Common Pleas Civil Division
Administrative Appeals, foreclosures, personal injury suits, garnishments are among the types of cases filed in the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The clerk is responsible for initiating and maintaining case files, the collection and distribution of filing fees and costs, the seating of both petit and grand juries and the issuance and recording of notary commissions.
Faxed pleadings will not be accepted. All filings must be mailed or presented in person.
Common Pleas Criminal Division
The Criminal Division handles all indictments (accusations) returned by the grand jury. After a case file has been initiated, this office creates and issues either an arrest warrant or a summons instructing the defendant to appear at a specific time and place. Bail bonds are processed, executed, and witnessed by the clerks of this division.
The Criminal Division is responsible for the arraignment docket, the assignment of judges to cases, reporting convictions to B.C.I. & I and transmitting driver license suspensions to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This office also collects and distributes all costs, fines, and restitution.
Domestic Relations Court is a division of the Court of Common Pleas. This division hears all cases involving divorce, dissolution, legal separation, annulment, and all non-criminal domestic violence. Matters involving child custody, visitation, child and spousal support are also under the jurisdiction of this court.
Domestic clerks are responsible for initiating and maintaining all case files and the collection and distribution of filing fees and costs. Assistance is available in filling out the petition for a protection order.
Local rules requires approval from the court before filing a petition for dissolution. More information on procedure and local rules can be found by clicking on Links and accessing the Columbiana County Law Library web site.
The clerks office is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.
105 South Market
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Court of Appeals
Columbiana County is served by the Seventh District Court of Appeals. The location for filing pleading is the Common Pleas Court of Columbiana County. The actual Court is seated in the Mahoning County Courthouse. When filing pleading please refer to Rule VII, which is below.
Rule 3 - Notice of appeal, docketing statement and praecipe.
(A) Docketing Statement . Each appellant and cross-appelant shall file a fully completed docketing statement, typed or legibly printed, at the same time as filing the notice of appeal or cross-appeal. A docketing statement is not fully completed unless a time-stamped copy of judgment being appealled is attached. The party prosecuting an appeal shall serve a copy of the completed docketing statement together with the notice of appeal on the opposing party.
The Clerk of the trial shall provide docketing statement forms as prescribed by this Court. (See Forms Page for docketing statement form) Docketing statements of a form other than one contained on the Forms Page will not be allowed. The Clerk of the trail Court shall send a copy of the docketing statement to the Court of Appeals along with a copy of the notice of appeal.
(B) Praecipe. Each appellant and cross-appellant shall file a praecipe with their respective notice of appeal. The Clerk of the trial Court shall provide praecipe forms as prescribed by this Court. (See Forms Page for praecipe form) Praecipes of a form other than one contained on the Forms Page will not be allowed. The Clerk of the trial Court shall send a copy of the praecipe to the Court of Appeals along with a copy of the notice of appeal. A copy of the praecipe designating the parts of the transcript to be included in the record shall be served by the appellant on the appellee in fulfillment of the requirements of Appellate Rule 9(B). No oral direction by counsel will be recognized.
(C) Failure to file a docketing statement and/or praecipe may result in dismissal of the appeal, or may result in assessing against the appellant such court costs as may be attributable to failure to file the docketing statement and/or praecipe.