• New Phone App for Paying Cleveland Parking Tickets

    Nov 23, 2015
    A new free phone app is available for paying parking tickets in the City of Cleveland. “Getting a parking ticket is certainly a hassle”, said Cleveland Clerk of Courts Earle B. Turner, “but what’s worse than getting one is forgetting about it, and allowing late fees to be added, or worse, finding out that you can’t renew your tags because of old tickets. This app is another option of settling the ticket quickly”.
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  • Employees Donate to Church Hit by Thieves

    Oct 30, 2014
    Employees of the Cleveland Clerk of Courts office have donated $500, plus 10 boxes of canned goods to Iglesia La Sagrada Familia on Detroit Ave.
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  • Six New Speed Cameras

    Sep 27, 2013
    New speed control cameras are now set up and active at 6 locations in the City of Cleveland.
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  • One Stop Impound Now Open

    Aug 02, 2013
    CLEVELAND – July 31,2013, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Clerk of Courts Earle B. Turner and Public Safety Director Martin Flask opened the new City One Stop Impound and Clerk of Courts Payment Center.
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  • Online Payments Booming

    Oct 04, 2012
    The number is growing rapidly of people paying tickets online through the Cleveland Municipal Clerk’s office. 2.8 million dollars had been collected online the first eight months of 2012. That money is sent to the City of Cleveland’s general fund.
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  • Electronic Certified Mail Quickens Process, Saves Thousands

    Oct 02, 2012
    Cleveland Clerk of Courts Earle B. Turner announced today that all certified letters from the Civil Division are now confirmed and tracked electronically. This advance makes the certified mail process more efficient, and saves close to $68,000 a year.
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  • "In the Neighborhood" helps 100+

    Jul 19, 2012
    We served more than 130 people at the Lee Harvard Community Services Center July 12th.
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  • Vehicle Owners Can Get Email Alerts for Parking or Photo Tickets.

    Jun 04, 2012
    New program allows owners to register up to 4 vehicles. The program is for vehicles that have had a violation within the past 18 months.
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  • Computerization Of Waste Collection Tickets

    Jan 27, 2012
    The Cleveland Clerk of Courts office begins a creative, efficient, new way of processing waste collection tickets for the City of Cleveland.
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  • Attorneys can now file civil documents on-line

    Nov 21, 2011
    Lawyers throughout Greater Cleveland are invited to a demonstration of the new e-filing system of the Cleveland Municipal Court on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. At 10 am on the 12th floor of the Justice Center, attorneys will learn how to use the latest phase of the e-filing system, which allows civil briefs to be filed through the Court’s website. Until now, paper documents had to be filed at the Clerk’s office.
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  • Earle Turner Takes His Office To The Neighborhood

    Oct 19, 2011
    Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Courts Earle Turner is taking his office to the streets. "It's something I've thought about since I was a councilman" said Turner. "It's really a hassle for a lot of people to come downtown to take care of business, so we're going in their neighborhoods."
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Meet the Clerk of Courts


Earle B. Turner
Clerk of Court

Justice Center - level 2
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44113

Phone:  (216) 664-4870



Born on March 15, 1953, Cleveland, Ohio. Married to Marcia Turner; has four children: Shiloh, Christina, Lacora and Kierra.


1971-1975 Central State University
B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration


Cleveland’s youngest public official as Councilman for Ward 2 for 21 years; 1st Vice-Chairman of the Black Elected Democrats of Cleveland, Ohio, 1992; coordinator of the Millcreek Development (putting together one of the largest housing developments in the City of Cleveland); Chairman of the Browns Stadium Committee (formed to determine whether the Stadium should be renovated or rebuilt).

Professional memberships

Hiram House Board of Trustees, Northeast Ohio Area Wide coordinating Agency, Citizens League of Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Democratic committee, Ward Leader, Precinct Committeeman, El Hasa Temple-Excelsior Lodge #11, Bezalel Consistory-No. 15, and El Hasa Temple No. 28. Served as past Chairman of the City of Cleveland Community Development Committee, Chairman of the Aviation Committee, State Central Committeeman, 21st Congressional District, Vice Chairman, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, 1981. Member of the City of Cleveland Finance Committee, Public Utilities Committee, Rules Committee. Member of the Democratic National Platform Committee, 1980. Member, State of Ohio Steering Committee, 1980. President, Miles YMCA Board., 2000-2001, Member, Rock –n-Roll Hall of Fame Board, 1999-2001. Chairman of the Southeast YMCA 2000-2001, Member-Southeast YMCA board.

Awards received

Congressman Louis Stokes, Certificate of Appreciation; “Youngest Councilman elected in the City of Cleveland”, 1975. Most outstanding Councilman of the Decade, 1979; Selected as one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America”, 1980. Noble of the Year, El-Hasa Temple, 1986. Certificate of Outstanding Service, El-Hasa Temple, No. 28, 1986, Legion of Honor Certificate, 1988. A Salute to African American Men Leadership Award, 1998. Phenomenal African American Man Award, 2003.

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