EATON — Preble County Clerk of Courts Christopher B. Washington issued a notice last week that beginning May 1, the Preble County Title Department will be open “by appointment only” for “Preble County residents only.”
Dealers and financial institutions may continue to drop-off without appointment.
Anyone needing to make an appointment will need to call the Title Department at 937-456-8181, 937-456-8182 or 937-456-8183 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get a time and date.
Due to “social distancing” only the customer needing to conduct business will be permitted in the lobby, so customers are asked to leave family/friends in the car or at home.
Because of the small lobby in the Title Department, staff is only able to wait on two customers at any one time. The appointments will be scheduled in 15 minute increments which will allow enough time for customers to come in and leave before the next customer arrives.
“Unfortunately this may be the norm for months to come,” Washington said in the release.
Temporary tags can be applied for at www.oplates.com.
”This notice has nothing to due with the License Bureau,” Washington added. “We have no idea what their schedule is or when it may be announced.”