Stow Municipal Court
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Stow municipal court is a municipal courthouse serving the residents of Summit County, Ohio. It serves sixteen communities in northern summit county, including Boston Heights, Boston Township, Northfield, Twinsburg Township etc. Its new courthouse was built in 2009 in the central location at state route eight and steel corner road. The court has jurisdiction over criminal, misdemeanor, traffic, vehicle and civil cases in which the amount exceeds $15,000. Twenty thousand cases per year are handled by this court. The court has resumed its in-person claims with some precautions and proper guidelines. Proper dressing and masks are required when any person comes to the court.
How to search for case records?
Stow Municipal Court Case Search records can be found online using the court view portal. The court maintained all the case records in the file or database. The case search for records can be done in the following ways:
- Searching by case number
- Searching by name
- Searching by citation or ticket number
- Searching by advanced case number
- Searching by case types
- Searching by advanced attorney
You can also manage how many searches result in you want. After you enter any search-type information, it will come if it is available and is not confidential and sealed. If the case is personal and sealed, then you have to go to the court and request record access, and then the court will decide whether to provide that case information or not. Fees for the copies per page for records are mandatory, and you had to pay when coming to the court.
How to search for case dockets?
Stow Municipal Court case dockets can be searched online using the court view calendar. The time with event type, judge, location for case hearing and case description is given in the case calendar. You can click on any date, and the schedule will be displayed with all the information. If the case is confidential, then its schedule is not available online.
How to make a payment?
Stow municipal court payment can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay tickets and fines by visiting the hall of justice during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, US funds, or a card at the court payment office. Take your ticket and case number with you when you come for payment. 2% surcharges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
Online payments can be made using the court online court view portal http://eservices.stowmunicourt.com/eservices/home.page.2;jsessionid=1CAAD2D92A535981D07BAEDAD4B32EAA. Look for the case by any method they are given and pay online. Convenience fees will be applied using this method.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address; 4400 Courthouse Blvd, Stow, OH 44224, USA. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Remember to write your citation, name, case number, and account number when you send the payment, and mail the amount in a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a receipt. Please attach the courtesy notice to the envelope if paying for a traffic ticket.
Payment can also be paid by calling the court. Follow the steps they tell you. Service charges are applied in this case. Sometimes you can also face connectivity issues with this type of method.
The traffic court handles which types of cases?
Stow Municipal traffic court handles traffic and vehicle violations that include speeding, driving without or with an expired license, going at the same time; you have drugs, accidents, using a phone while driving, driving without seat belts etc. The court will mail you a courtesy notice on the citation address after you receive a traffic or infraction ticket. That notice will tell you detailed information on the citation number, schedule, violation you had done, bail amount, eligibility for traffic violation school etc. If your citation includes a court appearance, then appearing in the court on the schedule is mandatory. Many options for resolving traffic tickets if a court appearance is not required are:
- Sign up for the traffic school if your case is eligible. After completing it, your traffic infraction records will be removed.
- Pay the total amount of the fine on time.
- Show some proof of correction if the case is related to insurance or no vehicle registration and pay a reduced amount of fine with the correction fees.
- Request for a continuance in some eligible cases.
- Enter a plea of not guilty and waiver of time; mail it to the court.
You had to respond with a solution before the deadline. Contact the clerk’s office if you are still waiting to receive any mail for courtesy notice.
How to file a small claim case?
Stow Municipal civil court handles small claim matters in which the amount does not exceed $15000. You can file a complaint by filling out a form and sending it to the clerk’s office. Fill in the personal information of the defendant and plaintiff, the brief reason for the claim and the amount you are claiming.
What will the case management dashboard do?
Stow Municipal Court offers a case management dashboard that will allow the person involved in the case to enter a plea of a not guilty, plea of guilty/ no contest and driver safety programs. Please enter your email, name, phone number, and driver’s license number with an ID photo card, address, hearing schedule, your offense for which you submit a case management dashboard etc. and submit it. The court will respond with a response.
What are the fees for criminal and traffic cases?
Stow Municipal Court fees for criminal and traffic cases depend upon the type of case you have committed. Local basic costs for traffic M-1 to M-4 is $212, $20 for all the misdemeanor case without non-moving traffic case, $112 for criminal MM, $250 for a pre-sentence investigation, $20 per test for drug case testing and $50 for the filing fees for criminal ninth district appealing matter etc.
Which probation programs are offered by this court?
Stow Municipal Court offers two types of probation programs assigned by the court in case of some traffic, guilty or criminal offense. These programs will assure you that the defendants adhere to the court order and avoid jail time. The two types of probation programs offered by this court are:
- Program for underage alcohol diversion
- Program for minor marijuana offense diversion
What happens if I fail to appear or pay on time?
If you fail to appear or do not pay the fine on time, further conviction and fine will be imposed on you, your driving license and insurance will be suspended, and a $100 civil penalty will be imposed on you.
How can I request a continuance?
If you are involved in criminal or traffic cases, you can submit a request for a continuance. You can submit it by filling out the information required in the form and submitting it online. The court will respond to you after receiving the form.