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Probate Court Interior The Cuyahoga County Probate Court full reopen to the public on June 16, 2021.

Effective Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Cuyahoga County Probate Court will resume full access to the public. The clerk's office will accept in-person filings, electronic filings and those submitted by U.S. mail. With the resumption of in-person filings, drop boxes in the Rotunda and the Huntington Park Garage entrance have been removed. Hearings may be conducted remotely or in-person based upon the determination of the Judge or Magistrate. If you received an email or mail notice of hearing, your hearing remains on Zoom, please do not appear in person. If you have questions, please contact the Court to verify the status of your hearing. All individuals entering the courthouse must wear a face covering and will be subject to temperature screening. Please refer to the Administrative Order effective June 16, 2021 for further information.

Administrative Order effective June 16, 2021

Updated 06-15-2021

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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