The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center will be closed to the public beginning Friday, January 15 through Wednesday, January 20. The deadline for all Ohio Court of Claims filings that are due during this period will be extended to Friday January 22. The court will reopen on Thursday January 21 at 8:00 a.m.
All phone inquiries during the closure should be made during regular working hours to the Court’s cell number: (614) 359-4592.
The Ohio Court of Claims was created to hear claims against the state for money damages and to hear appeals from Attorney General decisions regarding claims filed under the Victims of Crime Compensation Program.
In this regard, the state includes the General Assembly, Supreme Court, offices of all elected state officers (governor, attorney general, auditor of the state, secretary of state and treasurer of state), all state departments, boards, offices, commissions, agencies, institutions, and state colleges and universities.
The Court of Claims also handles public records claims. These cases between citizens and the government (except courts) regarding access to public records are first referred to mediation, then if necessary proceed to a decision by the court.
Cases Filed Here Typically Involve: