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Judgment Collection: Home

Resources at the Hamilton County Law Library

About this Guide

This guide is intended to provide basic information about judgment collection in Ohio. 

DisclaimerHamilton County Law Library staff, as a service to its patrons, provides reference services and information, including these research guides. To protect the public interest, Ohio law requires that legal advice and services be rendered only by qualified attorneys who are subject to the guidelines of the courts. Library staff members do not interpret the law, provide legal advice, or explain court procedures. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.  None of our services shall be construed as giving legal advice.

Ohio Statutes -

Below you will find some of the laws governing garnishment, execution, and recivership.

O.R.C. Chapter 2716 - Garnishment

O.R.C. § 2716.01 - Garnishing personal earnings or property of judgment debtor. 

O.R.C. § 2716.041 - Order of garnishment of personal earnings to be continuous.

O.R.C. § 2329.66 - Exempted interests and rights.

O.R.C. § 2716.05 - Service of order and notices on garnishee.

O.R.C. § 3121.39 - Employer not to take adverse action against employee subject to child support withholding.

O.R.C. § 2716.13 - Hearing on motion for garnishment of property, other than personal earnings of judgment debtor.

O.R.C. Chapter 2327 - Execution Generally

O.R.C. § 2329.15 - Public and private sale of goods on execution. 

O.R.C. § 2329.17 - Lands to be appraised.

O.R.C. § 2329.26 - Notice of date, time and place of sale.

O.R.C § 2329.07 - Judgment may become dormant.

O.R.C. § 2329.39 - Place of sale.

O.R.C. § 2325.18 - Limitation.

O.R.C. Chapter 2735 - Receivership

O.R.C. §2735.01 - Appointment of receiver.

O.R.C. § 2329.70 - Application for appointment of trustee.

Hamilton County

Garnishment Procedure - Hamilton County Municipal Court

Garnishment/Collection Forms - Hamilton County Municipal Forms

Garnishment Forms - Hamilton County Common Pleas Civil Forms


Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Federal Wage Garnishments - United States Department of Labor

31 CFR Part 212 - Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments

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