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

Complete Juvenile Court Forms

This is to permit attorneys and other court parties to complete a selection of Juvenile Court forms online.  We anticipate adding more forms as they become available.  The forms provided on our website are designed so that users can fill in the blanks using their personal computer.  Completed forms can then be printed for future filing at the Defiance County Juvenile Court according to our Local Rules of Court.  At this time, electronic, on-line or e-mail filings are not acceptable under the court rules currently in effect.


  1.  You will need a PDF reader on your computer.  Many PDF readers, like Adobe Reader, are available to download for free.
  2. Choose which form(s) you would like to use.
  3. Click on the selected form.  Your browser should either launch the PDF or prompt you for download. You may use the PDF reader to view and print the document.
  4. Once the form is displayed, click above any of the blank lines where you usually type text.  Your cursor will be displayed above that line.  Type the appropriate text or click the appropriate box.
  5. When you have filled in all the appropriate fields, you should print the form.  You will not be able to save the form.
Affidavit of Indigency
Application to Prepare Transcript
Caretaker Authorization Affidavit
Notice for Caretaker Authorization Affidavit
Court Information Form
Motion and Order to Review Family File
Notice of Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney Affidavit
Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem
Order Approving Extraordinary Attorney Fees
Order for Home Study Investigation
Pro Se Motion
Record Request
Request for Hearing on CD
Schedule A
Schedule B
Seek Work Form
What is Mediation
Our Family Wizard
Notice of Intent to Relocate
Pro Se Praecipe for Subpoena
Pro Se Objection to Magistrate's Decision
Pro Se Motion to Dismiss
Pro Se Motion for Continuance
Determination of Paternity


Written Notice Regarding Sealing and Expungement of Records
Application to Seal Record
Application for Expungement
Request for Inspection Own Sealed Report
Request for Inspection of Sealed Record
Record Request
Pro Se Motion
Pro Se Praecipe for Subpoena
Pro Se Objection to Magistrate Decision
Pro Se Motion to Dismiss
Pro Se Motion for Continuance



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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