LOCAL RULES OF THE CLERMONT COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT, GENERAL DIVISION
COURT HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS
SCHEDULE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS FOR 2023
Complete Local Rules as of September 1, 2018
Local Rules Appendix A-Security for Costs-Effective September 1, 2018
Local Rule Appendix B-Arraignment Waiver Form
Local Rule Appendix C-Clermont County Sheriff Property Description Approval Form
Local Rule Appendix D-Appointment As Special Process Server
Link to Ohio Supreme Court Rules page
Property Description Form-Foreclosure-PDF
Property Description Form-Foreclosure-Word Format
Civil Protection Order (CPO) Petition
Instructions for Filing CPO Petition
Mediation Preparation Guidelines
Praecipe for Certificate of Judgment
Process Server Application-Word Format
Process Server Affidavit-Word Format
Process Server Order-Word Format
PLEASE NOTE: Any new Appointed Counsel appointment made as of September 8, 2022 will be reimbursed at a rate of $75/hour for both in and out of court. Any appointment made prior to September 8, 2022 will be reimbursed at the old rate of $60 for In Court and $50 for Out of Court. For a complete copy of the Commissioners’ Resolution, please click HERE. A complete copy of the Fee Schedule is an Exhibit (pages 5-9) to the Resolution.
TO ALL COUNSEL SEEKING CRIMINAL CASE APPOINTMENTS: Please take notice that the Common Pleas Court has adopted a new form for counsel seeking to receive appointments to represent indigent criminal defendants. All counsel must submit the new form pursuant to the regulations of the Ohio Public Defender Commission in OAC chapter 120-1. Counsel are urged to review the regulations in that chapter. Completed forms should be returned promptly to Court Administrator Diana Owens. Please click Appointed Counsel Application Form for a PDF copy of this application.
Please take notice that failure to submit Appointed Counsel fee applications within 90 days of disposition will result in a 35% reduction in the fee, based on Ohio Public Defender’s Office rules.
Appointed Counsel Application Form
Appointed Counsel Fee Resolution, September 2022