Common pleas court

The Putnam County common pleas court is comprised of the following three divisions:

Domestic-relations division

This division handles divorces, marriage dissolutions, and child-custody disputes.  View domestic relations forms

Juvenile division

This division focuses on cases involving minors (persons under age 18), including civil, criminal, traffic, and abuse/neglect/dependency cases. 

Probate division

This division hears cases involving wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions, and it also issues marriage licenses.

A copy of the local court rules can be found at the quick links below.


245 E. Main St Ottawa, OH 45875


Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


P. 419.523.3110 F. 419.523.5284


Judge Keith Schierloh

Common pleas judge

Judge Michael Borer

Probate judge