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COVID-19 Latest Updates

The Clerk of Courts response regarding the novel coronavirus

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 – Sunday, May 31st:
 Hours of Operation
 Auto Title
 Auto Title South  Address   Mail in only  (614) 525-3090
 Auto Title North  Address   Closed to the public  (614) 525-3090
 Auto Title East  Address   Closed to the public  (614) 525-3090
 Auto Title West  Address   Closed to the public  (614) 525-3090
 Dedicated Help Line    Mon.-Thurs.  9AM-2PM  (614) 525-3090
 Legal Divisions
 Appeals  Address   Mon.-Fri.  8AM-5PM  (614) 525-3624
 General  Address   Mon.-Thurs.  9AM-1PM  (614) 525-3621
 Domestic Relations & Juvenile  Address   Mon.-Thurs.  9AM-1PM  (614) 525-4410
 Juvenile Traffic  Address   Mon.-Thurs.  8AM-10AM  (614) 525-5279
 e-Filing Help Desk    Mon.-Fri.  8 AM-5PM  (614) 525-2600

Additional Information

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.


Legal Offices

General and the Domestic Relations & Juvenile Divisions have additional hours for bond postings, 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 or you may call 614.525.3600, Monday - Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Domestic Relations Court and Juvenile Court - Latest updates  
​The public is encouraged to conduct legal affairs online whenever possible.


Auto Title

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 may mail or drop off the appropriate documentation and payment to the Auto Title South branch:

Auto Title South
45 Great Southern Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43207
For more information please visit or call our Dedicated Auto Title Help Line at 614.525.3090 which will remain open Monday – Thursday, 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
To ensure an accurate transaction by mail, please call our Dedicated Auto Title Help Line or view our Titling-By-Mail Checklist.