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Muskingum County Court Records

Muskingum County court records refer to the official documentation of legal proceedings, hearings, and decisions within the jurisdiction of Muskingum County, Ohio. These records provide a historical record of judicial actions in the county.

Typically, Ohio court records contain a variety of information, including legal filings (complaints, petitions, subpoenas, motions, affidavits, and pleadings) case information, hearing transcripts, rulings, and judgments.

Are Court Records Public in Muskingum County?

In Muskingum County, Ohio, court records are considered public records. The Ohio Public Records Act grants interested persons access to public records, including court records.

However, there are certain restrictions or limitations on accessing certain types of Muskingum court records, as per state law. These restrictions typically involve records that contain sensitive or confidential information, such as:

  • Juvenile records
  • Sealed or expunged records
  • Certain sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, medical records, or other confidential details.

Muskingum County Court Records Search

The Muskingum County Clerk of Courts maintains the Muskingum court records of the General Division and Domestic Relations Division of the Court of Common Pleas. It provides online access to these court records through the online search portal. This portal can be searched by name (provides a list of cases where the person or entity is a party) and case number. Individuals interested in obtaining certified copies of Muskingum County court records should visit the Clerk of Courts offices in person during normal business hours and request such certified copies.

Clerk of Courts - Domestic Relations Division
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7898
Fax: (740) 455-7198

 

Clerk of Courts - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

Normal business hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The Probate Division also provides online access to its court records through its online records search portal. This can be searched by party name, case number, and file date. Requesters can also visit the courthouse for Probate court records or call (740) 455-7113. For records of the Juvenile Division, visit the courthouse or call (740) 453-0351.

Interested persons can use the record search portal to conduct online searches of misdemeanor criminal, traffic and small claims court cases handled by the Muskingum County Court. Alternatively, visit the courthouse or call (740) 455-7138.

The Zanesville Municipal Court provides an online court record lookup portal for interested persons to search records of the court. Requesters can also visit the courthouse or call (740) 454-3260 or (740) 454-3269.

Muskingum County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based search for the court records of the General Division and Domestic Relations Division of the Court of Common Pleas can be done through the online search portal. Alternatively, you can visit the Clerk of Courts offices in person during normal business hours and conduct a name-based search.

Clerk of Courts - Domestic Relations Division
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7898
Fax: (740) 455-7198

 

Clerk of Courts - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

Normal business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday.

Interested persons can perform a name search for records of the Juvenile and Probate Divisions by visiting the respective courthouses or calling (740) 453-0351 (Juvenile Division) or (740) 455-7113 (Probate Division). The Probate Division also provides online access to court records through the online records search portal.

Use the Record search portal to carry out a name search for the Muskingum County Court records and Court record lookup portal for the Zanesville Municipal Court. You can also visit the applicable courthouse or call (740) 455-7138 (Muskingum County Court) or (740) 454-3260 (Zanesville Municipal Court).

Muskingum County Courts

The Muskingum County judicial system consists of a Court of Common Pleas (comprising four divisions - Domestic Relations, General, Juvenile, and Probate), a County Court, a Municipal Court, and five Mayor’s Courts.

  • The Muskingum Court of Common Pleas: The court has general jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases and hears cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of the lower courts in the county. The court is divided into four divisions - Domestic Relations, General, Juvenile, and Probate Divisions.
  • Municipal and County Courts: They have limited jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases. The civil matters are cases with the disputed claim being between $500 and $15,000 and criminal cases include misdemeanors and traffic cases.
  • Mayor’s Courts: These courts hear particular criminal and quasi-criminal cases that are not within the jurisdiction of a Municipal Court. These cases include violations of municipal ordinances, some criminal traffic cases, including operating while under the influence, and some parking violations.

Below are the addresses and contact information of the courts:

Court of Common Pleas in Muskingum County

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7898
Fax: (740) 455-7198

 

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

 

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division
Muskingum County Juvenile Court
1860 East Pike
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 453-0351
Fax: (740) 453-1066

 

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7113
Fax: (740) 455-7173

 

County Courts in Muskingum County

Muskingum County Court
Law Administration Building
27 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7138
Fax: (740) 455-7157

Municipal Courts in Muskingum County

Zanesville Municipal Court
332 South Street
P.O. Box 566
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 454-3260
Fax: (740) 455-0739

 

Mayor’s Courts in Muskingum County

Dresden Mayor’s Court
Municipal Building
904 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 539
Dresden, OH 43821
Phone: (740) 754-3151
Fax: (740) 754-4005

 

Frazeysburg Mayor’s Court
29 N State Street
P.O. Box 160
Frazeysburg, OH 43822
Phone: (740) 828-2901
Fax: (740) 828-2913

 

New Concord Magistrate’s Court
2 W Main Street
New Concord, OH 43762
Phone: (740) 826-7671 ext. 104
Fax: (740) 826-7617

 

Roseville Mayor’s Court
107 N Main Street
Roseville, OH 43777
Phone: (740) 697-7782
Fax: (740) 697-0064

 

South Zanesville Mayor’s Court
24 E Main Street
South Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 454-0492

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas Records

The Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas has four divisions - Domestic Relations, General, Juvenile, and Probate. The Domestic Relations Division handles cases related to family law, such as divorces, child custody disputes, and domestic violence protection orders. The General Division has a broad spectrum of civil and criminal cases, including personal injury lawsuits, contract disputes, felony criminal matters, and appeals from administrative agencies. The Juvenile Division focuses on cases involving minors, including juvenile delinquency, dependency and neglect, and termination of parental rights. The Probate Division oversees matters related to wills, trusts, estates, guardianships, adoptions, and marriage licenses within its jurisdiction.

The Muskingum County Clerk of Courts maintains the records of the Domestic Relations and General divisions and provides online access to court records through a searchable portal, allowing individuals to search by name or case number. Those seeking certified copies of court records can visit the Clerk of Courts offices in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday. The address and contact information for the Clerk of Courts offices are:

Clerk of Courts - Domestic Relations Division
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7898
Fax: (740) 455-7198

 

Clerk of Courts - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

The Probate Division of the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas offers online access to its court records through an online records search portal, allowing searches by party name, case number, and file date, while records can also be obtained by visiting the courthouse or contacting (740) 455-7113. Similarly, records for the Juvenile Division can be accessed by visiting the courthouse or calling (740) 453-0351.

Muskingum County Criminal Records

Muskingum County criminal records contain details regarding the criminal activities and convictions of individuals within the county. It includes Muskingum arrest records, charges, prosecutions, convictions, and sentences. In Muskingum County, criminal records handled by law enforcement agencies are available through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office.

To obtain criminal records from the BCI, Muskingum County residents can use the Computerized Criminal History Records service. This can be done online via LivesScan or card scan methods. To initiate the process, individuals need to provide the name of the record owner, current address, and any other identifying or personal characteristics necessary for accurate identification. Additionally, the request must include the record owner’s complete set of fingerprints and signed consent. The valid photo identification of the requester is required, and the requester must pay a fee of $22 using credit/debit cards, checks, or money orders made payable to the “Treasurer of the State of Ohio”. Requests can be submitted to any of the 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

To access Muskingum County criminal records through the Sheriff’s Office, individuals need to purchase a 10-print ink rolled fingerprint card for $15 from the Sheriff’s Office at:

Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office
1840 East Pike
Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 452-3637
(740) 455-7133

After purchasing the card, they must take it, along with the receipt for payment, to the Muskingum County Jail on 4th St for processing. Payment can be made by credit/debit, cash, or money order (with a 3% fee for credit card payments). The local background check, which includes only Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office jail booking records and does not include final disposition or the complete criminal record, is available for a fee of $5. Individuals must provide a photo ID or birth certificate and social security card for this check, although if these items are not available, only a name check will be conducted.

Note: Individuals seeking background checks should verify with the requesting agency which specific type of background check is required.

Muskingum County Criminal Court Case Lookup

To look up criminal court case information in Muskingum County, individuals can use the online record search portal provided by the Muskingum County Clerk of Courts for the General Division of the Court of Common Pleas. This portal allows searches by name or case number. Alternatively, requesters can visit the Clerk of Courts office in person during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday) at:

Clerk of Courts - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

Individuals interested in misdemeanor criminal cases handled by the Muskingum County Court can conduct online searches through the record search portal, visit the courthouse directly, or call (740) 455-7138.

For misdemeanors heard by the Zanesville Municipal Court, individuals can make use of the court record lookup portal. They can also visit the courthouse or call (740) 454-3260 or (740) 454-3269.

Get Muskingum County Civil Court Records

The General Division of the Court of Common Pleas hears civil cases, and the Muskingum County Clerk of Courts maintains the court's civil court records. Interested persons can use an online search portal to search civil court information by name or case number. Persons interested in obtaining certified copies of civil court records can visit the Clerk of Courts office in person during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday) at:

Clerk of Courts - General Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7104
Fax: (740) 455-8245

Interested individuals can conduct online searches of small claims court cases heard by the Muskingum County Court through the record search portal. Alternatively, they can visit the courthouse or contact (740) 455-7138 for assistance.

For cases heard by the Zanesville Municipal Court, individuals can utilize the online court record lookup portal provided by the court. They can also visit the courthouse or call (740) 454-3260 or (740) 454-3269 for further information or assistance.

Muskingum County Family Court Records

In Muskingum County, family law cases, including those related to divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence, are heard by the Domestic Relations Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Muskingum County Clerk of Courts maintains the records of the Domestic Relations Division and offers online access to court records through the records search portal. The portal can be searched by name or case number. Requesters can also visit the Clerk of Courts office in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday at:

Clerk of Courts - Domestic Relations Division
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7898
Fax: (740) 455-7198

Muskingum Dissolution of Marriage Records

To access dissolution of marriage records in Muskingum County, individuals or their representatives can visit the Clerk of Courts office in person or request a copy by mail. It costs $0.05 for each page and $1.00 for each page for certified copies.

For mail requests, provide the relevant details, including the case number (if known), the names of the parties, the year of the divorce filing, and the return address. The average cost for mail requests, including certified copy and postage, is $5. The acceptable payment methods are checks or money orders payable to the “Muskingum County Clerk of Courts”. The mail request should be made to:

Domestic Relations
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

For in-person requests, visit the same address, located at the former JCPenney Building. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Muskingum County Marriage and Divorce Records

Muskingum County marriage and divorce records have different custodians. The Probate Division of the Court of Common Pleas maintains Muskingum County marriage records, while the Clerk of Courts keeps Muskingum County divorce records.

To obtain Muskingum County marriage certificates, individuals can visit the Probate Division or contact them using the information below:

Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division
Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7113
probate@muskingumcounty.org

To obtain divorce records, the requester (or their representatives) can visit the Clerk of Courts office in person or request a copy by mail. The cost for copies is $0.05 per page or $1 per page for certified copies. If requesting by mail, include relevant information such as case number (if known), names of parties, year of divorce filing, and return address. The average cost, including certified copy and postage, is $5, payable by check or money order to the “Muskingum County Clerk of Courts”. The mailing address for requests is:

Domestic Relations
22 N 5th Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

For pick-up, the address is the same. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Muskingum Birth and Death Records

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is the custodian of Muskingum County birth records and death records. Muskingum County birth certificates and death records are part of Muskingum County public records; they are accessible to anyone interested in obtaining such records. Interested persons can obtain these records by making an in-person or mail request. Complete the Application for Certified Copies and mail it or submit it in person to:

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department
205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 454-9741
Fax: (740) 452-5107

For mail-in requests, a money order of $22.00 per certificate plus postage is required, payable to “Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department”. In-person requests are the fastest, typically processed within 15 minutes or less, and can be paid for with cash, check, money order (in U.S. funds), or credit/debit cards.

For further inquiries or assistance, individuals can contact the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department at (740) 454-9741 extension 280 or via email at records@zmchd.org, specifying “BIRTH/DEATH RECORD” in the subject line for faster service.

Muskingum County Probate Court Records

The Muskingum County Probate Division of the Court of Common Pleas handles a variety of cases related to wills, estates, guardianships, adoptions, and marriage licenses within its jurisdiction. These cases include validating wills, distributing assets to beneficiaries, resolving disputes among heirs, appointing guardians for minors or incapacitated adults, overseeing adoptions, and issuing marriage licenses.

Individuals can access records online through the Probate Division’s online records search portal, which allows searches by party name, case number, and file date. Alternatively, individuals can visit the Muskingum County Courthouse in person or contact the Probate Division directly at (740) 455-7113 for assistance in obtaining these records. The courthouse is located at:

Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Muskingum County Property Records

The Muskingum County Recorder records and maintains land records in the county. Interested persons may search for property records information using the Online Records System Portal. The portal is searchable by name, book/page, file number, and date. Alternatively, an in-person, mail, or email request can be submitted using the contact information below:

Physical address
Muskingum County Recorder
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

The office is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 2333
Zanesville, OH 43702
Phone: (740) 455-7107
Fax: (740) 455-7943
recorder@muskingumcounty.org

The Muskingum County Auditor also provides a Real Estate search portal for property tax-related information. It can be searched by owner, location, number, and sales. The contact information of the Auditor is below:

Muskingum County Auditor
401 Main Street
Zanesville OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7109
Fax: (740) 455-7182
auditor@muskingumcounty.org

The office is open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Muskingum County Court Records Online

Accessing Muskingum County court records online through third-party resources like Ohiocourtrecords.us offers convenience and efficiency, allowing users to retrieve information from their own locations without the need for courthouse visits. While these platforms provide user-friendly interfaces and faster record retrieval, they may not always offer comprehensive coverage or the most up-to-date information, potentially leading to incomplete or outdated records. Users should be aware of associated costs and consider the reliability and accuracy of the information provided by these resources, verifying critical details when necessary. Despite these limitations, third-party online resources remain valuable tools for accessing Muskingum County court records, supplementing traditional methods of record retrieval.

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