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
|Monday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM
|Title Services: Monday – Friday 8AM to 4:30PM, Saturday 8AM to 12PM
Passport Services: Monday – Friday 8AM to 4PM. Appointments strongly recommended
Main Office: 25 N Park Place, Painesville
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
8804 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
|Title West – Wickliffe
30188 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Foreclosure eFiling is mandatory as of 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 August 1, 2023, all pleadings to include new and subsequent filings, for Dissolution and Divorce actions will become mandatory.
All other actions and pleadings 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.
Protection orders must be filed in person.
GENERAL DIVISION COURT:
All Criminal, Civil (appeal from arbitration, appeals from administrative agency, civil, contract, declaratory judgment, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, replevin, and workers compensation), Foreclosure cases will only be accepted via eFiling effective August 2nd, 2021. All others may be submitted in person or sent through regular mail.
PUBLIC RECORDS PORTAL:
The public records portal should only be used to request certified and non-certified copies of documents that this office may have in its possession. All other requests should be directed to the appropriate office.
If you have an emergency situation, please dial 911 as this portal is not the appropriate avenue to remedy the situation.
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.
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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
|Clerk of Courts Legal Offices
|25 North Park Place,
|Painesville Municipal Court
|7 Richmond Street
|Title Central – Mentor
|8804 Mentor Ave
|Title West – Wickliffe
|30188 Euclid Ave
|Willoughby Municipal Court
|4000 Erie Street