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Small Claims Court Forms

Printable Forms—print and complete by hand.

Fillable Forms—type information directly into the forms, save the forms, and print them after they are completed.

*You should keep a copy of any form you complete for your own records.



 Type of Form  Purpose of Form  Download PDF Form
 
Complaint

This form is for filing a lawsuit in small claims court.  Use this form to write the facts of your claim.

*This form is required for each small claims case filed.
 You will need to file 1 original and 3 copies.
 
Civil Cover Sheet

This form specifies the type of case being filed and the type of service requested.

*One copy is required for each small claims case filed.
 
Blank Party List and Blank Complaint Page

Use the Blank Party List if you need to list additional Plaintiffs or Defendants in the Complaint.  Use the Blank Complaint Page form if you need additional space to write the facts of your claim.
 
Civil Cost Sheet
 
This form contains the costs for all types of cases, service, orders, and motions.


Amended Complaint

 
This form is for any changes to your original Complaint.

*You will need to file 1 original and 3 copies.


Certificate of Service

This form shows that a copy of a court filing was sent to the opposing party. 

 
Instructions for Service of Summons

 
This form requests that the court serve a document on a party.  Court fees vary depending on the type of service.

 
Instructions to the Clerk

 
This form requests that the Clerk issue a specific document. This form also is used for updating a defendant's address for completing service.  Court fees vary depending on the request.

 
Complaint on an Account

This form is for a business that is filing a case against someone that owes money.

 
Counterclaim
 
If you are being sued, you may use this form to file a claim against the person that sued you.

 
Cross-Claim

 
A party in a lawsuit may use this form to file a claim against another party.  For example, a defendant may use this form to file a cross-claim against another defendant in the same case.
 
Third-Party Complaint
 
A party being sued may use this form to file a claim against someone that is not currently in the lawsuit but who may be responsible for any court judgment.

 
Objection to Magistrate's Decision

 
A party may use this form to ask the court to change or reject a magistrate's findings.


 
Request for Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
 
If you want to object to a magistrate's decision then you must request that the magistrate include findings of fact and conclusions of law (the basis for the decision) in the written decision.



Satisfaction of Judgment
 
This form is used by the Plaintiff to show the court that the Defendant has paid the Judgment.



Blank Motion Form
 
This blank motion form may be used to ask the court to take a certain action in a case.





Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment

If you won a judgment in Small Claims Court the following forms may help you collect your judgment.

Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for information about the various methods a winning party can use to collect a judgment.




Type of Form Purpose of Form  Download PDF Form
 
Instructions for Collection Methods

 
This checklist tells you which documents, and how many copies of each document, you need to file with the court to collect your judgment.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.

 
 
Wage Garnishment

 
If you know where the Judgment Debtor is employed, these forms may be used to garnish the Debtor's non-exempt wages.  Garnishments may be filed through the Municipal Court if the Debtor's employer is located in Ohio.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.

Wage Garnishment Packet:

Bank Account Attachment, Other than Wage Garnishment ("OTW")


If you know that the Judgment Debtor has a checking or savings account at a bank, credit union, or other financial institution, you may use these forms to ask the Court to attach funds that are in the account.  Bank account attachments may be obtained upon any bank in Ohio through the Municipal Court.  If the bank is located outside the City of Columbus or Franklin County, ask the Clerk of Courts to mail the Attachment to the bank by certified mail.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.


Bank Account Attachment Packet:

Judgment Interest Calculator

You may use this form to calculate the amount of interest to add to your court awarded judgment.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.


Real Estate Lien

 
If the Judgment Debtor owns a home or land, you can get a judgment lien on his or her real estate.  

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.


Suspension of Driver's License


If you got your judgment because the Judgment Debtor operated a motor vehicle negligently, and it has been at least 30 days since you got your judgment, you may get the Debtor’s Ohio driver’s license suspended.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.


Attachment of Cash Drawer Funds


If your judgment is against a business that regularly has cash on its business premises, you may attach the money kept on the premises.

*Please see Guide to Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment for more information.


Motion for Oral Examination


A Judgment Creditor may use this form to ask the court to order the Judgment Debtor to appear in court to answer questions under oath about the Debtor's property, earnings, and other assets.


Motion for Written Questionnaire and Judgment Debtor Assets and Liabilities Form

 
A Judgment Creditor may use these forms to require the Judgment Debtor to answer pre-written questions about the Debtor's assets and liabilities.

Order to Permit Funds to be Paid into Court & Conditional Entry of Satisfaction of Judgment & Order to Release Garnishment

If funds are paid to the court to satisfy a judgment, but the Judgment Creditor has not collected the funds, a Judgment Debtor may file this document to release the garnishment.


Satisfaction and Release of Garnishment


The Judgment Creditor files this document once the Judgment Debtor pays the full amount of the judgment.

Revive a Dormant Judgment  Motion and Entry to Revive a Dormant Judgment