Defiance County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Divisions

Defiance County Courthouse, 221 Clinton Street, Third Floor, Defiance, OH 43512
Mailing Address: 221 Clinton Street, Third Floor, Defiance, OH, 43512
Defiance County

Court System Type:

General jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and generally handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts., Criminal cases typically heard by Courts of Common Pleas include felonies and lesser-included offenses, General civil cla


Contact Information:

Phone Number: 419-782-4181
Fax: 419-782-2437

County Clerk, Judge, or Other Info:

Staff: Stephen W. Ruyle
Additional: Jayne Z. Yoder

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Nearby Courts:

Defiance County Court of Common Pleas
Defiance County Courthouse, 221 Clinton Street, Third Floor
0.0 mile away

Defiance Municipal Court
324 Perry Street
0.1 mile away

Oakwood Mayors Court
228 North First Street
7.7 miles away

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