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Municipal Civil Division
The Municipal Civil Division of the Clerk of Courts office handles civil case disputes involving dollar amounts up to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00); landlord tenant disputes, including evictions and rent escrows; collection of judgments via garnishments; debtor trusteeships and appeals to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 12-point driving suspensions.

The Small Claims page provides complete information about how to file a Small Claims suit and to collect payment after judgment. Small Claims are civil disputes involving monetary amounts up to three thousand dollars ($3,000.00).

Disputes involving dollar amounts larger than $15,000 or title to real estate are handled in the Common Pleas Court.

Municipal Civil Division forms are also available at this site and a link to the Rules of Civil Procedure for Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Office Location Phone Hours
Hamilton Court House
Room 115
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 946-5700
General Information
8AM - 4PM
Monday - Friday
(513) 946-5700
(513) 946-5700
Small Claims Clerk
(513) 946-5700
Municipal Civil Links