Chief Deputy Clerk: Sheri Clever 419-947-5575 EXT: 2254
Deputy Clerk: Brittany Bigelow 419-947-5575 Ext: 2244
Deputy Clerk: Nicole Hicks 419-947-5575 Ext: 2243
Deputy Clerk: Cheryl Watts 419-947-5512 Ext: 2263
Fax # 419-947-1270
The Juvenile/Probate Clerk is located on the third (3rd) floor of the Morrow County Courthouse by the waiting area at the top of the stairs. The Morrow County Court of Common Pleas acts as its own clerk for Probate and Juvenile Cases. This office is separate from the Morrow County Clerk of Courts which handles adult criminal cases, divorces, dissolution, foreclosures, and civil cases. The Morrow County Clerk of Courts is located on the first floor of the Morrow County Courthouse. The Clerk of Courts is an elected official while Juvenile/Probate Clerks are appointed by the Court.
The Juvenile Division of the Court of Common Pleas deals with custody, visitation and child support matters where the parents are not married, abuse, neglect and dependency cases, unruly, delinquency and juvenile traffic cases. The Probate Division deals with estates, guardianship, name changes, correction of birth certificates, issuance of marriage licenses and adoptions.
The Juvenile/Probate Clerks are responsible for the processing, maintenance and collection of court costs for all juvenile and probate case filings. This includes maintaining and docketing all filings that occur in a case, preparing service of summons, and ensuring that each record is current and in order. The accuracy of the court records and the timely preparation of documents are of paramount importance for the effective and efficient administration of the court. The office serves attorneys, local, state and federal agencies; and the general public with case filings and individual record requests. The Court strives to be as efficient as possible. All of the Clerks are cross-trained to assist each other and the public.