CIVIL COURT

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How to File a New Civil Complaint

$653.00 Filing Fee for Civil Foreclosures

$253.00 Filing Fee for all other Civil Complaints or an Affidavit of Indigency

Must caption complaint with the kind of civil action being taken:

Must file an original with an original signature and enough copies to serve all defendants


How to File a Judgment Lien

There are two (2) kinds of judgment liens:

(1) A judgment lien transferred from another court into Trumbull County

(2) A judgment lien from Trumbull County Common Pleas


How to File a Foreign Judgment

How to Release a Judgment Lien

There are two (2) kinds of judgments that are released with the Clerk of Courts Office:

(1) State Lien

(2) Civil Lien


How to Record your Notary

Effective 09/20/2019

See following link for Notary Information:

https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary


Payment of Court Costs

If you have received a cost statement, payment must be made in cash or by money order. You can either come to the Clerk of Courts Office to pay or you can mail in the payment (money order or certified check, only). Please make sure you provide the case number for proper payment of the court costs.


Public Terminals

Public computer terminals are available at the Trumbull County Clerk of Courts Offices located in the Trumbull County Courthouse, 161 High Street, N.W., Warren, Ohio, in the Trumbull County Family Court Building, 220 Main Street, S.W., Warren, Ohio or in the Passport Office, 5th floor of the Administration Building, 160 High St, NW, Warren, Ohio..

You can use these public computer terminals to search information about a case filed in the Trumbull County Common Pleas or in the Domestic Relations Division. You can either search by a name of a party on the case or by the case number.


Searches

There is a $5.00 fee to have an individual or a business name searched. The information needed by the Clerk of Courts Office is a letter requesting the search which includes the name to be searched, the time period to conduct the search, and the $5.00 fee. Searches are usually requested for a five (5) year period.

NOTE: You can come to the Clerk of Courts Office and search something yourself. There is no fee.


Copies

Effective 1/1/2008, there is a $0.05 per page fee for a copy of a public record.


Signing Out Files

No files can be signed out. If there is a need for a copy of a file, copies can be made for $0.05 per page.


Civil Cost Schedule (Effective 10/01/2013)

 

Complaints

Fees

Civil Foreclosure

$653.00

Civil - (Professional Tort, Product Liability, Other Torts, Other Civil, Workers Compensation, Administrative Appeal, Replevin)

$253.00

Counter Claim (if served)

$60.00

Third Party Complaint, Answer & Cross Complaint (if served)

$60.00

Cognovit (without precipe)

$213.00

Cognovit (with precipe)

$233.00

Amended Complaint (if served)

$60.00

 

Certificate Of Judgment  (Judgment Lien)

Fees

Filing (from other court)

$25.00

Filing (from Trumbull County)

$27.00

For Transfer

$5.00

Revivor Of Judgment

$25.00

Satisfaction/Release (full or partial)

$5.00

Foreign Judgment

$25.00

State Lien Release

$20.00

 

Miscellaneous

Fees

Executions

$25.00

Debtor Exam

$25.00

Writ of Possession

$25.00

Garnishment (personal earnings)

$25.00

Garnishment (other than personal)

$25.00

Appeal of Arbitration

$180.00

Civil or Criminal Search

$5.00

Copies (each page)

$0.05

Certification of Copy

$1.00

Exemplified Copy

$5.00

Civil or Criminal Search

$5.00

Notary Certification

$1.00

Court of Appeals

$150.00

Witness Fees ($0.50 /mile) (whole days)

$12.00

Witness Fees ($0.50/mile) (half days)

$6.00

Motion for Expungement

$50.00

Subpoena

$-0-

Order of Sale

$-0-

Passport Photo

$10.00

 

Mailing Address:

Trumbull County Clerk of Courts
Civil Division
161 High Street N.W.
Warren, Ohio 44481

Phone:

(330) 675-2557

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m