Welcome to the Norwalk Municipal Court Website!

45 N. Linwood Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio 44857

The Norwalk Municipal Court was established January 1, 1976. The Norwalk Municipal Court has jurisdiction in all of Huron County, Ohio except for Lyme and Sherman Townships and is a court of record.

Hours of Operation
The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on weekends and legal holidays.

The Honorable John S. Ridge
Judge John S. Ridge has served as Judge of the Norwalk Municipal Court since January 1, 1988. A life-long resident of Norwalk, Ohio, Judge Ridge received his Bachelor Degree from Bowling Green State University in 1976 and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1979. Prior to being elected Judge, Judge Ridge served as an assistant for the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office and was an Assistant Law Director for the City of Norwalk. He also served as Assistant Village Solicitor for Monroeville and Greenwich.

Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is Pamela G. Boss. Appointed by the Judge, the Clerk is responsible for the maintenance of all records of the Court.

Court Administrator
Kimberly A. Light is the Court Administrator and also serves as Bailiff of the Court.

The Probation consists of an Adult Probation Officer and an Intensive Supervision Probation Officer. The Probation Department’s mission is to ensure timely compliance with the terms and conditions imposed by the Judge on persons convicted of misdemeanor or traffic offenses, and, if possible, to rehabilitate the offender.

Deputy Clerks
There are nine full-time deputy clerks and two part-time deputy clerks who take care of the traffic, criminal, civil and small claims divisions of this court.

The Court has a bailiff who serves subpoenas and enforces evictions and civil proceedings to collect debs such as levies and sales of personal property.