Clinton County Probate Court

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Photo of Judge Carey Chad L. Carey, Judge

The Probate Court presides over such matters as Last Will and Testaments, the administration of estates, minor and Incompetent guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, adoptions, mental illness cases, marriage licenses, name changes, corrections of birth records, minor's settlements, disinterment of graves, and other various civil proceedings.

Probate proceedings are complex and require detailed knowledge of Ohio statutes, rules and regulations. The Clinton County Probate Court encourages you to retain legal counsel from an attorney experienced in probate law. The Court and it's Deputy Clerks are prohibited by law from assisting you with legal advice pertaining to your case, including determining what forms are required and how to complete the forms.

Honorable Chad L. Carey, Judge


Sue Barr, Chief Deputy Clerk

Joy McGowan, Deputy Clerk

April Beitusch, Deputy Clerk


Payment Information

The Clinton County Probate Court accepts cash or money orders. Only attorneys may submit payment in the form of a check payable to Clinton County Probate Court.
Phone: (937) 382-2280
Fax: (937) 383-1158

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed on State Holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.
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