What We Do
This court handles all filings and hearings for the admission of wills, the administration of estates, applications for and administration of guardianships and conservatorships, adult protective services actions, administration of mental illness cases, adoptions, name changes, minor settlement cases, and wrongful death cases. Additionally, this court issues marriage licenses.
Wood County Probate Court will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th to observe Thanksgiving.
Effective 10/1/2021 the United States Postal Service has implemented changes that may cause delays in first class mail service. Specifically, mail addressed to a location outside a three-hour driving distance of the origin may be delayed an additional 1-2 days. Plan for a 5-7 day window to receive mail from the Court if you are beyond this distance. Alternatively, allow at least 5-7 days prior to a deadline for our office to receive mail. You may consider electronic mail in accordance with our local rules as another option.
Effective Monday, August 9, 2021 masks are required in the public areas of the Probate Court as well as other public areas of the county courthouse. The order can be found here.
As a result of House Bill 7, new name change and name conformity laws take effect on August 17, 2021. Please see the application information sheet with the name change forms on our forms page for more information.
Wood County Probate Court has issued an administrative order regarding general operations. The order can be found here.
***ATTENTION MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICANTS***
1. PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 419-354-9230
2. AFTER YOU SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE MARRIAGE APPLICATION AND E-MAIL THE TRACKING NUMBER WITH YOUR NAMES AND DATE OF APPOINTMENT TO PROBATECOURT@WOODCOUNTYOHIO.GOV
3. YOU MAY INCLUDE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN THE ABOVE-REFERENCED E-MAIL WHICH INCLUDES PROOF OF IDENTITY (DRIVER'S LICENSE, BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OR PASSPORT), PROOF OF RESIDENCY IF DIFFERENT FROM SHOWN ON YOUR ID, AND IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIVORCED, A COPY OF YOUR MOST RECENT FINAL DECREE OF DIVORCE.
3. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTATION ELECTRONICALLY, YOU MUST PRESENT IT AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Wood County Probate Court has issued an administrative order regarding marriage license procedures. The order can be found here.
Wood County Probate Court has issued an administrative order regarding certified mail notice during the pandemic. The order can be viewed here.
If you are interested in a rewarding volunteer career, Wood County Probate Court is seeking individuals to serve as guardians of incompetent adults in our community. Training is provided. An application can be found here. For more information, contact Jennifer Robeson at 419-354-9230.