The Geauga County offices are experiencing widespread issues with the phone system. If you are disconnect during a call to the Court or leave a voicemail and do not receive a return phone call in a timely manner, please try calling again.
The Clerk of Courts will be closed December 24 and December 31
470 Center Street, #8-B
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Telephones: (440) 285-2222, Extension 1750
Newbury and Burton Residents: 1-888-714-0006, Extension 1750
Direct Line: (440) 279-1750
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NOTICE FOR PASSPORT PROCESSING Due to Social Distancing Requirements, appointments are required for Passport Processing, please call to schedule an appointment. Please call: 440-279-1750. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sheila M. Bevington, Geauga County Clerk of Courts
The Auto Title Office provides titling services for automobiles, trailers over 4,000 lbs., motor homes, manufactured homes, watercraft, and APVs. Each year we issue over 30,000 titles.
As of September 16, 1997, House Bill 39 was passed by the Ohio Legislature, allowing Clerk of Courts to accept credit cards as a form of payment. We accept Visa and MasterCard, cash, certified checks, and money orders. As of October 1, 2002, personal checks are now accepted payable to: Clerk of Courts. A $30.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks. A $2.00 or 3% fee will be assessed to all Credit Card customers pursuant to O.R.C. 301.28(A). NO PERSONAL CHECKS OVER $2,500.00 PLEASE!.
For specific information on titling procedures, please see Ohio BMV's website:
CLICK HERE FOR BROCHURE CONTAINING Important Information Regarding the Issuance of Automobile & Watercraft Certificate of Title
Standard Title Forms:
Transfer On Death Beneficiary Designation/Removal Affidavit
Application(s) for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle
Automobile Surviving Spouse Affidavit
Lienholder Requester for Out of State Title
Odometer Disclosure Statement
Court Ordered Title:
OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL INSPECTION REQUEST
Sheila M. Bevington,
Clerk of Courts