West Side News

Auto Title West to begin relocation process

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office has announced that Auto Title West's office, located in the State of Ohio's Shipley Center at 1970 W. Broad St., will officially close its operation at that site at 4 p.m. Friday, June 27.

Auto Title West will relocate to a new facility in the Hollywood Plaza Shopping Center, 4153 W. Broad St. Beginning July 1, select, limited services will be offered at Title West's Information Center, a temporary service site, in the Hollywood Plaza Shopping Center. These limited services will be provided until the official Auto Title West office space is completed and computer access to the State of Ohio Public Safety's computer system is established.

Full services at the new Auto Title West location will resume this fall.

Three title clerks will be assigned to the temporary Title West Information Center, which will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. These title clerks will review, approve and notarize auto title paperwork. However, no auto titles can officially be processed at this site, as computers linked to the State of Ohio's system will not be in place until late summer. Customers may elect to leave their title documents at the Information Center and have completed titles returned by mail. Or, they can visit one of three Franklin County Auto Title offices during normal weekday hours for same day auto title transactions.

Additionally, Auto Title East and North offices are open Saturday mornings to process auto titles.

Auto dealerships may choose to drop-off their title packets at the Title West Information Center by 10 a.m. weekdays, and return later in the afternoon of the same day to retrieve their completed packets. Several auto dealerships currently enrolled in the Franklin County Auto Title Division's customized pick-up courier service will continue to receive that service without interruption.

The three Auto Title offices' locations and normal hours of operation are:

* Auto Title South, 45 Great Southern Blvd. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* Auto Title North,1484 Morse Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

* Auto Title East, 1583 Alum Creek Drive, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A Title Help line at 614-525-3090 is also available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.