Lucas County Probate Court
Judge Jack R. Puffenberger

700 Adams Street, Suite 200, 
Lucas County Court House, Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 213-4775      (419) 213-4764 (fax)

Hours of Operation:

Main Office (2nd Floor): 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
Marriage License (1st Floor): 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
**To obtain a Marriage License you must arrive by 4:00 pm**

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Lucas County
Probate Court
Case Management System


Probate Court Forms

Ohio Estate Tax Forms
2015 Daily Court Dockets
Local Rules
Administering an Estate 
Without a Will

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
Financial Powers of Attorney
Guardianship Training
Revocable ("Living")  Trusts
Marriage Laws in the State of Ohio
Probate Process
Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney
Ohio's Courts
Genealogy Resources
History of the Probate Court
Directions to the  Courthouse
Marriage License Application
Marriage License  Application for Inmates within the
State of Ohio~Procedure of  Commission

Marriage License Information
Vehicle Transfers
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The Lucas County Probate Court continually strives to fulfill its duties courteously, efficiently and effectively.  Please feel free to contact this office if you have any comments, questions, complaints or compliments with regards to the operation of the Court.

I sincerely hope that your experience with my Court will be positive and beneficial.  

Judge Jack R. Puffenberger
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas,
Probate Division

Judge Jack R. Puffenberger
About Judge Puffenberger

Please click here for prior notice postings

February 2015:  (New Version-Please dispose of prior forms.)  State of Ohio Living Will Declaration Form including State of Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney Form

January 8, 2015: Supreme Court Forms 22.5, 22.6, and 22.7 for Guardianships have been updated effective January 1st.  Please dispose of old forms!

March 20, 2014: New Ohio Law Regarding Adoption Files-Click Here for More Info

Account Packet for Estates~Web Modified

Approved Appraisers List

Birth & Death Records~Obtaining Copies

Certified Copies~Ordering Information

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Contacting the Court

Court Costs


Estate Tax Division~Ohio

Filing an Account?
Please check here first

Guardian's Report Form

Guardian's Report and Statement of Expert Evaluation Form

Home Page~Lucas County

Judges~A look back at the Previous Probate Court Judges

Legal Practice  in the 
Probate Court

Marriage License~Obtaining a copy of an existing one

Probate Courts in Ohio~Links

Public Access Rules

Simplicar Index

Informative Reference Sites