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The Clerk's ONE-STOP-Passport-SHOP is in business!
Both applications AND photos will be processed in the Clerk's General Division, located in the County's Courthouse, 1st floor, 345 S. High St.
STOP-in weekdays between 8a.m. and 4p.m. Expert Deputy Clerks will manage your passport application AND can take and develop the required photo
on-site, during your one visit.
It's so easy!
MARRIAGE Licenses are issued through another county office, PROBATE COURT, also located at
373 S. High St. 23rd Floor.
License instructions here:
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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.
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.