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Revised February 18, 2014
Probate Court’s Mission:
accurately, impartially, and efficiently create and maintain the records of
the Probate Division as defined by the Ohio Revised Code.
Court handles a variety of cases, such as: estates, marriage licenses,
guardianships, adoptions, name changes, birth corrections, and birth
Ohio Revised Code 4705.01
prevents the Probate Court’s Clerks from giving legal advice or from helping
you prepare legal papers in a new or pending case in this or any Court.
Marriage License Information
- If one of the applicants
is a resident of Huron County, then the license will be valid anywhere
in the State of Ohio.
- If both applicants are
from out-of-state, then the license is valid only in Huron County.
(Applicants will need to talk to a probate clerk for further information
if they are coming from out-of-state).
- 18 years of age or older
(if under 18 call the Probate Court for requirements)
- Must present current
government photo identification such as a driver’s license or State ID.
- Must present certified
copy of your birth certificate from the local Health Department or the
State Vital Records Department of Health. The Court will not accept certified
copies that are laminated; torn; and/or taped together. Birth Record must be the long form
that lists the person’s date of birth, parents’ names and place of
- If one or both
applicant(s) was previously married and divorced, applicant(s) must present
a certified copy of their Divorce Decree with the original signature of
the Court clerk and the embossed seal of that Court.
- Marriage License fee is
$57.00 CASH ONLY.
- Marriage License is valid
for 60 days. There is no waiting period to use your license.
- Both bride and groom must
come to the probate office together with all the above documentation.
- The officiator who will be
performing your marriage must be licensed in Ohio. Please let the Probate Clerk know if
the person who will be marrying you is coming from out-of-state.
a Certified Copy of a Marriage License
The fee to obtain a certified copy of your license
is $3.00. This can be done in person
or by mail. If you are sending your request by mail, please include;
§ the $3.00 fee
§ both the husband’s name and the wife’s
§ the date of marriage
§ your full name and a telephone number or
email address where you can be reached
documents by facsimile is prohibited.
See Rule 43 of Huron County
Probate Rules of Court.
County Probate Court Staff:
Becky Bishop, Chief Deputy Clerk
Stephanie Fulton, Deputy Clerk
Kathy Noftz, Guardianship Investigator
Contact the Huron County Probate Court:
Huron County Court of Common
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
2 East Main Street, Room 106
Norwalk, OH 44857-1596
Fax: (419) 663-0944
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