Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts is the record keeper for the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.  Court records are available online as well.

315 Madison Street, Room 106B
Phone: 419-734-6755
Fax: 419-734-6875

Email and Email Filing:

Civil and Domestic Cases require a Case Designation Form to be filed with the Clerk when a Complaint is filed. For information on how to file, please see here.


Common Fee Schedule:


Administrative Appeal $350.00
Application for Garnishment $100.00
Complaint (Civil) $350.00
Complaint (Foreclosure:additional $500.00/parcel at sale $750.00
Complaint(Divorce, Dissolution, Annulment, Legal Separation) $500.00
Cross Complaint, Counterclaim or Third Party Complaint $300.00
Issuing Order of Sale (per parcel) $500.00
Jury Deposit $250.00
Malpractice SuitNotice of Appeal to 6th District Court of Appeals $350.00
Notice of Appeal to 6th District Court of Appeals $175.00
Out of County Subpoena $$50.00
Tender of fee (each half day)

Mileage to and from (per mile)



Personal Service Requested $100.00
Recording Certificate of Judgment $66.00
Release/Dismissing Certificate of Judgment $5.00
Release of Tax Judgment $56.00
Reopening Any Case $300.00


To request audio from any Court Proceeding, please file a Request for Audio in the case.  More information can be found on the form.  If you would like a transcript, you will need to provide the audio to a Court Reporter of your choice.  The cost of a transcript would be determined by the Court Reporter that is selected.