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Butler County Court Records

Butler County court records are documents that contain information on cases filed or generated by courts in Butler County, Ohio. They typically contain details such as general case information, pleadings and motions, dockers, court orders, and transcripts. The office of the Clerk of Courts manages these records, which may be created, accepted, and maintained in paper or electronic format.

Court records are necessary for documentation. They provide an official account of judicial proceedings, which prevents distortion or falsification of past events. These records also ensure the integrity of the county's judicial system and facilitate the study of trends in the legal system and the application of the law in various cases.

Are Court Records Public in Butler County?

Yes, court records in Butler County are considered public records. Under the Ohio Revised Code §149.43, also known as the Ohio Public Records Act, public records must be accessible to the public and maintained to ensure they can be readily available upon request. However, certain court records are deemed confidential and exempt from public access. This ensures that the privacy or safety of the subject of the record is protected. Access to these records is restricted and can only be granted through a court order. In Butler County, records exempt from public disclosure include medical records, trial preparation records, intellectual property records, and donor profile records.

Butler County Court Records Search

Members of the public can conduct a general search for court records in Butler County at the following locations:

Butler County Court Records Search by Name

In Butler County, a court records search by name can be conducted using an individual's or a company's or organization's first and last name. Requesters may search on the portal provided by the Clerk of Courts or the online options provided by the courts. Alternatively, requesters may visit the Butler County Records Center or any of the courts in the county to perform a search. It is important to note that a fee is required if copies of the records are needed. Copies are available at a cost of $.10 per page, and requesters may be required to pay $2 per page for certified copies.

Butler County Courts

The Butler County court system comprises County Courts, Municipal Courts, Courts of Common Pleas, and Mayor's Courts. The addresses and contact information of the county's courthouses are as follows:

Butler County Court of Common Pleas - General and Domestic Relations Divisions
Government Services Center
315 High St,
5th Floor,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3278
Fax: (513) 887-3966

Butler County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Court
Juvenile Justice Center
280 N Fair Ave,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3317
Fax: (513) 887-3698

Butler County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Court
Historic Butler County Courthouse
101 High St,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3294
County Courts in Butler County

Butler County Area I Court
118 High St,
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: (513) 523-4748
Fax: (513) 523-4737

Butler County Area II Court
Historic Butler County Courthouse
101 High St,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3459
Fax: (513) 887-3568

Butler County Area III Court
9577 Beckett Rd,
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: (513) 867-5070
Fax: (513) 777-0558

Fairfield Municipal Court
675 Nilles Rd,
Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone: (513) 867-6002
Fax: (513) 867-6001

Hamilton Municipal Court
345 High St,
2nd Floor,
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 785-7300
Fax: (513) 785-7315

Middletown Municipal Court
1 Donham Plaza,
Middletown, OH 45042
Phone: (513) 425-7802

Monroe Mayor's Court
City of Monroe Urban Center
233 S Main St,
Monroe, OH 45050
Phone: (513) 539-6201
Fax: (513) 360-2218

Seven Mile Mayor's Court
P.O. Box 259,
Seven Mile, OH 45062
Phone: (513) 726-5565

Trenton Mayor's Court
11 E State St,
Trenton, OH 45067
Phone: (513) 428-0101
Fax: (513) 988-5777

Butler County Criminal Records

The Ohio Public Records Act grants members of the public access to the records kept by public offices within the state. Hence, residents of Butler County can access criminal records held by law enforcement agencies within the county. In Butler County, inquirers may perform a criminal record check by:

  • Visiting the Sheriff's Office: or any of the local police departments to request the record of interest. To conduct a search, inquirers may be required to provide fingerprints and a valid means of identification.
  • Paying the associated fees: The exact costs are not disclosed online, so inquirers may contact the relevant law enforcement agency before visiting.

Butler County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Individuals who wish to access criminal court case information in Butler County may do so by:

  • Going to the courthouse where the case was heard to look up case files at the public terminals.
  • Visiting the Butler County Clerk of Courts online portal which provides access to criminal case records dating from 1988 till date; here, requesters can search by name, case number, action code, and advanced attorney.

Get Butler County Civil Court Records

Civil court case records in Butler County contain details of disputes between parties, including land and property disputes, contract breaches, bankruptcy, and other non-criminal cases. These records are available at the courthouse or the Clerk of Courts office where the case was heard. Inquirers may access records remotely through the Clerk of Courts Courtview online platform, covering cases from 1988 onwards.

To obtain copies, individuals can visit the Clerk of Courts office. Generally, no specific requirements are needed. However, if the record requested contains sensitive information that is marked as confidential, a valid means of identification may be required to retrieve it. Certified copies of Civil court records cost $2 per page, while regular copies are priced at $.10 per page.

Additionally, Civil Court records are accessible through the Butler County Probate Court. Requesters can use the court's online portal to search for records by names, case numbers, or file dates. Alternatively, they can visit the courthouse at the following address:

Butler County Courthouse
101 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Butler County Family Court Records

Family law cases typically involve legal matters related to family relationships and domestic issues. These cases often include a wide range of issues affecting families and individuals, such as divorce, child or spousal support, adoption, and domestic violence.

In Butler County, the Domestic Relations division of the Common Pleas Court is the dedicated family court. It specifically hears cases concerning the termination of marriage, child custody, and support, as well as domestic and dating violence. To obtain family court records, interested parties may:

  • Visit the Clerk of Court office to make a request.
  • Visit the Courtview online access provided on the Clerk of Courts' website and select "Domestic Relations" or "Domestic Support or Custody" as the case type. The individual's name, case number, or action code will be required to process the results.
  • Request a transcript of the court hearing from the court's administrative office. First, requesters are required to fill out the Transcript Request form. Depending on workload, the court may assign requests to in-house staff or an outside service agency. For in-house preparation, the requesting party pays a deposit to the Clerk of Courts, provides proof of deposit, and receives the completed transcript after payment. The Administration Office notifies the requesting party for outside agency preparation, and the agency provides cost estimates and payment details directly. An original transcript costs $4 per page, while copies cost $0.05 per page. While there are no specific requirements for accessing the records from the court, photo identification may be requested before the documents are released.

Butler County Dissolution of Marriage Records

In Butler County, dissolution of marriage records encompasses all documents relating to the termination of a marital union, including divorce or annulment proceedings. These records are classified under family court records. They can be acquired in person at the Administrative Office of the Domestic Division and the Clerk of Courts or through remote case search systems.

Butler County Marriage and Divorce Records

Marriage and divorce records in Butler County are accessible to interested parties through:

  • The Butler County Records Center for marriage records
  • The Clerk of Courts and Domestic Division of the Common Pleas Court for divorce records

The Butler County Records Center has marriage records dating back to 1803. To obtain any of these records, individuals can fill out a Request Form available on the website, providing necessary details such as name, email address, phone number, and the specific record needed.

Butler County Birth and Death Records

Butler County birth and death records can be accessed through the Butler County Records Center and the Bureau of Vital Statistics under the Ohio Department of Health's jurisdiction in Butler County. The Records Center holds birth records from 1956 to 1908, death records from 1867 to 1908, and additional records from 1949 to 1860. Death records from December 20, 1908, to December 31, 1970, are available at the Ohio History Connection, while those from 1970 onwards can be obtained from the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Birth records from 1908 are accessible from the Bureau of Vital Statistics. According to Ohio law (Ohio Administrative Code § 3701-5-11), 50-year-old death records and 125-year-old birth records may be transferred from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to the Ohio History Connection for archival purposes.

In Ohio, birth and death records are typically confidential and not considered public records. These records are restricted to specific individuals and entities, such as the person named on the record, immediate family members, legal representatives, and certain government agencies. Requesters can obtain copies of Birth and Death records through the online order portal provided by the Bureau, by mailing their application to the Ohio Department of Health, or by visiting the Butler County Health District located at:

301 South Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Butler County Probate Court Records

The Butler County Probate Court handles probate issues, including wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions. Interested persons may access probate court records through the Record Search portal on the court's website, which provides information on Civil, Estate, and Guardianship cases. Wills on deposit can be also accessed on the website, and they feature information such as individual names, addresses, deposition dates, authorized persons for withdrawal, and depositing attorneys. However, Wills are not considered public records. Inquirers may make other Probate record requests at the Butler County Courthouse during office hours. The office is located at:

Butler County Courthouse
101 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Butler County Property Records

Butler County Property records provide information about a piece of real estate or property situated within Butler County, Ohio. Details found within these records typically include the property's ownership history, legal description, tax assessment information, current value, and other relevant data. In Butler County, the Butler County Auditor is responsible for maintaining these records. To access these records, individuals can use the County Auditor's Property Records Search Tool. This tool offers various search options, allowing users to search by owner name, property address, or parcel ID.

Butler County Court Records Online

Members of the public may also access Butler County court records from third-party online platforms or services that aggregate, organize, and provide access to court-related information. These platforms create a centralized database accessible remotely, allowing users to search and access court records.

Third-party aggregate sites like courtrecords.us are a convenient option for persons seeking remote access to court information. Some platforms also aggregate court records from multiple jurisdictions or sources, providing users access to a wider range of information. However, these sites do not always provide accurate or up-to-date information. They may also require users to pay subscription fees to access court records or fees to use certain features.

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