Email Filing and Online payments

The Clerk’s Office now accepts filings by email and online web payments for payment of filing fees and other court costs! 

If your filing is complete (incl. all signatures and notaries as required) you can file your documents electronically by emailing your document(s) to the following dedicated email address:

Attorneys only:



Email Filing Requirements

For your email filing to be accepted and processed by the Clerk’s Office you must:

  • Comply with all Ohio Rules of Court and our Local Rules for all filings;
  • Attach the document(s) you wish to file to your email in PDF Format that is:
    • paper size 8.5 x 11 inch,
    • in portrait layout mode, right-side up and in proper page order;
    • single PDF max size limit is 25MB
    • make sure the PDF is not password protected or corrupted
  • While you can submit multiple filings within a single email, each document filed must be its own separate PDF attachment within your email (ex:  2 different motions = 2 separate PDFs attached to the email)

See Local Rule 22 for further information on email filing requirements (found under the “Local Rules” tab on the court’s website at


Steps for E-filing

STEP 1:   Email your filing to the dedicated email filing address as indicated above.

STEP 2:   Check your email for the responsive email that our office sends back to you once your initial email filing has been reviewed and then take any additional steps (if necessary). 

You will receive 1 of 3 potential responses to your email filing: 


If your filing is accepted for processing, you will receive an email from our office indicating your filing has been received and should appear in our Case Management System within 2 – 3 business days.  You don’t need to take any additional steps.   


If your filing requires payment, you will receive an email back indicating your filing requires a payment; listing the amount required with payment options.    Your filing will not be processed until payment is received.  If you pay within 2 business days, your filing will be time stamped the date/time in which your original filing email was received.  See Local Rule 22


If your filing is rejected, you will receive an email back indicating your filing could not be processed and the reason why.  You will need to submit a new filing once the issue is remedied on your end.      

STEP 3:  Make any required payments for your email filing.

If you received a “payment required” email you may make your required payment online, by phone or in-person.

Ways to Pay

You may make any required payment in the following ways:

  1. Pay Online:

    You may pay online by clicking on the following payment website Link:

    Note: payments online do not automatically appear in our Case Management System and typically will be manually processed/posted in our case management system by the next business day.  If you need a payment to be immediately posted to your case, it is recommended that you pay by phone during regular business hours and let the cashier know your payment needs to be immediately posted. 

  2. Pay by Phone: 

    You may contact our Cashiers Office at (216)443-3414 during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to make a payment by phone.  

  3. Pay in-Person:

    You may pay in person at the Cashiers Office of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Clerk's Office located at 9300 Quincy Avenue, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44106.  For in-person payments we now accept all major credit & debit cards as well as Mobile Wallets.  Processing fees apply for the use of credit/debit cards and mobile wallets. 


Payment Types Accepted

We accept:

  • Credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
  • Mobile Wallets (ApplePay, GooglePay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay)
  • Cash
  • Check (payable to: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court)
  • Money Order (payable to: Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court)

Processing fees apply for each individual use of credit, debit and/or mobile wallets for payments:  $2.00 for payments $80.00 and under and 2.5% for any payments over $80.00.

A list of common costs for filings can be found at:  Filing and Motion Fees as Security for Costs