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    TITLE OFFICE UPDATE - JUNE 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Our title offices are open to the public. Saturday hours (8:00a - 12:00p) begin on June 6. We ask that, whenever possible, only those involved in the transaction enter the office and that you observe social distancing while waiting. If you are feeling unwell, please utilize our "titling by mail" procedures.

    LEGAL NEWS - APRIL 2, 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

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


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    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 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 efftective 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.

    She is the only County Official to have requested a Performance Audit from the State Auditor early in her first term. She is committed to see that systems are in place so that every penny crossing the counter is handled properly. The report provided suggestions to take our systems to a "best practice" level.