Sandra Kurt, Summit County Clerk of Courts
Sandra Kurt has served the residents of Summit County as Clerk of Courts since January 2016 by blending her tenure of public service and knowledge of County government with her experience from private industry, benefitting Summit County with a valuable combination of skills and perspective.
As Clerk, Sandra has continued to modernize the operations of the office through technology. Electronic filing has been instituted in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Common Pleas, General Division, the Domestic Relations Division of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Ninth District Court of Appeals for those cases originating in Summit County. Electronic filing allows attorneys to file anytime of day or night from the comfort of their office, home, or anyplace where they can access the internet. Eliminating the need to travel to the courthouse during business hours allows our customers to be more productive while saving thousands of taxpayer dollars annually on supplies such as paper, toner, and case files.
In addition to her Courthouse responsibilities, the Clerk of Courts is responsible for the Title Bureaus. Summit County has four Title Offices – the main office on Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, the office in Fairlawn at Ridgewood Crossing, and offices in Green and Northfield. In order to better serve the citizens of Summit County, under Sandra’s leadership, Saturday morning hours were added to the Northfield office, corresponding to the business hours at the adjacent BMV office. The additional weekend hours add convenience for those customers who work a standard 40-hour week and can’t access our office Monday through Friday.
Sandra Kurt is honored to use her skill of process improvement in combination with her strong ethic of public service to continually improve the delivery of services at the Courthouse and the Title Bureaus for the residents of Summit County.