Van Wert County Clerk of Courts
The Clerk of Courts is responsible for the Legal Department and Title Department.
The County Clerk’s Title Department performs title issuance. We issue titles to all Automobiles, watercraft, and recreational vehicles. We collect the sales and use tax on all automobiles when issuing titles.
The Automobile and Watercraft Title Division of the Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas is linked throughout Ohio by a sophisticated computer network. This Automated Title Processing System (ATPS) provides fast, efficient issuance of approximately 4.5 million Ohio Titles annually. A certificate of title is documented proof of ownership.