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If you live in Shelby County, you must appear with a parent or guardian if you are summoned to do so. If you don't live in Shelby County, the ticket or complaint will be transferred to the Juvenile Court in the county of your residence. In some instances you can post bond without appearing in court but you will receive notification that you can do so.
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You will be notified by mail with the date of your court hearing. If you move after your case begins, you must notify the court of your new address.
You must request driving privileges in writing by filling out the appropriate form and submitting to it to the court for approval from the magistrate or judge who presided over your case. Visit our Court Rules and Forms page to obtain the correct form.
The Shelby County Juvenile Court accepts payments by cash, personal check (if residing in Shelby County), certified check or money order.
You must contact the Juvenile Clerk's Office and request that your court date be continued. If you are represented by counsel, you must contact them for the filing of the proper paperwork. A continuance must be approved by the magistrate or judge or you are expected to appear at your scheduled date and time.
You are expected to and should dress properly for the occasion and should conduct yourself with propriety throughout the entire proceeding.
No shorts or sleeveless shirts.
Any individual adjudicated a delinquent or unruly child may fill out an application to apply for the sealing of his/her records pursuant to OH Revised Code (O.R.C.) 2151.356. Please visit our Court Rules and Forms page to obtain the application online.