The Automobile and Watercraft Title Division of the Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas is linked throughout the State of Ohio by a sophisticated computer network. This system provides fast, efficient issuance of titles. A certificate of title is documented proof of ownership. We advise you not to carry your Certificate of Title on you or in your car, keep it in a safe place.
WHEN YOU SELL A VEHICLE
Do not fill out the assignment on the reverse side of the Certificate of Title until an actual sale has been made. Make certain that you know the proper name and address of the buyer before making the assignment. You, as the seller, are required to state the actual purchase price and the odometer reading of the vehicle. You must sign the title exactly as the title was issued to you and your signature must be notarized.
The title may be obtained in any county in the State of Ohio. Do not complete any part of the assignment or application of the reverse side of the title unless it is done before a Notary Public or Deputy Clerk. All signatures must be notarized. Never make any alterations or erasures on a Certificate of title. If this is done, the title becomes null and void and you will be required to obtain a replacement title.
If you are in doubt concerning the transferring, buying, selling or mortgaging of a motor vehicle or watercraft, you may wish to contact your attorney, or call the Title Division of the Clerk's office for additional information.
Two full-time trained deputies and two legal deputies that are cross-trained in title work staff the Clerk of Courts Title Department. The phone number for the Union County Clerk of Courts Title Department is 937-645-2001.
MASTERCARD, VISA AND DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED
PLEASE NOTE: R.C. 4505.06(E) AND 301.28(A) PERMITS THE CLERK OF COURTS TO ACCEPT CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS AND TO ASSESS A SERVICE CHARGE FOR EACH TRANSACTION.
A 3% SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL TRANSACTION
NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED IN THE TITLE DEPARTMENT.
Teresa L. Nickle
Union County Clerk of Courts