Title Division

Who we are...

 We are 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 Meigs County deserve the best service that we can provide.   

What we do...

The Clerk of Courts Title Division processes titles for motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, mobile homes, travel trailers, motor homes, boats and boat motors, all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and jet skis.  We also issue duplicates for lost and stolen titles.   

Title Forms

Find various titling forms here:  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/forms-titles.aspx 

Services and Information

Information on Titles

Always call the Title Division of the Clerk of Courts (740-992-2693) for information, if you are in doubt or have any questions concerning the title of a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, boat or any vehicle that is required to be titled.  

Note to Notary

When a notary attempts to notarize the assignments or applications section on an Ohio title, all information requested must be completed in full before the buyer or seller swears that the information is correct.  

Vehicle and Boat Titles

Application for vehicle and boat titles must be made within thirty (30) days of assignment or purchase or a $5.00 late fee will be assessed.

To secure a title for a new vehicle, boat or motor, applicants must have a completed Ohio application, a Manufacturer Certificate of Origin (MCO), the odometer statement, the selling price and all required fees.  To secure a title for used vehicles, boats or motors, the previous owner's properly assigned title with the selling price and mileage is needed.  

When an Ohio resident purchases a used vehicle from another state, a serial number verification is required prior to a new title being issued.  The serial number inspection can be obtain from the License Bureau or a car dealer.  

Finally, special affidavits for vehicle title transfer are available for the surviving spouse.  A surviving spouse may transfer an unlimited number of motor vehicles with a combined appraised value of no more than $65,000.  The surviving spouse must present the death certificate, a surviving spouse affidavit and the original title along with a completed application that has been signed and notarized.  The surviving spouse affidavit and notarization services are available from the Clerk of Courts Title Division or may be downloaded from the link in the Title Forms section above.  

Mobile Home Titles

Processing a title for a new mobile home requires a completed application, a new mobile home Manufacturer Certificate of Origin (MCO), the selling price and all required fees.  For a used mobile home, the previous owner's properly assigned title, including purchase price and both the county treasurer's stamp and county auditor's stamp as evidence that property taxes have been paid in full, are required.  

New Ohio Residents

Persons moving into Ohio must have a serial number inspection completed before applying for an Ohio title.  If your title is being held by a financial institution, we can assist you by requesting that the title be forwarded to our office.  An Ohio Driver's License or two (2) other current proofs of Ohio residency are also required before an Ohio title will be issued.  

Lost or Stolen Titles

The owner may complete the application for duplicate title if there is no lien or the lien has been cancelled.  If there is a lien on the vehicle, the lien holder must apply for the duplicate title.  

The title number is required in order to process a duplicate title.  If you do not know the title number, you will need the VIN number and the date of purchase.  The VIN can be found on your registration.

Title Fees

Certificate of Title     $15

Replacement Title (defaced, etc.)     $15

Recording a Lien     $15

Cancellation of Lien     no fee

Memorandum Certificate Title     $5

Salvage Title     $4

Late fee*     $5

Sworn Affidavit fee     $1

*penalty fee for failure to apply for a title within 30 days of notary date