2715.091 Leaving notice of attachment and copy of order with garnishee.

(A) When the plaintiff, his agent, or attorney, in the affidavit accompanying a motion for attachment filed under section 2715.03 of the Revised Code, states that he has good reason to believe, and does believe, that a person named in the affidavit has property of the defendant other than personal earnings in his possession, and the levying officer attempts to get possession of such property but cannot do so, he shall leave with the person a copy of the order of attachment, with a written notice that he appear in court and answer, as provided in section 2715.29 of the Revised Code. The person is the garnishee and the proceeding in relation to the garnishee is a garnishment proceeding. Any court of common pleas that issues an order of attachment has jurisdiction to serve process pursuant to this section upon a garnishee who does not reside within the jurisdiction of the court. Any county court or municipal court that issues an order of attachment has jurisdiction to serve process pursuant to this section upon a garnishee who resides in any county that is contiguous to that in which the court is located. When the garnishee does not reside within the jurisdiction of the court that issued the order, the process may be served by the proper officer of the county in which the garnishee resides, or may be personally served.

If the garnishee is an individual, a copy of the order and notice shall be served upon him personally, or left at his usual place of residence. When a partnership is garnisheed by its company name, a copy of the order and notice shall be left at its usual place of doing business, or with a member of such partnership. If the garnishee is a corporation, a copy of the order and notice shall be left with an officer or a managing or general agent of the corporation. If such corporation is a railroad company, a copy of the order and notice may be left with a regular ticket or freight agent thereof, in any county in which the railroad is located.

(B) This section applies only to property of a defendant other than personal earnings and only prior to the entry of judgment against a defendant. Garnishment of personal earnings may be granted only after a judgment has been obtained by the plaintiff, and only pursuant to Chapter 2716. of the Revised Code. Garnishment of property other than personal earnings of a person against whom judgment has been entered may be granted only pursuant to Chapter 2716. of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-19-1987