CINDY A. HOFNER
WOOD COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS

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      Court of Appeals
      Criminal Actions
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        The Clerk of Courts office, is an integral part of the legal system. The clerk's office plays a vital role in serving the interests of justice. The clerk's office is responsible for filing, docketing, indexing and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases.

The Clerk of Courts must also follow legislation, law, rules of the Ohio Supreme Court and local court rules. The clerk must issue writs to carry out Court orders. Writs issued by the clerk are summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest and to convey to state penal institutions.

The Clerk of Courts must preserve the records of the court for future generations. Archival quality retention must be used to permanently preserve the Court records.

Bookkeeping Information


The Bookkeeping Department of the Clerk of Courts is responsible for maintaining accurate documentation for all payments received, whether it is deposits received for the initiation of Civil or Domestic Relations cases; payments received for all case types for court costs that were court ordered; restitution and fines due in the felony criminal matters; or processing all purchase orders and payments of bills for the both the Legal and Title Offices. All payroll and benefit records for all the Clerk of Courts employees are also maintained by this department.


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Civil Actions


     All Common Pleas Court documents may be secured at this division, including Certified Copies of Divorce Decrees.

     Special services of the Civil Division include recording of Notary Public Commissions.

    • personal injury;
    • foreclosures;
    • and business disputes;
    • as well as records regarding Ohio sales and income tax judgments for public record;
    • issues Certificates of Judgment and subpoenas;
    • and issues vouchers for witness fees;


     For detailed information about filing documents and their respective fees associated with filings, please see the Wood County Common Pleas Court Local Rules by contacting the Wood County Law Library.

Court of Appeals


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      The Wood County Clerk of Courts is the clerk for the Sixth District Court of Appeals. The appellate division receives all filings and manages all paperwork relating to cases which have been appealed to the Sixth District Court of Appeals.

This includes any appeals from:
  • the Wood County Court of Common Pleas;
  • the Bowling Green Municipal Court;
  • the Perrysburg Municipal Court;
  • the Fostoria Municipal Court (Fostoria, Wood County);
  • the Wood County Juvenile Court;
  • and the Wood County Probate Court.


     For detailed information about filing documents and their respective fees associated with filings, please see the Wood County Common Pleas Court Local Rules by contacting the Wood County Law Library.

Criminal Actions


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  • bound over to the grand jury;
  • all grand jury indictments;
  • dockets and files all motions, entries, warrants, and summons relating to criminal cases;
  • processes driver license suspensions sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles;
  • creates and processes all warrants and;
  • issues subpoenas for criminal cases;
  • and issues vouchers for witness fees.

     All common pleas court documents may be secured at this division, including certified copies related to criminal cases in our court.

     Bonds may be posted at the office of the Clerk of Courts office.

     For detailed information about filing criminal documents, please see the Wood County Common Pleas Court Local Rules by contacting the Wood County Law Library.

Domestic Relations Actions

All matters which are related to the termination of marriage or domestic violence, includes child custody, visitation between parents and their children, child support, property division, division of debts, and spousal support; foreign support (for parents where one resides outside the county's borders); Legal separation and annulment for people who live within the borders of Wood County.

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DOMESTIC RELATIONS FORMS

Disclaimer

Please be aware that these forms do not include instructions or legal advice regarding your rights, responsibilities, and legal options.

To be fully informed and get answers to your questions, you should seek the advice of an attorney.

Amendments to the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

Amendments to the Domestic Relations Forms in the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure were adopted by the Court and became effective July 1, 2013.

The history of these admendments are as follows:

October 15, 2012

April 11, 2013

July 1, 2013

Initial publication for comment

Final adoption by conference

Effective date of proposed amendments
    Domestic Relations Complaint Packet with Children forms:
    $300.00 filing fee

    Domestic Relations Complaint Packet without Children forms:
    $300.00 filing fee

    Dissolution of Marriage forms: $200.00 filing fee
    Post Domestic Relations forms: $110.00 filing fee
    Civil Domestic Violence forms: No fee
    Stalking Protection Orders: No fee

     For detailed information about filing documents and their respective fees associated with filings, please see the Wood County Common Pleas Court Local Rules by contacting the Wood County Law Library.




Link to: Wood County Law Library
Address: One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 353-3921 Fax: (419) 352-9269
Librarian: Librarian, Judith Gill