BE ADVISED THAT THE LOCAL RULES OF THE SIXTH APPELLATE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT AN AMENDMENT TO LOCAL RULES 10 BY THE ADDITION OF LOCAL R. 10(G). THE UPDATED RULES CAN BE VIEWED ON OUR WEBPAGE.
(Note - The amendment to this rule was not posted for comments.)
1. How many copies of the Appeal need to be submitted?
a.) The Appeal of a Judgment from a Civil, Criminal, or Domestic Relations case in the
Common Pleas Court must be E-filed in accordance with local rules and therefore no
additional copies are required.
b.) The Appeal of a Judgment from a Municipal Court, Probate Court, or Juvenile Court will require an
original and at least (3) copies. Additional copies may be needed to serve all parties.
2. How many copies of the Brief does the Court require to be submitted?
a.) The Court of Appeals currently requires (5) copies of the Brief.
b.) Erie County requires the Brief be submitted through its E-filing system.
c.) It is optional for Attorneys to send hard copies of the brief, or to allow the Clerk to tax copies to the case.
3. How much is an Appeal to the Sixth District Court of Appeals?
a.) A deposit of $150.00 is required and should be submitted within (1) business day from the time of filing the
Appeal in the Trial Court from which it is being appealed.
b.) If you cannot afford the deposit, an Affidavit of Indigency form is available on our website under
the FORMS tab.
c.) Please contact the Clerk of Courts Office for additional questions or to make payment arrangements
4. How long do I have to file the Praecipe and Docketing Statement after the Notice
of Appeal is filed?
a.) You may have up to (5) days from the date the Notice of Appeal was filed in the Trial Court.
b.) Praecipe and Docketing Statement forms are to be filed in the Trial Court.
c.) If requesting Transcripts, the Court Reporter Certification should be filled out before filing the Praecipe.
d.) Praecipe and Docketing Statement forms are available on our website in the FORMS tab.
5. How can I obtain copies of the decisions or Court of Appeals?
a.) The Clerk of Court’s office can process a request for copies of any Erie County decisions released by the
Sixth District Court. Copies are also available online under the Public Case Information System, Supreme Court
of Ohio’s 6th Court of Appeals website, Supreme Court of Ohio, and Lucas County (their Reporter of Decisions
database allows searching in a variety of ways).
b.) Court of Appeals Rules are available on any of the previously mentioned websites, or in the Clerk’s office.
The cost for printed copies is $5.25.