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Court Information

The Franklin County Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following types of cases:

  • Administration of Estates
  • Guardianships
  • Trusts
  • Civil Litigation on Probate matters
  • Adoptions
  • Civil Commitment for Mental Illness 
  • Birth Certificates (delayed birth registration, birth certificate corrections, gender marker change)
  • Name Change 
  • Marriage Licenses
The jurisdiction of the Probate Court is defined in Ohio Revised Code § 2101.24.

The revised Franklin County Probate Court Local Rules took effect on January 1, 2022. 

The Franklin County Probate Court follows the guidance issued by Columbus Public Health and aligns to the building policies issued by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. Do not attend a hearing at the courthouse if you have a temperature of 100.4 or above or are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms. Zoom links are available for most hearings.