The Accounts Department will remain closed to in-person reviews at this time. Please continue to leave all accounts in the basket on the information counter. There will be no access to the Magistrates’ lobby without first stopping at the Information Counter for the review of documents that need to be presented to a Magistrate. Only upon the Clerk’s approval can you enter the Magistrates’ lobby. No one is allowed to access the Magistrates without wearing a mask or facial covering. Only 4 individuals are allowed in a Magistrates’ office at any one time. Chairs have been set up in the lobby and the Magistrates’ offices to ensure social distancing.
The same protocols regarding hearings are now required when visiting a Magistrate in person.
As a reminder:
1. If a party or attorney is ill, has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, chills, sneezing or other symptom consistent with having the COVID -19 virus, please do not visit the Court in person.
2. If a party or attorney resides in a household with, has been a caretaker for, or has knowledge that they have been exposed to anyone with the COVID-19 virus within the two weeks preceding, please do not visit the Court in person.
If in doubt about where you need to go to conduct Court business, or if you have any questions, please call 1-513-946-3570 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM M-F.
Due to the fluidity of the public health crisis, the Court will continue to monitor any releases or directives from relevant agencies and may modify accordingly the operating procedures set forth herein. Please monitor the Court's website for any new information.
Once again, thank you for your assistance and understanding as we continue to serve the public during this difficult time.
Judge Ralph Winkler