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.
We will host a guardian continuing education program on Wednesday, October 3rd from 9am-12pm. The topic is government benefits. Active guardians should receive a mailer with details. Call the court to register. Deadline is September 17th.
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.