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Cuyahoga County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Cuyahoga County Arrest Records?

Cuyahoga County arrest records are official documents that provide information about arrest occurrences and apprehension of persons within Cuyahoga County. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office keeps and disseminates copies of Cuyahoga County arrest records. To submit a request for Cuyahoga arrest records, interested parties can contact or visit the Sheriff’s Office at:

Cuyahoga County Sheriff
1215 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 443-6000
shcuy@cuyahogacounty.us

Crime Statistics

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services annually publishes the crime statistics of all counties in Ohio. In 2017, Cuyahoga County recorded a total number of 36,850 crimes, including 7,142 violent crimes and 29,986 property crimes. The county’s violent crime figures include 132 murders, 640 rapes, 3,209 robberies, and 3,161 aggravated assaults. The property crime incidents include 7,604 burglaries, 17,807 larcenies, 4,297 motor vehicle thefts, and 278 arson cases.

The 2017 figures represent a 6% jump in violent crime rate and a 14% dip in property crime rate over the last five years. An analysis of crime trends in Cuyahoga County shows that murder (89%), rape (20%), and aggravated assault (47%), rates rose between 2013 and 2017. Furthermore, the five-year crime trend indicates that there were fewer robberies (19%), burglaries (28%), larceny (6%), motor vehicle thefts (14%), and arson incidents (22%).

What are Cuyahoga County Criminal Records?

Cuyahoga County criminal records are official documents with information about the criminal activities and convictions of residents and visitors within the county. The information provided includes arrest reports, criminal charges, prosecutions, convictions, and sentences. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) acts as the central repository for criminal records information in the state of Ohio.

How Do I Get Cuyahoga County Criminal Records?

Residents of Cuyahoga County can get copies of their own criminal history record checks online, through livescan, or card scan. This is done through the Computerized Criminal History Records service and with the following information:

  • The name of the record owner
  • Current address, and
  • Other identifying or personal characteristics of the record owner

The record owner’s complete set of fingerprints and signed consent (either personal requests or employment purposes) are needed. The requester should provide a valid photo ID and pay the record check costs of $22 with credit/debit cards, checks, or money order to the “Treasurer of the State of Ohio”. Submit requests to any of these BCI offices:

BCI London
1560 State Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140

BCI Richfield Office
4055 Highlander Parkway
Richfield, OH 44286

BCI Bowling Green Office
750 North College Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402

BCI Youngstown Office
20 West Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

Alternatively, make walk-in requests at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office to carry out fingerprint scans. The Sheriff’s Office serves as an avenue to transfer requests for criminal records to any of the BCI offices.

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office maintains other records such as incident reports and criminal background checks and provides them to the public and other law enforcement agencies. Involved parties may request these records in person and by mail. For in-person requests, visit the Records Division of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office located at 1215 West 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH. Make an in-person request during office hours (8:30 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday).

Send a mail request to the same office but address it like this:

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Records Division
1215 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Cuyahoga County Sheriff charges $10 per record.

How to Find Cuyahoga County Sex Offender Information?

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) maintains an online database of all sex offenders living in the county. Interested parties can search for registered sex offenders in Cuyahoga County by name or address. Residents can also look up all offenders living in different zip codes.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Cuyahoga County Jail?

The Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC) is where inmates of Cuyahoga County are kept. The correction center has two locations, namely Downtown and Elucid at West 3rd Street and West Lakeside. Follow the instructions on the CCCC’s Registration and Visitation website.

Where and How to Find Cuyahoga County Inmate Information?

The CCC does not provide publicly accessible inmate roster online. To obtain information about inmates at the CCCC, call (216) 698-2847 or (216) 698-2848.

What are Cuyahoga County Court Records?

The Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts maintains the records of the county’s Court of Common Pleas and the Court of Appeals, Eighth Appellate Division. As the record keeper, the County Clerk makes non-confidential court documents available online on a central portal. Visit the Case Docket webpage to search for civil, criminal, and domestic case documents as well as records from the Court of Appeal.

To request copies of case information from the Clerk of Court’s Office, call its docket information line at (216) 443-7950 or visit the office at 1200 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. The office opens to the public between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Location of all Courts in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County has four Courts of Common Pleas, 13 Municipal Courts, and 30 Mayor’s Courts. Below are addresses and contact information of the courts of Cuyahoga County, Ohio:

Cuyahoga County Courts of Common Pleas

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 443-8800

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - General Division
Cuyahoga County Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 443-7951 (Civil)
Phone: (216) 443-7999 (Criminal)

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division
Juvenile Justice Center
9300 Quincy Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: (216) 443-8400

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 West Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 443-8785

Cuyahoga County Municipal Courts

Bedford Municipal Court
165 Center Road
Bedford, OH 44146
Phone: (440) 232-3420
Fax: (440) 232-2510

Berea Municipal Court
11 Berea Commons
Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5860

Cleveland Heights Municipal Court
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Phone: (216) 291-4901
Fax: (216) 291-2459

Cleveland Municipal Court
Cleveland Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 664-4870

East Cleveland Municipal Court
14340 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Phone: (216) 451-5900
Fax: (216) 681-2829

Euclid Municipal Court
555 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH 44123
Phone: (216) 289-2888
Fax: (216) 289-8254

Garfield Heights Municipal Court
5555 Turney Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Phone: (216) 475-1900
Fax: (216) 475-3087

Lakewood Municipal Court
Lakewood City Hall
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Phone: (216) 529-6700
Fax: (216) 529-7687

Lyndhurst Municipal Court
5301 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Phone: (440) 461-6500

Parma Municipal Court
Parma Justice Center
5555 Powers Boulevard
Parma, OH 44129
Phone: (440) 887-7400
Fax: (440) 887-7481

Rocky River Municipal Court
21012 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116
Phone: (440) 333-0066
Fax: (440) 356-5613

Shaker Heights Municipal Court
3355 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Phone: (216) 491-1300
Fax: (216) 491-1314

South Euclid Municipal Court
1349 South Green Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
Phone: (216) 381-2880
Fax: (216) 381-1195

Cuyahoga County Mayor’s Courts

Beachwood Mayor’s Court
2700 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 464-2343

Bratenahl Mayor’s Court
411 Bratenahl Road
Bratenahl, OH 44108
Phone: (216) 681-3086
Fax: (216) 681-3078

Brecksville Mayor’s Court
9069 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: (440) 526-2620

Broadview Heights Mayor’s Court
9543 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Phone: (440) 526-4895, extension 4
Fax: (440) 717-4002

Brook Park Mayor’s Court
6161 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142
Phone: (216) 433-7061
Fax: (216) 433-4183

Brooklyn Heights Mayor’s Court
345 Tuxedo Avenue
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 749-4300
Fax: (216) 741-3753

Brooklyn Mayor’s Court
7619 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, OH 44144
Phone: (216) 635-4255
Fax: (216) 635-4287

Chagrin Falls Mayor’s Court
21 West Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Phone: (440) 247-7321
Fax: (440) 247-1037

Cuyahoga Heights Mayor’s Court
4863 East 71st Street
Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
Phone: (216) 641-7020
Fax: (216) 641-6744

Glenwillow Mayor’s Court
29555 Pettibone Road
Glenwillow, OH 44139
Phone: (440) 232-8788
Fax: (440) 735-9298

Highland Hills Mayor’s Court
3700 Northfield Road
Highland Hills, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 283-3000, extension 233
Fax: (216) 283-3005

Independence Mayor’s Court
6800 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 524-7719
Fax: (216) 524-3878

Maple Heights Mayor’s Court
5353 Lee Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137
Phone: (216) 587-9006
Fax: (216) 587-9047

Middleburg Heights Mayor’s Court
Middleburg Heights City Hall
15700 East Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: (440) 234-6907
Fax: (440) 234-7095

Newburgh Heights Mayor’s Court
4000 Washington Park Boulevard
Newburgh Heights, OH 44105
Phone: (216) 641-4650
Fax: (216) 641-2712

North Olmsted Mayor’s Court
5200 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Phone: (440) 716-4156
Fax: (440) 777-8007

North Randall Mayor’s Court
North Randall Village Hall
21937 Miles Road
North Randall, OH 44128
Phone: (215) 518-3130
Fax: (216) 662-8749

North Royalton Mayor’s Court
14000 Bennett Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: (440) 582-6224
Fax: (440) 582-1914

Oakwood Mayor’s Court
24800 Broadway Avenue
Oakwood Village, OH 44146
Phone: (440) 232-4151
Fax: (440) 232-6728

Olmstead Falls Mayor’s Court
26100 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Phone: (440) 235-5552
Fax: (440) 235-8900

Orange Mayor’s Court
4600 Lander Road
Orange, OH 44022
Phone: (440) 498-4401
Fax: (440) 498-4412

Parma Heights Mayor’s Court
6281 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
Phone: (440) 884-9603

Seven Hills Mayor’s Court
7325 Summitview Drive
Seven Hills, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 524-4421
Fax: (216) 524-0523

Strongsville Mayor’s Court
18688 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: (440) 580-3155
Fax: (440) 238-8458

Valley View Mayor’s Court
6899 Hathaway Road
Valley View, OH 44125
Phone: (216) 524-9687

Walton Hills Mayor’s Court
7595 Walton Road
Walton Hills, OH 44146
Phone: (440) 786-2963

Woodmere Mayor’s Court
27899 Chagrin Boulevard
Woodmere, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 831-3432
Fax: (216) 292-4109

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What are Cuyahoga County Vital Records?

Cuyahoga County’s vital records are official documents that give information about vital events that occurred within the county. These include divorce, marriage, birth, and death records. The Clerk of Court provides copies of divorce records and the Probate Division of the Court of Common Pleas issues copies of marriage records. The Cleveland Department of Public Health processes requests for birth and death records.

Where and How to Get Cuyahoga County Divorce Records?

The Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts provides all records of divorces within the county. To request a divorce record, prepare a written request with information to get divorce records such as:

  • The names of estranged persons
  • The date of divorce
  • The relationship between the requester and the record owners
  • The purpose of requesting the record

Submit the written request to the office of the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts at:

Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court
Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street, 1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 443-7977
coccfr@cuyahogacounty.us

Where and How to Get Cuyahoga County Marriage Records?

The Probate Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas processes applications for copies of marriage records. A requester should provide the court’s division with the following information:

  • The full names of the couple
  • The date of marriage
  • The relationship of the requester to the record owners

Submit requests for marriage records by mail or in person to:

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 West Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 443-8785

Where and How to Get Cuyahoga County Birth Records?

Birth records for Cuyahoga County are available from the Cleveland Department of Public Health. Its Bureau of Vital Statistics issues birth records for events that happened in the county. Residents of Cuyahoga County can order these birth records in person or by mail. To make a request, complete the Application for a Certified Copy of Birth Record. Bring this to the Bureau of Vital Statistics located at 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland City Hall, Room 122. The office opens to the public between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday. The cashiers at the office accept cash, check, and money order payments for copies of birth records ordered.

For a mail request, send the completed application along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check or money order for fees to:

Office of Vital Records
601 Lakeside Avenue
Room 122
Cleveland, OH 44114

The Office of Vital Records charges $25 for each certified copy of a birth record.

Where and How to Get Cuyahoga County Death Records?

Cuyahoga County death records are at the office of the Cleveland Department of Public Health. The Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Health Department processes requests for death records within the county. Death records can be requested in person or by mail. Fill out the Request for Certified Copy of Death Certificate. Submit this filled-out form to the Bureau of Vital Statistics located at 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland City Hall, Room 122. The office opens to the public between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The cashiers at the office accept cash, check, and money order payments requested.

For a mail request, send the filled-out form, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and a check or money order for fees to:

Office of Vital Records
601 Lakeside Avenue
Room 122
Cleveland, OH 44114

The Office of Vital Records charges $25 each for death records.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Cuyahoga County?

Per the Ohio Sunshine Laws, property records in Cuyahoga County are in the public domain and available for inspection by public members. Interested persons may request, inspect, and make copies of Cuyahoga County property records by visiting the custodian’s office or sending a written request.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Cuyahoga County

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer maintains a central database for land and property records. It provides online access to property records from 1810 until the present day. Interested individuals can find records for general deeds, as well as deeds for specific parcels of property. Researchers may contact the Cuyahoga County Recorded Documents Office for copies of property records. Copies cost $2 per page and certification costs $1.

Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
2079 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 443-7010

How to Look Up Cuyahoga County Property Records

The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer provides an online repository where citizens of Cuyahoga County and the general public may access property records. The database contains all information contained at the Recorder’s office from 1810 till the present day. Interested parties may search for property records in the general search section using AFN number, book number, the individual or company’s name, or specific document type. People may also query the parcel search page, using the exact parcel number to find particular property parcels.

Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
2079 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 443-7010

Location of Cuyahoga County Township Property Assessors

Cuyahoga County Auditor
1219 Ontario Avenue
Cuyahoga County Administration Building
Cleveland, OH 44113