Small Claims Court is designed to handle small matters
in the simplest manner possible. You do not need a lawyer to file
a small claims action, but you may have a lawyer represent you if
you wish. You may only file an action for money. (not for the return
of property or for any other remedy). The maximum claim is $6,000.
You may not bring an action for libel, slander, malicious prosecution
or abuse of process. You may not sue for exemplary or punitive damages.
There are no jury trials. (See Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1925)
An individual, company or corporation may file a claim against another individual,
company or corporation. You may file a claim in Perry County Court if:
1) The individual, company or corporation
you are suing lives or has its principal place of business in Perry
2) The actions giving rise to the
complaint occurred in; Perry County or
3) The property that is the
subject of the claim is located in Perry County.