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Taxes are due on March 1 of each year. You can choose to pay the entire amount due on March 1, or half on March 1 and half on July 31 of each year.
The following steps must be completed in the Franklin County Courthouse, located at 373 S. High St., before proceeding to the Auto Title Offices.

19th Fl.  Conveyance Tax & Transfer Section

Present Title to The Franklin County Auditor's Office, Conveyance Tax & Transfer Section between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Title will be copied and checked for current tax status.
  • Complete Transfer and Conveyance Forms DTE 100M, DTE 100M(EX) or DTE 101, and other applicable forms.
  • Receive Conveyance and Transfer stamps on Title.

A Transfer and Conveyance Fee is to be paid, unless transfer is exempt.

  • Transfer Fee is $.50
  • The rate is currently $3 per $1,000 and .30 cents per $100 on the purchase price.

Example: $20,500 would be a $61.50 Conveyance Fee.

17th Fl. Franklin County Treasurer's Office

Present the title to the Franklin County Treasurer's Office:

  • Receive a red validation stamp if taxes are paid in full.
  • If not paid, the treasurer will create a bill, which must be paid in full to receive the red validation stamp

Franklin County Auto Title Offices

Proceed to any of the following auto title offices:

Title South (Administrative Office) - 614-525-3090
45 Great Southern Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43207

Title North - 614-525-3090
980 Morse Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43229

Title East - 614-525-3090
1583 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43209

Title West - 614-525-3090
4153 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43228

Appropriate fees must be paid and the new title will be issued.
Please visit Auto Title's website for hours of operation.


South Branch
45 Great Southern Blvd.

West Branch
4153 W. Broad St.

North Branch
980 Morse Rd.

East Branch
1583 Alum Creek Dr.

Appropriate fees must be paid and the new title will be issued.