The Stark County Legal System

Stark County has many programs to help you with any legal situation. These services are here to support you and your family during difficult times.

Do you need help with:

  • Finding or paying for a lawyer?
  • Probation information?
  • Family court issues?
  • Understanding juvenile (under 18 years of age) or adult court expectations?
  • Help returning to life after serving jail time?
  • Programs that provide counseling and mental health support?

Below you’ll find information on all of this and much more. Also listed are all Stark County courts and the contact information for each.

Other local courts

Appeals Court

Receives all the paperwork and filings from the juvenile, municipal, probate and common pleas courts.
110 Central Plaza South
Suite 690
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7801

Clerk of Courts

Files, dockets, indexes and preserves all civil, domestic relation and felony criminal case court pleadings, as well as collects and pays out court fines and costs.
115 Central Plaza North
Suite 101
Canton, OH 44702
Stark County Courthouse : (330) 451-77801
Stark County Courthouse : (330) 451-77801
Stark County Office Building : (330) 451-7755
Stark County Office Building : (330) 451-7755

Honor Court

Providing active-duty service members and veterans with mentoring and support services as they complete probation.
101 West Tuscarawas St.
2nd Floor
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7708

Re-Entry Court

Providing transitional support for felony offenders as they return to society, including:
  • Help with housing
  • Employment services
  • Anger management programs
  • Sex offender treatment
201 Cleveland Ave. SW
Suite 105
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7186

Stark County Family Court

Legal services for child custody, behavioral health and domestic relations cases. Visit their website for more information.
110 Central Plz. S
Suite 670
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7415
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Other local legal resources

CHANCE Program

A specialized court program helping individuals involved in felony alcohol and drug-related cases to become contributing members of the Stark County community.

Day Reporting

A jail diversion program offering a variety of services and programs for offenders, including:

  • Chemical dependency treatment
  • Parenting groups
  • Community service opportunities

HOPE Program

Mental health professionals who help individuals complete Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP), reach stabilization and decrease risks for re-offending.

Honor Court Mentor Program

Connecting offenders with volunteer veterans to help them successfully complete the Honor Court program.

Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP)

A yearlong jail diversion program providing house arrest and curfews as an alternative to prison incarceration.

Pre-Trial Services

Assisting the court with pre-trial release decisions for criminal cases as well as monitoring services once individuals have been released.

Pre-Trial & Pre-Sentence Services

Collecting pre-sentence investigation, post-sentence investigation, judicial release and expungement reports on investigated individuals for the Court of Common Pleas.

Re-Entry Program

A yearlong program with four phases that begins during sentencing and continues throughout the transfer to a correctional facility, during incarceration and as the individual transitions back into the community.

Helpful links

Filing Fees

Before the Clerk accepts your proceeding or civil action, find out what you need to pay for services.

Local Rules

Learn what is acceptable in the General Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Stark County.

Trial Protocols

Review trial protocols for each judge at the Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

Jury Information

Information for general and official jurors, including eligibility, selection, summons and more.

Court Reporters

Information regarding Stark County court reporters and the availability of transcripts from the Court Reporter’s Office.

Court Mediation

Information regarding court mediation.

Civil Stalking Protection Orders (CSPO)

Information regarding Civil Stalking Protection Orders and how to protect yourself or others from stalkers.