Local Rules and Court Forms

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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

PLEASE NOTE; The Local Rules were amended May 2, 2013 to add a rule for petitions for Certificates of Qualification for Employment (CQE), to update arraignment practice, to update the Clerk’s fee schedule, and to renumber other rules. The Local Rules were further amended effective November 24, 2014 to reflect changes in judicial sales (foreclosures) in Local Rule 11. Local Rule 15 was amended August 10, 2015 as to retention of juror records. The complete set of rules as amended appears below.

Complete Local Rules as amended August 2015

Local Rules-by individual rule number

  1. Assignment of Cases
  2. Security for Costs-Fee Schedule
  3. Pleadings
  4. Motions
  5. Entries
  6. Pre-trials
  7. Default Hearing
  8. Continuances
  9. Judgment Upon Warrant of Attorney to Confess
  10. Appointment of Special Process Server
  11. Judicial Sales
  12. Arbitration
  13. Mediation
  14. Notary Public Examination and Notary Public Examination Fees
  15. Juries
  16. Criminal Arraignments
  17. Facsimile Filing
  18. Magistrates
  19. Petitions for Certificate of Qualification for Employment
  20. Miscellaneous
  21. Effective Date of Rules

Local Rule Appendix-Security for Costs (filing fees)-Effective November 24, 2016

Arraignment Waiver Form

Link to Ohio Supreme Court Rules page

Court Forms-including forms for individual judges

Notice of Appearance

Case Classification Form

Foreclosure Case Property Description Approval Form-PDF

Foreclosure Case Property Description Approval FormWord Format

Confidential Identifiers Form

Subpoena

Civil Protection Order (CPO) Petition

Instructions for Filing CPO Petition

Mediation Case Summary

Mediation Preparation Guidelines

Praecipe for Certificate of Judgment

Order of Sheriff’s Sale

Judge McBride Sample Pre-trial Order

Judge McBride Sample Criminal Pre-trial Order

Judge McBride Pre-trial Witnesses and Exhibits List-PDF

Judge McBride Pre-trial Witnesses and Exhibits List-Word format

Judge McBride Pre-trial List of Depositions-PDF

Judge McBride Pre-trial List of Depositions-Word format

Arraignment Waiver

Criminal Time Waiver

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 Gary Scalf. 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 Fee Application

Appointed Counsel Fee Schedule