Be on time to your hearing! If you are late or absent, the case may be dismissed. A default judgment may also be granted, which means the other party automatically wins.
If you cannot make it to court on your trial date, you may request a continuance. A continuance reschedules the trial to a future date. Either the plaintiff or the defendant may request a continuance. A continuance is not automatic. If the judge does not grant the continuance in writing, the trial will proceed as originally scheduled. You must deliver the written request for a continuance to the court at least 7 days before the date of your trial. Requests made with less than 7 days before your trial will not be considered.
Your written request must include:
Mail your completed request to:
Clerk of Court
Garfield Heights Municipal Court
5555 Turney Road
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125
You may fax your request to 216-475-3087.