Contact Information

Defiance County Court House
221 Clinton Street, Third Floor
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Judge Jeffrey A. Strausbaugh

Barbara A. Rath

Janet Davis-Dunbar
Court Administrator/Deputy Clerk

Lisa Linebrink
Deputy Clerk

Katie Sunday
Deputy Clerk

P: (419) 782-4181
F: (419) 783-4811

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Legal Holidays

Probate & Juvenile Court

Probate Court

  • Adoption (Confidential)
  • Adult Protective Services (Confidential)
  • Birth Registrations/Corrections
  • Complaints For Civil Action
  • Disinterments
  • Estates
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Mental Illnesses (Confidential)
  • Minor Settlement Cases
  • Name Changes
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Wrongful Deaths

Juvenile Court

  • Contributing to Delinquency of a minor
  • Custody/Support/Paternity
  • Delinquency/Unruly (Confidential)
  • Dependency, Neglect & Abuse
  • Failure to Send Child to School
  • Traffic (Confidential)


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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