Contact Information

Jeffrey A. Strausbaugh

Barbara A. Rath

Lisa M. Stiltner
Probate Court Administrator

Erin Spieth
Juvenile Court/Probation Administrator

Janet L. Dunbar
Deputy Clerk

Susan Sheets
Deputy Clerk

Amanda McClure
Deputy Clerk

Ashley George
Deputy Clerk

Kendall Derrow
Deputy Clerk

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

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

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

Juvenile Court Deposits and Filing Fees

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In the event an individual has outstanding unpaid court costs and wishes to reopen a case or file a new case, all outstanding court costs shall be paid prior to the Court accepting the reopening pleading or the new case for filing.


Complaint/Petition for Paternity, Custody, Support


Delinquency or Unruly Cases filed by a parent, guardian or other


Abuse Dependent Neglect cases


Service by Publication


GAL Appointment




Intent to Relocate


Filing of an Appeal



No Charge

Certified copy



$0.10 per page


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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