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Welcome to the Lake County Clerk’s Office

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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.

Current Office Hours

Legal DivisionMonday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
Title DivisionTitle 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 
(440-350-2657)
Title Division:
Title Central: 8804 MENTOR AVE., MENTOR
(440-350-2800)
Title West: 30188 EUCLID AVE., WICKLIFFE
(440-918-3425)

Title Office
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 

LEGAL OFFICE

DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT:
Other than Domestic Violence protection orders – no documents are to be brought to the Courthouse. Utilize regular mail or email. 

Domestic Relations  [email protected]  

GENERAL DIVISION COURT:
Foreclosure and criminal cases are to be e-filed.  All others may be submitted in person or sent through regular mail.  We will not be accepting filings via fax for any case type.

EMAIL FILING INFORMATION:
Please note that email filings will no longer be accepted effective Monday, May 24, 2021, with the exception of Domestic Relations Court .


Public Record Portal  [email protected] 
Public Records Request
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.
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Clerk of Courts Resources

You have moved to Ohio from another State. You won the vehicle fee and clear of any liens and it is Titled in your name only. You will need the following:

Original Out of State Title  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license Out of State Vehicle Inspection  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order for the Title Fees 

You have moved from another State. The Title is in more than one name and you are making payments to a lender. You will need the following:

Original Out of State Title Notarized Power of Attorney from Lease Company allowing you to sign for them  Out of State Vehicle Inspection  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order for the Title Fees 

You have purchased a vehicle from an individual who lives in Ohio. You will need the following:

 The Original Ohio title with the top half of the reverse side completed by the seller and notarized. If the Title is a Gold Title and the vehicle has no place for mileage, you will need a Federal Odometer Statement with the seller’s portion completed.  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order for the sales tax and Title Fees 

You have purchased a used vehicle from an individual in another state. You will need the following:

The Original Title from the state in which the seller resides. The assignment must be complete and if the Title document has a space for a Notary Public, it must be notarized.  Out of State Vehicle Inspection  Bill of Sale if purchased from a dealer  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license  Loan papers if applicable  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order for taxes and title Fees 

You have purchased a new vehicle from an out of state dealer. You will need the following:

Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) from the Dealer  Bill of Sale  Federal Odometer Statement  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order for taxes and title Fees

You have purchased a used vehicle from a dealer in another state. You will need the following:

The Out of State Title signed over to you by the Dealer  An original or certified copy of the Bill of Sale  Federal Odometer Statement  Out of State Vehicle Inspection  State I.D. or Ohio driver’s license  Cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order for taxes and Title Fees 

Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Clerk of Courts Legal Offices25 North Park Place, Painesville44077440-350-2657
Painesville Municipal Court7 Richmond StreetPainesville44077http://www.pmcourt.com/440-392-5900
Title Central – Mentor8804 Mentor AveMentor44060440-350-2800
Title West – Wickliffe30188 Euclid AveWickliffe44092
Willoughby Municipal Court4000 Erie StreetWilloughby44094http://www.willoughbycourt.com/440-953-4150
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