Contact Information

Defiance County Clerk of Courts
221 Clinton Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Amy M. Galbraith, Clerk of Courts

Cynthia Brown, Deputy Clerk (Legal)
Dawn Karnes, Deputy Clerk (Legal)
Adrian Shafer, Deputy Clerk (Legal)
Sarah Overmier, Deputy Clerk (Legal/Title)
Michelle Meyer, Deputy Clerk/Bookkeeper (Legal/Title)
Kristine Hendricks, Deputy Clerk (Title)
Cindy Rittenhouse, Deputy Clerk (Title)
Nicole Yoder, Deputy Clerk (Title)

Legal Dept: (419) 782-1936
Title Dept: (419) 782-8587
F: (419) 782-2739
clerk@defiance-county.com

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Common Pleas Court Fees

Court Fees

Divorce / Dissolution $223.00
Divorce / Dissolution (w/ children) $273.00
Civil Complaint $228.00
Counterclaim, Cross claim, 3rd Party Claim $228.00
Notice of Appeal in Workers Compensation $228.00
Motion / Post Decree $150.00
Motion w/ Consent Judgment $25.00
Appeal $150.00

Certificate of Judgment:

From Another Court $27.00
For Judgment granted on Home Case $25.00
CJ from State of Ohio $27.00
Make and send to another Court (issue) $8.00
Release CJ $5.00
Execution or Debtors Exam $150.00
Garnishment $150.00
Cognovit Note $100.00
Service by Foreign Co. Sheriff $25.00
Service by Publication $500.00
Foreign Judgment (per am sb no 23) $33.00
Expungment / Sealing Records $125.00
Record Notary Public Commission * $7.00
(file) $5.00
(swear in) $2.00
Court Reporter $25.00

* Renewals of Notary Commission can be done no sooner than 30 days from current expiration. However, if your commission expires before you receive your new commission, you may not do any notary work.

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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