Serving the Ohio communities of: Eastlake, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Lakeland Community College, Lakeline, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick.
Established January 1, 1952. Willoughby Municipal Court is located at 4000 Erie Street in downtown Willoughby, Ohio. The Court serves approximately 90,000 citizens of western Lake County and handles nearly 15,000 cases annually and, as such, is one of the busiest single-judge Courts in Ohio.
Willoughby Municipal Court has jurisdiction over 10 communities and 14 agencies, which include the Cities of Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills and Willowick, and the Villages of Kirtland Hills, Lakeline, Timberlake and Waite Hill. The Court also has jurisdiction over the Lakeland Community College, the Cuyahoga and Lake County Metroparks located within its jurisdiction, the Eastlake Port Authority, and 10 other State and County Agencies.
Willoughby Municipal Court tries all misdemeanors, ordinance violations and traffic cases occurring within its jurisdiction, civil cases (where $15,000 or less is in controversy) and small claim complaints (where $6,000 or less is in controversy). Felony cases are heard for determination of probable cause prior to being bound over to the Lake County Common Pleas Court.