Clerk of Courts

A Message From Jill Fankhauser, Portage County Clerk of Courts 

The Portage County Clerk of Courts is taking precautions to maintain a healthy court environment for all court participants, visitors and staff.  We are actively coordinating with officials to ensure up-to-date guidance in our response to COVID-19.  Please refer to our website for the most up to date information regarding hours of operation. 

All Clerk of Courts offices are open for regular business hours.  Anyone with a fever or feeling ill and non-essential parties is being asked not to enter the courthouse.   Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that litigants file electronically by email, fax, or regular mail. Please refer to the Order Declaring a health Crisis Due to Covid-19 for further information.

Emails received before 4pm on regular business days will be time-stamped for that business day.  We also have a “pay online” feature for payment on many cases.

The following are the email addresses for each office:

If you have questions or concerns regarding your court appearance, please contact the court or your attorney for instructions.  Contact information for the courts is located in the links provided on this page. 

Finally, as of March 24, 2020, the Auto Title Division of the Clerk of Courts will be closed to the public until further notice.  Our Clerks are available by telephone to assist you at 330-297-3450

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions. We are happy to be of service.

Jill Fankhauser, Clerk of Courts