Union County, Ohio

Probate Court

Honorable Rick Rodger
Probate Court Judge


Jennifer La Fayette
Chief Deputy Clerk

Union County Courthouse 
215 West Fifth Street, Room B06
Marysville, OH 43040
P: 937-645-3029 ext. 3405
F: 937-645-4124

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm   Offices are open to the public

Closed on Federal Holidays

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


The following matters are under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court:

  • Wills and Estates
  • Conservatorship
  • Trusteeship
  • Land Sales
  • Release from Administration
  • Estate Tax Papers
  • Settlement of Claims for Minors
  • Wrongful Death Settlements
  • Will Contest
  • Will Construction
  • Determination of Heirship
  • Mental Illness
  • Change of Name
  • Mental Retardation
  • Guardianships (minor and incompetent)
  • Adoptions
  • Presumption of Death
  • Summary Release
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Certified copies of historical birth and death records from 1867 to 1909

Probate Court records are open to the public except for adoptions and mental illness/mental retardation cases, which are confidential. Probate Court records are indexed in our software program (approximately 30,000 cases). A public terminal is available in the Records Center & Archives (128 S. Main St.) and in the Recorder's Office (233 West Sixth Street). The index begins at 1820 to the May 30, 2019 for Probate Records. Probate records filed on or after June 1, 2019  are available for search at the Union County Probate Court Clerk's Office (215 West Fifth Street, Room B06) with the assistance of a Deputy Clerk.


The following historical records are available:

Birth & Death Records 1867 to 1909
There is a charge of $3.00 for each birth or death record.

Marriage records 1820 to present
(May 28, 1996 and after on the computer) Charge of $.50 for a photo
copy or $2.00 for a certified copy.

Delayed Registration and Correction of Birth 1941 to the present


Please select Marriage Licenses Information for details.

*If both applicants are non-Ohio residents, but the ceremony venue is in Union County, please call the Probate Court Clerk's Office for modified requirements: (937) 645-3029 ext. 3405