Clerk of Courts

PRESS RELEASE – Immediate Release, May 31, 2023

   Call Sandy Wilson, 740-335-6371 for more information 

Fayette County Clerk of Courts to Open Driver Examination Station 

(Washington CH, Ohio) Fayette County Clerk of Courts Sandy Wilson today announced a new, exciting and very beneficial service to the citizens of Fayette County and surrounding region.

Starting Thursday, June 1, the Fayette County Title Office will officially begin driver examinations for new drivers, or anyone needing to take the examination for an expired driver license. The Fayette County Clerk of Courts, which operates the county Title Office, in partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Ohio Department of Public Safety, have put together this opportunity for those needing a driver license to take the passenger car (Class D) road and mobility tests at the Fayette County Title Office. Drivers may take their written tests in person at the Fayette County Deputy Registrar’s office or online at

Potential driver license recipients who have a valid temporary permit can either go to the Ohio BMV website – , and designate the Fayette County Title location – or to the Fayette County Clerk of Courts –, to schedule the test. Tests will be available Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays. There will be a $35 fee for scheduled tests, $45 for walk-ins. 

“We are excited to team up with the State BMV to give citizens more locations to take their driver examination,” stated Clerk of Court Sandy Wilson. “The Clerk of Courts is always about good customer service and providing opportunities for our citizens to obtain their titles and other legal documents. By adding these driver examination locations, we can expedite the timeframe for obtaining a driver license in this area.”

The Fayette County Title Office is located at 103 E. East Street, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

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Maintaining Records for Our County Court System

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.Court

The clerk prepares and maintains a general index and 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.

Picture of StatueThe 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 therefore, 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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