Clerk’s Office

Court Services

Court Services Director
Vanessa Bradfield

Court Services Manager
Angela Asher

Supervisor, 2nd Floor
Sara Cox

Supervisor, Lower Level
Elizabeth Dieter

Mission Statement:

To file all official documents for Montgomery County Juvenile Court and maintain the official court docket and journal. As public servants we recognize the importance of every case and carry out our responsibilities with accuracy and efficiency. We will withhold confidential information as instructed under law.

Special Note:

Deputy Clerks are not attorneys and not permitted to give any legal advice. If you need additional information with a filing, you may seek assistance through the Citizen Services office, located in the lower level of the Juvenile Justice Center.

Pro se Packets can be picked up Monday- Friday: 8:30 am-12 pm & 1 pm-3:30 pm. Call (937)224-3977 for appointment or schedule in person at time of packet pick up.

If you need legal advice, you may contact the Dayton Bar Association or Legal Aid or consult a private attorney.

General Information

Clerk’s Office Management:
Administrative Judge, Helen Wallace, is the Clerk of Court for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.

The Court Services Director is the Chief Deputy Clerk and responsible for the day to day operations of the Court Services Department which includes the Clerk’s office and Clerk in the Courtroom.

Elizabeth Dieter is a Court Services Supervisor and is responsible for the Deputy Clerk’s assigned to the Clerk’s office.

Sara Cox is a Court Services Supervisor and responsible for Clerk in the Courtroom.

Hours of Operation

Filings 8:30am-4:15 pm, Monday-Friday, including lunch
Due to staffing, only one clerk is available for filings over the lunch hour
Citizen Services: Monday & Tuesdays: Review and notary by WALK-IN ONLY 8:30 am-11:30 am & 1 pm-3 pm

Wednesday- Friday: Review and notary by APPOINTMENT ONLY 8:45 am-11:45 am & 1 pm-3:30 pm

Traffic Court Wednesdays: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Phone Calls 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

The Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Court Services office is closed for all federal holidays.

Sealing and Expungement


  • “Seal a record” – most juvenile delinquency, unruly, traffic cases and adult misdemeanors heard in Juvenile Court are eligible for sealing. For juveniles, six months must pass between the last contact with the Court and the sealing occurs. References to the case are destroyed by other agencies, but the case can be re-opened, for a review, by a court order.
  • “Expunge” – only cases that have been previously sealed; all reference to the case is destroyed, so that the record is permanently irretrievable.

Juvenile Process Overview:

  • Contact Intervention Center
  • Intervention Center completes research for Judge
  • Judge reviews Request, previous cases and current record
  • Clerk’s Office Seals or Expunges case upon Judge’s Order

*Note: not ALL requests for sealing or expungement are approved.

Need more information or want to apply for a sealing or expungement?

Please contact the Intervention Center at 937-225-4141