W elcome to South Euclid Municipal Court, serving the South Euclid and neighboring Cleveland Metroparks communities. Judge Gayle  Williams-Byers is the current Judge elected to a six-year term beginning January 1, 2012.

Our pledge is to dispense justice fairly and uphold the tenants of the United States and Ohio Constitutions. We work diligently to respond to all inquiries and concerns in an efficient, professional manner while treating all who interact with our court with respect and courtesy.

The South Euclid Municipal Court is the community’s court, belonging to no one man or woman, but rather making everyone equal under the law. It is our duty and honor to serve all who appear before the court and our obligation to ensure that each person’s rights are preserved during the judicial process.

To Protect and Serve our Youth

Representatives from the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, South Euclid Police Department and the Urban League of Greater Cleveland will gather at the South Euclid Municipal Court at 7pm on Tuesday, September 30th for a public forum on how justice professionals along with community members can work together to steer youth in a positive direction.

The forum will be moderated by journalist James Wade of The Call and Post Newspaper.

Event organizers will aim to generate discussion on how the Juvenile Justice System works to protect and respond to young people in the community as well as give an opportunity for South Euclid parents, residents and other concerned stakeholders to share their perspective with those who work with youth in a professional capacity.

“We hope through this open exchange that citizens are better able address their concerns to jurists, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and other important stockholders who serve side by side with the juvenile justice system,” said Judge Gayle Williams-Byers, the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the South Euclid Municipal Court.

“Another important goal of this forum will be to teach community members,  block watch clubs, coaches, mentors and concerned neighbors how to help steer our youth in a positive direction,” she added.

The territorial jurisdiction of the South Euclid Municipal Court includes all of South Euclid, the area of the Cleveland Metroparks that lies within the City of South Euclid, and Notre Dame College. The court consists of the criminal division and the civil division. The criminal division handles traffic cases and misdemeanor criminal cases. The civil division handles complaints up to $15,000, small claims up to $3,000 and eviction cases.
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March 3rd, 2014. A new Hearing Stream page was added where you can watch the live stream of the current hearing.
South Euclid residents and business-owners are invited to join us for training on our paperless court filing procedures. The dates and times for upcoming training sessions can be found below.
• April 16th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Room
• April 30th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Room
• May 14th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Room
• May 28th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Room
• June 11th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, T.B.A.
• June 25th, 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Community Room