Welcome to the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts website!
"I am pleased to provide this web page to the citizens of Mahoning County and the legal community. One of my personal goals as clerk remains utilizing technology to achieve greater efficiencies in the services we provide to the community. Upon navigating though the various areas of our web page, you will gain a sense of the mandated duties performed by our offices and our strong commitment to customer service.
In closing, I would like to thank the citizens of Mahoning County and the many Mahoning County elected officials and employees as this web page would not be a reality without your continued support."
Very truly yours,
Mahoning County Clerk of Courts
Our Mission Statement
In conformity with Mahoning County's Mission Statement, the Clerk of Courts will………
“Fulfill the mandates of the Ohio Revised Code by filing and preserving all papers relating to common pleas court including criminal, civil, divorce, judgment liens, state tax and court of appeals cases, and by specifically keeping an appearance docket, trial docket, execution docket, a journal of all court entries, and an index for all court cases; by collecting all revenues relating to court cases, bonds, fines, and forfeitures and then disbursing them to various accounts in the county and state; and by performing other duties including but not limited to the recording of notaries, keeping naturalization records, processing passports and providing voter registration.”
What does the Clerk of Courts Office do?
Legal Department/Area Courts:
The principle duty of the Clerk of Courts is to maintain and preserve all court documents, journals, records, books, and papers pertaining to the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Court, Court of Appeals and Area Courts. Additional responsibilities involve not only the filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving of all pleadings, but also arriving at decisions regarding the procedures required by law and the issuance of writs including summons and subpoenas.
The principle duty of the Clerk of Courts is to issue titles for motor vehicles and watercraft. Additional responsibilities include issuing copies of titles, duplicates, notations of liens on vehicles/watercraft, collecting the associated sales tax on transactions and remitting the monies to the State of Ohio. As an added service, Limited Authority Deputy Registrar (LADR) services associated with title transactions are provided including the transfer of vehicle registrations, vehicle inspections, and issuance of new license plates/temporary tags. The processing of passport applications and the availability of required passport photos are services provided by the Title Department. (Title office is located at the Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oakhill Ave., Suite 102, Youngstown, OH 44502.)