Garfield Heights Municipal Court (GHMC) has geographic jurisdiction of cases arising in Brecksville, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Independence, Maple Heights, Metro Parks, Newburgh Heights, Valley View and Walton Hills. The Court provides a range of online services to enable the public to move their case forward without needing to visit the courthouse.
The Clerk of Court’s Office operates remotely online 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year and Virtual hearings are normally held between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and are conducted online through Zoom.us. Occasionally evening and weekend hours may be scheduled at the direction of the judge.
Except for certain evidentiary hearings and trials which a judge may schedule for an in-person appearance, court users may access the Court online for all other purposes. Online services include:
IMPORTANT NOTE: The E-Filing and E-Pleas are maintained by Henschen & Associates at the direction of the Court. This permits the Court to operate virtually without a multi-person IT staff. When filing or entering a plea online, the user will be directed to the Henschen & Associates website and will need to choose the “Garfield Heights Municipal Court” to begin.