Civil Process is the processing of all paperwork related to civil and criminal court papers, including Sheriff’s Sales, as received from the court system. The clerk processes the incoming paperwork. Paper service is completed by the Road Deputies, given back to the clerks, who then process the return paperwork for court.
This paperwork includes summons, subpoenas, motions of various types, papers relating to divorce, child support/custody, foreclosures, writs, and more.
The office also receives Orders of Sale of real property. There is a series of processes that must take place through the Sheriff’s Office, which are prepared and executed through the clerk. This process includes appraisal, advertisement, sale, return to court, receipt of confirming entry, distribution of funds, and sending deed to be recorded. A single sale takes from 3 – 6 months to process from start to finish.
The Civil Division is charged with the responsibility of processing Civil Documents such as Summons, Subpoenas, Writs, Executions, etc. from Courts in Ohio. Documents from any State in the United States will also be processed, but certain conditions apply (see section below)
The Civil Division shall also execute process issued by another state only if it contains either of the following:
After service is complete, the civil clerk prepares the Return for Court, or to where the document originated.