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 2020

Summit County Probate Court is “The caring help you need” during some of the most joyful and most difficult times of your life.  If you are adopting, getting married, your loved one is in need of a guardianship, or has passed, Probate Court helps the residents of Summit County as reflected in the 2020 State of the Court. Judge Stormer, our Magistrates and staff spend many hours volunteering in our communities to educate the residence of Summit County about how Probate Court can help you with your needs. Learn more about the role of Court Investigators in our court and community. Our partnerships with Summit DD, Summit Metro Parks, and dozens of other agencies are part of our everyday work in the court. Since 2018, the Probate Court has broadened its commitment to seniors and their needs through our Senior Summit.  Multiple agencies collaborated with our Court to share best practices for seniors through local and national speakers.  Every other year we showcase these services through an expo for the public as well. Sadly this year’s Senior Summit is postponed until 2021 due to the recent COVID-19 crisis but we are looking forward to coming back stronger than ever. It is with pleasure that we serve our community and make available the 2019 State of the...

Cards For Seniors

                                 Thousands of Summit County senior citizens have been forced to isolate from their families during the COVID-19 crisis. Probate Court works with many seniors in extended care facilities and asks the public to let them know that they are not forgotten.  Anyone can help them by turning crayons and paper into a lifeline of joy in the form of cards.  Creativity and large print are encouraged, but participants need not worry about their level of artistic ability as any special card can brighten a senior’s day. Summit County Probate Court will collect and deliver your heartfelt wishes to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers across the County.  Homemade cards can be mailed to the Court, but those without the ability to the mail cards, or who choose to make virtual cards, can email them to the Court for printing.  The Court will distribute cards to centers through June 1, 2020. “It is a difficult time for all of us, but especially terrible for those who may be confined to just one room.” said Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.  “With so many of us restless at home, please take a few minutes to make something fun and cheer up someone who is lonely.” Mailed cards should be free of loose items such as excessive glitter or confetti. Send mailed cards to: Summit County Probate Court Judge Stormer’s Cards for Seniors c/o Community Outreach 209 S High St Akron, OH 44308 To send a virtual card, simply take a photo of your homemade card , or create an online card and email it to...

Mason CLC Art Project

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Promises In The Park

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Probate Documents Replaced

Probate documents replaced free of charge for victims of area floods Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer is offering free replacement of legal documents that may have been lost during flooding in Summit County.   This includes areas in Barberton, Clinton and others that were particularly hard hit and may have had their basements or storage flooded. Probate documents that are available for free replacement include marriage certificates, adoption papers, letters of authority and name change judgements, among other documents.  If you have any questions, please call the Probate Court at 330-643-2350.  Court hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Proof of residency...