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Shelby County Common Pleas CourtShelby County CourthouseP.O. Box 947Sidney, OH 45365Phone: 937-498-7230
The Clerk's Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Shelby County Courthouse.
The Common Pleas Court, General Division, hears criminal, civil, and domestic (divorces, dissolutions, modifications of custody and child support regarding children born of a marriage) cases.
The Court is not permitted to recommend or refer you to any particular attorney or law firm.
Yes. You have the right to act as your own attorney, but our office cannot give you any advice as to the law.
The Court does not provide forms for the filing of a Complaint for Divorce or Petition for Dissolution. However, there are DR forms provided in the Clerk of Court's Office which must be filed in addition to a Complaint for Divorce or Petition for Dissolution.
The Juvenile Court handles cases involving children that were not born of a marriage. Juvenile Court's telephone number is 937-498-7255.
You should contact the Court Reporter at 937-498-7235 to request a transcript.
Sidney Municipal Court handles traffic violations if you are at least 18 years of age. Shelby County Juvenile Court handles traffic violations for those under 18 years of age.
No. You should contact an attorney for assistance in filing for expungement of your record.
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