We put alerts on cases for the following reasons: Bankruptcy stays, Garnishment hearings and releases, civil capias warrants and cases where the Accounting/Finance Division needs to check the docket.
We can give an approximate amount, but the Plaintiff or the attorney for the Plaintiff should be contacted for that information. The Clerk's Office does not keep track of the balance owed on civil cases.
That information can be obtained on our website or if you have your case number, you may call our file room at (614) 645-7220 - Prompt 1.
We hold all checks for three weeks before disbursing any funds to ensure that the payment has not been cancelled or returned for insufficient funds. This is done because:
You need to contact the plaintiff or the attorney for the plaintiff to file the appropriate satisfaction of judgment or a notice of dismissal. Only the Plaintiff or their representation can file it. If you cannot contact them you can bring your proof of all payments and take the case file to a duty judge for determination.