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.
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICANTS: LICENSES ARE VALID FOR 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE. IF YOUR WEDDING IS NOT SCHEDULED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL CLOSER TO YOUR WEDDING DATE BEFORE APPLYING. IF YOU MUST APPLY NOW, PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE MARRIAGE APPLICATION AND CALL AHEAD PRIOR TO COMING TO THE OFFICE. THANK YOU!!!
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Wood County Probate Court remains open for essential business.
Walk-ins: Limited to emergency filings and time sensitive marriage licenses.
A drop-in basket for initial actions and non-emergency pleadings is provided just inside the Probate office.
All other business should be handled by phone, e-mail, or regular mail.
With regard to currently scheduled hearings, we are actively monitoring our court docket for cases which may be continued or converted to a phone hearing. If a case is continued on the court’s motion, we will notify you. You may also proactively file a motion to continue a hearing to which you are a party. This may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 419-354-9357.
Finally, if you must visit the office, you will see measures have been put in place for your health and ours. In normal times, we strive to bring you the best public service we can. In these extraordinary times, we appreciate your understanding of these decisions and appreciate your flexibility.
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.