|The official title is "Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas", but most often the officeholder is referred to as the "Clerk of Courts".|
|The office of the Clerk of Courts is elective for a four-year term.|
"Core of the Court"
|The Clerk of Courts' office duties include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal, and domestic relations cases.|
|The Clerk of Courts must also follow the procedures required by law and issue writs to carry out court orders. Some of these writs include summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest and to convey to penal institutions, and signing the death warrant in capital cases.|
|In addition to processing all court documents, the Clerk of Courts must preserve all of these records for use by future generations.|
|The Automobile and Watercraft Title Division of the Clerk of Courts is linked throughout the State of Ohio by a sophisticated computer network. This Automated Title Processing System (ATPS) provides fast, effective issuance of titles.|
|The Clerk of Courts is responsible for collecting all revenue relating to court costs, bonds, fines, and forfeitures. The Clerk is also responsible for receiving and disbursing funds to various accounts of the county and state. The Clerk must invest un-disbursed funds which generate interest revenue for the county general fund.|
|Ohio's Clerks of the Courts of Common Pleas also:|
|And serve as members of the:|
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