You may visit the Civil Division of the Clerk’s office
during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.You can also call at 440-887-7400/option
The Civil Division is responsible for handling general
civil cases seeking money judgments.The
Civil Division is broken down into two branches; the general civil division
which handles cases seeking monetary damages of $15,000.00 or less and the
small claims division which handles cases seeking money judgments of $3,000.00
The general civil division is also responsible for
forcible entry and detainer cases (commonly know as
New civil cases, including any subsequent pleadings,
motions or post-judgment executions (such as wage garnishments or bank
attachments) are filed with the civil division.
The civil division handles applications for Trusteeship
and Rent Escrow deposits.
Hearings on civil cases will be scheduled, continued or
re-scheduled by the Assignment Department at (440-887-7400/option 2).
Corporations appearing in the Parma Municipal Court are
required to be represented by counsel in court appearances and pleadings,
including Small Claims cases, eviction proceedings and post-judgment