Dayton Ohio Eviction Attorney

Dayton Ohio Eviction Attorney – Montgomery County Eviction Attorney

Andrew J. Ruzicho II, Esq. – Dayton Ohio Eviction Attorney

Call me at (614) 447-2365 or email me with your eviction needs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Eviction Process:

When will the eviction hearing take place?

The date of the eviction hearing depends upon whether or not you have already placed a three day notice on the tenant’s door. If you have not placed a three day eviction notice on the tenant’s door, then you must do that before an eviction complaint can be led. After the three day notice has expired, then the eviction complaint can be led. A hearing will be scheduled approximately three weeks after the ling of the complaint. In the Dayton Municipal Court, eviction hearings are held every Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m in Courtroom 1-A.

What are the costs involved in filing an eviction?

The Dayton Municipal Court charges $155 to file an eviction complaint.  The filing fee is higher for more than one tenant.  After the eviction hearing, you can apply for a writ of restitution/red tag at a cost of $60.

Where can I find out information about my case?

You can conduct a search at Dayton Municipal Court’s Civil Case Inquiry online search. You can search by your name (Company name as well), tenant’s name, attorney’s name or case number. You can also use the civil case search as a means of screening potential tenants for previous evictions.

Where is the Dayton Municipal Court located?


It is located at 301 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45432. To reach the Civil Division, you can call 937-333-4471.

Do I (the landlord) need to attend the eviction hearing?

I generally recommend that the landlord be in attendance; however, if that is not possible, the landlord’s testimony can be submitted via affidavit.

Can I pursue the tenant for damages after the eviction hearing?

You can do this with the help of a Dayton Ohio eviction attorney. It helps if you know where the tenant is employed or where they are moving to. You have approximately 6 months from the date of filing the eviction action to pursue the tenant for damages. After 6 months, the court automatically dismisses these cases for failure to prosecute. After getting possession of the rental unit, the landlord should determine his/her damages and submit an itemized list of them to the attorney.

What eviction forms do I need?

Three day notice to vacate;

Eviction Complaint;

Copy of lease and ledger showing what the tenant owes.

Will I need a Dayton Ohio Eviction Attorney to represent me?

It is always recommended to have a Dayton Ohio eviction attorney represent you at the eviction hearing. The tenant may also have an attorney or may present defenses to the eviction that you were not expecting. Having an attorney is the best preparation for such scenarios.

What other areas do you o er eviction services for?

I also perform evictions in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati), Middletown, Springfield, Xenia, Dayton, West Carrollton and surrounding areas. In the Dayton area, I work in the Dayton Municipal Court, Vandalia Municipal Court, Oakwood Municipal Court, Kettering Municipal Court, Miamisburg Municipal Court and others.

Court forms

Kettering Municipal Court restitution and set out procedures

Dayton Municipal Court Praecipe for Writ of Restitution