Civil/Small Claims

Miamisburg Municipal Court's Civil Division processes personal injury or property damage cases, contract dispute classes, forcible entry cases and cases for monies owed. The court's monetary limit for a civil law suit is $15,000.00. Any civil lawsuit exceeding the $15,000.00 limit must be filed in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

The Small Claims Division is designed for claims up to $6,000.00.

The Civil and Small Claims dockets are heard by the court's magistrate on Tuesday of every week. Personnel in the Civil and Small Claims division input all filings into the court's database, schedule the necessary hearings and trials, issue summons , and receipt all court costs and fees.

To download forms for a civil or small claims case, visit Forms. To read a description of the content of each form, click on the appropriate department.

For questions regarding civil or small claims procedures, visit Miamisburg Municipal Court Rules of Court. Also available is the Ohio State Bar Foundation's publication Keys to the Courtroom.

Civil Division
Assignment of Judgments $60.00
Alias, Simultaneous Ordinary Mail or Subsequent Summons $25.00
($15.00 for each additional Defendant)
Amended Pleading/Complaint $40.00
($15.00 for each additional Defendant)
Bank Attachment $60.00
($1.00 payable to Bank)
Certified Copies $5.00
Certificate of Judgment $30.00
Complaint Filing (including FE&D's) $145.00
($20.00 for each additional Defendant)
Cross-Complaint $145.00
Counterclaim $145.00
Driving Privileges - Implied Consent/12 Point Suspension to BMV/ALS Appeal $145.00
Execution Levied on Automobile or Padlock of Business $500.00
(Of which a processing fee $50.00 will be kept by Court)
Exemplified Copy of Judgment $30.00
Garnishment $160.00
Jury Demand $1,000.00
($10 per Jury Summons issued will be deducted from Jury Deposit)
Modify Driving Privileges (ALS, FRA, 12 Point) $25.00
Motion for Default Judgments $15.00
Motion to Modify, Revive or Vacate Judgment $50.00
Objections to Magistrate Decision $25.00
Order in Aid (Debtor's Exam $35.00
Payment Plan for BMV $60.00
Peace Bond $145.00
Personal Service or Residential Service $30.00
Praecipe for Writ $100.00
Replevin Complaint $145.00
Service by Publication $50.00
Show Cause Hearing $60.00
Third Party Complaint/Intervening $145.00
Transfer from Small Claims $145.00
($20.00 for each additional Defendant)
Trusteeship $145.00
Subpoena Cost $10.00
Juror Fee $10.00/$12.00
Half Day $6.00
Mileage on Full or Half Days per Mile $0.10
Xerox Copies (per page) $0.25
Small Claims Division
Small Claims Filing
Claims up to $3,000 $60.00
Claims from $3,001 to $6,000 $120.00
($20.00 for each additional Defendant)
Certified Copies $5.00
Garnishment $160.00
Judgment Debtor's Questionnaire $35.00
Motion to Modify, Revive or Vacate Judgment $50.00
Order in Aid (Debtor's Exam) $35.00
Small Claims Bad Check Fee $30.00
Transfer case to Regular Civil Docket $145.00
($20.00 for each additional Defendant)

To contact personnel in the Civil or Small Claims Department:

Civil and Garnishment Brooklyn 937.847.6484
Small Claims Keira 937.847.6572