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June 1, 2021:  MASKS REQUIRED.  Please be advised that anyone conducting business with the Court will continue to be required to wear a mask.  This includes, but is not limited to, the Justice Center in the following locations: Juvenile Clerk’s office, Room 110; the 2nd and 4th floors, including the lobby areas and the courtrooms; as well as the Juvenile Complex buildings: the Juvenile Detention Home, Turning Point Shelter, the Assessment Center and Crossroads evening reporting program.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, are not feeling well or suspect that you have COVID-19, please stay home. Do not come to the courthouse.

In addition, if you are not vaccinated and have been in contact with anyone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within 14 days, please stay home.  Do not come to the courthouse.

The Court is continuing to conduct many of its hearings by Zoom and to limit the number of people in the courthouse.  Please be sure to For review your notice of hearing to determine whether your hearing has been scheduled to be held in person or by Zoom.

Please stay safe.


Juvenile / DR

COVID-19 Safety Procedure and Protocol

Updated August 2020: COVID-19 Safety Procedure and Protocol

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court will serve the Citizens of Lorain County in a professional, dignified and timely fashion.

The Court will protect the public interest, make cost-effective use of public funds, engage appropriate community resources in providing services, and endeavor to provide for the safety of the public.

The Court will strive to ensure that parties receive a just determination in every Court proceeding and enforcement of their constitutional and legal rights.

Foremost, the Court will provide for the care, protection, and well being of the children and families who come before it.