Welcome to the Lucas County Probate Court Case Management System.
You now have the capability to research case records through this
system. You can search our indexes as well as case dockets on line
at your convenience. This New Case Management System has been
initiated by Judge Jack R. Puffenberger and is now offered to you
as a tool to use in the research and access of Lucas County
Probate Court files.
Available information includes all public accessible Probate Court
records such as Estate, Guardianship, Trust, Name Change, Marriage
License as well as any other public records available in our Court.
Adoption, Mental Health and Mental Retardation cases are
considered confidential and are not available for public
We went through a conversion process in August of 2001 to
convert from our Old Case Management System to our New Case
Management System. We also changed our case numbering system. Case
numbers prior to the conversion are as follows:
..................... the case
number was set up using the format of:
..................... Case Type
then the 2 Digit Year - 4 digit Case Number
..................... Ex. ES97-0123 or
GD98-0234 or TR99-3456
Any case number that was initiated in the year 2001 which has a
case number of 1600 or less falls into this category. From
the web site, you are unable at this time, to pull up any of these
earlier cases when searching by case number. You are able to
insert the last name and first name in the search criteria and you
will be able to search the index for the case. Once the information is
found, you can click on the case number that appears and you will
then be able to review the file.
After our conversion the case number format was changed to the
...................... the new case
number uses the format of:
...................... 4 Digit Year
then Case Type then up to a 4 Digit Case Number
2001EST1602 or 2001MST1603 or 2001GDN1606
Under our Old Case Management System each case type had its own
numbering sequence. Each year each case type would start out with
the case number of 0001.
Ex. ES97-0001, GD97-0001 and TR97-0001, etc.
Under our New Case Management System all case types are
combined and the case numbers run in sequential order starting out
every year with number 00001.
Ex. 2002NCH0001, 2002EST0002 and 2002GDN0003, etc.
Any case with a case number starting in the year 2001 and is
greater than 1600 falls under our new Case Management System and can
be searched from our web site using either the case number or the
last name and first name in the search criteria.
Available case types used with our new Case management System
include the following:
Correction of Birth Case
Guardianship of Minor Case
Guardianship of Incompetent Case
Inter Vivos Trust Case
Medicaid Payback Trust Case
Marriage License Case
Minor's Settlement Case
Name Change Case
Registration of Birth Case
When initiating a search, please try and put in as much
information as possible and be as accurate as possible. We have
limited the search to 100 hits to expedite the search process, which
means that if you put in the name Smith for example, you will get a
message after the search has begun, that states: "Result set is
too large, please further qualify your search". If you get this
message simply add any additional search criteria to expand the
search, such as a first name, date of death, case type, party type,
All of the information contained within this site is
intended to be accurate, reliable, complete as well as timely, however the
Lucas County Probate Court reserves the right to make changes and
assumes no liability for damages, nor does the Lucas County Probate
Court warrant the accuracy, reliability,
completeness and or the timeliness of any of the information contained
within this website, and shall not be held liable for losses caused by the
reliance on the accuracy, reliability, completeness and or the timeliness
of any of the information contained within this website, including, but
not limited to, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use
or inability to use this website.