Clerk of Courts

The position of Clerk of Courts was created by the Ohio Constitution. Over the past 200 years the responsibilities of the Clerk have grown immensely.

The Clerk of Courts plays a vital role in serving the interest of justice and the needs of the community with titles and passports.

The office maintains filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving of all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal, domestic relations adult division cases, and Clark County’s portion of filings for the Second District Court of Appeals.

The Clark County Title Offices issue motor vehicle titles and we are Passport Acceptance Agencies in accordance with the Department of State.


Domestic Divisions

101 N. Limestone St., Room 210
Springfield, Ohio 45502
General Information
(937) 521-1680

Division Contact Number

  • Domestic Division (937) 521-1691
  • Criminal Division (937) 521-1685
  • Court of Appeals (937) 521-1698
  • Civil Division (937) 521-1697
  • Foreclosure (937) 521-1697
  • Garnishment (937) 521-1698
  • Municipal Court (937) 328-3700
  • Traffic (937) 328-3726

Judges (General Divisions)

Hon. Douglas M. Rastatter
Hon. Thomas J. Capper
Hon. Richard J. O’Neill

CPO hearings are scheduled subject to the availability of the magistrates.

Documents & Information

We cannot give legal advice in this office if you need help with forms please go to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Website or contact an attorney

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