Court Services

General services and information provided to the residents of the county. Seek an attorney for legal questions. For additional information refer to our disclaimer located in the footer of this website Privacy & Terms of Use.

Court Appointed Attorneys

Individuals may request to fill out a Financial Disclosure/ Affidavit of Indigency form that is provided by the courts to determine qualification of a court appointed attorney. By submitting this form you will be assessed a non-refundable $25.00 application fee unless waived by the court.  No applicant may be denied counsel based upon failure or inability to pay.

Upon qualification and payment of fee the court will appoint an attorney.



Sealing/Expunging Records

An application for sealing/expunging your case(s) must be accompanied by a completed Information Sheet.

Please click here to get a copy of the Information Sheet.




Ordering Transcripts

 You will need to fill out an order for transcript form, and then email or fax the completed form to Clerk Bolser ( OR 513.887.3568). Your request will be assigned to a court transcriptionist who will contact you via email or phone regarding the length of the time to prepare the transcript and the cost.




Video Initial Appearance(VIA)

VIA's  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. VIA's are open to the public.  During the hearing a bond will be set and a courtdate given to go before the judge.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m.
  • Friday, 9:30 a.m.




License Intervention Program(LIP)

LIP meets Tuesday mornings at 8:00 am at Area II for Area II and Area III courts. LIP for Area I Court is held at Area I Court on Thursday. Upon a referral from the Judge you will be assigned a date to report and an officer of the court will provide assistance in regaining your operators license if possible. Upon successful completion of the program you will return to your original court for sentencing from the Judge.



Mediation Services

This service is available in the Area III Court but cases may be referred by a Judge from any Area Court.  Most cases mediated are Passing Bad Check charges.  The cost of Mediation is $5.00 unless the case is referred by a Judge.  


 Treatment Alternative Court (TAC)

The TAC Program focuses on the appropriate and necessary treatment of seriously mentally ill, non-violent misdemeanor offenders charged with offenses in the Butler County Area Courts.  In lieu of traditional punishment such as jail, the TAC Program provides an opportunity for Participants diagnosed with a serious mental illness to receive effective evidence based intervention,  court monitored treatment and supervision to avoid the criminalization of mental illness, reduce recidivism and empower the Participant to live a clinically stable and law-abiding life. The approximate length of the program can be from 12 to 24+ months. Click here for Participant Handbook



 Area Courts Addiction Treatment (ACAT)

This Program, also known as "Drug Court",  is designed to provide support by linking you with services you will need to not only complete this Program, but that will also help you to establish a solid foundation in recovery.  You will be linked to the appropriate services in a much shorter time frame than you would if you attempted to do this on your own. You can expect to be in ACAT for minimum of fifty-two(52) weeks. Click here for Participant Handbook


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