5717-1-07 Small claims docket.

(A) The board's small claims docket allows parties to resolve minor disputes quickly, inexpensively, and fairly, without requiring a formal hearing or the services of an attorney. Appeals assigned to the small claims docket are informal and wide latitude is granted to the board in resolving such disputes. Any small claims hearing shall be telephonic.

(B) Appeals qualifying for resolution in small claims are those that:

(1) Originate from decisions of a board of revision for real estate that qualifies for the "nonbusiness credit" provided for in section 319.302 of the Revised Code;

(2) Do not originate from decisions of a board of revision and the amount in dispute does not exceed ten thousand dollars; and

(3) The appellant elects for small claims resolution.

(C) Small claims decisions have no precedential value, are final as to all parties, and cannot be appealed.

(D) Such appeals shall adhere to the following schedule:

(1) The transcript from the lower tribunal shall be certified within forty-five days of the filing of a notice of appeal;

(2) Dispositive motions shall be filed within sixty days of the filing of a notice of appeal;

(3) Each party shall submit a written statement setting forth its respective position and, if a hearing is ordered, parties shall jointly exchange evidence seventy-five days after the filing of an appeal.


Latest Date of Occurrence After Appeal Filed (in days)

Transcript certified


Dispositive motions filed


Parties shall submit written statement/if hearing ordered, parties shall exchange evidence


Replaces: 5717-1-07

Effective: 10/09/2013
Promulgated Under: 5703.14
Statutory Authority: 5703.14
Rule Amplifies: 5703.02, 5703.021
Prior Effective Dates: 10/20/1977, 3/24/1998, 3/1/1996, 1/14/2005