Coronavirus: Montgomery County Municipal Court closing

Another Montgomery County court has closed its doors temporarily because of the coronavirus crisis and will only handle specific cases.

The Montgomery County Municipal Court, which handles misdemeanor cases in Trotwood, Brookville, Huber Heights, Riverside and a number of villages and townships, won’t reopen until April 6, according to an order issued Wednesday.

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“In response to the State’s efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montgomery County Municipal Court will be temporarily closed effective 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and will not be accessible to the public through Friday, April 3, 2020,” the order says. “Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 the court at this time will only be hearing crimes of a serious nature, preliminary hearings and the Judges will also be available for search warrants for the various jurisdictions.”

The order says the coronavirus situation will continue to be monitored and the court will be re-opened as soon as possible.

“The decision to close was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our staff and the public are of the highest priority,” the order says.

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The clerk of courts office will also have limited staff, according to the clerk’s website.

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