The Franklin County Clerk of Courts is operating at reduced capacity with limited staff, and will be open to the public during the following times from Monday, March 16th – Friday, April 10th:
As COVID-19 continues to spread, our Office adapts to new challenges while continuing to serve the people of Franklin County. As stated by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor during Governor DeWine’s press conference on March 19th
, the Clerk of Courts’ Office is vital to the people’s access to justice and to close our doors is not an option. That is why we must be creative and vigilant when our Office is operating at reduced capacity with limited staff. With respect to the social distancing recommendation set by Governor DeWine, our Legal Divisions has limited in-person hours to the public
. Electronic filings remain accessible 24/7.
General and the Domestic Relations & Juvenile Divisions have additional hours for bond postings, civil protections orders Monday – Thursday 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Passport services will not be offered during this time. However, a call to our office must be made prior to entering during this time.
We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and update the public to any additional changes to our services on our website Clerk.FranklinCountyOhio.gov or you may call 614.525.3600, Monday - Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
The public is encouraged to conduct legal affairs online whenever possible.
At the social distancing recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Governor DeWine, Clerk O’Shaughnessy has instructed her Auto Title Division to be closed to the public
starting Thursday, March 19th until further notice. The closure is consistent with decisions made by other government offices to combat the community spread of the coronavirus.
People in need of auto titling services must mail the appropriate documentation and payment
to the Auto Title South branch:
Auto Title South
45 Great Southern Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43207
To ensure an accurate transaction by mail, please call our Dedicated Auto Title Help Line or view our Titling-By-Mail Checklist