|Clerk's Office Temporarily Closed May 14-15|
Due to a planned power outage by the City of Columbus, the Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s office will be temporarily closed to the public, except for posting the bond of an inmate, effective 7am on Saturday May 14. We expect to be fully operational by Sunday May 15 @ 8am.
This page will attempt to answer some of the more common Evictions questions. However, it is not the intention of the Clerk of Court's Office or the Franklin County Municipal Court to offer legal advice through these pages or through our answering of questions. While knowledgeable about the operational procedures of the Clerk's Office and the Court, Deputy Clerks and Bailiffs are not attorneys and cannot recommend specific legal options, and their answering questions should not be construed as such.
What were the circumstances surrounding the eviction of a person?
That information is contained in the complaint, which is maintained in a case file in our fileroom.
Am I being evicted?
Look up your name on our public access case search to see if a case has been filed.
What are my rights are as a tenant?
You can call the Columbus Urban League at 614-257-6300.
How much does it cost to file an eviction case?
The cost to file an eviction is $133.00.
How do I file an Eviction, and where do I get the complaint forms?
View this PDF for information regarding the Eviction Process
How do I red tag the door and do a set out?
After the forms are completed and filed, the Clerks office will send the paperwork to the service bailiffs office. You will then contact them to arrange the set out at 614-645-7780.
Does the owner of the property need to file the eviction? Or can I evict my roommate?
The owner of the property or their attorney must file the eviction case. Roommates cannot evict roommates.
When will the defendant be served on the Eviction?
This process will depend on the postal office, or the Bailiff. Usually the hearings will be scheduled fourteen to twenty-one days from the filing date.