If you know that the person who owes you money (commonly known as the "judgment debtor" or the "defendant") has a checking or savings account, you can ask the court to use the money in the account to pay your judgment. The Garfield Heights Municipal Court can attach accounts from any bank in Ohio.
Follow these steps to collect your judgment through a bank account attachment:
Get an OTW Garnishment Packet from this site below, from Clerk of Court or any legal blank company and fill it out. The OTW Garnishment Packet includes:
You must pay the following filing fees:
If the “Other Than Wage” Attachment is successful, when will I get my money?
If the attachment is successful, the bank will send your money to the Clerk of Court in about 30 days. The judgment debtor may request a hearing to review the garnishment. If a hearing is requested, everyone involved will be notified of the location, date, and time of the hearing.
You may check this website at "Docket" to check the status of your garnishment. You can file again if you do not receive all of the money from the first garnishment.