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Forcible Entry and Detainer (Evictions)

Evictions are governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1923.

Landlords must strictly comply with all statutory requirements for the Court to grant a Writ of Restitution ordering the tenant to move out by a specific date.

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5321 confers rights and obligations on each party to a rental agreement. The Court strongly recommends that both the landlord and tenant consult an attorney to ensure that their rights are protected.

PLEASE NOTE: Court staff cannot give legal advice. If you have questions regarding the eviction process, seek the advice of an attorney.

General Information:

  • There is a filing fee to file an eviction action. If there is more than one defendant, there is an additional fee per defendant.
  • Hearing dates – Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
  • The Court requires a copy of the Notice to Leave Premises be filed with the Complaint for Eviction.
  • If the eviction is granted – A Writ of Restitution should be obtained at the Clerk’s window. The Writ of Restitution orders Defendant(s) to move by a date specified on the date of the hearing. There is a fee to obtain a Writ of Restitution