Ross County Title Department

Ty D. Hinton, Ross County Clerk of Courts

Auto Title, Watercraft Title & Mobile Home Title
475 Western Ave. Suite M
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Beginning July 19th, 2021 the Title Department will be open to the public 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The office will no longer be taking appointments and will be admitting walk-ins.    There will be a limit of two transactions per person and only those individuals involved in the transaction will be admitted into the lobby.  Face masks or coverings are required to enter the office.  Currently we are issuing titles and watercraft registrations.  We ARE accepting passport applications BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

As mandated by Ohio law, the Ross County Clerk of Courts has a Title Department. The Ross County Title Division of the Clerk of Courts issues and maintains all motor vehicle and watercraft titles for all OHIO residents. In addition to title transfers, the title department is responsible for recording lien transactions and collecting fees and sales tax on purchases. We also issue passports and watercraft registrations. No small task, the primary challenge is one of record management.

As always, we encourage customers to our offices above if they have questions about their auto and watercraft title transactions.

As a service to our customers, we are pleased to offer helpful forms for use in our automobile and watercraft title offices:

In order to serve you better we have placed forms on this site that you may print off. 
You may go to 


Get in Touch with Us

Ross County, Ohio Clerk of Courts

(740) 702-3010

2 N. Paint St., Suite B
Chillicothe, OH 45601