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The Gallipolis Municipal Court

49 Olive Street

Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

(740)446-9400

 

Welcome to The Gallipolis Municipal Court website. The court serves all of Gallia County with countywide jurisdiction. The Gallipolis Municipal court is an integral part of the state court system in Ohio. The Gallipolis Municipal Court is located in Gallia County, Ohio. It is located within the jurisdiction of the Fourth Appellate District.

 

Civil Jurisdiction

The Gallipolis Municipal Court has a limited jurisdiction in civil disputes. In the general division of the court, jurisdiction is limited to matters in dispute not exceeding $15,000. In the Small Claims division of the court, jurisdiction is limited to matters in dispute not exceeding $3,000.

 

Criminal Jurisdiction

The Gallipolis Municipal Court has jurisdiction over both misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters as well as certain stages of felony level offenses. The level of all offenses are defined by statute in Ohio. Generally, a misdemeanor level offense is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and incarceration in the county jail not to exceed six months. There are several exceptions to the above stated rule. The court conducts all stages of a misdemeanor criminal or traffic proceeding including jury trial and sentencing if there is a conviction. The court's role in felony cases is limited to affording the accused of an initial hearing for the purpose of advising the accused of his/her rights, appointing counsel if necessary, and establishing an appropriate bond to secure release. The court also conducts preliminary hearings in felony matters.

 

Court Hours:

Monday                                 7:30 am to 4:00 pm  

Tuesday                                7:30 am to 4:00 pm  

Wednesday                           7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday                               7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Friday                                    7:30 am to 4:00 pm

 

The Civil Division of the Gallipolis Municipal Court handles cases seeking up to $15,000.00. The cases usually are; Personal Injury and Property Damage, Contracts, and Forcible Entry and Detainer (Evictions).

 

GALLIPOLIS MUNICIPAL COURT, GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO

CIVIL/SMALL CLAIMS COURT COSTS

It is hereby ORDERED that the following amounts shall be paid as court costs in the cases or proceedings listed below on or after March 24, 2009.

 

CIVIL COMPLAINT                                                                              $109.00

Includes first certified mail attempt for service, certificates of mailing, filing motions, entries, filing interrogatories, discovery, trial notice, legal aid societies funding, computer, mediation and capital improvement funds. Does not include fees for personal service.

 

EACH ADDITIONAL DEFENDANT/CERTIFIED MAIL ATTEMPT $  10.00

COUNTERCLAIM/CROSS CLAIM                                                          $ 5.00

THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT                                                                   $ 15.00

BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES PETITION                                         $ 109.00

FORCIBLE ENTRY & DETAINER                                                           $ 109.00

includes same as civil complaint

SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT                                                                 $ 72.00

EACH ADDITIONAL DEFENDANT-SMALL CLAIMS                              $ 5.00

SUBPOENA                                                                                             $ 8.00

Each witness-does not include personal service fees for sheriff/police/bailiff.

Must be paid upon filing of precipe.

CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT                                                              $ 5.00

JUDGMENT DEBTORS EXAMINATION                                                $ 20.00

STATEMENT OF ASSETS/LIABILITIES                                                $ 5.00

BENCH WARRANT                                                                                $ 10.00

additional fees for service by sheriff/police

GARNISHMENT (WAGES)                                                                    $ 100.00

BANK ATTACHMENT                                                                            $ 25.00

plus 1.00 check made payable to bank

WRIT OF RESTITUTION                                                                        $ 75.00

Additional fees for expenses of sheriff/police/bailiff including moving, storage,

etc., may be assessed.

EXECUTION                                                                                           $ 75.00

Additional fees for expenses of sheriff/police/bailiff including moving, storage,

etc., may be assessed.

REVIVOR OF JUDGMENT                                                                     $ 3.00

CERTIFIED COPIES                                                                               $ 2.00

APPEAL DEPOSIT                                                                                  $ 85.00

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO CIVIL JUDGMENT ENTRY WILL BE FILED UNTIL ANY AND ALL OUTSTANDING FEES ARE PAID. ADDITIONALLY, NO ACTION WHICH REQUIRES FEES TO BE PAID WILL BE EXECUTED UNTIL SUCH FEES ARE PAID. (I.E., NO SUBPOENA WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE COSTS ARE PAID UPON FILING OF PRECIPE) NO JUDGMENT ENTRY WILL BE FILED IN A F.E.D. UNTIL THE SHERIFF FEES, IF APPLICABLE, ARE PAID.

 

__________________________

Margaret Evans, Judge

 

Download PDF form to be completed: Small Claim Complaint.pdf

 

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