Upper Sandusky Municipal Court

Judge James M. Ruhlen
Jane Frey, Clerk

Jury Trial Status: There will be no jury duty on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Civil Division

The civil division is responsible for handling general civil cases seeking money judgements: personal injury, property damage, contracts and forcible entry and detainer (evictions). The maximum amount of damages may not exceed $15,000.00.

The civil division also handles trusteeships, appeals to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and rent escrow deposits. It is important to keep in mind that the civil division is separate from small claims, which handles monetary claims up to $6,000.00.

To file a civil case in the Upper Sandusky Municipal Court, the action must have occurred or the defendant must reside within the Court's jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of this Court includes all of Wyandot County.

The Court cannot offer any legal advice or assist in the completion or filing of a complaint. If you have questions, you are advised to seek legal counsel. The Court may not appoint an attorney to represent you in civil matters. If you feel you need an attorney and cannot afford one, you may contact Legal Aid Services of Northwest Ohio at 1-800-837-8908.

Civil Court Costs

Complaint - Certified Mail Service with two defendants $115.00
Forcible Entry and Detainer Action $115.00
Tenant - Landlord Application - Rent Escrow $25.00
Civil Action w/Attachment or Garnishment $185.00
Replevin Action - Bailiff Service $80.00
Cross Complaint, Counterclaim, and Third Party Complaint $15.00
Cognovit Judgment - Certified Mail $115.00
Trusteeship $25.00
Transfer for Improper Venue (also transfer to any Court) $40.00
Writ of Restitution $60.00
Wage Garnishment $70.00
Garnishment - Other than Wages
(plus $1.00 for financial institute)
$15.00
Certificate of Judgment $5.00
Jury Demand $200.00
Calling off Jury $25.00
License Suspension Appeal $115.00

Civil Forms

Eviction Complaint 2 pages 27KB
Notice to Leave Premises 2 pages 100KB