Records of the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Division, which are not exempt from disclosure, are available for inspection and copying in accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act. Access to public records may be obtained anytime online at www.wayneohio.org.
Probate Court Records
Juvenile Court Records
Once the court has received your request, the court will provide a response or acknowledge your request and provide you with an estimate of when you should expect the court's response, an estimated cost if copies have been requested, and the items (if any) that the court expects may be exempt from disclosure. If at any time prior to completing the court's response, the court determines that the response will take longer than initially estimated (because of the volume of records requested, the proximity of location of where the records are stored, or the complexity of the legal review) the court will inform you of this change.
Ohio law states that you are not required to disclose your identity in your records request, your reason for the request or to make your request in writing.
If any portion of your request for records must be denied because the records are exempt from disclosure, the court will inform you which records you have requested are not public by marking the portion "redacted" or the court will explain which portion of the record(s) have been redacted. In addition, the court will provide you with the legal authority upon which the court has relied. If the court denied your request because it is overbroad, ambiguous or does not reasonably identify the records, the court will provide you with information about how the court's records are maintained, and, if you wish, you may revise your request for records.
Fees for Records Request Copies