How to Contact Cleveland Housing Court

For questions about a Court date, a fine or outstanding balance of fines and costs, please call the appropriate branch of the Clerk’s Office. You will need to provide your case number when calling. You can also check the Cleveland Municipal Court Portal.

Cleveland Housing Court

The Justice Center

1200 Ontario Street, 13B Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 664-4295

Housing Court Specialists

(216) 664-4295

Traffic/Criminal Clerk's Office

(216) 664-4790

Civil Clerk's Office

(216) 664-4870

Small Claims

(216) 664-4295

Trustee & Rent Deposits 

(216) 664-4295

Media Inquires:

Amanda Harnocz, Director of Communication

(216) 664-6104

Zoom Access 

For access to Judge Scott's Virtual Hearings please click here. Please note this link is ONLY for the Monday Pre-Trial and Wednesday Criminal Docket and not for any in-person or civil eviction cases. If you need access to civil eviction cases please contact our office at (216) 664-3845. If you have a civil eviction hearing, please call the court at (216) 664-3845 or email the court at in order to obtain your virtual hearing information.

The Justice Center 

The Justice Center encompasses a city block in downtown Cleveland bounded by Lakeside Avenue, West 3rd Street, Ontario Street and St. Clair Avenue. The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court General Division is located in the 24-story Courts Tower at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Ontario Street. 


There are three public entrances to the justice Center which all require security screening: The main entrance is off of Lakeside Avenue. The secondary entrance is off of Ontario Street. (This usually has a shorter line, but that depends on the time of day and demand.) The third entrance is from the Huntington Garage through a walkway that goes under Lakeside Avenue. 


Parking close to the Justice Center is limited. While parking is available within a few blocks, the prices can be steep. Here are some options to consider: 


The Huntington Parking Garage (Behind the Old Court House): 

There is a large parking lot off of West 3rd Street and Summit Street labelled "Warehouse District Parking" just north of Lakeside Avenue. The entrance is under the Shoreway. You will need to walk a few blocks, but the cost is relatively low. The only entrance and exit from the garage is from West 3rd Street. 

Public Parking

There is a large parking lot off of West 3rd and Summit labelled "Warehouse District Parking" just north of Lakeside Ave. The entrance is under the Shoreway. You will need to walk a few blocks, but the cost is relatively low.


You may want to consider riding the bus or using the rapid trains. The trains disembark a few blocks away at Tower City. A number of bus routes stop right outside the Justice Center. For RTA route information, click here for


RTA provides free trolley service around downtown Cleveland. You can park farther form the Justice Center, and then use the free service. For a map of the trolley stops, click here

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to courtroom restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Housing Court is providing access to court proceedings for public observation via Zoom.

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