In accordance with the most recent order issued by the Ohio Department of Health and consistent with the judgment entry signed May 20, 2021 by Judge Logan, the Probate Court is open to the public within the ODH guidelines.
This means that all persons who are fully vaccinated defined in the ODH order are not required to wear masks or socially distance. All persons not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a mask and socially distance. All vaccinated persons are welcome to wear a mask and socially distance at their own discretion.
With these guidelines, we will no longer have the drop box for filings at the entrance of the Courthouse. You may file pleadings on your cases at the filing counter. However, please consider filing by fax or utilizing our e-filing system.
We will continue to set all hearings remotely. A written request for an in-person hearing will be considered for all hearings except for pre-trials and status conferences. While it appears that the COVID-19 vaccinations are helping to slow the spread of the virus, we must remain vigilant and be considerate of those who may be susceptible to COVID-19. If you have received a notice that a hearing will be taking place by video, please review the video hearing instructions here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Court. Once again, thank you for your past cooperation and continued understanding dealing with COVID-19 as it affects the operations of the Probate Court. A copy of the COVID-19 Court Operations Entry is available here.
The Court is open to issue marriage licenses. Physical attendance for the license is required. The Court does request that parties seeking to apply for a license schedule an appointment. For an appointment, applicants should call the Court during business hours. For more information, click here.
The Court can be reached at (330) 675-2521. The Court’s business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WELCOME TO YOUR PROBATE COURT
The Trumbull County Probate Court serves the citizens of Trumbull County during some of their most vulnerable and life-changing events with compassion, professionalism, and fairness. By law, the Probate Court is responsible for over two hundred separate duties, from estates, guardianships, and marriage licenses to adoptions, changes of name, and mental health matters. In addition to its judicial and administrative functions, the Court reaches out into the community to lend assistance to our most vulnerable citizens with programs such as the Guardian Angels, the Senior Court Assistance Program, and the Veterans Assistance Program. The Court welcomes you to view this site and explore all the ways that the Probate Court can serve you.
JUDGE JAMES A. FREDERICKA