Once sealed, eviction record will no longer appear online or be available from the clerk’s office, limiting what landlords can find out about potential renters.
News Story (Ohio)
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
December 30, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Housing Court Judge Ron O’Leary said the rule, a first in Ohio, lays out “objective criteria” for when and how the court will consider record-sealing requests.
Thousands of eviction cases are filed each year, more than 8,500 in 2017, but the court seldom gets requests from tenants asking for those records to be sealed, sometimes called an expungement.