Criminal Division General Filing Requirements

The Summit County Common Pleas Court does not accept any faxed filings at this time.

Orders, Motions and Pleadings

The original and 2 copies are required for filing.


The original, 1 copy for the Clerk of Courts, 1 copy for attorney, and 1 copy for every name listed on subpoena (up to 5 names) are required.

Application For Attorney Fees

Three (3) originals signed by the judge are required, along with 2 extra copies, one of which will be returned for your file.

Sealing of Records

The cost to file for Expungement or Sealing of Records is $100.00. The original and 4 copies are required for filing. Approximate time of completion is 3-6 months. An investigation will be performed by the Probation Department.

Appearance Bonds

Checks are not accepted for payment of Bonds. Credit Cards are accepted.
An additional State of Ohio mandated fee of $85.00 is charged on all bonds. The fee is credited towards court costs when disposition has been filed.

Court Costs, Restitution and Probation Fees

Payment for Court Costs, Restitution and Probation Fees should be made payable to:

Summit County Clerk of Courts
Att: Criminal Division
205 S. High St.  1st Floor
Akron, Oh 44308