Legal Division

Clerk of Courts Legal Division

The Clerk of Courts' Common Pleas Division handles documents or filings for four separate areas: Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations, and Appellate. Common Pleas originates all new Civil, Domestic and Appellate actions and accepts filings and deposits for each of these divisions.

Among the responsibilities of the Criminal Division are processing all felony cases bound over to the grand jury and all grand jury indictments, preparing for and overseeing Common Pleas arraignments, and docketing and filing all motions, entries, warrants, summons, and subpoenas. This division also processes driver license suspensions sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.