Based upon the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the stay-at-home order issued by Governor DeWine, the Jefferson County Probate and Juvenile Courts are currently “OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS” and shall remain so subject to any other governmental order which mandates the closing of either or both courts.
If the Judge determines that a trial, hearing or other proceeding is necessary to be held, only the litigants, their attorneys, and any witnesses and jurors, and limited media if requested will be permitted entry into the court. If you believe you have a hearing or proceeding during this time, please contact the respective court to confirm.
In an effort to minimize the amount of travel and interaction of the public and court personnel:
Probate Court will no longer accept any personal filings. All filings shall be either mailed or faxed. Additionally, Probate Court is temporarily suspending the issuance of marriage licenses until April 6, 2020. The Court will consider exceptions under extreme or unique circumstances.
Juvenile Court will accept filings by mail or fax. Probation officers will be conducting meetings with parents and juveniles by telephone or email.
If you have questions, you can contact the following:
Probate Court – Roberta Washel – 740-381-8046
Juvenile Court – Connie Coss – 740-632-2604
The Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center will continue to remain in operation, however the facility is closed to the public and in person visitation is suspended until further notice. All visitation will be conducted by telephone.