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Holiday Filing Rule

The Supreme Court of Ohio is closed for business in observance of the holidays as follows:

Observed Date Holiday
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year's Day
Monday, January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 21, 2022 Presidents' Day
Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day
Monday, June 20, 2022 Juneteenth
Monday, July 4, 2022 Independence Day
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day
Friday, November 11, 2022 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25, 2022 Day after Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26, 2022 Christmas Day
Observed Date Holiday
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year's Day
Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents' Day
Monday, May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
Monday, June 19, 2023 Juneteenth
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Independence Day
Monday, September 4, 2023 Labor Day
Friday, November 10, 2023 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24, 2023 Day after Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the holiday shall be observed on the immediately preceding Friday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday shall be observed on the immediately ensuing Monday.


How Court holidays affect filing deadlines

The Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio prescribe the rules for computing filing deadlines involving legal holidays or when the Clerk's Office is closed to the public. Specifically, Rule XIV(3)(A) states that if the last day for filing a document happens to be a legal holiday, then the document is due the following day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or other legal holiday. Similarly, on any day that the Clerk's Office is closed to the public for the entire day that constitutes the last day for filing, or before the usual closing time on that day, then the deadline for filing is the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

These provisions have particular application in the following situations. First, the Clerk's Office is open to the public on Columbus Day. However, because Columbus Day is a legal holiday, any documents that are due to be filed that day may be filed the following day. Second, the Clerk's Office is closed on the day after Thanksgiving, which is observed as a holiday by the Supreme Court. Therefore, any documents due for filing that day may be filed the following Monday, even though the day after Thanksgiving is not a holiday observed by the state or federal government.

Although computation of filing deadlines is the responsibility of the filing party, questions may be directed to the Clerk's Office for further assistance.

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