Welcome to the website for the Fairfield County Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Courts is the “keeper of the records” and is the public’s gateway to the Court system.
The Clerk’s office maintains the records for the Common Pleas Court, the 5th District Court of Appeals and is also responsible for issuing and maintaining all motor vehicle and watercraft titles in Fairfield County.
The Ohio Revised Code requires the Clerk of Courts to provide access to the legal and title records that are filed and maintained in this office and make them available to the public. In addition, the Clerk collects all fines and fees and distributes them to the appropriate local governments and funds.
The Clerk of Courts maintains three public offices to handle the day to day legal and title operations. As Clerk of Courts, Branden C. Meyer is responsible for managing an annual budget of more than $2.6 million and has a workforce of 40 employees.
Our office is committed to excel in service, be innovative, be fiscally responsible, be user-friendly and have a vision for the future. We will consistently seek to deliver new and enhanced services at the Clerk’s office because the citizens of Fairfield County deserve the best service that we can provide.
We will continue to make improvements to this website to ensure the highest level of customer service.
Legal Department: Hall of Justice 224 E. Main Street (map) P.O. Box 370 Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Civil/Criminal/Court of Appeals: P: 740-652-7360 F: 740-687-0158
Lancaster Title Office 982 Liberty Drive (map) Lancaster, Ohio 43130 P: 740-652-7540 F: 740-681-4735
Pickerington Title Office 485 Hill Road (map) Pickerington, Ohio 43147 P: 614-835-2610 F: 614-833-5850
Legal Department Office Hours
Civil Division/Criminal Division/Court of Appeals Division Hall of Justice- 2nd Floor 224 E. Main Street (map) Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday-Friday) P: 740-652-7360 F: 740-687-0158
Domestic Relations Division Hall of Justice- 4th Floor 224 E. Main Street (map) Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday-Friday) P: 740-652-7357 F: 740-652-7399
Records Division Hall of Justice- 4th Floor 224 E. Main Street (map) Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday-Friday) P: 740-652-7358 F: 740-652-7399
Hours for both title offices: Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday-Friday) Saturday Hours: 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon (Closed on official holiday weekends: January 3, 17; February 14; April 4; May 23; July 4; September 5; November 28; December 26)
Pickerington Title Office 485 Hill Road (map) Pickerington, Ohio 43147 Phone: 614-835-2610 Fax: 614-833-5850
Lancaster Title Office 982 Liberty Drive (map) Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Phone: 740-652-7540 Fax: 740-681-4735
Title Department Office Hours
Passport Hours: 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Monday-Friday) Passports are only processed at the title offices. Passports are not processed on Saturdays.
In Observance of the Labor Day holiday, the Clerk of Courts offices will be closed on Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7.
The offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8.