Preble County, Ohio - A great little county!

Frequently Asked Questions at the Courthouse

Automobile License Plates/Vehicle Registration

Automobile Title

Birth Certificate/Death Records

Building Permits

Mortgages/Deeds

Divorce Papers

Dog License

Evictions

Marriage License

Military Discharge Papers

Minor Work Permit

Name Changes

Notary Public

Property Splits

Property Taxes - payment

Property Taxes - assessment

Sheriff’s Sale

Small Claims

Social Security

Traffic Tickets

Vendor’s License

Voter Registration


••••Where do I get a copy of a birth certificate or death record?

Preble County birth/death records prior to 1908 are kept on file in the Microfilm Dept.
located in the courthouse basement, (937) 456-8122.  Birth certificates and death records after 1908 can be obtained at the Preble County Health Dept., 615 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, (937) 472-0087.  Please keep in mind that records can only be obtained for someone who was born or deceased in Preble County.  Otherwise, you must contact the county in the state in which the birth or death
took place.



••••Where can I get an automobile  license plate? Vehicle registration?  Drivers license renewal?

License  plates, vehicle registration, and drivers license renewals are handled by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 550 Junction Village Mall, Eaton, (937) 456-9444.  Visit the BMV website for more information and branch hours of operation.


••••Where do I get information on a Sheriff’s sale?

The Sheriff’s Office handles Sheriff’s sales, which are conducted each Friday
beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the first floor lobby of the Preble County Courthouse,
101 East Main St, Eaton.  You can get information by  calling the Sheriff’s Office at (937) 456-6262 or visiting the Sheriff’s website.


••••Where do I go to transfer my automobile title?

Automobile titles are handled by the Auto Title Dept. under the direction of the Clerk of Courts.
You can get additional information from the Auto Title Dept. at 546 North Barron
St, Junction Village Mall, Eaton, (937)456-8181.  Visit the BMV  website for more information and branch hours of operation.


••••How can I become a Notary Public?

You can obtain Information on how to become a Notary Public from the Clerk of Courts  located on the third floor in the Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St.,  Eaton,  (937) 456-8160.


••••Where do I go to get information on recording a mortgage or deed?

Information  on recording deeds and mortgages can be obtained at the Recorder’s Office  located on the second floor of the Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St.,  Eaton (937) 456-8173.


••••Where can I get a Social Security card?

Social  Security is administered by the federal government.  To find the nearest SSA  office, visit their website or call (800) 772-1213.



••••Where do I get copies of divorce papers?

Contact the Clerk of Courts located on the third floor of the Preble County Courthouse, 101  East Main St., Eaton (937) 456-8160.


••••How do I apply for a marriage license?

You can apply for a marriage license at Probate Court located on the second floor of the  Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St, Eaton.  For further information call  (937) 456-8137.


••••Where can I get copies of my service discharge papers?

Military discharge papers are retained at the Recorder’s Office located on the second floor of the  Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton. For further information call  (937) 456-8173.


••••Where do I go to change my name?

Name  changes are handled by Probate Court located on the second floor of the Preble  County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton. For additional information call  (937) 456-8137.


••••Where do I start if I want to split my property?

If you need information on a  property split, you can call Planning & Zoning at (937) 456-8171  for further details.


••••How  do I file an eviction?

Evictions  are handled by the Eaton Municipal Court, 1199 Preble Drive, Eaton.   You can obtain more information by calling  (937) 456-4941 or visiting  the Eaton Municipal Court website.


••••Where can I obtain a vendor’s license?

A vendor’s  license can be obtained in the Auditor’s Office located on the second floor of  the Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton.  Call (937)456-8148 for further  information.


••••Where do I get a work permit for my minor child?

Minor work  permits can be obtained through the Education Service Center, 597 Hillcrest  Drive, Eaton.  For more information call (937) 456-118 or visit the Preble County ESC website.


••••Where  do I go to pay my traffic ticket?

Traffic violations in Preble  County are handled by the Eaton Municipal Court located at 1199 Preble Drive,  Eaton. You can obtain more information by calling  (937) 456-4941 or visiting the Eaton Municipal Court website.


••••Why  did my property taxes go up?  How are my property taxes calculated?

Answers to these questions can  be obtained from the Auditor’s Office located on the second floor of the Preble  County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton, (937) 456-8148 or by visiting the Auditor’s website.


••••Where do I go to pay my property taxes?

You can pay your property taxes at the Treasurer’s Office located on the second floor of the  Preble County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton, (937) 456-8140.


••••Who do  I contact about building permits?

Questions  about building permits and building regulations can be answered by contacting  the Building Regulations Dept., located on the first floor of the Preble County  Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton, (937) 456-8171.


••••Where  do I register to vote?

Information on voter  registration is available through the Board of Elections.  You can either  visit the Board of Elections Website or call (937) 456-8117 for information.


••••Where can I get a dog license?

You can get  information on obtaining a dog or kennel license by calling the  Auditor’s Office at (937) 456-8148, located on the second floor of the Preble  County Courthouse, 101 East Main St., Eaton.


••••How do I file a claim in small claims court?

Small  claims in Preble County are handled through the Eaton Municipal Court.  For  further information call (937) 456-4941 or visit Eaton Municipal Court’s website.

 

 

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