Health Alert

Based upon recommendations from Responsible RestartOhio, all persons entering the Juvenile Justice Center will be required to wear a face covering while in the building and follow all COVID-19 hand-washing protocols, along with social distancing.


If you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, believe you may have been in contact with someone who has been exposed, or if you feel ill, please do not come to the Juvenile Justice Center. If you have a scheduled court date and are feeling ill, contact your attorney and/or court to explain your illness and schedule a new date. We are taking all necessary precautions to avoid spreading illness during this current health crisis.


Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court will be reducing down to essential staff in response to Governor DeWine’s “Declaring a State of Emergency” due to COVID-19. Court hearings will be continued wherever possible. Questions regarding your hearing should be directed to the following phone numbers: 

Custody, Child Support, Mediation (216) 443-7664;

Delinquency, Abuse, Neglect or Dependency (216) 698-4756;

Traffic and all others (216) 263-4546.



Administrative Order of September 25, 2020

Administrative Order of June 25, 2020

Administrative Order of June 12, 2020

Given the public health emergency, the Resource Center will not be open for public interaction until further notice. Please go to the Clerk's Office for any necessary custody paperwork; however, the clerks cannot answer specific questions regarding your paperwork. Therefore, please call 216-443-3149 for assistance from the Resource Center. If the representative is unavailable, please call 216-443-3753 should the primary number be busy. You may also access any necessary paperwork located on the "Forms & Publications" tab below. Finally, given the reduced staff, notary services are unavailable until further notice."

Click Here for a List of Bailiff Phone Numbers and Email Addresses


If you are asking for a change of custody and you believe the child is at risk of harm, you should call 696-Kids and/or the police.

Due to the COVID-19 and public safety concerns, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court - Clerk's Office will accept filings at the following email address below:

Attorneys Only:     

Non Attorney Filings:

You may contact the Cashier's Office at (216) 443-3414 to make credit card payments for filings, court costs, etc. or mail in a check or money order to Attention: Cashier's Office, 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Attention Attorney and Filing Parties:

If your certified mail return has not been docketed in the Court's case management system (iCase), contact the Juvenile Court Help Desk at for assistance.  For questions pertaining to service, contact the Clerk's Office at (216) 443-8400, press #2.

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Information Regarding HB 410 for Cuyahoga County Boards of Education

Child Support Payments will no longer be accepted at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Cashier's Office until further notice.

However, credit/debit card payments can be made by calling 1-888-965-2676, option #5, or by accessing

Checks and money orders can be mailed to:


PO Box 182372

Columbus, OH 43218

All checks and money orders should contain the SETS (10-digit) number and Order Number (if available).

Child Support Warrant Recall Program has been suspended until further notice.

Comments Requested:  The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court will accept public comments for 30 days until Thursday, November 19, 2020, with respect to amended Local Rule 14 Assistance of Counsel and amended Local Rule 15 Guardian ad Litem.

Comments can be submitted via email to, fax 216-443-3507, or mail to 9300 Quincy Ave., 4th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44106