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Portage County Auto Title

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Department of Auto Title - A Division of the Clerk of Courts

449 S. Meridian St., 1st. Floor, Portage County Admin. Bldg.
Ravenna, Ohio 44266 
Phone: 330-297-3450  FAX:  330-297-3451

Opening Hours

8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m., Monday & Tuesday
8:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m., Wednesday
8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. -  Noon Saturday

 Auto Title FAQ | Auto Title General Information | Requirements for Passports
Used Vehicles | Off-road Vehicles | Auto Title Forms

NEW: Clerk of Courts now offers Passport Services

Passport applications can be downloaded from or application can be picked up at the Auto Title Dept. See the Requirements for Passports page for more details.

The BMV Citizens Advisory Committee

A toll-free number and an e-mail address has been implemented for Ohioans to address any comments or recommendations in reference to BMV. Ohioans who wish to discuss an individual case must continue to call 614-752-7500
Toll-free Number: 1-866-238-2888

The Portage County Auto Title Department is responsible for assisting the public over the counter and on the telephone.  The department is also responsible for filing and recording liens on titles and issuing memorandum or duplicate titles on titled vehicles.  It maintains titled vehicle records, notarizes title documents, conducts title searches and cancels liens that have been satisfied. Click to go to top of page

Vehicle Inspection

An Ohio physical inspection is required on vehicles with an out of state title. The information on the inspection form must match the out of state title. No inspection is required with a manufacturer's certificate of origin.  


Most vehicles require an E-Check for the purchase of license plates and registration. For information on E-Check you must contact 1-800-CAR-TEST or your local license bureau. The Auto Title Department does not require E-Check to transfer a title. 

 Current Title Fees
Archive Fee (Manufactured Homes, House Trailers, Built Homes only) $5.00
Cancellation of Lien No Fee

Certificate of Title


Duplicate Certificate of Title


Late Fee


Lien Notation (on existing title) $15.00
Lien Notation (with title transfer) $15.00

Memorandum Certificate


Out of State Inspection

Inspection Fee $3.50
Clerk Fee $1.50
Total Fee $5.00

Salvage Title (Motor Vehicle)


Salvage Title (Watercraft) $5.00

Sworn Affidavit


Auto Title FAQ | Auto Title General Information Click to go to top of page
Used Vehicles | Off-road Vehicles | Auto Title Forms

If you need additional information on transferring a title contact:
PORTAGE COUNTY AUTO TITLE DEPARTMENT (330) 297-3450 or, (330) 297-3453

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