Hours and Locations

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Federal holidays are observed
For specifics pertaining to each court please see the information below.
Area I| Area II | Area III


Area I:  118 High Street Oxford, Ohio 45056 | Phone: 513-523-4748  | FAX:  513.523.4737

Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Federal holidays are observed

Date and Time Court is held:
Criminal and Traffic Cases
Butler County Area I Court hears criminal and traffic cases on Thursday of each week. The Judge holds court from 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon. At 11:30 A.M, the Court hears Reviews of prior cases and cases with Orders to Appear. Prisoners are arraigned at approximately 1:00 P.M. Preliminary hearings, bench trials, and reviews of prior cases begin after the completion of the arraignments. Afternoon Court remains in session until all cases on the docket have been heard.

Domestic Violence cases are heard by a magistrate beginning at 8:00 A.M. on the first and second Thursdays of each month.

Weddings are scheduled on Thursdays. Paperwork must be at the court by 11:30 A.M. on Thursday. A  maximum of two weddings will be performed each week.

Civil Cases
Every Wednesday, a magistrate presides over Eviction Hearings, Small Claims, and Civil Cases beginning at 1:15 P.M. Court remains in session until all cases on the docket have been heard.
On Wednesday , civil pretrial conferences are scheduled from 12:50 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
***Please note Summer hours for civil court*** Beginning March 30, 2022 Civil Cases will be heard that day and subsequently every other week.

Video Initial Appearances are heard daily at Area II Court for all three Area Courts. Videos are heard in the Magistrates’ Courtroom on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hamilton. The schedule is as follows: Monday, 10 a.m.;  Tuesday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Pretrial Conferences - Criminal, Traffic 
On WEDNESDAY, criminal and/or traffic pretrial conferences are held from 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.  Please contact the Prosecutor's office at www.justiceweb.butlercountyprosecutor.org/criminal 

 
 Location:
118 High Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Phone: 513-523-4748

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Area II:   101 High Street   Hamilton, Ohio  45011 | Phone:  513.887.3459     |    FAX:  513.887.3568

Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Federal Holidays are observed

Date and Time Court is Held:

Criminal and Traffic Cases
Butler County Area II Court is in session on Wednesday
 of each week. Bench Trials, Motion to Suppress and Reviews are heard on Tuesdays. The Non-English speaking docket is heard on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am with an interpreter present.

On Wednesday the schedule is as follows:

8:30 a.m.- All O.V.I.'s , DUS M-1 & M-4 only, Leave the Scene, Criminal Offenses, Humane Officer's Citations     

1:00 p.m.-Preliminary Hearings , Probation Violations and Prisoner hearings

These times are approximate and actual starting times will be determined by case volume.

All Minor Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses and Unclassified Traffic Offenses will be heard by a magistrate on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Domestic Violence Cases will be heard by a magistrate on the third and fourth Thursdays of each month at 8:30 a.m.  
Civil Cases & Civil Pretrials
Every Thursday and Friday, a magistrate presides over civil hearings. Thursdays Pretrial conferences begin at 1:00 P. M. Bench Trials will be heard on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Eviction matters are heard at 8:30 A. M. and Small Claims cases and other civil matters are heard at 9:00 A. M. Court remains in session until all cases on the docket have been heard.
 

Video Initial Appearances are heard daily at Area II Court for all three Area Courts. Videos are heard in the Magistrates’ Courtroom on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hamilton. The schedule is as follows:  Monday, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Pretrial Conferences - Criminal & Traffic
Pretrial conferences are scheduled for Thursdays by contacting the Prosecutor's office at www.justiceweb.butlercountyprosecutor.org/criminal

Location:
101 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
hone: 513-887-3459


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Area III:  9577 Beckett Road West Chester, Ohio 45069 | Phone: 513-867-5070 | FAX: 513.777.0558

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Federal Holidays are observed

Date and Time Court is Held:

Criminal and Traffic Cases
Butler County Area III Court is in session on Tuesdays. Bench trials are scheduled on Friday each month.  A Fine Review Docket is also scheduled on Fridays each month.

On Tuesdays, court is in morning session from 8:00 a.m. to completion and in afternoon session from 1:00 p.m. to completion.
The schedule is as follows:

8:00 a.m. Domestic Violence cases will be heard at 8:00 a.m. by the Magistrate
9:00 a.m. Traffic, Operator’s License issues,  and Criminal  offenses
1:00 p.m. Felony Prisoner Arraignments, Probation Violations and Non-English speaking cases. An interpreter is present for the afternoon docket.
1:00 p.m. Preliminary Hearings

These times are approximate and actual starting times will be determined by case volume.

On scheduled Fridays, court is in session from 8:00 a. m. to completion. Bench trials, Motions to Suppress, and Civil Objections are scheduled by the Judge from the bench.  

Civil Cases
Every Wednesday, a magistrate presides over eviction hearings beginning at 8:30 A.M. Small claims cases and other civil matters are heard at 9:00 a.m. Civil Bench Trials are heard at 9:30 a.m. Court remains in session until all cases on the docket have been heard.

Civil Pretrials are scheduled beginning 1:30 pm every  Tuesday.

Video Initial Appearances are heard daily at Area II Court for all three Area Courts. Videos are heard in the Magistrates’ Courtroom on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hamilton. The schedule is as follows:  Monday, 10 a.m.;  Tuesday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m.


Pretrial Conferences - Criminal, Traffic 
All Criminal and Traffic pretrial conferences are scheduled with the prosecutor at www.Justiceweb.countyprosecutor.org 

Tuesday
Criminal and Traffic pretrials will be held at 8 a.m., in open court.

Friday
Criminal and Traffic pretrials will also be held on the Friday Review Docket days at 9 a.m. in open court.  Check with the court for exact dates.

Location:
9577 Beckett Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069
 Phone: 513-867-5070

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