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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: [email protected]

Clerk of Courts

LEGAL NEWS

April 2, 2020

The General and Domestic Relations Division are accepting filing of documents via email until further notice.  See attached for details.

 

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TITLE NEWS 

As we are closed to the public, we have developed a procedure for anyone needing to transfer a title outside of a dealership, i.e. "casual sale".  See attached for details.

 



3/23/2020

"Thank you for your patience as we navigate these difficult times.  We are attempting to balance the safety of our customers and my staff while providing for your LEGAL AND VEHICLE NEEDS."

Maureen G. Kelly
Clerk of Courts 
 

PLEASE SEE UPDATED INFO BELOW FOR TITLE OFFICES!

BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

 

TITLE OFFICES WILL BE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00AM TO 12:00PM FOR DEALER WORK ONLY. 

 
WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LATEST DIRECTIVE FROM THE  GOVERNOR.

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Title Offices - Not business as usual

Effective 3/23/2020 

Our TITLE BUREAUS in Mentor and Wickliffe are open but our hours will be reduced.

 We will be open to the public from 1:00p to 4:30p  only  Monday through Friday.

Dealers are encouraged to come to the office from 8:00a - 12:00p.

We have been advised to discontinue accepting applications for passports. 

Be aware that the Governor has closed all Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices.  

LEGAL OFFICE - BUSINESS AS USUAL 

Currently,  the Legal office is open as the Common Pleas Courts are open.  

3/19/2020

PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE FOR A COPY.  INSTEAD, USE OUR PUBLIC RECORD PORTAL.  WE WILL MAIL OR EMAIL YOUR DOCUMENTS.

PUBLIC RECORD PORTAL           [email protected]

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You may have seen that the Common Pleas Court is curtailing  some activity, i.e. calling jurors, but are performing their fiduciary duties.   We encourage you to exercise judgment as to your interaction with my office  and suggest mailing documents unless it is foreclosure related.  Foreclosure cases are to be e-filed.  

If you must visit, please limit the individuals to only those having business here.  

As the situation is fluid and subject to rapid change; every effort will be made to keep you updated.  

TITLE OFFICE -   BUSINESS AS USUAL

UPDATE:  NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL 

3/19/2020

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THAT OF MY STAFF WE ARE RESTRICTING THE HOURS WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  WE ARE DISCONTINUING SATURDAY HOURS.

EFFECTIVE 3/20/2020, THE PUBLIC MAY ENTER THE TITLE OFFICES 

8:00A to 12:00P and  2:00P to 4:30P

THESE HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Certificate of Title Offices in Mentor and Wickliffe are processing titles. 

Again, exercise good judgment and bring no one into the office who is not essential to the transaction.  To protect the community and my staff, we reserve the right to limit the number of customers in our lobby. 

As changes occur, we will make every effort to keep you updated.   

Maureen G. Kelly

Clerk of Courts

 

 

     

    ALERT!!

     

    Posted 3/11/2020

     

    ORDER DECLARING A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY AND CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS OF 
    THE COURT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

     

    CLICK FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION on COMBATING THE COVID-19 VIRUS

    CLICK FOR A POWERPOINT SLIDE SHOW on PREVENTING THE COVID-19 VIRUS

     

    CLERK NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS

     

    CLICK HERE FOR 2018 UNCLAIMED FUNDS REPORT


    CLICK HERE FOR 2017 UNCLAIMED FUNDS REPORT

    CLICK HERE FOR 2016 UNCLAIMED FUNDS REPORT

     

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

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    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.

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    Now available online!

    Lake County Quarterly Foreclosure Reports

      

    2019 

      

    2018 

     

    2017 

      

     2016

      

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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

     

     

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

     

    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  [email protected]

     

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