Courts

 

County Judges:
Keith Schierloh – Common Pleas
Chad Niese – Municipal
Michael Borer – Probate/Juvenile

County Clerk of Courts:
Kim Redman

 

Court Hours:
8:30 – 4:30
Monday – Friday Common Please/Municipal
Phone:  419-523-3110
Fax:  419-523-5284
Probate/Juvenile

Phone:  419-523-3012
Fax:  419-523-9291

 

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MARRIAGE LICENSE

**DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY**

MARRIAGE LICENSE WILL ONLY BE ISSUED WITHIN 14 DAYS BEFORE THE MARRIAGE, AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

PLEASE CALL (419) 523-3012 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

In an effort to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following provisions have been put into place.

Arraignments:  If you have been summonsed into Court, and are not feeling well, please contact the Clerk of Courts office@ 419-523-3110 for a possible continuance.  If you have an attorney, please contact their office.

Pre-trial/Hearings:  In an effort to minimize traffic in and out of the courthouse, most scheduled Court Hearings, have been converted into telephonic Hearings.   If you need to check on your next scheduled court date, you may do so by calling the Clerk of Courts  office at 419-523-3110, calling your attorney (if applicable) or by visiting our public access web-site at:  www.putnamcountyohio.gov

Court Filings:  Court Filing will continue to be accepted via mail or fax.

Payments:  Payments can made by mailing Check or Money Order to: Putnam County Clerk of Courts, 245 E. Main Street, Suite 301, Ottawa, Ohio 45875, can be placed in the drop box in the Courthouse parking lot, credit card payments can be made over the phone or payments can be made on-line at: www.putnamcountyohio.gov (only payments in full will be accepted on-line).  In person payments will not be accepted at this time.

Title Office:  Dealers may drop their Title work off at the Security Desk.  The Title Office will call the dealer when Titles are ready to be picked up.  Individuals may drop their Title work off in the drop box across the street from the Courthouse, or mail their Title work to: Putnam County Clerk of Court – Title Division, 245 E Main Street, Suite 301, Ottawa, Ohio 45875.  All required paperwork must be included and completed in its entirety in order for the Title to be processed.  A check or money order, including all fees and taxes due, as well as a pre-address, stamped envelope, must be included.    Please see attachment.  Passport processing:  Effective immediately, all Passport processing has been halted.  To resume at a later date. Please check our web-site for updates.

Public Records requests can be made phone, fax or email kim.redman@putnamcountyohio.gov

We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and update the public to any additional changes to our services on our web-site @ www.putnamcountyohio.gov or you may call 419-523-3110.

Thank you for your patience,

Kim Redman, Putnam County Clerk of Courts

Phone (419)-523-3110

Fax (419)-523-5284

 

 

Titling By Mail Checklist

Please note:  These are general requirement and additional documentation may be requested upon review of your application for Certificate of Title.

Transfer of Ohio Title

  • Assignment (top portion) of original Ohio title filed out in its entirety, signed by seller (s) and notarized.
  • Buyer’s Acknowlgment of Odometer Certification (middle portion) of original Ohio title signed by purchases(s).
  • Application (bottom portion) of original Ohio title filled out in it’s entirely, signed by purchaser(s) and notarized.
  • Lien release from lien holder if an open lien exists
  • $15.00 title fee plus sales tax (based on county of residence) on purchase price.

Transfer of Non-Ohio Title

  • Original certificate of title with assignment completed in its entirety.
  • A BMV Out of State Inspection Form.
  • Lien release from lien holder if an open lien exists.
  • Ohio Application for Certificate of Title of a Motor Vehicle, https://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/bmv3774.pdf , filled out in its entirety, signed by applicant(s) and notarized.
  • Applicant’s Odometer Statement https://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/bmv3724.pdf
  • $16.50 title fee plus sales tax (based on county of residence) on purchase price.

Duplicate/Replacement Ohio Title

  • Ohio Application for Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle https://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/bmv3774.pdf which the Duplicate/Replacement section completed in addition to vehicle and owners(s) information. Application must be signed by owners(s) and notarized.
  • Lien release from lien holder if an open lien exists.
  • $15.00 Title fee

For the following title transactions, please call our Title office at: 419-523-3110.

  • Probate
  • Surviving Spouse
  • Lease Transactions
  • Court Order

Mail your forms (or place in drop box) and make check or money order payable to:

Putnam County Clerk of Courts

Auto Title Division

245 E Main Street, Suite 102, Ottawa, Ohio 45875