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Franklin County Court House
373 South High Street 23rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3624
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

About the Appeals Division


Appeals Section - Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the Clerk's office. If you have a question not addressed here, click on the division link at bottom that pertains to your inquiry, or contact us for information. Please keep in mind that we are statutorily prohibited from providing legal advice.


Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate, or a copy of a death certificate?
Birth and death certificates in Franklin County are maintained by the
Columbus Health Department.
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Where can I get a copy of my marriage certificate?
Marriage certificates are filed with the Franklin County Probate Court.
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What is the procedure for changing my name?
Name changes are filed with the Franklin County Probate Court.
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Where can I find a list of homes in foreclosure in Franklin County?
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office maintains a list of homes in foreclosure, searchable by date or zip code.
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How do I file a small claims action?
Small claims suits are handled by the Franklin County Municipal Court.
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How do I apply to become a notary public, or to renew my notary?
The Clerk of Court's office is responsible for registering notaries who have filed in Franklin County. For information on becoming a notary, contact the Columbus Bar Association.
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Where can I find a copy of the Local Rules?
The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has posted the LocalRules on their web site.
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Where do I file for bankruptcy?
In Franklin County, bankruptcies are filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District.
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