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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.

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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.   …

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…

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.

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…

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Media Inquiries Nicole Hagy, Community Outreach & Grants Coordinatornhagy@akronohio.gov 330.375.2186

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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…

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…

Have Gavel, Will Travel

Have Gavel, Will Travel In October 2019, the Akron Municipal Court formally launched a new outreach program entitled “Have Gavel, Will Travel.” This program’s goal is to schedule opportunities for Judges and Akron Municipal Court staff members to visit schools and other community groups to educate the public about its mission, specialized dockets, prog…

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…

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…

Annual Reports

Annual Reports Akron Municipal Court Annual Reports 2018 Annual Report2017 Annual Report2014 Annual Report2013 Annual Report2012 Annual Report2011 Annual Report2010 Annual Report2009 Annual Report2008 Annual Report2007 Annual Report2006 Annual Report2005 Annual Report2004 Annual Repor…

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…

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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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Akron Municipal Court Staff Member Named to 2019 “30 For The Future” Class

Nicole Hagy, Akron Municipal Court Community Outreach and Grants Coordinator, has been named to the Greater Akron Chamber’s “30 For The Future” Class for 2019. Hagy is one of thirty area young professionals selected based on community involvement and accomplishments in the workplace. In her role, she serves as the primary contact for local media, pursu…

Akron Municipal Court Adds a New Visiting Magistrate to the Roster

The Akron Municipal Court has appointed Jennifer D. Towell to serve as a Visiting Magistrate. Administrative/Presiding Judge Jon Oldham administered Magistrate Towell’s oath of office Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Magistrate Towell started her legal career serving in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Lieutenant in the Washington,…

Akron Municipal Court To Offer Halloween Weddings

Area couples have an opportunity to marry at a “boo-tiful” historic venue on Thursday, October 31 thanks to the Akron Municipal Court and the Akron Civic Theatre. Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable 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. Main S…

Akron Municipal Court Employment Opportunity - Probation Aide

The Akron Municipal Court has an employment opportunity in the Probation Department - Probation Aide. Please submit resumes no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2019.  More details available on the Probation Aide Job Posting in the Careers section of the website.

Akron Municipal Court Launches “Have Gavel, Will Travel” Outreach Program

The Akron Municipal Court has formally launched a new outreach program entitled “Have Gavel, Will Travel.” The program’s goal is to schedule opportunities for Judges and Akron Municipal Court staff members to visit schools and other community groups to educate the public about its mission, specialized dockets, programming and timely topics. Visits are…

Akron Municipal Court's Family Intervention Court Receives Certification

Family Intervention Court, a specialized docket of the Akron Municipal Court led by Judge Ron Cable, recently earned a final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets. Family Intervention Court is now certified through December 31, 2022. In order to receive this certification, the Akron Municipal Court submitted an a…

Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable's RISE Program Marks One Year Anniversary

Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable’s Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Program marks its one year anniversary this month. Eleven women are currently enrolled in the program which launched in October 2018 to help adult female victims of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual exploitation. Ohio law provides for expungement of certain offe…

Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams to Attend Conference as Ohio Team Member

Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams is scheduled to attend the “2019 CCJ/COSCA Mid-West Region Summit, Improving the Court and Community Response to those with Mental Illness” taking place in Deadwood, South Dakota from October 23-25, 2019. Judge Williams was asked to be a part of the Ohio team by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O…

Details Announced for the Judicial Investiture of Judge David Hamilton

Newly elected Akron Municipal Court Judge David Hamilton cordially invites the press and public to his Judicial Investiture. The event will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. in the City of Joy Life Enrichment Center located at 610 W. Exchange St. in Akron. Judge Hamilton took office on December 3, 2019. Judge Hami…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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

Basic Ohio Landlord-Tenant Information

Basic Landlord - Tenant Information Obligation to Pay Rent A tenant must generally pay all of the rent when it is due or risk eviction for non-payment of rent. If a landlord refuses to accept a partial payment, a late payment, or a payment offered after the start of an eviction, the t…

Rent Escrow Process For Tenants: How to Get Your Landlord to Make Repairs

Rent Escrow Process For Tenants: How to Get Your Landlord to Make Repairs If you want your landlord to fix something, you must follow the rules set out in the law. If you do not follow these rules carefully, you could be evicted for non-payment of rent. Tenants who are current on rent…

What Happens at a Second Cause Hearing

What Happens at a Second Cause Hearing The tenant filed an answer or answer and counterclaim...now what happens? At the Hearing for the Second Cause of Action bring evidence and witnesses with you to this hearing to prove your claim or counterclaim. Evidence is not accepted by the mag…

What Happens at an Eviction Hearing

What Happens at an Eviction Hearing The magistrate will only decide whether or not you should be evicted. This hearing will occur regardless of whether a tenant files an Answer or whether a tenant comes to court. If a landlord does not appear for the schedule…

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 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…

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…

Judge David Hamilton

Judge David Hamilton Judge David Hamilton was born and raised in Akron. He is a graduate of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as well as minors in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Akron. Judge Hamilton earned his Juris Doctorate at…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Judge Nicole Walker Named Akron Municipal Court's Presiding Judge for 2020

Judge Nicole Walker will serve as the administrative/presiding judge of the Akron Municipal Court for 2020. In this role, Judge Walker will oversee the court’s administration, docket, and court calendar, as well as the observance of the rules of superintendence and the timely reporting and termination of all cases in the court. Judge Walker was elected…

Franklin County CATCH Court Staffers Visit Akron Municipal Court

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 trafficking, prostitution and sex…

Akron Municipal Court Program Earns Grant Funding

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 in Valor Court through 2018.…

Akron Municipal Court to Offer Halloween Weddings

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. Main St. Costumes are welcomed. Tw…

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

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) Court. Specialized dockets are cour…

New Program Launches at Akron Municipal Court

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 trafficking problem. I am passionat…

Judge Jon Oldham Named Akron Municipal Court's Presiding Judge For 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 Oldham was elected to the bench in 2…

Akron Municipal Court Partnering With Community Stakeholders to Examine Eviction Procedures

The Akron Municipal Court has worked diligently to address housing related issues in 2019 alongside community stakeholders.  Earlier this year, the Akron Municipal Court created a partnership with the University of Akron School of Law, Community Legal Aid and Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc. to hold tenant education sessions in the courthouse. Topics…

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 Clarifies Information Regarding Proposed Amendments and Extends Deadline for Public Comments

The Akron Municipal Court wishes to clarify some of the misinformation in the community concerning proposed amendments to Rules 29 and 39. The proposed amendments are the work of the Akron Municipal Court and the intention of these proposed amendments is to benefit both landlords and tenants by making the eviction process more…

Public Notice - Proposed Amendments to Akron Municipal Court Local Rules 29 and 39 for Evictions

The Akron Municipal Court hereby issues public notice the Court proposes amendments to its Local Rules of Court. The proposed rules are available on this portion of our website. A copy of the journal entry for this amendment will be available on January 17, 2020 and will read as follows: The Judges of the Akron Municipal Court hereby adopt and amend th…

Akron Municipal Court Announces Off-Site Weddings at Historic Venues to Mark Holidays in February, March

The Akron Municipal Court is partnering with two breathtaking, historic venues to offer a unique experience for area couples. Off-site weddings will be held at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 14, 2020 in honor of Valentine’s Day for the third consecutive year. For the first time, the Akron Municipal Court will be joining forces with the Sum…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

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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…

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…

ARCH Court

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

Akron Municipal Court Specialized Docket Receives Final Certification, New Name

Akron Municipal Court’s specialized docket that increases public safety and supports recovery and treatment for repeat Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVI) offenders recently earned its final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets. This specialized docket, led by Administrative/Presiding Judge Nicole Walker…

Presidents' Day 2020

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Akron Municipal Court Receives Grant Funding From Supreme Court of Ohio

The Akron Municipal Court was recently awarded a $195,000 grant from the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Technology Grant Fund. The Court will use the dollars to install a new integrated case management system (CMS). These grant dollars will cover the initial cost associated with data conversion and CMS deployment for the system. Fifty-four projects benefittin…

Judge Nicole Walker

Judge Nicole Walker, Administrative/Presiding Judge 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 ARCH Court, a…

Careers

Careers Current Openings: Traffic Court Safety Officer/OVI Court Probation Aide - Full-time Resumes due no later than March 13, 2020 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 cri…

Akron Municipal Court Employment Opportunity - Traffic Court Safety Officer/OVI Court Probation Aide

The Akron Municipal Court has an employment opening for the Traffic Court Safety Officer/OVI Court Probation Aide position. Please submit resumes no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. More details are available in the Careers section of the website.

Akron Municipal Court Amends Local Rule 29

The Akron Municipal Court has amended Rule 29 to make it compliant with existing law under the Ohio Revised Code and the Akron Municipal Code. The amendments require proof that the property is registered with the Summit County Rental Registry (enacted into law in 2006), and proof the property is registered with the City of Akron Rental Registry if the…

Akron Municipal Court Cancels Off-Site St. Patrick’s Day Weddings and Temporarily Suspends New Wedding Ceremony Appointments

As the threat of COVD-19 continues to develop in Ohio, the Akron Municipal Court has chosen to cancel St. Patrick’s Day weddings scheduled to take place at the Summit County Historical Society’s Perkins Stone Mansion on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All seven participating couples have been contacted prior to this news release distribution. Please contact t…

Public Notice - Guidance for members of the public in response to the COVID-19

Akron Municipal Court is taking precautions to maintain a safe and healthy court for everyone in response to the COVID-19.  We will actively coordinate with other governmental agencies to ensure that we are following up to date guidance in our response.  www.scph.org/covid-19. As the situation is quickly evolving, we will keep the public informed on ou…

Temporary Court Order Regarding COVID-19

Please see two items below regarding Temporary Court Order and Update on Summonses to Law Enforcement pertaining to the Court’s response to COVID-19. Temporary Order In Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis Update to Clarification of Scheduling of Summons

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…

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 Outlines Plan for April and May in Response to COVID-19 Threat

In an order issued Monday, March 30, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor advised the state's judges that all-time limitations and deadlines in court rules concerning filings, appeals and other matters are suspended through July 30 or the expiration of the health emergency. As the threat of COVID-19 continues to develop both statewide and…

Akron Municipal Court Outlines Plan for March in Response to COVD-19 Threat

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to develop both statewide and nationwide, Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Nicole Walker has implemented the following procedures effective March 16, 2020 through the end of March. All Jury Trials (civil and criminal) scheduled for the remainder of March are continued. Each Court will contact the…

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…

News Release - Akron Municipal Court Modifies Procedures to Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this month, the Akron Municipal Court announced that all jury trials (civil and criminal) and traffic matters scheduled for April and May are continued due to the impact of COVID-19. Akron Municipal Court Administrative/Presiding Judge Nicole Walker has implemented the following court procedures effective today:  Attorneys cannot enter the cou…

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…

Judge Ron Cable

Judge Ron Cable Judge Ron Cable was first 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 C…

Judge Jon Oldham

Judge Jon Oldham 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 Summit County Prosecutor’s Office and…

Masks, Health Assessments Mandatory for Entry Into Akron Municipal Court

Throughout the past several weeks, the Akron Municipal Court has implemented several changes to procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective today, the following additions will be added to the previously established rules: All individuals entering the building shall wear a mask while present in the Akron Municipal Court and interacting w…

Akron Municipal Court Small Claims Division Notice

The Akron Municipal Court Small Claims Division has implemented the use of a Forcible Entry and Detainer Initiation Form which is available online.  The Forceable Entry and Detainer Initiation Form shall be completed and filed by the filing party or parties in all Forcible Entry and Detainer cases in addition to the complaint and supporting evidence. R…

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 -…

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…

Department Directory

Department Directory The six Akron Municipal Court Judges, the Akron Municipal Clerk of Courts, Magistrates and corresponding support staff are located at: Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center217 South High StreetAkron, OH  44308 Please use the information below if you wish to contact a specific party. If you are unsure…

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 Affidavit Answer Default Judgement Dismiss First Cause Dismiss Second Cause Dismiss with Prejudice Di…

Forms & Rules

Forms & Rules Civil Forms Affidavit Answer Default Judgement Dismiss First Cause Dismiss Second Cause Dismiss with Prejudice Dismiss without Prejudice Eviction Complaint Final Report Garnishment of Personal Earnings Garnishment of Property Other Than Personal Earnings Instruction…

Public Notice - COVID-19

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