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 26th and Friday, November 27th.
A guardian fundamentals training will be held on Thursday, December 17th at Wood County Job and Family Services. This training will satisfy the newly required educational training for guardians. To register, call Jennifer Robeson at 419-354-9230 no later than Wednesday, December 2nd. Seating is limited.
The Will Deposit Index is now available under the Record Search function on this website. It is also available at the public terminal inside the Probate Clerk's Office.
Wood County Probate Court has adopted new Rules of Practice effective 9/30/2015. The changes are primarily related to attorney, fiduciary, and guardian fees. See L. Rules 71-73.3 as well as Appendix B, B-1, C, and C-1 under the Court Rules tab on the homepage.
Significant amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio concerning guardianships become effective June 1, 2015. These changes create additional requirements in adult guardianships. These include, but are not limited to, background checks and/or certificates of good standing for attorneys, pre- and post-appointment training, mandatory grievance procedures, new filings including a case plan and a list of important legal papers, as well as additional requirements for guardians who are appointed to ten or more wards. Those considering applying as a guardian and attorneys who do guardianship work are encouraged to read the full text of the new rules which can be found here.
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.