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Effective July 15, 2015 Juvenile Traffic cases are being added to Juvenile’s collection of mandatory e-filed case types.  For all information related to Juvenile filings, see the revised Juvenile Administrative Order in effect June 30th, 2015


MARRIAGE Licenses are issued through another county office, PROBATE COURT, also located at
373 S. High St. 23rd Floor.

License instructions here:

PASSPORT Applications continue to be processed.

BUT, Passport Camera Temporarily OUT-OF-ORDER.

Please bring passport photos with you upon your visit to our office. We can process your US PASSPORT APPLICATIONS; however, are not able to produce any photos on site at this time. Our camera requires maintenance and will not be available until further notice. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

 e-Filing in Juvenile Traffic:  PILOT TESTING Begins May 15


ONLINE RESOURCES now updated and improved, providing access to legal services, library links, other county offices, and much more. Click on the prompt, located on the lower left.


Thank you for stopping by the Clerk of Courts' web site. As you navigate our site, make use of all the resources offered such as Case Information Online (CIO) search option, or the Auto Title Portal (for members). If you would like to share your comments or suggestions, just contact us.

My Deputy Clerks are ready to offer their best service to you. For information about any Division in the Clerk of Courts, access is easy. Just select from the listed options along the left margin.

I work for you. Together, we will make the Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office, and its many functions, as user-friendly as possible.

Best regards,
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Clerk of Courts

The Franklin County Clerk's office serves individuals, businesses and organizations within and outside Franklin County through its professional management of all legal and auto title documents filed through the Court of Common Pleas, 10th District Court of Appeals, and the Clerk's Auto Title Division with sound business practices and financial accountability while providing Timely, Accurate and Courteous service.

Please visit our e-Filing page for updated Administrative Orders related to e-Filing in the Court of Common Pleas. Also, see new YouTube postings containing helpful instructions for filings through the Clerk of Courts office.

Visit our e-Filing information page for more information on how to e-File.

Unique Behaviors for Domestic and Juvenile e-Filing

Civil e-Filing Presentation

Domestic e-Filing Presentation

Juvenile e-Filing Presentation

Our office has prepared these presentations to provide e-Filers with a visual means of instruction for registering an e-Filing account, checking notifications and filing new and existing cases in our Civil, Domestic and Juvenile Divisions.


2015 Legal Holidays

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts functions include: receiving, receipting, managing and retaining all legal documents filed through the Court of Common Pleas; processing vehicular titles; processing U.S. Passport applications and photos; and, recording notaries public's commissions. Staff's goal is to be timely, accurate, and courteous in daily transactions. More than 230 employees are document experts and professional in performing these tasks.