Civil Court Costs
To parties who are filing eviction (forcible entry and detainer) actions:
A Supreme Court of Ohio decision states that rental agents and property managers are not permitted to file cases on behalf of property owners. It is not the responsibility of the Clerk or the Deputy Clerks to advise anyone about whether or not they are permitted to file a civil case. If you wish to read the Supreme Court case, its citation is Cleveland Bar Assn. v. Picklo (2002), 96 Ohio St. 3d 195.
It is also accessible online at the address listed below.
Charles T. Lawrie