Vermilion Municipal Court

The Vermilion Municipal Court will be accepting payments through our call center. The call center phone number is 866-895-0198. Callers will need to provide the agency reference number which is 76737.


Court costs have increased effective January 1st, 2024. Please check the "Court Costs" section of this website for new cost information.

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
Prosecutor (440) 204-2462
Juror Line (440) 240-2477


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

Important Phone Numbers

Clerk's Office (440) 204-2430
Violations Bureau/Traffic/Criminal (440) 204-2436
Civil/Small Claims/Garnishments (440) 204-2437
Juror Line (440) 204-2477
Payment Call Center (866) 895-0198
Probation Department
Gaby Laubacher, Chief Probation Officer (440) 204-2468

City Offices

Prosecutor's Office (440) 204-2462
Mayor's Office (440) 204-2402
Vermilion Police Department (440) 967-6116

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.

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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