Local Rules of Court

RULE 6 - FILE MANAGEMENT

(A)    Examination of Files. No person except authorized court personnel, parties, or their attorneys shall be permitted to examine the complaint filed in any case until after service of summons. Thereafter, these files are available to any person upon reasonable request during regular business hours. Copies of documents may be provided upon request at a cost to be determined by the Clerk of Court as permitted by law. The current docket for all cases can also be obtained through the Court’s website.

(B) Withdrawal of Files. No file, whether civil or criminal, may be removed from the office of the Clerk of Court without the written consent of the Judge or Clerk of Court. Any person seeking to remove a file from the Clerk’s office must set out in writing the case name and number, the destination or office where the file is being taken, the reason for removal of the file, and the date and time the file is taken from the office. A file taken from the Clerk of Court office under this rule must be returned to the Clerk of Court within twenty-four (24) hours of removal unless otherwise ordered.

(C)    Disclosure of Information. The Clerk shall not provide a copy of any document, except as provided by law or ordered by the Court, without redacting the (1) social security number, (2) operator’s license number, (3) telephone or cell number, (4) date of birth, and (5) other personal information contained in a traffic or criminal citation.                                                                        When there is a protection order pending or issued, the name of the victim or alleged victim, including any information regarding that person, shall not be released except as provided by law or ordered by the Court.