CUYAHOGA PROBATE COURT

The Probate Court will be switching its web domain name from probate.cuyahogacounty.us to probate.cuyahogacounty.gov on April 30, 2024. Click here for more information

Probate Court News

April 16, 2024

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the Cuyahoga County Probate Court is changing its home page to probate.cuyahogacounty.gov.

The Probate Court is changing all domain extensions to .gov as it's reserved exclusively for official government organizations in the United States. The new domain ensures higher security, verification and trust for online users. Previous links to .us should redirect automatically to .gov.

Email addresses for all Court staff will remain the same for now.

During the transition, there may be a brief interruption to web functionality. Anyone who is working in the E-File Gateway on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, may need to log in again to the new domain.

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March 18, 2024

Probate Court will be CLOSED April 8, 2024.

In preparation for the total solar eclipse, which will take place on April 8, all divisions of the Common Pleas Courts, Cleveland Municipal Court, and the Court of Appeals have been in communication with County Administration and our stakeholders. Though Cuyahoga County plans to close their buildings and administrative offices for the day, the Court of Common Pleas, General Division, and City of Cleveland Municipal Court, will remain open in order to conduct arraignments for those individuals in jail and to accept any emergency matters that will be filed. The remainder of the Courts’ operations will be limited.

The Probate Court, Domestic Relations Court, and Juvenile Court (with the exception of the Detention Center) and the Court of Appeals will close for the day. Any filing deadline which expires on April 8 will be extended to April 9.

The Courts exist to serve the individuals in our community, and therefore make every attempt to not interrupt operations. However, in light of the unique nature of this historic event, to assist our County in redirecting needed resources, and to ensure the safe travels of our staff, the decision has been made to limit our operations to those that impact the liberty of individuals being held in jail and the safety of our community.

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January 30, 2024

Due to a high volume of filings, patrons may experience a delay in processing E-Filed documents. It is recommended that any time-sensitive documents be filed in-person.

Some filings required by Estate fiduciaries may be permitted an extension of time by written request. For more information regarding in-person filings, contact the Clerks Office at 216-443-8786. For information regarding extensions, contact the Accounts Department Supervisor at 216-443-8767.

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December 29, 2023

Please see the link 2022 Unclaimed Funds List for a complete list of the unclaimed funds from 2022. This list will be available until January 31, 2024.

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following date:

Updated - Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Thank you for your understanding.

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December 21, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following date:

Updated - Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Thank you for your understanding.

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September 28, 2023

Great Estates Program

The Probate Court has partnered with the Cuyahoga County Executive and Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office to offer the “Great Estates” program. This program offers information and assistance to residents who wish to transfer property outside of the probate process. Three community events have been scheduled at local libraries this October for residents to attend and learn more about probate and non-probate options. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Residents who pre-register will have a copy of their deed available at the event, and transfer on death designations can be recorded at the event. Please click on this link for more information on the program and to pre-register.

Great Estates Program

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September 19, 2023

Probate Court has updated its policy regarding copy requests. Full case copies can be requested on Adversarial, Estate, Guardianship, Civil Actions and Trust cases by using the web docket to search your case number and then request copies using the Request Full Case Copy link on the case summary page. If you do not need a full case copy, you may come in-person or mail in a completed Copy Request Form for certified, exemplified, or photocopy copy requests.

Probate Court will no longer accept copy requests through the general Court e-mail or by telephone.

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August 8, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Canceled - Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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July 17, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Canceled - Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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July 12, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Updated - Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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June 23, 2023

Temporary Locations

The Probate Court has reduced/limited staff today (June 23, 2030) due to power issues in the Old Courthouse building. Departments have been temporarily consolidated and are now at the following locations:

Guardianship department (Room 211) moved to room 219
Psychiatric department (Room 105) moved to room 219
Accounts & Inventories and Certified Copies moved to room 119

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June 13, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Updated - Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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April 26, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Updated - Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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March 6, 2023

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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December 30, 2022

Please see the link 2021 Unclaimed Funds List for a complete list of the unclaimed funds from 2021. This list will be available until January 31, 2023.

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November 4, 2022

Delayed Opening - Probate Court Clerks Office

Due to mandatory training, the Probate Clerks Office will open at 9:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Thank you for your understanding.

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March 1, 2022

Cuyahoga County Courts New Administrative Order

Administrative Order effective March 1, 2022

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March 1, 2022

Probate Court is pleased to announce a new online copies request area. Full case copies can now be requested on Adverserial, Estate, Guardianship, Civil Actions and Trust cases. Please use the web docket to search your case number and then request copies using the Request Full Case Copy link on the case summary page.

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January 3, 2022

Please see the link 2020 Unclaimed Funds List for a complete list of the unclaimed funds from 2020. This list will be available until February 2, 2023.

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