Belmont County title department now accepting credit cards

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Trouten, clerk of courts for Belmont County, announced that the Title Office, both at the main St Clairsville location and the riverfront location in Bellaire, is now accepting credit cards.

“I wanted to make the process of title transfers as easy as possible for the public,” Trouten said. “So we decided that it was important to be able to accept credit cards when transferring vehicles. We are especially pleased to be offering this service without incurring any expenses to the taxpayers of Belmont County.”

Trouten said the title office accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover. There is a small service fee so that no costs are passed on to the taxpayers of Belmont County.

“We take great pains to protect the ID and integrity of the customer,” Trouten added. “All staff have been trained to provide maximum security to prevent the risks of ID theft.”

Trouten also said he plans on expanding this service to include the legal department of the clerk of courts in the very near future.