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Lake County, Ohio - Clerk of Court

Maureen G. Kelly - Clerk of Courts


Legal Division Main Line 440.350.2657

Title Division East 440.350.2579

Title Division West 440.918.3425


Clerk of Courts

    Welcome to Lake County, Ohio Clerk of Courts Site

    NOTICE: As of 3/23/2015, fees to file new actions in Domestic Relations Court have increased by $26.00 due to SB 177.  Check our fee schedule for the latest deposit information.

     Clerk of Co​urts 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.

    Click here for comprehensive Title information.

    Click here for comprehensive Passport information.

    There are two Title Office locations:

    TITLE EAST - Located at the corner of Lane Road and Route 20 in Perry, next to the IGA.

    o        440-350-2579

    TITLE WEST - Located at 30188 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe, in the Gabriel Brothers’ Plaza.

    o        440-918-3425


    Domestic Relations forms now available
    from the Ohio Supreme Court website

    Effective  7/1/2013, The Supreme Court of Ohio approved forms for family law proceedings. Click on the DR forms button on the right hand side of the page.  The forms are available as word documents or pdf files.   


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    Our address has changed!!!

    Please address correspondence to the following:

    25 North Park Place

    Painesville, OH 44077-3416

    Mail sent to former addresses

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

    We are 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 

    8/12/2011  AM


    The Ohio Dept. of Veteran's Affairs is administering the Ohio Veterans' Bonus Program.  Visit their website at or call (614) 644-6838 .  Your local contact for questions or assistance is the Lake County Veteran's Bureau office - 440.350.2567 .

    Please allow the deputies of the Legal or Title Divisions of my office to notarize your application at no cost! 

    Public Access To Computerized Records Brought to you by Maureen G. Kelly

    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 combining the Title Bureau, License Bureau and Highway Patrol Testing Station into one facility.  We also operate an office in Wickliffe adjacent to the License Bureau. This allows the citizens of Lake County to transfer titles and obtain license plates conveniently. 

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

    Wickliffe and Perry have extended hours until 6 pm on Tuesdays.

    Perry and Wickliffe are open most Saturdays from 8:00am - 12:00 noon








    Clerk of Courts - Announcements

    LAKE COUNTY TITLE BUREAU NEWS - Monday, February 07, 2011


    Recently, our Info. Tech. Dept. extended Public Wi-fi to the lower level of the Courthouse Annex.  Just another way to stay "connected'.


    Lake County Clerk of Courts, Maureen G. Kelly, announces that the WEST office of the Title Bureau in Wickliffe, OH will begin offering Saturday hours to its customers beginning March 20, 2010.    The office will be open from 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  The Title Bureau EAST in Perry has been open on Saturday for many years.  The TITLE WEST office is located at 30188 Euclid Ave., in the Gabriel Brothers’ Plaza. 

     “We have seen growth on the Western end of the County, primarily due the closing of Cuyahoga County’s Golden Gate office in Mayfield Hts. OH, this time last year.  The additional hours will facilitate the public who find it difficult to use our services during normal business hours.”  Both locations have extended hours on Tuesday evening until 6:30 p.m.




    Both Title EAST & WEST offices have recently been designated as PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE CENTERS.   “My staff has undergone extensive training provided by the Department of State to be certified as passport agents.” 


    “I am delighted to be able to offer these additional services and greater flexibility of hours.  The hard working taxpayers of Lake County deserve no less.”


    No additional costs are associated with this extension of services as the extra hours are being covered with flexible scheduling. 


    For additional information, please contact Maureen G.  Kelly at 440.350.2055 or