Franklin County Sheriff

Civil/Real Estate Division

Deputies assigned to the Civil Division are responsible for the serving of legal documents received from the court. These documents include subpoenas, writs, executions, protection orders and evictions from both Franklin County and foreign jurisdictions. The Civil Division is also responsible for the Sheriff Sale of Real Estate and the collection of fees from various legal processes.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Real Estate Division staff set foreclosure sale dates for all foreclosed properties within Franklin County. The staff works closely with the courts and law firms prior to the sale. The staff continues to work with the courts, law firms, and buyers after the sale to secure the deeds to the properties.

Personnel assigned consist of (1) Major, (1) Sergeant, (15) Deputies, (9) Civilians.

Real Estate

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
373 South High Street
Floor 2B Attn: Real Estate
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 525-4231
Fax: (614) 525-3168
Supervisor: Sgt. Paul Karl


Civil Services & Pick-ups

Out-of-State Information:
For out-of-state papers needing to be serviced by the Franklin County Sheriff Office, please understand the following:

Our office requires a $15.00 fee (per person, per address) to accompany the request for service. The $15.00 fee needs to be in the form of a cashier's check or money order only. We will not accept attorney checks, trust fund checks, personal checks or business checks. However, we will accept a check from a county, state or federal agency.

Our Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. To help ensure that we get your service request in a timely manner, please mail all request to:

Civil Division

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
410 South High Street
2nd Floor; Attn: Civil
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 525-3343
Fax: (614) 525-4202
Supervisor: Sgt. Paul Karl