The new Delaware County Courthouse will open for business on Monday, Nov. 6, with a public open house scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“The priority is getting our people into the building and letting them get to work,” said Delaware County Communications Manager Jane Hawes. “Then, when we’ve had a chance to get settled, that’s when we’ll provide an off-hours opportunity for the public to explore the new facility.”
The new courthouse, located at 110 N. Sandusky St. in downtown Delaware, is a five-level, 95,000-square-foot building with courtrooms and work space for the general and domestic-relations divisions of the County’s Common Pleas Court. The Clerk of Courts offices also is located in the building, as is space for public defenders and probation services.
Construction, which began in November 2015, cost $39 million and was financed with bonds.
The County will host a flag-raising ceremony Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:45 a.m. at the new courthouse’s entrance facing North Union Street. The public and media are welcome to attend. The courthouse will then be open for business at 8 a.m.
An open house on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will allow the public to visit the courthouse and learn about its design and operations from staff.
For more information about Delaware County, please go to www.co.delaware.oh.us.
Information for this story was provided by Jane Hawes.