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 Adopted July 5, 2017 PLEASE NOTE: Five Local Rules were amended effective July 5, 2017. These recent amendments are available here–CP Rule Change 2017. The individual amended rules have been updated on this site.
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.