Auglaize County Probate Court

Probate Court FAQ's

  • What are the Court’s office hours?

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m except for legal holidays. The Probate/Juvenile Court office does not close for lunch.

  • How do I obtain a Marriage License?

    • 1. There is no waiting period for a marriage license. The marriage license will be issued the day of application and is valid for a period of 60 days and may be used anywhere in the Sate of Ohio.
    • 2. The fee for a marriage license is $63.00 due at the time of application. The Court accepts cash, check, or credit cards. Credit cards are subject to a convenience fee.
    • 3. The applicants must apply together and at least one of the applicants must be a resident of Auglaize County. However, if both applicants are out-of-state residents, they may apply for a marriage license in Auglaize County but the license is only valid in Auglaize County for a period of 60 days.
    • 4. The minimum age to be married in Ohio is 18 years of age for both parties. However, 17 years olds are allowed to marry if they have Juvenile Court consent, go through a 14-day waiting period and the age differential between the two isn't more than four years.
    • 5. The applicants must provide photo identification, i.e. driver’s license.
    • 6. If either of the applicants have been previously married, they must present a copy of their divorce decree from each and every previous marriage.
    • 7. Birth certificates are not required as long as the applicants know where they were born, including the city, county and state, and they know the full and correct spelling of their parent’s names including their mother’s maiden name.

  • How may I obtain a certified copy of my marriage record?

    A certified copy of a marriage record is $3.00. You may get this by stopping in the Probate Court office during regular business hours or by sending in a written request indicating your names at the time of marriage and the marriage date along with cash, check or money order in the amount of $3.00 and a self addressed stamped envelope. Auglaize County Probate Court will only have your marriage record if you APPLIED for your marriage license in Auglaize County.

  • What forms of payment does the Court accept?

    Probate Court accepts: cash, check (with photo ID), and money orders and most major credit cards. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

  • Where do I send my payment?

    201 Willipie Street, Suite 119
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

  • Can the Court recommend an attorney?

    The Court is not permitted to make any recommendations on attorneys.

  • Can the Court advise me how to proceed or what to file in my case?

    The clerks are not permitted to give you any legal advice or practice law.

  • Do I need to have an attorney to file anything with the Court?

    You can act as your own attorney, however, the clerks are not permitted to give you any advice as to what you should file and how you should file it as that would be giving legal advice.

    The only case that requires an attorney is an adoption.

  • How can I continue my hearing?

    The clerks cannot continue a hearing over the phone. All requests for continuances must be submitted in writing and within a reasonable amount of time before the hearing is set giving enough time for the other parties to respond.

  • Does the Court have any forms?

    The Probate Court has standard Probate forms available or you may find forms on the Ohio Supreme Court website.

    Ohio Supreme Court Forms

  • What are the Court’s office hours?

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m except for legal holidays. The Probate/Juvenile Court office does not close for lunch.

  • How do I obtain a Marriage License?

    • 1. There is no waiting period for a marriage license. The marriage license will be issued the day of application and is valid for a period of 60 days and may be used anywhere in the Sate of Ohio.
    • 2. The fee for a marriage license is $63.00 due at the time of application. The Court accepts cash, check, or credit cards. Credit cards are subject to a convenience fee.
    • 3. The applicants must apply together and at least one of the applicants must be a resident of Auglaize County. However, if both applicants are out-of-state residents, they may apply for a marriage license in Auglaize County but the license is only valid in Auglaize County for a period of 60 days.
    • 4. The minimum age to be married in Ohio is 18 years of age for both parties. However, 17 years olds are allowed to marry if they have Juvenile Court consent, go through a 14-day waiting period and the age differential between the two isn't more than four years.
    • 5. The applicants must provide photo identification, i.e. driver’s license.
    • 6. If either of the applicants have been previously married, they must present a copy of their divorce decree from each and every previous marriage.
    • 7. Birth certificates are not required as long as the applicants know where they were born, including the city, county and state, and they know the full and correct spelling of their parent’s names including their mother’s maiden name.

  • How may I obtain a certified copy of my marriage record?

    A certified copy of a marriage record is $3.00. You may get this by stopping in the Probate Court office during regular business hours or by sending in a written request indicating your names at the time of marriage and the marriage date along with cash, check or money order in the amount of $3.00 and a self addressed stamped envelope. Auglaize County Probate Court will only have your marriage record if you APPLIED for your marriage license in Auglaize County.

  • What forms of payment does the Court accept?

    Probate Court accepts: cash, check (with photo ID), and money orders and most major credit cards. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

  • Where do I send my payment?

    201 Willipie Street, Suite 119
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

  • Can the Court recommend an attorney?

    The Court is not permitted to make any recommendations on attorneys.

  • Can the Court advise me how to proceed or what to file in my case?

    The clerks are not permitted to give you any legal advice or practice law.

  • Do I need to have an attorney to file anything with the Court?

    You can act as your own attorney, however, the clerks are not permitted to give you any advice as to what you should file and how you should file it as that would be giving legal advice.

    The only case that requires an attorney is an adoption.

  • How can I continue my hearing?

    The clerks cannot continue a hearing over the phone. All requests for continuances must be submitted in writing and within a reasonable amount of time before the hearing is set giving enough time for the other parties to respond.

  • Does the Court have any forms?

    The Probate Court has standard Probate forms available or you may find forms on the Ohio Supreme Court website.

    Ohio Supreme Court Forms

Probate Court FAQ's

  • What are the Court’s office hours?

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m except for legal holidays. The Probate/Juvenile Court office does not close for lunch.

  • How do I obtain a Marriage License?

    • 1. There is no waiting period for a marriage license. The marriage license will be issued the day of application and is valid for a period of 60 days and may be used anywhere in the Sate of Ohio.
    • 2. The fee for a marriage license is $63.00 due at the time of application. The Court accepts cash, check, or credit cards. Credit cards are subject to a convenience fee.
    • 3. The applicants must apply together and at least one of the applicants must be a resident of Auglaize County. However, if both applicants are out-of-state residents, they may apply for a marriage license in Auglaize County but the license is only valid in Auglaize County for a period of 60 days.
    • 4. The minimum age to be married in Ohio is 18 years of age for both parties. However, 17 years olds are allowed to marry if they have Juvenile Court consent, go through a 14-day waiting period and the age differential between the two isn't more than four years.
    • 5. The applicants must provide photo identification, i.e. driver’s license.
    • 6. If either of the applicants have been previously married, they must present a copy of their divorce decree from each and every previous marriage.
    • 7. Birth certificates are not required as long as the applicants know where they were born, including the city, county and state, and they know the full and correct spelling of their parent’s names including their mother’s maiden name.

  • How may I obtain a certified copy of my marriage record?

    A certified copy of a marriage record is $3.00. You may get this by stopping in the Probate Court office during regular business hours or by sending in a written request indicating your names at the time of marriage and the marriage date along with cash, check or money order in the amount of $3.00 and a self addressed stamped envelope. Auglaize County Probate Court will only have your marriage record if you APPLIED for your marriage license in Auglaize County.

  • What forms of payment does the Court accept?

    Probate Court accepts: cash, check (with photo ID), and money orders and most major credit cards. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

  • Where do I send my payment?

    201 Willipie Street, Suite 119
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

  • Can the Court recommend an attorney?

    The Court is not permitted to make any recommendations on attorneys.

  • Can the Court advise me how to proceed or what to file in my case?

    The clerks are not permitted to give you any legal advice or practice law.

  • Do I need to have an attorney to file anything with the Court?

    You can act as your own attorney, however, the clerks are not permitted to give you any advice as to what you should file and how you should file it as that would be giving legal advice.

    The only case that requires an attorney is an adoption.

  • How can I continue my hearing?

    The clerks cannot continue a hearing over the phone. All requests for continuances must be submitted in writing and within a reasonable amount of time before the hearing is set giving enough time for the other parties to respond.

  • Does the Court have any forms?

    The Probate Court has standard Probate forms available or you may find forms on the Ohio Supreme Court website.

    Ohio Supreme Court Forms

  • What are the Court’s office hours?

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m except for legal holidays. The Probate/Juvenile Court office does not close for lunch.

  • How do I obtain a Marriage License?

    • 1. There is no waiting period for a marriage license. The marriage license will be issued the day of application and is valid for a period of 60 days and may be used anywhere in the Sate of Ohio.
    • 2. The fee for a marriage license is $63.00 due at the time of application. The Court accepts cash, check, or credit cards. Credit cards are subject to a convenience fee.
    • 3. The applicants must apply together and at least one of the applicants must be a resident of Auglaize County. However, if both applicants are out-of-state residents, they may apply for a marriage license in Auglaize County but the license is only valid in Auglaize County for a period of 60 days.
    • 4. The minimum age to be married in Ohio is 18 years of age for both parties. However, 17 years olds are allowed to marry if they have Juvenile Court consent, go through a 14-day waiting period and the age differential between the two isn't more than four years.
    • 5. The applicants must provide photo identification, i.e. driver’s license.
    • 6. If either of the applicants have been previously married, they must present a copy of their divorce decree from each and every previous marriage.
    • 7. Birth certificates are not required as long as the applicants know where they were born, including the city, county and state, and they know the full and correct spelling of their parent’s names including their mother’s maiden name.

  • How may I obtain a certified copy of my marriage record?

    A certified copy of a marriage record is $3.00. You may get this by stopping in the Probate Court office during regular business hours or by sending in a written request indicating your names at the time of marriage and the marriage date along with cash, check or money order in the amount of $3.00 and a self addressed stamped envelope. Auglaize County Probate Court will only have your marriage record if you APPLIED for your marriage license in Auglaize County.

  • What forms of payment does the Court accept?

    Probate Court accepts: cash, check (with photo ID), and money orders and most major credit cards. Credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee.

  • Where do I send my payment?

    201 Willipie Street, Suite 119
    Wapakoneta, OH 45895

  • Can the Court recommend an attorney?

    The Court is not permitted to make any recommendations on attorneys.

  • Can the Court advise me how to proceed or what to file in my case?

    The clerks are not permitted to give you any legal advice or practice law.

  • Do I need to have an attorney to file anything with the Court?

    You can act as your own attorney, however, the clerks are not permitted to give you any advice as to what you should file and how you should file it as that would be giving legal advice.

    The only case that requires an attorney is an adoption.

  • How can I continue my hearing?

    The clerks cannot continue a hearing over the phone. All requests for continuances must be submitted in writing and within a reasonable amount of time before the hearing is set giving enough time for the other parties to respond.

  • Does the Court have any forms?

    The Probate Court has standard Probate forms available or you may find forms on the Ohio Supreme Court website.

    Ohio Supreme Court Forms