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Lake County, Ohio - Clerk of Court

Maureen G. Kelly - Clerk of Courts

FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT

Legal Division Main Line 440.350.2657

Title Division Central 440.350.2800

Title Division West 440.918.3425

Email: maureen.kelly@lakecountyohio.gov

Clerk of Courts

    Both the Legal and Title offices are closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    and Title offices are closed on

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    in observance of Thanksgiving.

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    Both the Legal and Title offices are closed on Monday, December 25, 2017

    and Title offices are closed on

    Saturday, December 23, 2017

    in observance of Christmas

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    Both the Legal and Title offices are closed on Monday, January 1, 2018

    and Title offices are closed on

    Saturday, December 30, 2017

    in observance of NEW YEARS. 

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    CLERK NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF TRANSCRIPTS, DEPOSITIONS AND EXHIBITS AS REFERENCED IN THE NEWS-HERALD THE WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2017.



    AUTO TITLE OFFICE 
    HOURS ADJUSTMENT

    Effective October 31, 2017, and for every Tuesday thereafter,
    we will be closing at 4:30 p.m.  

    The other days of the week, our hours will remain the same. 
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



    Now available online!
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      Clerk of Courts Legal Office Information

    Location

    25 North Park Place

    Painesville, OH 44077-3416
    440-350-2657


    Domestic Relations forms now available
    from the Ohio Supreme Court website

    www.sc.ohio.gov



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      Clerk of Courts Title Office Information

    The Clerk of Courts Title Offices are open to serve your auto, trailer, motorcycle, mobile home, and boat titling needs as well as to facilitate Passport processing.


    NOW OPEN - a new Title Office location:

    TITLE MENTOR - Located at 8804 Mentor Avenue, right next to Heinen's
    This office will be open from 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
    and most Saturdays from 8:00am - 12:00 noon
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    440-350-2800 


    There are two
     Title Office locations:

    TITLE WEST - Located at 30188 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe, in the Gabriel Brothers’ Plaza.  This location allows the citizens of Lake County to transfer titles and obtain license plates conveniently.

    440-918-3425 

    TITLE MENTOR - Located at 8804 Mentor Avenue, right next to Heinen's

    440-350-2800 

    TITLE EAST (Perry) - Effective March 7, 2016, this office will be closed for business.

    Both Title Offices are open from 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 

    and have Saturday hours from 8:00am - 12:00 noon.


    Traveling anytime soon?

    PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE CENTERS

    Title Bureaus in Mentor and Wickliffe are designated by the Secretary of State as Passport Acceptance Centers.

    The Wickliffe office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p with extended hours on Tuesday evenings.  We are open most Saturdays.
    The Mentor office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p with extended hours on Tuesday evenings.  We are open most Saturdays.


    All deputy clerks are certified and able to assist you with the process.

    Maureen G. Kelly

    Clerk of Courts 




     

    Lake County Clerk of Courts

    "Keeper of the Records"

    The Clerk of Courts office, as the "core of the court", plays a vital role in serving the interests of justice.
      This includes filing, docketing, indexing and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases.  The Clerk of Courts must also follow procedure required by law and issue writs to carry out Court orders including summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest and to convey to penal institutions. 

    In addition to processing all Court paperwork, the Clerk of Courts must preserve the records for use by future generations. A computer system has been in use since 1990 to record the index and docket of court cases allowing faster access to the information.

    The Clerk's office is located in the lower level of the Courthouse Annex. The location has space for public research. 

    Lake County Clerk of Courts Title Division

    The Title Bureau issues a certificate to document legal ownership of motor vehicles including automobiles, watercraft and all-terrain vehicles.  An Automated Title Processing System (ATPS) links all 88 counties into a common database allowing for "cross county" processing of titles.

    Our Title deputy clerks serve as passport acceptance agents for the Department of State.

    The Title Division in Lake County has two locations.  The main office located in a ONE STOP SHOP in Perry  We also operate an office in Wickliffe adjacent to the License Bureau.  

      

    For additional information, please contact Maureen G.  Kelly at 440.350.2055 or maureen.kelly@lakecountyohio.gov