Fayette County - Ohio

Clerk of Courts

of Common Pleas

Legal Section

Phone: 740.335.6371

Fax: 740.333.3522

Auto Section

Phone: 740.335.6041

Fax: 740.333.3536

E-mail: Clerk_of_Courts

Address:

 

Fayette County Clerk of Courts
3rd Floor Court House

110 E. Court Street

Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

Office Hours:

Legal Section
Mon. thru Fri. 8 AM to 4 PM

Auto Title Section

Monday 8 AM to 5 PM
Tues. thru Fri. 8 AM to 4 PM

Staff:

LEGAL SECTION

Clerk of Courts: Evelyn A. Pentzer

Deputy Clerk: Lisa Vaughn

Deputy Clerk: Terri L. Smith
Deputy Clerk: Debbie Wiget
Deputy Clerk: Tara Everhart

Deputy Clerk: Elizabeth McCumbers~Young

Deputy Registrar Office

Mon. thru Fri. 8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday 8 AM to Noon

AUTO TITLE SECTION

Clerk of Courts: Evelyn A. Pentzer

Maintaining Records for Our County Court System

Public Access - Common Pleas General Division

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The Fayette County Clerk of Courts powers and duties include, but are not limited to, the following . . . general powers to administer oaths, take affidavits, and issue executions upon any judgment rendered in the county court, including a judgment for unpaid costs, power to issue and sign all writs, process, subpoenas, and papers issuing out of the court, and to attach the seal of the court to them, power to approve all bonds, sureties, recognizances, and undertakings fixed by any judge of the court or by law. The clerk files and safely keep all journals, records, books, and papers belonging or appertaining to the court, records its proceedings, performs other duties that the judges of the court may prescribe, and keeps a book showing all receipts and disbursements, which shall be open for public inspection at all times.

The clerk prepares and maintains a general index, a docket, all of which shall be the public records of the court. In the docket, the clerk enters at times of the commencement of an action, the names of the parties in full, the names of the counsel, and the nature of the proceedings. Under proper dates, the clerk notes the filing of the complaint, issuing of summons or other process, returns, and pleadings subsequent thereto. The clerk also enters all reports, verdicts, orders, judgments, and proceedings of the court, clearly specifying the relief granted or orders made in each action.

Fee Schedule

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Application for Certificate of

Title to a Motor Vehicle

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Power of Attorney for a

Motor Vehicle or Watercraft

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Common Pleas Court Rules of Practice

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Save the Dream Program

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Call the Save the Dream hotline at: 888-404-4674

speak with a trained operator 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

The clerk receives and collects all costs, fees, fines, penalties, bail, and other moneys payable to the office or to any officer of the court and issues receipts therefor, and disburses the collected costs, fees, fines, penalties, bail, and other moneys to the proper persons or officers and takes receipts therefor.

For more information on the powers and duties of the Clerk of Court see the Ohio Revised Code

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