Representing myself in Ohio, I recently won a Small Claims case against a property seller and was awarded a judgment of several thousand dollars. I got a Certificate of Judgment and filed it with the Common Pleas court. When I went to the County Recorder to file the Certificate of Judgment, I was told there was nothing for them to do regarding this matter. Doesn't the Certificate of Judgment need to be filed with the County Recorder in order to show up on the Judgment Debtor's real estate records? If I can convince the County Recorder to file my Certificate of Judgment, am I required to notify the Judgment Debtor or his attorney of the lien? TIA for any help.
Your judgment should now be docketed and if the debtor owns real estate in the county, you should have your lien. Confirm here: