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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.

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Current Operating Hours – Monday, April 5, 2021

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021, The Title Bureau will change its hours as follows:

GENERAL PUBLIC: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30PM, Saturday 8AM – 12PM

Begining Monday, April 5, 2021, the Passport Office will be changing its hours as follows:

GENERAL PUBLIC: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 3:30 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

“When I took office, the Title Bureaus were essentially closed to the people. We have worked diligently with
Ron Graham, Lake County General Health District, to slowly and safely re-open to the public. Since opening by appointment only two months ago, we have experienced a steady increase in demand for title and passport services. It is time to open back up to the people as we prepare to enter the summer months” – Faith Andrews, Lake County Clerk of Common Pleas Court

Procedures for Reopening of Title Offices

Title services can still 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
440.350.2800  440.350.3425 

Feel free to utilize our newly installed convenient drop box for your title work.  

LEGAL OFFICE

We will be back at full capacity on 2/1/2021. 

DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT

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

GENERAL DIVISION COURT

Foreclosure and criminal cases are to be e-filed.  All others may be emailed or sent through regular mail.  

EMAIL FILING INFORMATION

Domestic Relations  [email protected]  Civil [email protected]  
Criminal [email protected] or e-file  Judgment Liens [email protected]  Protection Order [email protected]  
Court of Appeals [email protected]  
Foreclosures mandatory efiling – no email accepted      

Public Record Portal  [email protected] 

Welcome to the Lake County Clerk’s Office

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Lake County Clerk of Courts“Keeper of the Records”NEW DOCUMENT – Information on sealing records prepared by Office of Lake County Public DefenderQuick Links
    LEGAL OFFICE25 N PARK PLACE, PAINESVILLE    TITLE OFFICES8804 MENTOR AVE., MENTOR30188 EUCLID AVE., WICKLIFFE
 Municipal Courts:

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.
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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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