Judge Brad Hillyer announced today that the Tuscarawas County Southern District Court will reopen to the public on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 1:00pm for traffic and criminal arraignments with restrictions. People who have received a notice for a court appearance should arrive by 12:45pm and remain in their vehicles outside of the building until called in to the building by the Court staff.
Review hearings are currently scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:00am for all individuals who have received a notice to appear.
Any individual who walks or has been dropped off for Court shall remain outside of the Court building and must remain at least 8 feet apart from other individuals. NO smoking or contact with other people will be permitted. Anyone who has a mask is required to bring it and wear it at all times inside and outside the building.
The Court staff will be taking temperatures outside of the building and will require anyone entering the building to use the Court provided hand sanitizer. The maximum amount of people permitted inside the Courtroom at one time will be 4 individuals with a distance of 25 feet between each person. All Court staff will wear masks and the Probation Staff will also wear gloves.
Judge Hillyer has indicated the new physical facility of the Tuscarawas County Southern District Court Building at 336 E Third Street in Uhrichsville has a large parking lot allowing for separation of individuals and the inside of the Courthouse has a large courtroom for separation of the staff from the public which allows for the reopening of Southern District Court sooner than other Courts in Tuscarawas County.
Anyone with questions regarding their duty to appear is urged to call the Court at 740-922-4795 and additional information can be found on the Court's website at www.tusccourtsouthern.com as well as the online payment option for minor traffic offenses.
Welcome to the Tuscarawas County Southern District Court Website
Tuscarawas County Court/Southern District is located at 336 E. Third Street, Uhrichsville, Ohio and serves Clay, Mill, Oxford, Perry, Rush, Salem, Union , Warwick and Washington townships including Uhrichsville, Dennison, Gnadenhutten, Port Washington, Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas and portions of Midvale and Roswell.
The Criminal/Traffic Division handles all misdemeanor criminal cases, preliminary hearings on felony cases and traffic misdemeanors occurring in the territorial jurisdiction of the Court. The Court hears civil matters when the amount in dispute is $15,000.00 or less, as well as evictions and landlord/tenant matters. There is also a small claims division.
This website was created to help serve the public. It will provide access to information and help the public understand court procedures. It will NOT provide legal advice. It will NOT take the place of seeking the advice of or retaining an attorney. Please note that the online search is a docket search and will only go back to 1994.
COURT CONTACT INFORMATION:
E. Third Street
Uhrichsville, OH 44683