Welcome to the Clinton County Clerk of Courts website. I hope you find this site helpful and informative. It has been my goal to make
information easily available to the public and to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to serve the citizens of Clinton County.
The Clerk of Courts office maintains the records of the Court of Common Pleas and 12th Appellate District Court. The Clerk of Courts is
considered the "core of the court ". The office is responsible for filing, docketing, indexing and preserving all court pleadings for
civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases.
Other responsibilities include: accepting bonds, recording and certifying notary commissions, administering oaths, filing state tax liens
and judgment liens. Further this office is a certified acceptance agent for U.S. passports.
Any questions or comments regarding the Clerk of Courts Legal or Title offices please contact me at
Cynthia R. Bailey
Clerk of Courts
Effective May 16, 2022 the filing deposit for a foreclosure case will now be $570.00 ($350.00 court filing fee and $220.00 license fee to Real Auction). This will be in compliance with ORC 2329.153 for
Sheriff?s sales through Real Auction which was adopted under House Bill 390.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM JUDGE JOHN W. RUDDUCK, COMMON PLEAS COURT AND CYNTHIA R. BAILEY, CLERK OF COURTS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NOTARY PUBLIC APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS
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It is not the intention of the Clinton County Clerk of Courts to offer legal advice through these pages or
through answering of questions. While knowledgeable about the operational procedures of the Court, the Clerk, Deputy Clerks and Administrative Assistant
are not attorneys and cannot recommend specific legal options and by their answering questions should not be construed as such. When in doubt about your
legal status, you should seek the advice of an attorney knowledgeable in the area of law about which you are inquiring.