The clerk of courts office plays a vital role in serving the interests of justice. This role includes:
Filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal, and domestic relations cases
Maintaining filings for the District Court of Appeals
Collection of all revenue related to court costs, bonds, fines, and forfeitures
The Clerk of Courts has the authority to issue writs to carry out Court orders including summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest, and sign the death warrant in capital murder cases.
Auto Title Division
The Clerk of Courts Office is also responsible for the collection of millions of dollars annually of sale and use taxes in the Auto Title Division when issuing certificates of title to the residents of Ohio for their purchases of:
The Automobile and Watercraft Title Division of the Clerk of the Courts is linked throughout the State of Ohio by a sophisticated computer network. This Automated Title Processing System (ATPS) provides fast, efficient issuance of millions of Ohio titles annually.
The County Clerk of Courts is an elected position that serves a four-year term.