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CIVIL COURT COSTS

Click here for a PDF of Civil Court costs – Effective 05-22-2024

CIVIL, EVICTION

To parties who are filing eviction (forcible entry and detainer) actions:

A Supreme Court of Ohio decision states that rental agents and property managers are not permitted to file cases on behalf of property owners. It is not the responsibility of the Clerk or the Deputy Clerks to advise anyone about whether or not they are permitted to file a civil case. If you wish to read the Supreme Court case, its citation is Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Picklo (2002), 96 Ohio St. 3d 195.

It is also accessible online at the address listed below.

http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2002/2002-Ohio-3995.pdf

Linda Leggett
Chief Magistrate

CIVIL, SAMPLE PRETRIAL ORDER

CIVIL CASE INFORMATION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: A judgment creditor’s filing of a “Notice of Satisfaction of Judgment,” or similarly named document, is a self-executing document. It is effective upon filing by the creditor-party as notice of the extinguishment of the judgment, in whole or in part as stated. The court does not affix its signature to such self-executing documents. Motions made for orders of satisfaction of judgment, in whole or in part, must be made upon proof satisfactory to the court. Edwards v. Passarelli Bros. Automotive Serv., Inc., 8 Ohio St.2d 6, 9, 221 N.E.2d 708 (1966).

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Any document filed which constitutes a dismissal of a civil action under Civ. R. 41(A)(1)(a) or (b), regardless of its caption, is a self-executing document. It is effective upon filing by the party/parties to cause the action’s dismissal. The court does not affix its signature to such self-executing documents.