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.

Local Court Rules


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