PRIVACY AND PUBLIC RECORDS
The Clerk of Courts office maintains many public records that are used in the administration and operation of the office. These records are maintained in a manner that promotes their availability and access for public review and inspection.
Public records are available for inspection during our regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with the exception of published holidays. Viewing and/or copying of public records is available within a reasonable period of time. In the Legal Division, per local rule, those seeking public records will be charged .25 cents for each regular copy and $2.00 for each certified copy. In the Title Division, per the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, those seeking public records will be charged $2.00 for each motor vehicle title record requested.
Ohio law makes certain public records exempt from disclosure. The Clerk of Courts office will review record requests before they are released to ensure exempt information is protected as required by law. Exempt portions will be redacted, as well as plainly visible, and the public portions will be released.
Any denial of public records in response to a valid request will be accompanied by an explanation, including legal authority. No public record request will be denied, in whole or in part, unless reviewed and approved by the Clerk of Courts Record Officer.
For additonal questions, the Clerk of Courts Record Officer can be contacted at (513) 887-3278.