(A) A municipal court may establish one or more branch offices and may appoint a special deputy clerk to administer each branch office. Each special deputy clerk shall take an oath of office before entering upon the duties of office, and, when so qualified, may perform any one or more of the duties appertaining to the office of clerk, as the court prescribes. Special deputy clerks appointed by the court pursuant to this section shall receive such compensation payable in either biweekly installments or semimonthly installments, as determined by the payroll administrator, out of the city treasury as the court may prescribe, except that the compensation of any special deputy clerk of a county-operated municipal court shall be payable out of the treasury of the county in which the court is located. The court may require any of the special deputy clerks to give bond of not less than three thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of duties.
(B) The Tiffin-Fostoria municipal court shall establish a branch office in Fostoria and shall appoint a special deputy clerk to administer the branch office on a full-time basis. The special deputy clerk shall take the oath of office, perform the duties appertaining to the office of the clerk of court as the court prescribes, and receive compensation as provided in division (A) of this section.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 24, HB 141, §1, eff. 6/27/2013.
Effective Date: 03-19-1987; 06-30-2006