(A) A person against whom a judgment has been rendered may stay execution on the judgment by entering into a bond to the adverse party within ten days after the rendition of the judgment with sufficient surety, who shall be a freeholder owning real property situated in the county or a corporation authorized to execute surety bonds in this state, which bond shall be approved by the clerk of the municipal court and conditioned for the payment of the amount of the judgment, interest, and costs. The bond shall be entered on the docket by the clerk of court and shall be signed by the surety.
(B) A stay of execution shall not be allowed on:
(1) Judgments against sureties or bail for the stay of execution;
(2) Judgments rendered in favor of sureties or bail who have been compelled by judgment to pay money on account of their principal;
(3) Judgments rendered against a surety on a bond or undertaking given in any action or proceeding in any court;
(4) Judgments for an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars rendered in favor of any person for wages due for manual labor by him performed;
(5) Judgments and decrees in actions of foreclosures of mortgages, mechanics' liens, and in proceedings to subject real property to the payment of judgments and marshalling of liens.
(C) In the Cleveland municipal court, if a freeholder of Cuyahoga county is a surety, the undertaking shall be a lien on the real property of the freeholder situated in Cuyahoga county from the time of signing the undertaking until the judgment and all costs in the case upon which the stay of execution has been granted are satisfied.
Effective Date: 03-19-1987 .