Administrative Order regarding COVID-19.


Ohio Department of Health – DIRECTOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER – Transport of children pursuant to a custody agreement is deemed “essential travel.”  Please see 14(e).


Effective immediately, the Clermont County Domestic Relations Court staff will be doing our part by limiting our staff hours and dockets during this public health concern. All pretrials and agreed final hearings, including but not limited to dissolution hearings, will be held by telephone rather than in person. If you have a pretrial or an agreed final hearing scheduled, please send a telephone number where you can be reached at the scheduled time to You must include the date and time of your hearing, your case name, and case number in your email. The Court will call you at the scheduled time.

The Court will remain open to hear domestic violence cases only. This includes ex parte, final hearings, and motions to modify CPOs. All other hearings from now until May 1, 2020, will be continued to a date after May 1, 2020.

You may not enter the building (2340 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia OH) unless you have a hearing in Clermont County Juvenile Court or Domestic Relations Court, or have pleadings to file with the Clerk of Courts.

If you are representing yourself, please monitor your email for information about your case. If you are represented by counsel, all notices about your hearings will be emailed to your counsel. You can also monitor the Clermont Clerk of Court website ( for updated case information.

We will also not have our Law Clinic in April due to the Clermont County Library being closed.

Court hours are the same but our phone lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

***Because of reduced staff, the Clerk’s Office will not accept petition filings for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders after 2:00 p.m. ***