Vermilion Municipal Court

Our Mission:
To provide a forum to the public for a peaceful resolution of disputes in a fair, efficient and timely manner.

The Vermilion Municipal Court is located at 687 Decatur Street. The Vermilion Municipal Court has territorial jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of the City of Vermilion, as well as Vermilion Township, Florence Township in Erie County and Brownhelm Township in Lorain County.

We have developed this website for your convenience and information. The Internet provides our Court with an additional means to communicate with the public and provide information about the Court.

Court Hours

Monday - Wednesday, Friday
8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Thursday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
The Court will be closed on all holidays recognized by the City of Vermilion.

Court Address

687 Decatur Street
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
Phone (440) 204-2430
Fax (440) 204-2431

Jurisdiction

City of Vermilion
(Erie and Lorain County)
Vermilion Township
Florence Township
Brownhelm Township

Important Phone Numbers

Clerk's Office (440) 204-2430
Violations Bureau ext. 436
Traffic & Criminal ext. 434
Civil/Small Claims/Garnishments ext. 437
General Questions ext. 435
Juror Line (440) 204-2477
   
Probation Department
Beth Beatty, Chief Probation Officer (440) 204-2468
   

Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Day January 16th
President's Day February 20th
Good Friday April 14th (1/2 day)
Memorial Day May 29th
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day September 4th
Columbus Day October 9th
Veteran's Day (Observed) November 10th
Thanksgiving Day November 23rd
Day After Thanksgiving November 24th
Christmas Day December 25th

Court Staff

Judge
Tamara Horton Clerk of Court
Beth Beatty Probation Officer
Michelle Fiegelist Chief Deputy Clerk
Liz Henderson Deputy Clerk - Civil Division
Cindy Holovacs Deputy Clerk - Traffic/Criminal Division
Stephanie Lukovics Deputy Clerk - Traffic/Criminal Division
Bailiff
Court Security Officer
Court Security Officer

City Offices

Prosecutor's Office (440) 204-2462
Margaret O'Bryon Prosecutor
Wayne Nicol Prosecutor
Danelle Supeck Prosecutor's Administrative Assistant
Mayor's Office (440) 204-2402
Vermilion Police Department (440) 204-2449

Notice to Website Users

Legal Disclaimer: The user of this system is hereby notified that any reliance on the data displayed on the screen is at your own risk. Information on the system may be altered, amended, or modified without notice. The VMC is not responsible for any virus that may be on this website. Use of this website is at your own risk and the VMC will not be held responsible for any damage that may occur to your computer system from your use of the website.

Payment Information

A $5.00 fee will be charged for each internet and telephone credit card transaction.

The Vermilion Municipal Court utilizes a collection service for its outstanding delinquent fines.

If you believe you have a delinquent fine, call the Court at (440) 204-2430 to make arrangements for payment and avoid collection.

Vermilion Municipal Court now accepts payments of fines online. Click here to find your case and make a payment.

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Collections Program

As an aid for the recovery of outstanding fees and costs, the Court is now utilizing Capital Recovery Systems, Inc. If our collections agency has contacted you and you would like to make a payment, you may pay online through the court website; by mail, or in person at the Municipal Court. Payments may also be made by accessing the "Make a Payment" section of the Capital Recovery Systems, Inc. web site.

Court Security Information

Everyone entering the Vermilion Municipal Court will be required to pass through security control located at the front door. This control point is equipped with a magnetometer. If you are carrying anything which can be construed as a weapon, such as a penknife, knitting needles, scissors or box cutters, you MUST take it back to your vehicle. If you are found to be carrying a weapon which is illegal to carry or posses, it will be confiscated and you may be arrested.

The security officer may also pass a hand wand around your person to determine the reason for the alarm.

The security standards and measures employed by the Court are designed to intercept and remove individuals and items that may represent a threat to the peace, order, and dignity of the Court. They are designed to provide appropriate protection for all those using the Court facility while allowing the Court to remain accessible to the community.

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