Welcome  to the Tuscarawas County Probate & Juvenile Court website. We have designed this site to provide you with easy access to all of the information and resources available relating to our Court.

The Judge of the Probate & Juvenile Court is Linda A. Kate. The Court also has three Magistrates who preside over a variety of cases: David Worth, Joy Reed and Adam Wilgus.

The Probate section of this Court presides over the following types of cases:
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianships for minors and incompetent persons
  • Minor’s Claims
  • Birth Corrections and Registrations
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Name Changes
  • Decedent’s Estates
  • Mental Illness commitments
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Transfers of Settlement

The Probate office also houses some genealogical records. Many of our records go back to 1808 and are available for viewing and printing from microfilm.

The Juvenile section of this Court presides over the following types of cases:

  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody

For detailed information about each section, please click on one of the three colored tabs at the top of the page. Each section has its own CourtView search function as well as links to court forms, form packets with instructions and the Court’s Local Rules.

Please remember that Court clerks are not permitted by Ohio Law to assist in the preparation of any court documents nor are they permitted to give you any legal advice. Any questions you may have regarding forms and filings must be directed toward an attorney of your choice. For more information about self-representation, please visit the Ohio Judicial Conference website at www.ohiojudges.org for guides and brochures. They can be accessed from the “Publications” tab on the website and are titled “Citizen Guide Brochures.”

Judge Linda Kate thanks Butler County Probate Court Judge Randy Rogers for allowing us to use his court’s site as a model for ours.