ACCESS TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTS BUILDING AND
THE DAYTON-MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTS BUILDING
DURING THE COVID-19 PUBIC HEALTH CRISIS
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, is maintaining as many essential functions and operations as possible during the current COVID-19 public health crisis; however, to promote and ensure public health and safety, new procedures for entering the Montgomery County Courts Building and the Dayton-Montgomery County Courts Building have been implemented until further notice.
The entrance to the Montgomery County Courts Building, located at 41 N. Perry Street (across from the Federal Courthouse), is now closed to public entry. All persons who wish to enter the Montgomery County Courts Building must do so through the entrance to the Dayton-Montgomery County Courts Building located at 301 W. Third Street (at the corner of W. Third Street and N. Perry Street). This entrance is most commonly thought of as the entrance to the Dayton Municipal Court and the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court.
Only parties to legal proceedings, victims, witnesses, attorneys, members of the news media, and personnel employed by the court, clerk of court, prosecuting attorney’s office, law firms, and law enforcement agencies should enter the court buildings. Family members and friends should not enter the buildings or courtrooms.
Further, any person exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, coughing, difficulty breathing, and other associated indicators, is prohibited from entering either court building and is subject to questioning and removal from the premises.
Upon entering either court building, all persons are directed to maintain an appropriate social distance from one another in the hallways and courtrooms, which is generally accepted to be a distance of at least six feet, and to keep physical contact with one another to an absolute minimum.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, is committed to maintaining appropriate measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the health and safety of all who enter the court buildings.
For further information regarding these directives, please contact Steven C. Hollon, Court Administrator, at 937.225.4305