Welcome to the Lake County Clerk’s Office
Lake County Clerk of Common Pleas Court
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.
Current Office Hours
|Legal Division||Monday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM|
|Title Division||Title Services: Monday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM, Saturday 8AM to 12PM|
Passport Services: Monday – Friday 8AM to 4PM by appointment only
|Legal Division: |
Main Office: 25 N PARK PLACE, PAINESVILLE
|Title Division: |
Title Central: 8804 MENTOR AVE., MENTOR
Title West: 30188 EUCLID AVE., WICKLIFFE
Title services can be procured via mail and our secure drop boxes at both locations. Please review our TITLE BY MAIL CHECKLIST for more information.
Title Central – Mentor Title West – Wickliffe
8804 Mentor Ave. 30188 Euclid Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060 Wickliffe, OH 44092
Foreclosure eFiling have been mandatory since January 11, 2019.
Criminal eFiling is mandatory as of August 2, 2021.
Civil eFiling is mandatory as of October 4, 2021
DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT:
Effective 7/23/2021, Court filings are to be sent to the Lake County Clerk of Courts by Regular U.S. Mail, express mail or by commercial carrier service. In person filings are not necessary. Email filings will no longer be accepted.
GENERAL DIVISION COURT:
Foreclosure and criminal cases will only be accepted via eFiling effective August 2nd, 2021. All others may be submitted in person or sent through regular mail.
Public Record Portal [email protected]
|Lake County Clerk of Courts “Keeper of the Records”|
|The office is an agent of County, State and Federal government. |
COUNTY – The Legal division of the office supports the General and Domestic Relations Courts. In her capacity as Clerk for the 11th District Court of Appeals, she supports any individual appealing cases from the above mentioned courts, Juvenile, Probate or any of our three Municipal Courts. The Clerk performs all statutory duties related to the filing, preservation and dissemination of public records. She collects, holds in trust and disburses monies in a secure, timely and cost effective manner.
STATE – Both Title offices, Mentor and Wickliffe, issue titles for motor vehicles, watercraft and manufactured homes .
FEDERAL – Title offices have been designated to serve as Passport Acceptance Agencies.