Franklin County Clerk of Courts receives, receipts, and manages, and maintains all filings to the External linkCourt of Common Pleas and the Ohio External link10th District Court of Appeals. Cases filed to the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals are initiated in the Clerk of Courts Appeals Division. The majority of Appeals cases are the result of a petitioner asking the Court to review a final appealable order rendered by the original trial court, such as the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, External linkProbate Court, External linkFranklin County Municipal Court, External linkEnvironmental Court, and the External linkOhio Court of Claims. Petitioners can also file original actions in the Clerk of Courts’ Appeals Division. These include but are not limited to Writs of Mandamus, Habeas Corpus and Procedendo actions.
Electronic filing is available in this Division, however, it is not mandated by the Court’s Local Rules. Appeals cases are also available for viewing via public records request, and by using the External linkClerk’s Case Information Online (CIO).
External link10th District Court of Appeals
How long do I have to file a Notice of Appeal?
A Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days (including weekends and holidays) of the time-stamp date of the entry of the judgment that is being appealed. A Notice of Cross-Appeal must be filed within 10 days of the e-Filing of the first Notice of Appeal. You may either e-File your Notice of Appeal directly with the Clerk of the trial court, mail your pleadings with required payment, or deliver it directly to Clerk of the External linkTenth District Court of Appeals for filing with the trial court. The Clerk of the Tenth District Court of Appeals is located at
Franklin County Clerk of Courts
373 S High St., 23rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215 A Notice of Appeal from any other trial court (Municipal, External linkFranklin County Probate, or the Ohio Court of Claims) must be filed with their respective Clerk. That Clerk will transfer the Notice of Appeal to the Clerk of the Tenth District Court of Appeals for filing. After a Notice of Appeal has been filed, the Clerk of Courts for the Tenth District Court of Appeals will serve notice of the filing to the counsel of record of each party other than the appellant, or if a party is not represented by counsel, to the party at their last known address.
What is the Record on Appeal?
The Record on Appeal consists of all original papers and exhibits filed in the trial court, a certified copy of the docket and journal entries prepared by the Clerk, and any transcripts of proceedings before the trial court. Please note, transcripts of trial court proceedings will only be included in the Record on Appeal if the appellant has requested the transcripts from the court reporter, the court reporter has prepared the transcripts (normally the appellant must pay to have the transcripts prepared) and filed the transcripts with the Clerk of the trial court.
When will the clerk transmit the record?
The Record on Appeal is normally transmitted 40 days after the filing of the Notice of Appeal, unless the appellant has requested and been granted an extension of time to transmit the record. A motion for an extension of time to transmit the record due to the court reporter’s inability to prepare the transcript within 40 days must be accompanied by an affidavit from the court reporter indicating when the court reporter will have the transcript completed and filed.
What is the deadline for filing my brief?
The time for filing briefs depends on the appropriate case calendar. On the regular calendar, the appellant has 20 days from the date on which the Clerk transmits the Record on Appeal to file their brief. The appellee’s brief is due 20 days from the filing of appellant’s brief, and a reply brief is due 10 days from the filing of the appellee’s brief. Cases on the accelerated calendar require the appellant's brief filed 15 days from the date on which the Clerk transmits the Record on Appeal. The appellee’s brief is due 15 days from the filing of appellant’s brief; filing of a reply brief is not permitted with this trial calendar. For additional appellate briefing requirements refer to the External linkLocal Rules of the 10th District Court of Appeals.
How do I file an Original Action?
You may either e-File your complaint, mail pleadings to the Clerk of Courts office with required payment, or deliver it to Clerk of the Tenth District Court of Appeals for filing in the Clerk of Courts office.
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