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Lucas County Court Records

Lucas County Court records are official documents and files relating to proceedings within the Lucas County, Ohio, judicial system. Such records encompass documents and files from the various Lucas County trial courts. Generally, Ohio court records include documents such as:

  • Case Fillings
  • Docket
  • Motions
  • Pleadings
  • Exhibits
  • Court Orders and Decrees
  • Judgments
  • Transcripts.

In Lucas County (and other Ohio counties), court records promote transparency and accountability within the legal system. Ohio Court records help provide guidelines for future trial cases. They may also serve as evidence of the legal processes that lead to equitable and fair judgments.

Are Court Records Public in Lucas County?

Yes, court records are public in Lucas, Ohio. Under Section 149.43 of the Ohio Revised Codes, records in the possession of government agencies must be available for public scrutiny on demand at reasonable times. However, certain types of court records are exempt from public disclosure. The Ohio Public Records Act exempts the following court records from public access:

  • Records about probation and parole proceedings
  • Adoption Records
  • Confidential law enforcement investigatory records
  • Confidential information protected by privacy laws
  • Juvenile Records
  • Records barred by state or federal statute
  • Sealed and Expunged records
  • Grand Jury records
  • Attorney-client Privilege Information
  • Mental Health Records.

Lucas County Court Records Search

Several options exist for performing a general search for Lucas County court records. Typically, interested persons can access records online or offline. To perform an online general search for Lucas records, record seekers must first identify the custodian agency. Requesters can also visit their websites for information or guidance on accessing their records. Furthermore, members of the public can request records by phone, fax, or mail to the records repository. Also, interested individuals can visit the records custodian agencies and request a records search.

Lucas County Court Records Search by Name

Generally, a name-based search involves using a name as the search criteria for records. To perform a general name-based search for court records in Lucas County:

  • Identify the records repository
  • Login to their Records Search page
  • Select name as the search criterion from the available options
  • Enter the name of the records owner and perform a search.

For phone, fax, mail, and in-person records search requests, requesters must provide the records owner's name to the custodian agency.

Note that while Lucas County court records are public, there may be associated fees for:

  • Copying
  • Searching, and
  • Certification.

Also, accessing certain Lucas County court records may require valid Identification.

Lucas County Courts

The Lucas County court system comprises the Courts of common pleas and the municipal courts. The Court of Common Pleas is the highest trial court in Lucas County, and it handles civil and criminal cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of the other courts. The list below outlines the various Lucas County courts and their contact addresses.

Courts of Common Pleas in Lucas County

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division
Family Court Center
429 N Michigan St
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-6905
Fax: (419) 213-6925

 

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - General Division
Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams St
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4484
Fax: (419) 213-4487 (Civil)
Fax: (419) 213-4291 (Criminal)

 

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division
Juvenile Justice Center
1801 Spielbusch Ave
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-6722
Fax: (419) 213-6898

 

Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas - Probate Court
Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams, Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4775
Fax: (419) 213-4764

Municipal Courts in Lucas County

Maumee Municipal Court
400 Conant St
Maumee, OH 43537
Phone: (419) 897-7136
Fax: (419) 897-7129

 

Oregon Municipal Court
5330 Seaman Rd
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: (419) 698-7010
Fax: (419) 698-7013

 

Sylvania Municipal Court
6700 Monroe St
Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 885-8975
Fax: (419) 885-8987

 

Toledo Municipal Court
555 N Erie St
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 936-3650

Lucas County District Court Records

Under the Ohio legal system, the Courts of Common Pleas has general jurisdiction and presides over cases that may fall within the jurisdictions of the District Court in other states. In Lucas County, the Courts of Common Pleas handles civil, criminal, domestic, juvenile, and probate cases outside the municipal courts' jurisdiction. For instance, the Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas handles felony cases and disputes where the amount in controversy exceeds $500 and has exclusive jurisdiction over civil cases that exceed $15,000.

To access Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas records, visit the Lucas County Clerk of Courts website and access the records search page. For assistance on how to obtain Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas records, contact the clerk of courts office at:

700 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4484
Fax: (419) 213-4291

For information on civil and criminal records, Fax: (419) 213-4487 (for civil records) or (419) 213-4291 (for criminal records).

Lucas County Criminal Records

Lucas County criminal records are official files, documents, and information on offenders' crime history within Lucas County, Ohio. Criminal records consist of pre-conviction and post-conviction crime records. Pre-conviction records outline an individual's interaction with the law before a trial. Lucas County arrest records, charging documents, and bail or bond information are part of the county's pre-conviction criminal records. Generally, Lucas County criminal records are public. However, juvenile records, sensitive personal information, and sealed and expunged records are exempt from public disclosure.

In Lucas County, pre-trial criminal records are accessible through several sources. Lucas arrest records and other pre-conviction documents are available through several sources. These include:

  • The Lucas County Sheriff's Office, municipal police departments, and other law enforcement agencies in the county
  • Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (for detainees who are awaiting trial or resolution of criminal cases).

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office is the repository for the county's arrest records. To access Lucas County arrest records in the possession of law enforcement agencies:

  • Login to the Lucas County Sheriff's Office website
  • Click the drop menu and select “Public Resources”.
  • Scroll down and click “Request for Public Records” to access the records request page
  • Fill out the request form, select “Crime” from the options under “Type of Report” and click submit.

Also, a requester can call the Lucas County Sheriff's Office at (419) 213-4908 or visit in person at:

1622 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604.

Lucas County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Lucas County criminal records are available through the Lucas County Clerk of Courts office. To look for information on Lucas's criminal records:

  • Login to the Clerk of Courts Dockets for Lucas County Common Pleas Court to view docket information.
  • Call the Lucas County Criminal File Room at (419) 213-4483 or send a fax to (419) 213-4291
  • Contact the Lucas County Clerk of Courts office.

Get Lucas County Civil Court Records

Lucas County civil court records are official documents on civil Case proceedings in Lucas County’s Courts of Common Pleas and Municipal Courts. Civil court records documents include but are not limited to:

  • Case designation form
  • Subpoenas
  • Dockets
  • Appeal and Appellate Records
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Judgments and Orders
  • Motions
  • Complaints and Answers.

Civil court records are public, but some may be restricted or redacted for privacy and security reasons. Requesters may have to show identification to access certain civil court records, and access to Lucas County civil court records may require fee payments.

In Lucas County, the Clerk of the Courts of Common Pleas office is the repository agency for civil court records. To obtain Lucas County civil court records:

  • Reach out to the Lucas County Clerk of Courts Records Center at (419) 213-4882 or (419) 213-4493
  • Visit the Lucas County Clerk of Courts office in person and request access to civil court records
  • Send a mail-in records request to the Lucas County Clerk of Courts office at:
    Civil Division
    700 Adams Street, 1st Floor, Toledo, OH 43604.

Lucas County Family Court Records

Lucas County family law records are documents relating to family matters and domestic cases handled by the courts within Lucas County. Family law records encompass documents on:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guardianship
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Paternity.

The Domestic Relations Division of the Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas is responsible for adjudicating family law cases in Lucas County. Due to the sensitive nature of some family law case information, there are restrictions to certain family law records. In Lucas County, the following family law records are exempt from public access and are available to persons with authority or tangible interest:

  • Juvenile Delinquency Records
  • Sealed Adoption Records
  • Medical or Mental Health Records
  • Domestic Violence Records
  • Records involving minors
  • Records of sensitive information.

The Domestic Relations Division of the Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas maintains family law records in Lucas County. To access Lucas County family law records, contact the Courts of Common Pleas Domestic Relations File Room at (419) 213-6902 or Fax: (419) 213-6925. Also, requesters can request access to Lucas County family law records through mail or in-person visits to:

429 N Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604.

Lucas County family law records play a significant role in ensuring equity and fairness in the adjudication of family law cases. In addition, family law records are a source of research data for individuals interested in studying family-related legal proceedings.

Lucas Dissolution of Marriage Records

Lucas County's dissolution of marriage records are official documents that describe the legal process leading to the termination of marriages in Lucas County. Dissolution of marriage records, documents, and information includes:

  • Dissolution of Marriage Petitions
  • Child Custody and Visitation (if applicable)
  • Child support (if applicable)
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Spousal support
  • Property Division Worksheet.

To access Lucas County dissolution of marriage records, call, mail, or visit the Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday through Friday at:

429 N Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-6850

Requesters can also contact the Domestic Relations file room at (419) 213-6902 or send a fax to (419) 213-6925.

Lucas County Marriage and Divorce Records

Lucas County’s marriage records are official documents relating to the legal union of individuals in Lucas County. Contrariwise, Lucas County divorce records relate to official documents generated during court proceedings leading to the termination of a marriage within Lucas County. The Lucas County Probate Court is responsible for maintaining marriage and divorce records within Lucas County.

Lucas County marriage certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce records are typically public. However, there may be restrictions to accessing recent marriage records and certain details in divorce records for privacy reasons. In Lucas County, the Probate Court handles divorce cases and is the repository for marriage and divorce records.

To access Lucas County marriage certificate and divorce records:

  • Visit the Lucas County Probate Court website
  • Contact the Domestic Relations Division of the Lucas County Courts of Common Pleas through phone calls, mail, email, or in person.

Lucas Birth and Death Records

Lucas County birth records (or birth certificates) are official documents relating to the birth of individuals within Lucas County. On the other hand, Lucas County death records are official documents relating to the death of individuals within Lucas County. Both Lucas County birth certificates and death records are part of the Lucas County Vital Records. In Ohio, birth and death records are confidential and accessible to eligible individuals. However, Lucas County birth and death records are available to the public 100 years from the date of birth or death of the record's owner. The Lucas County Health Department and the Lucas County Probate Court are responsible for maintaining birth and death records within the county.

To access Lucas County birth and death records:

  • Requesters may contact the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.
  • Download a Birth/Death Records Request Form, fill it out, and mail it along with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Vital Statistics
Toledo-Lucas County
Health Department at 635 N. Erie Street,
Toledo, OH 43604.

Lucas County birth and death records request is also available through:

  • Calls at (419) 213-4100
  • Affiliated third-party online databases
  • In-person visits to the Toledo-Lucas County Department of Health.

In addition, interested persons can also reach out to the Lucas County Probate Court.

Lucas County birth and death records provide legal proof of individuals' births and deaths within the county. They are also sources of data for population monitoring, tracking births and deaths, and identifying patterns of disease and health issues.

Lucas County Probate Court Records

Lucas County probate court records are official documents on court proceedings relating to cases under the jurisdictions of the Probate Court in Lucas County. Probate Court records documents and information include but are not limited to:

  • Adoption
  • Wills
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Correction of birth certificate
  • Minor's settlement cases
  • Name change cases.

Lucas County probate court records are available online through the Lucas County Probate Court Case Access page and designated third-party websites. For probate court records that are not available online, requesters may need to submit a Public Records Request:

  • Visit the Lucas County Probate Court website and download a Probate Court Form.
  • Complete the form and mail, email, or submit it in person to the Lucas County Probate Court using the contact addresses below:
    • The Lucas County Probate Court
      700 Adams Street, Suite 200
      Toledo, OH 43604
      Phone: (419) 213-4775
      Email: info@lucasprobate.org
      .

Lucas County Property Records

Lucas County property records refer to official documents relating to real estate valuation, transactions, and ownership in Lucas County. Property records information includes:

  • Building Permits
  • Plat maps
  • Deeds
  • Sales History
  • Parcel Number
  • Liens and Encumbrances
  • Tax information
  • Zoning information
  • Ownership information.

The Lucas County Auditor's Office and the Lucas County Recorder's Office maintain property records. To access Lucas County property records, log in to the AREIS online search page and search for property records by address. Also, interested persons can contact the Lucas Auditor's Office for assistance at:

1 Government Center
Suite 600
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4406
Fax: (419) 213-4888

Lucas County Court Records Online

Third-party online resources like Ohiocourtrecords.us offer several benefits, such as search tools for Lucas’s court records. Using third-party online resources to search for records may provide a convenient solution because they allow access to records anytime and from different locations. In addition, third-party online resources ease the stress of searching for records and save costs by gathering data and information from different sources and making them available at one location. However, third-party sites operate independently of any state government entity. As such, using third-party online resources for sourcing records may have disadvantages. For instance, there may be issues with user data breaches and inaccurate and incomplete records.

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