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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 East 440.350.2579

Title Division West 440.918.3425

Email: maureen.kelly@lakecountyohio.gov

Clerk of Courts

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    WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
    THE NEW TITLE OFFICE AT
    8804 MENTOR AVENUE IN MENTOR
    IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
    - Mentor has been designated as a Passport Acceptance Facility -

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    Grand Opening Video:


      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



    Common Pleas Record Search


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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 also has 
    extended hours until 6 pm on Tuesdays
    and most 
    Saturdays from 8:00am - 12:00 noon
    .

    440-350-2800 


    There are
    NOW THREE Title Office locations:

    TITLE EAST - Located at the corner of Lane Road and Route 20 in Perry, next to the IGA.  Combining the Title Bureau, License Bureau and Highway Patrol Testing Station into one facility.

    440-350-2579

    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 

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

    Wickliffe and Mentor have extended hours until 6 pm on Tuesdays and most

    Saturdays from 8:00am - 12:00 noon.


    Traveling anytime soon?

    PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE CENTERS

    Title Bureaus in Perry and Wickliffe and NOW Mentor 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.
    T
    he Perry office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00a to 4:30p.
    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 




     

    VETERANS' BONUS

    The Ohio Dept. of Veteran's Affairs is administering the Ohio Veterans' Bonus Program.  Visit their website at www.veteransbonus.ohio.gov 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! 




    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