Release Date: March 15,2020

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

Akron, Ohio, March 15, 2020 – 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 parties to reschedule.

All traffic matters including trials and walk-in hours are continued for the remainder of March. The Court will contact the parties to reschedule. Instructions for paying parking tickets, etc. can be found on our website: https://www.akronmunicipalcourt.org

All criminal proceedings (bench trials, suppression hearings, restitution hearings, etc.) will be continued. Each Court will contact the parties to reschedule.

Inmates will not be transported from the Summit County Jail to our courthouse for the remainder of March. All matters will be conducted via video in the Arraignment courtroom on the 7th floor of the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center.

Those who received a felony summons should report to Court as usual.

All civil cases will be conducted by telephone conference or continued. Each Court will contact the parties with instructions.

All new civil filings should be sent to the Clerk of Court via mail. Please call the Clerk of Court for information at (330) 375-2920.

All probationers who are scheduled to report during the month of March should contact their Probation Officer before reporting in-person. The Probation Department will implement telephone meetings instead of in-person meetings for the remainder of March with most probationers.

All specialty court dockets are continued for the rest of March with the exception of Judge Jon Oldham’s Recovery Court and Judge Ron Cable’s (RISE) program. Please contact those courtrooms directly for more information on scheduling plans.

All eviction hearings are continued for the remainder of March. The Court will contact the parties with new dates.

All other cases (garnishments, revivors, small claims) are continued for the remainder of March.

The Court will contact the parties to reschedule.

The Court will not schedule any new weddings to take place at the courthouse for the remainder of March.

We will limit the number of people permitted to enter the courthouse in order to keep everyone in our community safe. Children and those in higher risk groups should not enter the building. Please call the court with questions using the following telephone numbers:
1) Small Claims/Eviction Cases – (330) 375-2285
2) Civil Cases – (330) 375-2592
3) Criminal Cases – (330) 375-2592
4) Judges’ Courtrooms – (330) 375-2120

The Akron Municipal Court serves the cities of Akron and Fairlawn; the townships of Bath, Richfield and Springfield; the Villages of Lakemore and Richfield; and that part of Mogadore in Summit County, Ohio. For more information about Akron Municipal Court services and programs, please visit: https://www.akronmunicipalcourt.org