Civil Claims

The Zanesville Municipal Court hears cases for money damages that do not exceed $15,000 in damages. Civil cases with a claim amount of $6,000 and up to $15,000 will be heard in Civil Claims Court. Claims that are less than $6,000 will be heard in Small Claims Court. Individuals and businesses such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, can sue and be sued in Civil Claims Court.
Civil Claims can be heard by a judge or a judge and jury.
For Civil Claims, the court follows the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure and the Ohio Rules of Evidence. You may need to speak to a lawyer to get help with your Civil Claim.