The Clerk of Courts is the keeper of the records. The Clerk's office maintains the records for the Common Pleas Court and the 6th District Court of Appeals. The Clerk is also responsible for issuing and maintaining all motor vehicle and watercraft titles in Erie County.
The goal of the Erie County Clerk of Courts is to provide professional, accessible and efficient services to all customers and Erie County Residents.
Luvada Wilson, Erie County Clerk of Courts
The Clerk of Courts is responsible for filing, docketing, indexing and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal, domestic relations and a few other miscellaneous cases. The Clerk processes appeals from all lower courts in Erie County.
The Clerk is responsible for issuing all forms directing service such as: Summons, Warrants to Arrest, Order of Sales, Notice to Serve, along with maintaining the Court's docket, journal book and preserving the records.
The Clerk of Courts Legal Office must follow the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Rules of Superintendence, Ohio Civil Rules and local court rules, along with any court order handed down within a case that refers to the Clerk of Courts.
The Legal Office is also responsible for billing and collection all payments for court costs, restitution payments and fines, along with accepting the required deposits and dispersing of funds as directed.
The Clerk of Courts must preserve the records of the court for use by future generations, starting at the time of their filing and determining the required retention period that the record must be kept.