Ross County Court of Common Pleas
Probate-Juvenile Divisions

2 N. Paint St, Suite A
Chillicothe, OH  45601

Phone (740) 774-1177 or (740) 774-1179
Fax (740) 774-3711

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Closed on all legal holidays

Welcome to the Ross County Probate and Juvenile Court


Effective Jan 18, 2022


When possible, we ask that you conduct business over the
phone or by mail. If you must come to a county office for
official business we ask you follow these guidelines for the
safety of all in the building:

  • If you are ill, please do not enter the building.
  • VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, unless specifically exempted under ODH order dated 7/23/2020.
  • If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided at the entrances to the county offices. Please use when entering and leaving a county facility to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet apart).
  • Take others into consideration and cover your cough or sneeze.

Thank you for adhering to these requirements as it protects
you and our employees.

  Probate Division
Juvenile Division
Juvenile Probation Department


Probate Local Rules

Juvenile Local Rules
Court Filing Fee Costs

  Annual Report Appraiser List Application for Placement on Appraiser's List Marriage License  

Apply for a Marriage License
A mask is required for entrance into the Court if you are unvaccinated.

To pay your fine, deposit, restitution or
court costs click here: cc            
J. Jeffrey Benson , Judge

Magistrate Christine B. Hannan
Magistrate James S. Szorady, Jr

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