LOCATING COURT RECORDS
The Butler County Clerk of Courts is responsible for maintaining the case files of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas and the 12th District Court of Appeals. The Clerk of Courts also maintains records of Notary Public certifications filed in Butler County.
The Clerk maintains records for the Common Pleas Court's General Division and Domestic Relations Division. General Division case files contain criminal felonies, criminal extraditions, civil lawsuits exceeding $15,000, civil protection orders, judgment execution dockets and state tax liens records. Domestic Relations Division case files contain divorce, dissolution, child custody, visitation, child support and domestic violence records.
12th District Court of Appeals cases originate from Area Courts, Municipal Courts, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, Common Pleas Court or an administrative board appeal.
The Clerk of Courts provides electronic access to case files dating from 1988 through present. The Clerk of Courts office, located on the 5th floor of the Government Services Center, 315 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio, provides free public terminals Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
The following list identifies the records that are physically maintained by the Clerk of Courts in the Government Services Center:
Civil, Civil Protection, Court of Appeals, Criminal, Criminal Extradition, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Judgment Docket, Notary Certification, State Tax, Withholding Tax.
Most recent case files are located in the Clerk of Courts office. Older records are held at the Butler County Records Center. You may check availability by calling 513-887-3278.