Barbara Wiedenbein, Common Pleas Clerk of Courts
Paul C. Kamphaus, Municipal Clerk of Court
Clermont County, Ohio
Civil Division Criminal Division Traffic Division

Municipal Court

The Clermont County Municipal Court has three divisions. The Court has jurisdiction over traffic and non-traffic misdemeanors and has the authority to conduct preliminary hearings in felony cases. The Municipal Court has limited civil jurisdiction and handles cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000.00.

Information regarding court procedures, practices, fees and costs can be found in the Municipal Administrative Rules effective May 22, 2023.


Clermont County Municipal Court will not accept, file, or respond to letters submitted by anyone concerning a case pending before the Court. Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct Rule 2.9 prohibits the Court from initiating, receiving, permitting, or considering ex parte communications, which are communications concerning a pending case when all parties to the case are not present. Any written correspondence to the Court which is not served upon all parties constitutes an impermissible ex parte communication, and will not be reviewed, filed or acted upon. Such communications will be summarily discarded.

Any communications or requests to the Court should be in the form of a motion, properly captioned with the name of the parties, all relevant case numbers, and a clear and concise statement of what is being requested. All motions must be signed and served upon the opposing party(ies) before they will be accepted for filing.

Any letters from interested parties concerning the sentence to be imposed in a criminal case should be provided to either the prosecutor or defense counsel, who may provide the letter to the Court and the parties at the sentencing hearing, if appropriate.

Civil Division Criminal Division Traffic Division