• Cleveland Municipal Court Partners with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to Help People Get Driving Privileges Back

    Mar 06, 2019
    (Cleveland) – In an effort to engage the local community on a change in Ohio law that could affect thousands of people with vehicle license suspensions, The Cleveland Municipal Court has created a special hotline and website to help those trying to get their driving privileges reinstated.
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  • Phone App for Paying Cleveland Parking Tickets

    Nov 23, 2015
    A free phone app is available for paying parking tickets in the City of Cleveland. “Getting a parking ticket is certainly a hassle”, said Cleveland Clerk of Courts Earle B. Turner, “but what’s worse than getting one is forgetting about it, and allowing late fees to be added, or worse, finding out that you can’t renew your tags because of old tickets. This app is another option of settling the ticket quickly”.
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  • Vehicle Owners Can Get Email Alerts for Parking or Photo Tickets.

    Jun 04, 2012
    New program allows owners to register up to 4 vehicles. The program is for vehicles that have had a violation within the past 18 months.
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  • Attorneys can now file civil documents on-line

    Nov 21, 2011
    Lawyers throughout Greater Cleveland are invited to a demonstration of the new e-filing system of the Cleveland Municipal Court on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. At 10 am on the 12th floor of the Justice Center, attorneys will learn how to use the latest phase of the e-filing system, which allows civil briefs to be filed through the Court’s website. Until now, paper documents had to be filed at the Clerk’s office.
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Meet the Clerk of Courts


Earle B. Turner
Clerk of Court

Justice Center - level 2
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44113

Phone:  (216) 664-4870



Born on March 15, 1953, Cleveland, Ohio. Married to Marcia Turner; has four children: Shiloh, Christina, Lacora and Kierra.


1971-1975 Central State University
B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration


Cleveland’s youngest public official as Councilman for Ward 2 for 21 years; 1st Vice-Chairman of the Black Elected Democrats of Cleveland, Ohio, 1992; coordinator of the Millcreek Development (putting together one of the largest housing developments in the City of Cleveland); Chairman of the Browns Stadium Committee (formed to determine whether the Stadium should be renovated or rebuilt).

Professional memberships

Hiram House Board of Trustees, Northeast Ohio Area Wide coordinating Agency, Citizens League of Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Democratic committee, Ward Leader, Precinct Committeeman, El Hasa Temple-Excelsior Lodge #11, Bezalel Consistory-No. 15, and El Hasa Temple No. 28. Served as past Chairman of the City of Cleveland Community Development Committee, Chairman of the Aviation Committee, State Central Committeeman, 21st Congressional District, Vice Chairman, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, 1981. Member of the City of Cleveland Finance Committee, Public Utilities Committee, Rules Committee. Member of the Democratic National Platform Committee, 1980. Member, State of Ohio Steering Committee, 1980. President, Miles YMCA Board., 2000-2001, Member, Rock –n-Roll Hall of Fame Board, 1999-2001. Chairman of the Southeast YMCA 2000-2001, Member-Southeast YMCA board.

Awards received

Congressman Louis Stokes, Certificate of Appreciation; “Youngest Councilman elected in the City of Cleveland”, 1975. Most outstanding Councilman of the Decade, 1979; Selected as one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America”, 1980. Noble of the Year, El-Hasa Temple, 1986. Certificate of Outstanding Service, El-Hasa Temple, No. 28, 1986, Legion of Honor Certificate, 1988. A Salute to African American Men Leadership Award, 1998. Phenomenal African American Man Award, 2003.

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