records, combined indexes, dockets and journa…

Jim Laria

Jim Laria, Clerk of Courts Jim Laria is Clerk of the Akron Municipal Court. As Clerk of Courts, Jim is responsible for maintaining and protecting the court records and collecting and disbursing all monies payable to the Court. The Akron Clerk of Courts Office serves the Cities of Akron and Fairlawn, the Vil…

Civil Costs

Jim Laria, Clerk of CourtsCivil Costs   Description Cost Regular Civil Case Filing with Certified Mail Service (Up to 2 Defendants) $159.00 Each Additional Defendant $16.00 Eviction Case Filing with Certified Mail, Bailiff Service, Regular Mail (1 Defendant) $169.00 Eviction Case Filing with Certified Mail, Bailiff Service, Regular Mail (2 D…

Judge Jerry Larson

Judge Jerry Larson Judge Jerry K. Larson, a lifelong resident of Akron, graduated from Harvey S. Firestone High School. He then graduated from The University of Akron with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and received his law degree from The University of Akron School of Law. Prior to beco…

ADA Request

AKRON MUNICIPAL COURT ADA TITLE II ACCOMMODATION REQUEST FORM FOR COURT PROCEEDING OR OTHER COURT SERVICE / PROGRAM / ACTIVITY (NOVEMBER 2014)   RIGHT TO AN ACCOMMODATION If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program or activity, you are entitled, at n…

Interpreters/Language Access

Language Assistance Resources Language Access Coordinator The Akron Municipal Court will designate a Language Access Coordinator. The Language Access Coordinator, along with the Court Administrator (as applicable) and the Administrative Judge, will assist in ensuring that language services are delivered by the court in accordance with this plan and in…

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Court Info

Court Information The Akron Municipal Court has several types of staff and divisions that deal with diverse tasks, including: Clerk of Courts  Judges Magistrates Court Offices This section of our website also includes information related to bonds, criminal waiver costs, traffic waiv…

Fines & Case Search

Case Search Payment Information: The following restrictions apply to online payment: Traffic and Criminal cases with an outstanding arrest warrant cannot be paid online Traffic and Criminal cases with a mandatory court appearance indicated cannot be paid A parking ticket cannot be paid onli…

Forms & Rules

Forms & Rules Civil Forms AffidavitAnswerDefault JudgementDismiss First CauseDismiss Second CauseDismiss with PrejudiceDismiss without PrejudiceEviction ComplaintFinal ReportGarnishment of Personal EarningsGarnishment of Property Other Than Personal EarningsInstructions to Bailiff…

General Info

General Information If you are coming to the Akron Municipal Court for a hearing or wish to learn more about our services, we encourage you to view the pages listed below: How Do I? Courtspeak Annual Reports History Resources News If you are interested in working for the Akron Municipal Court, please visit the careers section of our website.   …

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Courtspeak

Courtspeak The terms below serve as a glossary of court verbiage: Acquittal – When a defendant is found “not guilty” in a criminal or traffic case or a defendant in a civil cause is found not responsible for an alleged wrongdoing. Adm…

Court Offices

Court Offices Court Administrator The Court Administrator's Office handles many day-to-day administrative tasks and assists the judges in planning, developing, and implementing new or improved administrative procedures. Other functions performed by this office are budget preparation,…

How Do I...

How Do I... How do I get to the Akron Municipal Court? Address:Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center217 South High StreetAkron, Ohio 44308 The Courts and Court Offices are located on the 7th Floor, 8th Floor, 9th Floor and Mezzanine Level. There are maps and directions on this site to help you get to the Akron Municipal C…

Akron Municipal Court to Offer Halloween Weddings

Akron, Ohio, September 12, 2018 – Couples have an opportunity to marry at an exquisite historic venue on Wednesday, October 31 thanks to the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre. Akron Municipal Court Judge Nicole Walker will perform Halloween weddings from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, located at 182 S.…

Franklin County CATCH Court Staffers Visit Akron Municipal Court

Akron, Ohio, July 11, 2018 - Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable recently coordinated a visit from two members of the Franklin County Municipal Court’s CATCH (Changing Actions To Change Habits) Court staff with hopes of bringing a similar program to Akron. CATCH Court is a specialized docket specifically created for adult female victims of human traf…

Jury

Jury Service   Jurors for the Akron Municipal Court are managed by the Jury Service of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas - General Division. By clicking the button below, a new browser session will open to the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Jury Service webpage. Please be aware: You are leaving the Akr…

Two Akron Municipal Court Specialized Dockets to Have New Leaders in 2019

Akron, Ohio, December 19, 2018 – Two Akron Municipal Court specialized dockets will have new leaders beginning January 1, 2019. Judge Ron Cable will serve as Presiding Judge of Akron Municipal Court’s Family Intervention Court and Judge Nicole Walker will serve as Presiding Judge of Akron Municipal Court’s OVI (Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated) Co…

New Program Launches at Akron Municipal Court

Akron, Ohio, December 21, 2018 – Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable has started a new program entitled Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE). RISE, which kicked off officially in October, is dedicated to adult female victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution. “I created the program because our state has a major human tr…

Akron Municipal Court Program Earns Grant Funding

Akron, Ohio, April 6, 2018 – Valor Court, a specialized docket of the Akron Municipal Court, recently earned a $6,900 grant through Operation Legal Help Ohio - Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance. Grant dollars will go toward transportation needs of those served through Valor Court. Bus passes and gas cards will be purchased and given to defendants…

Judge Jon Oldham Named Akron Municipal Court's Presiding Judge For 2019

Akron, Ohio, January 3, 2019 – Judge Jon Oldham will serve as the administrative/presiding judge of the Akron Municipal Court for 2019. In this role, Judge Oldham will oversee the administration, docket, and calendar as well as the observance of the rules of superintendence and the timely reporting and termination of all cases in the court. Judge Oldha…

Programs

Programs Including Specialized Dockets The Akron Municipal Court is home to five specialized dockets and various programs which benefit our community and our jurisdiction. Specialized Dockets: Specialized dockets are courts that are dedicated to specific types of offenses or offenders and use a combination of differ…

Judge Ann Marie O'Brien

Judge Ann Marie O'Brien Judge Ann Marie O'Brien graduated from Hiram College in 1987, with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with minors in French and biology. She obtained her law degree from The University of Akron School of Law in 1991. She was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991. Judge O'Brien has o…

History

History In 1910, the legislature established a police court in Akron vested with jurisdiction over offenses under the ordinances of the city and all misdemeanors committed within the limits of Summit County. It was made a court of record and presided over by an attorney duly admitted to practice in this state. In 1919, the legislature established the A…

Judges

Judges The court's six judges are attorneys and are required by Ohio law to have practiced law at least six years prior to becoming a judge. The judges are elected on a nonpartisan basis and serve six-year terms. Their role is to supervise the administration of justice in their respective courts and insure that all trial…

Akron Municipal Court and Akron Civic Theatre to Offer Valentine's Day Weddings

For the second consecutive year, the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre are granting area couples the opportunity to wed in a historical venue on February 14, Valentine’s Day. Akron Municipal Court’s Administrative/Presiding Judge Jon Oldham and Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable will officiate wedding ceremonies from 10 a.m. to Noon…

Contact

Contact Address Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center217 S High StreetAkron, Ohio 44308 Directions Directions courtesy of google maps Hours Courtroom HoursMonday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.Saturday: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Arraignment Only)Sunday: ClosedClerk - Parking & Civil DivisionMonday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.Saturday - Sunday: Close…

Case Types

Case Types The Akron Municipal Court hears various types of cases on a daily basis. These case types include: Criminal Traffic/Parking Civil Landlord - Tenants Small Claims This section of our website also includes information regarding Probation Services.

Details Announced for the Judicial Swearing-In Ceremony of Judge Ann Marie O'Brien

Akron Municipal Court Judge Ann Marie O’Brien cordially invites the press and public to her Judicial Swearing-In Ceremony. The event will be held Monday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in The University of Akron School of Law’s Beatrice K. McDowell Common, located at 150 University Avenue in Akron. Judge O’Brien took office on January 15, 2019. A reception with…

Public Notice: Amendments to the Local Rules for the Akron Municipal Court

The Judges of the Akron Municipal Court have adopted amendments for the Local Rules of Court 1 through 43. A copy of the rules is available here.

AKRON MUNICIPAL COURT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Akron Municipal Court has launched a new website along with a new Uniform Resource Locator (URL): https://www.AkronMunicipalCourt.org. In addition to an improved visual impact, website enhancements include user-friendly navigation and the ability to instantly translate the website in more than 100 languages. New content has been added to showcase t…

Bonds

Bond Schedule Traffic Bond Amount 10% Amount (W/VA-PD $54) Vehicular Homicide $3,500.00 $404.00 OVI (DUI) $3,500.00 $404.00 Hit Skip $3,500.00 $404.00 Drag Racing $3,500.00 $404.00 Willfull Flee $3,500.00 $404.00 Unclassified Misdemeanor $2,000.00 $254.00 1st Degree Misdeme…

Mental Health Court

Mental Health Court The Akron Municipal Mental Health Court was the first of its kind to be established in Ohio. The Mental Health Court was formed, in part, as a response to the overwhelming numbers of mentally ill offenders being seen by the Akron Municipal Court. This program is a…

Family Intervention Court

Family Intervention Court Our Goal To change the thinking, behavior and actions of the offender who commits acts of violence against an intimate partner or against another household member. Our Mission To provide effective supervision and comprehensive treatment services to offenders…

Valor Court

Valor Court Valor Court was established in 2013 and it received Ohio Supreme Court Certification on 12/31/2013, 1/1/2016 and 1/1/2019. Mission Statement Akron Municipal Court aims to assist veterans with access to programs, treatment and interaction with mentors in a collaborative ini…

OVI Court

OVI Court The mission of the Akron Municipal OVI (Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated) Court is to enhance public safety through intensive supervision and treatment for repeat OVI offenders. In addition to regular appearances before the OVI Court Judge, the program will ensure compliance by providing individualized treatment planning, frequent drug a…

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind The Peace of Mind Program provides a forum for female defendants to discuss specific life stressors, traumatic events and triggers. Each participant will have the opportunity to explore how their thoughts and feelings, directly or indirectly, impacted their involvement i…

Akron Municipal Court RISE Program Announces Advisory Board

Akron Municipal Court’s RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) Program, led by Judge Ron Cable, recently announced its Advisory Board. RISE is for adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation. It is the first program of its kind in Summit County. Individuals/organizations represented on the Advisory Board are:Hono…

Judge Jon Oldham

Judge Jon Oldham, Administrative/Presiding Judge Judge Jon Oldham is a lifelong Summit County resident. He graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School, Ohio University, and The University of Akron School of Law. Judge Oldham began his legal career as a law clerk working for the Summi…

Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams

Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams Judge Annalisa S. Williams graduated with honors from Kent State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She received a Master’s Degree from The University of Akron in Urban Studies in 1980 and her Juris Doctorate Degree from The University of Akron…

Annual Reports

Annual Reports Akron Municipal Court Annual Reports 2017 Annual Report2014 Annual Report2013 Annual Report2012 Annual Report2011 Annual Report2010 Annual Report2009 Annual Report2008 Annual Report2007 Annual Report2006 Annual Report2005 Annual Report2004 Annual Report2003 Annual Repor…

Careers

Careers There are no current vacancies at this time.  Check back soon for additional opportunities. General Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Overview The Akron Municipal Court has six Judges who are elected to six-year terms. The Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic cases and al…

Resources

Resources Courts Supreme Court of Ohio Ninth District of Appeals Barberton Municipal Court Stow Municipal Court Fairlawn Mayor's Court Summit County Clerk of Courts Barberton Municipal Clerk of Courts Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts Summit County Probate Court Summit County Domestic Relations Cou…

Akron Municipal Court's Valor Court Earns Certification

Valor Court, a specialized docket of the Akron Municipal Court, recently earned a renewed certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets. It is now certified through December 31, 2021. Judge Jerry Larson has presided over Valor Court since its inception in 2013. In order to receive the certification, the Akron Municipal C…

Magistrates

Magistrates Magistrates are non-elected judicial officers. They are appointed by the Judges of the Court. Magistrates conduct proceedings just as a judge would, but certain decisions of the magistrate are not final or effective until they are reviewed and adopted by a judge. Magistrates issue orders and decisions. A…

Akron Municipal Court Announces New Magistrates

The Akron Municipal Court has promoted Magistrate Tamara Todd to Traffic Court Magistrate. The role of Traffic Court is to hear traffic arraignments, minor misdemeanor traffic trials and driver's license appeal hearings. Magistrate Todd replaces Judge-Elect Susan Baker Ross who begins her term with Summit County Court of Commo…

Judge Ron Cable

Judge Ron Cable Judge Ron Cable was elected to the Akron Municipal Court bench in 2017. Judge Cable started the RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) program at the Akron Municipal Court shortly after being elected. Judge Cable began RISE to help adult female victims of human trafficking. Judge Cable a…

Judge Nicole Walker

Judge Nicole Walker Judge Nicole Walker served as a magistrate for the Honorable Elinore Marsh Stormer in the Summit County Probate Court before being elected judge in November 2017. In 2019, Judge Walker became the Presiding Judge of the Akron Municipal Court’s OVI Court, a specialized docket intended to s…

Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable Offers Free Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable’s Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Program, in partnership with the Ohio Supreme Court, are hosting a free training entitled “Responding to Human Trafficking: One Case At-a-Time.” The one-day event, facilitated by the Center for Court Innovation, takes place Monday, May 20, 2019 in the Senator Oliver Ocas…

Recovery Court

Recovery Court Drug Courts offer significant advantages to the community, the criminal justice system and the offender. Through our Recovery Court, less-serious, drug abuse offenders have the opportunity to have their charges dismissed once they successfully meet all the demands of the yearlong program, including treatment, aft…

Venue Change, Additional Spots Added to Training Hosted by Ohio Supreme Court and Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable

Due to high demand, the free training session entitled “Responding to Human Trafficking: One Case At-a-Time” hosted by the Ohio Supreme Court and Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable’s Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Program has been relocated. The one-day event taking place Monday, May 20, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will now be held…

Traffic/Parking

Traffic/Parking Traffic Court is staffed by a full-time magistrate, bailiff, traffic safety officer and traffic clerk. The magistrate in Traffic Court hears traffic arraignments, minor misdemeanor traffic trials and driving privilege hearings. New Traffic Court Policies -…

Akron Municipal Court - Home

Our Mission To promote public confidence and trust in the judicial system by protecting rights and liberties; upholding and interpreting the law consistently, timely, impartially and independently; and providing for the peaceful, fair and efficient resolution of disputes.

More Than 165 Individuals Attend Human Trafficking Awareness Event Hosted By Ohio Supreme Court and Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable

A free training session entitled “Responding to Human Trafficking: One Case At-a-Time” was hosted by the Ohio Supreme Court and Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable’s Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Program on Monday, May 20 at The University of Akron’s Student Union Grand Ballroom. More than 165 men and women were in attendance hoping to l…

Akron Municipal Court Probation Officer Chosen For Ohio Supreme Court Strategic Planning Committee

Akron Municipal Court Probation Officer Matt Esterle was hand-selected by the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Specialized Docket Section to serve on its strategic planning committee. The committee’s goal is to spread awareness for the Veterans Treatment Court movement. Organizers from the Center for Court Innovation, headquartered in New York City, met in Colu…

RISE

RISELed by Judge Ron Cable The RISE (Restore Individual Self-Empowerment) Program began in October 2018 and is led by Judge Ron Cable. This program is modeled after the Franklin County Municipal Court’s CATCH (Changing Actions To Change Habits) Court and was created to help adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation…

Victim Services/Rights

Victim Services/Rights Marsy's Law: A Model State Constitutional Amendment to Afford Victims Meaningful Rights  A. To preserve and protect justice for victims and due process throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems, a victim shall have the follow…

Rules

Local Rules of the Court Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Akron Municipal Court of Akron, Ohio Please note, our local rules have recently been updated. Click here to view our local rules, prior to February 22, 2019.   Rule No. 1 Citation of RulesRule No. 2 Hours of SessionRule No. 3 Decorum…