CoronaCOVID SAFETY

We have continued the COVID safety measures put in place during the Pandemic.
Everyone entering the building must:

  • Wear a mask
  • Have your temperature taken
  • Register for tracking purposes

Plexiglass shields have been installed in each courtroom and in the Clerk’s Office.
Air filters are provided in select areas around the building.

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E-Safe Surrender

During the Pandemic, the Court is permitting people with arrest warrants pending to surrender via email rather than appearing in person at the Court or a local jail. 

E-Safe Surrender permits you to:

  • Dispose of open cases where warrants are pending
  • Pay unpaid fines and costs on cases where warrants and/or license forfeitures/warrant blocks are pending
  • Complete community control sanctions through probation without additional penalty

The benefits of the program are:

  • Freedom from the warrant and possible arrest
  • Ability to reinstate your driver’s license with the OBMV
  • Receipt of credit for accepting responsibility at the time of sentencing
  • Re-evaluation of unpaid fines and costs based on the impact of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Alternate sentences of community control sanctions in lieu of a jail sentence or payment of monies

To be admitted to the program, you must:

  • Pay a $200.00 fee to the Clerk's Office (which will apply to any fines/costs associated with the case) and provide the court with updated contact information using one of the methods listed below:
  • Email the Court at safe@ghmc.org with your current mailing address, email address, telephone number, text number, the last four digits of your social security number, date of birth and all known case numbers
  • Call the Court at 216-475-1900, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm with your current mailing address, email address, telephone number, text number, the last four digits of your social security number, date of birth and any known case numbers
  • Using US Mail, send your current mailing address, email address, telephone number, text number, the last four digits of your social security number, date of birth and all known case numbers

Hearing

  • When the Court receives your payment and contact information, the Court will cancel the arrest warrant and schedule your case(s) for a remote hearing on the next available date
  • Also, if you have license forfeitures or blocks resulting from the warrant the Clerk will issue a release and email that to you for you to file with the Ohio BMV

Ineligibility

  • Cases in which the Judge or Magistrate has issued an order indicating "No Bond", "Hold without Bond" or "Bond to be set by Court" are not eligible for the program
  • Probation violation warrants will be reviewed by your probation officer for eligibility 
  • If it is determined that you do not qualify, you will be contacted by court personnel to advise of the same 

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E-Safe Surrender