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Probate Court Interior Is the Probate Court currently open?

Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 the Probate Court will begin its partial reopening; the clerk's office will remain closed to the public and continue to accept filings by U.S. mail, E-File and mail drop box located at the front and back entrance of the Courthouse. Most hearings will continue to be conducted by telephone or remotely. Any person who has received a notice for an in-person hearing or is scheduled for an appointment will, upon entering the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, be temperature screened and questioned. All individuals are required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing requirements. For further details, please review the administrative order on the attached link.

Updated Administrative Order effective May 25, 2020

Administrative Order 1 effective March 16, 2020

Administrative Order 2 effective March 16, 2020

Updated 6-2-2020

What is the Probate Court?

The Probate Court is established in each county of Ohio to supervise the administration of the estate of a decedent who was a legal resident in the county at the time of his or her death. Each transaction involved in the administration of an estate is subject to the examination and approval of the Probate Court.

Other matters within the Probate Court's jurisdiction are: issuance of marriage licenses, adoptions, guardianship proceedings, the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill, and land appropriation cases.

Please see this PDF with information on the Cuyahoga County Court House.

Local Rules of the Court

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