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.
THE PROBATE OFFICE WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 AND LASTING A FEW WEEKS. ANY VISITORS, ESPECIALLY GENEALOGICAL RESEARCHERS, ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE OFFICE BEFORE VISITING AS ACCESS TO SOME RECORDS WILL BE LIMITED DURING THIS TIME.
FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS OUR DOCUMENTS ONLINE, SCANNING MAY BE A FEW DAYS BEHIND AS STAFF WILL BE DISPLACED WHILE WORK IS BEING DONE ON THE OFFICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
The process to view our online documents has changed. If you were issued credentials to access them, please contact the court for updated information.
The Application to File Attorney Fee Contract has been modified and is available under the estate section of our forms page. Please discard any old versions of the form you may have.
Amended Letters of Emergency Guardianship have been adopted. The latest form contains text regarding the account requirement for a guardian of the estate. You can find the amended form under the emergency subheading of the guardianship forms.
The Application for Appointment of a Commissioner to Report on the Contents of a Safe Deposit Box has been amended and numbered as Form 26.0/26.0E. A 26R Report of the Contents of a Safe Deposit Box has also been developed. These can be found on the forms page under the estates heading. The cost to file these actions has increased from $11.00 to $21.00. Separate fees/forms may apply if a Last Will and Testament is found in the box and the attorney wishes to file it with the court for safekeeping. Contact us with questions.
Form 27.13 Application for Approval of Guardian to Provide Direct Services has been created for guardians who need approval from Probate Court. It is under the incompetent subheading of the guardianship forms.
Below is a link to the current guardian education courses available through the Ohio Supreme Court:
New guardians are required to complete the fundamentals course within six months of their appointment. A three hour continuing education course if required annually thereafter. Wood County may host a training during the year. When this occurs, guardians will be notified by mail.
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.
The information provided in this web site is a time sensitive copy of certain records and may not reflect the most recent updates to the actual records. The Wood County Probate Court shall not be liable for losses or damages resulting from errors, omissions, or discrepancies in these records. The official records are located in the Wood County Probate Court, second floor of the Wood County Court House, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
The Wood County Probate Court personnel are prohibited by law to provide legal advice or assist in filling out forms.