Marraige License Information

I’m Getting Married

Congratulations! As you prepare for your wedding, one of your stops is to visit Probate Court to get your marriage license.

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Adoption Information

I Want To Adopt

Every child deserves to grow up in a loving family, and adoption is one way in which a person can provide a loving home for a child.

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My Loved One Has Passed

It’s not easy to lose a loved one. In addition to dealing with heartbreak, you may be asked to settle the “estate.” Where do you begin?

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Public Records

I Want To Become a Guardian

If age or infirmity takes away an individual’s ability to make good choices, the Probate Court will appoint a guardian.

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Additional Resources

State Of The Court 2016

Summit County Probate Court handles more than 200 types of cases. The State of the Court 2016 report provides an overview of what we do on behalf of the citizens of Summit County and highlights some of the innovative ways we serve our aging population. I invite you to contact me with any suggestions or comments. Thank you, Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer Summit County Probate...

Guardian News

NOTE: The Guardian’s Handbook and the Guardian’s Annual Report form have been updated. Both are available on our website. In accordance with the changes in the Supreme Court Superintendence Rules for Guardianship, there are two new forms. The Guardian’s Annual Report form has been updated. It is available on the website. Please disregard any old forms that you have. Additionally, the Annual Plan For Guardianship form is now available. This is a new requirement under the rule changes. This form must be submitted annually and is suggested to be submitted at the time of the Guardian’s...

Adoption News

As of March 20, 2015, Senate Bill 23 modified the law governing records of adoptions that were finalized between January 1, 1964, and September 18, 1996. This law will now allow those whose adoptions were finalized between January 1, 1964 to September 18, 1996 to gain access to their adoption file and original birth record from the Ohio Department of...