Phone Numbers Address Court Hours
Probate Court: 419.354.9230
County Offices: 419.354.9000
Fax: 419.354.9357
Second Floor
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Monday - Friday:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Except Legal Holidays)
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.
What's New
Wood County Probate Court will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023 to observe Columbus Day.

In April, three bills were passed which, in part, relate to Probate Court actions. These include HB 45, HB 279, and SB 202.

These bills address a variety of Probate-related issues which include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Eliminates the OPFR adoption fee, thereby reducing the adoption deposits by $30 (see Filing Fees/Deposits web page for new amounts).
• Revises who is entitled to notice of wrongful death settlement applications.
• Requires applicants in disinterment cases to address the status of any rights of disposition exercised by the decedent prior to death.
• Exempts minor settlement records from disclosure.
• Revises the way claims against an estate can be presented.


Effective 1/1/2023, appointments are no longer necessary to obtain a marriage license.

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.