SMALL CLAIMS FORM INSTRUCTIONS

SMALL CLAIMS FORM INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Small Claims may be filed for money only.
2.
The following actions
be filed in small claims court:
libel, slander, replevin, malicious prosecution, abuse of process; or as assignee
or agent except for recovery of taxes by a political subdivision; or actions for
the recover of punitive or exemplary damages.
3.
If you are filing a complaint you are the plaintiff.
Enter the date on the appropriate line.
Enter your information under plaintiff.
Enter additional plaintiff.
If more than three (3) attach a separate page.
4.
The person or company you are suing is the defendant.
Enter all information for each defendant.
Indicate the military status of each defendant.
If more than three (3) attach a separate page.
5.
State your claim in clear, concise, nontechnical terms.
State the dollar amount of your claim.
State the interest rate and date of interest.
6.
a.
b.
7.
You may personally deliver it to the Clerk of Court’s Office .
(DO NOT SIGN IT IN ADVANCE)
You may mail it after having it notarized by a Notary Public
or other person authorized to administer oaths.
Mail or deliver your complaint with the required filing fee to:
Office of: Eric J. Rothgery
Clerk of Elyria Municipal Court
601 Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035
Filing fee:
8.
One defendant
Additional defendants
$ 87.00
$ 6.00 each
Your hearing will be scheduled not sooner than fifteen (15) days nor more than forty-five
(45) days from the date of filing of your complaint. You will be notified of your hearing
date. All small claims hearings are held on the second floor of the Municipal Court located
at 601 Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Serving the Cities of Elyria and North Ridgeville - Villages of Grafton and Lagrange - Townships of Carlisle, Columbia, Eaton,
Elyria, Grafton and Lagrange
ELYRIA MUNICIPAL COURT - SMALL CLAIMS INFORMATION AND COMPLAINT FORM
Deliver or Mail to:
Filing Fee: One Defendant $ 87.00
Additional Defendants:
6.00 ea
(Fee must accompany filing)
Clerk of Elyria Municipal Court
Civil Division
601 Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035
Case Number: _______________________
Date: ________________________
(Assigned by the Clerk’s Office)
Identify any Defendants presently in the Military Service of the United States
Plaintiff (1)
Defendant (1)
Address
Address
City, State, Zip _
City, State, Zip
Telephone No.
Telephone No. _
Military Service
Plaintiff (2)
Defendant (2)
Address
Address
City, State, Zip
City, State, Zip
Telephone No.
Telephone No.
Defendant (3)
Address
Address
City, State, Zip
City, State, Zip
Telephone No.
Telephone No.
No
_
Military Service
Plaintiff (3)
Yes
Military Service
Yes
Yes
No
No
COMPLAINT
State your claim in clear, concise, non-technical terms (use additional paper if needed)
AMOUNT OF CLAIM: $_________, with interest at the rate of ______% from ____________ plus court costs.
(Cannot exceed $3,000.00)
The above complaint is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
_____________________________________________________
(Signature of plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this _____day of ____________, 20_____. _____________________________________________
REV. 10/01
(Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Notary Public, Attorney-at-Law)
This form and other forms available on our website at www.elyriamunicourt.org