Auto Title Division

The Fiscal Office Auto Title Division processes titles for motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, ATV’s and limited off road vehicles, mobile homes, travel trailers, campers, motor homes, watercraft, and certain boat motors.  

For questions regarding transferring your motor vehicle or watercraft title, call one of our Title Bureau Locations for assistance. 

Types of Titles

Original Title
The first title issued to the new owner of a vehicle.

Duplicate Title
Replace a lost, damaged, or stolen title.

Replacement Title
Make a change to an existing title.

Memorandum Title
Also known as a “Memo” Title, this is used as proof of ownership by the titled owner solely to obtain vehicle registration.

Salvage Title
When the vehicle is a total loss or when requested by an insurance company or the vehicle owner.

Rebuilt Salvage Title
When a vehicle was previously salvaged but has been repaired and inspected by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Court Ordered Title
You must live in Cuyahoga County to obtain Court Ordered Title from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Please reference the laws regarding Court Ordered Titles:

When you have been informed by the Cuyahoga County Auto Title Division that the evidence submitted for your motor vehicle/watercraft is not sufficient to meet the requirements of title issuance by the Cuyahoga County Auto Title Division, you will be requested to obtain a court order from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court – Civil Division.

  • Your petition must be completed prior to filing.
  • There is a $250.00 filing deposit that is collected by the court when your petition is filed.
  • Please refer all legal questions to an attorney.
  • Auto Title Division does not give legal advice.

Cuyahoga County Court Ordered Title Information Packet

Manufactured Home Titles 

In order to transfer title to a manufactured home, it is mandatory that the Auditor and the Treasurer in the county where it is located verify that all property taxes have been paid. The Auditor and the Treasurer will stamp the title endorsing that taxes and the transfer and conveyance fees have been paid. These stamps must be obtained at the County Administration building.

Step by Step Guide for Transferring a Mobile Home Title

Auto Title Fees

List of Fees


Additional Resources

Great Estates Program
All the information you need to avoid unnecessary costs and delays in settling an estate.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Provides information on titling and registration, license issuance, and license plate renewal; provides all Deputy Registrar locations and title bureaus throughout the State of Ohio.

Ohio Division of Natural Resources / Watercraft
Provides information on watercraft registration and operation and lists ODNR offices throughout the State of Ohio.

Ohio Department of Taxation - Motor Vehicles and Watercraft
Provides support for questions regarding sales tax on motor vehicles and watercraft. FAQ section answers what is taxable in the State of Ohio.

Ohio Attorney General: Consumer Protection Division
Assists with consumers who are part of illegal business transactions.

Ohio Revised Code
Statutory laws regarding issuance of certificate of title to a motor vehicle or watercraft.



Title Bureau Locations

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office
2079 E.9th Street, 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 443-8900
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

22121 Rockside Road
Bedford, OH 44146

(216) 475-6855
Monday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Mayfield Heights
1585 Golden Gate Plaza
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

(216) 443-7149
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm

North Olmsted
27029 Brookpark Road Extension
North Olmsted, OH 44070

(440) 777-4060
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm

12100 Snow Road, Suite #15
Parma, OH 44130

(440) 888-7050
Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm

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