Barbara Wiedenbein, Common Pleas Clerk of Courts
Tim Rudd, Municipal Clerk of Court
Clermont County, Ohio
Civil Division Criminal Division Traffic Division

Municipal - Civil Division

The Civil Division of Municipal Court handles cases in which the amount of money in dispute does not exceed $15,000.00. Complaints involving landlord tenant disputes, evictions, rents, escrows, garnishes, and appeals to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles are filed with this division. The clerk's office provides assistance to citizens in the filing of small claims (less than $6,000.00) by furnishing forms and instructional material.

Operating hours:

The clerk's office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except for holidays.


4430 State Route 222
Batavia, Ohio 45103.

Payment Methods:

At the present time we do not accept credit card payments, only cash, check and money order. Please make checks and money orders payable to: Clerk Clermont Municipal Court

Municipal Civil - Costs and Filing Fees

Type of Filing Cost
New Civil Case $94.00
BMV Suspension Appeal $94.00
Replevin $134.00
Action for Judgement by Confession $94.00
Forcible Entry and Detainer $94.00
Petition for Driving Privileges for Non-Compliance $117.00
Petition for Reinstatement Fee Plan $117.00
Small Claims (includes service - 1 defendant by certified mail) $45.00
Transfer Foreign Certificate of Judgement $20.00
Garnishment, Wage or Personal Earnings $30.00
Execution $115.00
Execution/Manufactured Home Park $415.00
Bank attachment, plus $1.00 for Garnishee $35.00
Writ of Restitution $115.00
Judgement Debtor Examination $20.00
Small Claim Transfer $45.00
Motion to Vacate Judgement $20.00
Revivor action $20.00
Service by Publication $200.00
Trusteeship, plus $2.00 per creditor $20.00
1% of amount rent deposited (Rent Escrow)
Certified Mail $10.00
Ordinary mail $5.00
Personal Service $50.00
Personal Service on F.E.D. $70.00
Amended Complaint $15.00
Contempt Hearing $15.00
Copy of Case Docket/Appeal $15.00
Witness Fee - One Half Day (plus mileage) $6.00
Witness Fee - One Full Day (plus mileage) $12.00
Alias Summons $6.00
Praecipe for Certificate of Judgement $10.00
Praecipe for Subpoena $5.00
Subpoena Duces Tecum $5.00
Objection ot Magistrate's Report $15.00
Counterclaim or Cross-Claim $15.00
Jury Deposit $200.00
Third Party Complaint $15.00
Certified Copy $4.00
Exemplified Copy $5.00
Motion $4.00
Jury Demand $15.00
Notice to Court of Appeals $240.00
Small Claims Questionnaire $15.00
Ordinary Mail Waiver $5.00
Copier Copies (per one page side) $.25
Bench Warrant $15.00
Supplemental/Intervener Complaint $15.00
Notice/Hearing, Appear, Failure $2.00
Order of Possesion $15.00
Civil Division Criminal Division Traffic Division