Common Pleas Division                            Phone 937-393-9957  Fax 937-393-9878

The Clerk maintains records for the General Division (Civil/Criminal) and the Domestic Relations Division of the Court of Common Pleas in Highland County and for Highland County generated cases to the 4th District Court of Appeals.

     The Clerk is responsible for collecting legal fees, deposits and court costs.

                  Passport Division                                           Phone 937-393-9957

     Our office is the only official agent of the United States Department of State for processing Passport Applications in Highland County.  For more information on how to apply for a Passport, click here

                  Auto Title Division                                         Phone 937-393-9958  Fax 937-393-2202

Our Auto Title Division is responsible for issuing Certificates of Title to the residents of Ohio when purchasing automobiles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, motor/mobile homes, and watercraft. 

     We welcome any questions you may have about the Office of the Clerk of Courts. Please feel free to contact us.

If you receive a phone call telling you that the caller is affiliated with the Clerk’s office and that you must pay money over the phone, appear for a hearing or face the issuance of an arrest warrant, please hang up.  This is a scam.  The Clerk’s office would never call you to demand money or ask for personal information and we do not call anyone about arrest warrants.

Dwight "ike" Hodson

Highland County Clerk of Courts 
Hillsboro, Ohio

Legal Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30 to 4:00

Title Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 to 4:30

Sat 8:00 to 12:00

Legal Office


Title Office


Welcome to the Highland County, Ohio Clerk of Courts website

    From this site you can do a RECORD SEARCH to see the docket of a Civil, Criminal and Domestic case (no document images are online), see the General Division's Local Court Rules or learn how to apply for a Passport.   
     If you can't seem to find what you are looking for,
contact usand we will assist you.