Judge Glenn H. Derryberry

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Allen County Probate Court


Phone: 419.223.8501

Allen County Probate Court will be open to accept filings and to conduct only the necessary business of the Court.  The Court encourages and will accept the filing of documents by fax at 419.221.3432 and by email at probatefilings@allencountyohio.com. 

Hearings on pending cases with statutorily mandated time restrictions or otherwise of a time sensitive nature will continue to be heard when necessary.

Hearings related to new filings will be scheduled with consideration of statutorily mandated time restrictions and the Court’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  For the protection of Court staff and the public, all persons entering the Court to conduct business will be required to complete a brief health screening questionnaire , and to having their temperature taken in a non-invasive manner.


Welcome to the web site of the Probate Division of the Allen County Court of Common Pleas.  This division of the Common Pleas Court is usually referred to as the Allen County Probate Court. We hope this web site will help you better understand the role and jurisdiction of the Probate Court and to more effectively utilize its services.

The Allen County Probate Court is located on the Third Floor of the Allen County Courthouse, 301 N. Main St. in Lima, Ohio. The Court is open to the public for business from 9:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday each week. The Court is closed  on those days designated by the Allen County Commissioners as public holidays.

You may contact the Court during regular business hours at (419) 223-8501 or fax (419) 221-3432

Glenn H. Derryberry, Judge
Allen County Common Pleas Court
Probate Division