Civil

Filing a Claim


The Civil Court is designed to handle claims up to a maximum amount of $15,000. Most people who file a claim use the services of an attorney. This is a very formal process and does require a thorough knowledge of the law. You may sue for monetary damages, including pain and suffering in some cases. The filing fee is $100 ($10 for each additional defendant).

Plaintiff & Defendant


The person filing the claim is referred to as the plaintiff. The defendant is the person against whom the claim has been filed. The defendant must live in the jurisdiction or the basis of the complaint must have arisen in this jurisdiction, which is City of Middletown, Trenton, Madison Township, and Lemon Township. The claim must be filed either in person or by mail at:
Middletown Municipal Court
One Donham Plaza
Middletown, Ohio 45042.

Fees