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Lorain County, OH Public Records

Common Pleas Court
225 Court St 1st Fl
Elyria, OH 44035 http://www.loraincounty.com/clerk/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 440-329-5511
F: 440-329-5404
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil usually over $15,000, Juvenile, Domestic Relations, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Probate court is a separate Division at the same address, Rm 611. Probate fax- 440-328-2157. Court personnel will not do name searches of records.
Lorain Municipal Court
200 W Erie Ave
Lorain, OH 44052 www.cityoflorain.org/municipal_co...
Hours: 10AM-4PM EST
P: 440-204-2140
F: 440-204-2146
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Elyria Municipal Court
601 Broad St
Elyria, OH 44035 http://www.elyriamunicourt.org
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 440-326-1800
F: 440-326-1877
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: All records are public
Avon Lake Municipal Court
32855 Walker Rd
Avon Lake, OH 44012 http://www.avonlakecourt.com/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 440-930-4103
F: 440-930-4128
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: No non-public records released
Oberlin Municipal Court
85 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074 www.oberlinmunicipalcourt.org/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 440-775-1751
F: 440-775-0619
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Vermilion Municipal Court
687 Decatur St
Vermilion, OH 44089-1152 www.vermilionmunicipalcourt.org/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 440-204-2430
F: 440-204-2431
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $15,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinance
Restricted Records: no addresses, victim info or confidential report records released without approval from prosecutors office.
This court handles cases from both Erie and Lorain counties including townships of Vermilion, Florence and Brownhelm and the city of Vermilion. They will search both civil and criminal indexes if requested.

Lorain County, OH Vital Records

Contact the Lorain County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lorain County
County Recorder
226 Middle Ave, 1st Fl
Elyria, OH 44035 www.loraincounty.com/recorder/
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 440-329-5148
Fax: 440-329-5477
Recorded Documents

Lorain County Vital Certificates

Lorain County Vital Certificates

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Lorain County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 492.50 sq mi
Population (2009): 305,707
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 88.1%
  • Black/African American: 8.7%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 8.0%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 81.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 21,039
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.61
Housing Units (2000): 111,368
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.2%
Migration Flow to Lorain County, OH from (2007-2008):

Lorain County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $5,289,422
  • Construction: $301,189
  • Retail Trade: $389,241
  • Professional and Technical Services: $195,412
  • Healthcare: $562,491
  • Banking: $131,823
  • Retail Trade: $389,241
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $121,948
  • Manufacturing: $1,650,816
  • Farms: $38,874
  • Government: $940,535
Employed (2000): 135,582
Unemployed (2000): 6,143
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,719
Local Government Employment (2007): 13,467
Local Government Revenue (2007): $922,579 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $784,986 (thou. dol.)

Lorain County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,588
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Deaths (2007): 2,577
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 31
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.6

Lorain County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 633
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 83
  • Robbery: 248
  • Aggravated Assault: 298
Property Crimes (2008): 7,166
  • Burglary: 2,463
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,369
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 334

Lorain County Genealogy Records