The Municipal Civil Division of the Clerk of Courts office accepts and maintains all civil cases involving dollar amounts up to $15,000. Civil cases include: landlord tenant disputes, personal injury, contract disputes, small claims, evictions, rent escrow, garnishment collections, debtor trusteeships, and appeals to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 12-point driving suspensions. The Civil Division processes small claims cases up to $6,000.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM*
Hamilton County Courthouse
1000 Main Street, Rm. 115
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone (513) 946-5700
*Filings may also be completed via E-Filing.
The Civil Bailiff’s office is a division of the Clerk of Courts. The Civil Bailiff’s job is to serve summons, subpoenas, order of possessions and physical evictions. They also collect money for plaintiffs in civil judgments. A landlord that needs to set an eviction in motion should call the office between 1:30 and 3:00 Monday – Friday: (513) 946-5599