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373 South High Street 23rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3624
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

10th District Appeals office

There are twelve districts of Appellate Courts throughout the State of Ohio - each district has jurisdiction over one or more counties. The Tenth District Court of Appeals governs Franklin County.

An Appeal is a process brought forth by a party asking the Appellate Court to review a final appealable order rendered by the Trial Court. The Appellate Section accepts appeals from Common Pleas Court and Municipal Court.

Original Actions

An Original Action is commenced by the filing party, requesting the Court to issue a Writ. A Writ is an order of the Court, issued by the Clerk, commanding the Sheriff to execute an order against the party referenced.

Primary examples of these actions are as follows:

Petition for a Writ of Mandamus

A Writ stating that the Court is ordering a person, usually a public official, to do something within a specified time.

Habeas Corpus

A Writ commanding a person (usually the Superintendent of a penal institution) who detains another to be brought before the Court so that the Court may inquire into the legality of the restraint, imprisonment or deprivation of liberty regarding that person.


Issuance of a Writ to an inferior Court directing that Court to proceed with a case so that a judgment may be rendered.

Notice of Appeals

A Notice of Appeal must be filed within thirty (30) days of the Judgment Entry issued by a Trial Court.

After an Appeal is Filed

Upon the filing of a Notice of Appeal, the Clerk will receive the transcript of the record along with any other necessary documents. After all briefs are filed, the matter will be set for hearing in the Court of Appeals and the Clerk will notify all involved of the hearing date.

After a Judgment is Rendered

After the Court of Appeals issues a ruling, the Judgment is filed in the Clerk's office. Any further appeal would then be filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio within 45 days.

Cost of an Appeal

The filing fees for a notice of appeal / mandamus are paid for at the time of filing. When the case is closed, a final cost bill is generated containing final Court costs for any notices and journal entries signed by a judge. The bill is then mailed to the party per judgment entry.


Click here for a fee schedule listing costs for Appeals actions.