Erie County Title Department


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The goal of the Erie County Clerk of Courts Title office is to provide professional, accessible and efficient services to all customers and Erie County Residents.


The Erie County Clerk of Courts Title office serves as the record keeper for your proof of ownership documents relating to all motor and watercraft vehicles.  Titles are issued through Automated Title Processing System (ATPS), which is a state-wide system allowing title information to be shared throughout the State of Ohio.  This allows for Title processing from any county within the State of Ohio.

Appropriate documentation must be provided to the Clerk to prove ownership, that the chain of possession has not been broken and all documentation must meet the Ohio Revised Code.

The Clerk must retain all supporting documentation for the required retention period, per the Ohio Revised Code.  The office is responsible for collecting all title fees and sales tax, at the point of sale, for each titled vehicle.

The Erie County Clerk of Courts Title office is an acceptance agent for the Ohio Division of Watercraft and processes registration for all watercraft used on Ohio waterways.

The Clerk of Courts must follow the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Rules of Superintendence, Ohio Civil and Criminal Rules, Local Court Rules and Ohio BMV Directives.

                                                    Luvada W. Wilson, Erie County Clerk of Courts

If you have questions about titles, transferring, buying or selling a vehicle or watercraft, please feel free to call us at (419) 627-7625.

The Erie County Title Department located at 247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 131, downtown Sandusky, is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  

Please Note: This information is for general use. It is not intended, nor should it be, considered legal advice. Questions concerning the Titling Laws of Ohio should be referred to your legal advisor.
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