Common Pleas Division
The Clerk maintains the records for the Domestic Relations and the General (Civil/Criminal) Divisions of the Court of Common Pleas in Warren County and for Warren County-generated cases in the 12th District Court of Appeals. The Clerk is responsible for all filing activity associated with civil, domestic relations and felony criminal cases in the Common Pleas Courts as well as collecting legal fees, deposits, probation fines and court costs.
County Court Division
Since September 2004, the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas has also been responsible for the Clerk’s duties in the Warren County Court (traffic/small claims and misdemeanor criminal cases), as originally provided for in state law, with similar duties as outlined above.
Another responsibility of the Clerk of Courts is the Title Division. This division is responsible for collecting State Sales and Use Tax and fees on purchases of cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers and watercraft. The local fees collected by our Title Division are designed to make the operation self-sufficient, so no general fund money from county operations is necessary for funding. In addition to titling duties, we have added passport application processing and watercraft registration at each of the three title offices in our county – in Lebanon, Franklin and Mason.