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Soon this is what you will see when you visit the Clerk of Courts' new homepage. The Clerk of Courts is introducing a robust new website, complete with an updated look and many new features.The information currently available on the Clerk’s site will be retained, but with a modern design and structure.

If you experience difficulty locating something on the website after the launch, please use the new search prompt labelled: “NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?” to find what you need.  You also can follow the Clerk of Courts on Facebook or Twitter, where news and information guides for the website will be provided.




Thank you for stopping by the Clerk of Courts' web site. As you navigate our site, make use of all the resources offered such as Case Information Online (CIO) search option, or the Auto Title Portal (for members). If you would like to share your comments or suggestions, just contact us.

My Deputy Clerks are ready to offer their best service to you. For information about any Division in the Clerk of Courts, access is easy. Just select from the listed options along the left margin.

I work for you. Together, we will make the Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office, and its many functions, as user-friendly as possible.

Best regards,
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Clerk of Courts


The Franklin County Clerk's office serves individuals, businesses and organizations within and outside Franklin County through its professional management of all legal and auto title documents filed through the Court of Common Pleas, 10th District Court of Appeals, and the Clerk's Auto Title Division with sound business practices and financial accountability while providing Timely, Accurate and Courteous service.
The Franklin County Clerk of Courts' functions include: receiving, receipting, managing and retaining all legal documents filed through the Court of Common Pleas; processing vehicular titles; processing U.S. Passport applications and photos; and, recording notaries public's commissions. Staff's goal is to be timely, accurate, and courteous in daily transactions. More than 230 employees are document experts and professional in performing these tasks.