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Welcome to the Butler County Probate Court. Our mission is to protect the interests of the disabled, oversee the administration of estates, maintain court records for public access, adjudicate issues fairly and efficiently, and promote confidence in the judicial system.

This website was developed to provide general information about what your Probate Court does each day. We hope its contents are helpful to you. If you have any suggestions on how we might improve this website or our service to you, please email us at:, or send us a note at: Butler County Probate Court, 101 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011.

Judge John M. Holcomb

Butler County Probate Court - New Hours of Operation.
Starting March 1st, Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, excluding holidays

New Court Cost Deposits Effective April 1st, 2021

New Court Costs


February 11, 2021 - Probate Judge John M. Holcomb announced today that the Court would continue all previous orders issued by the Court and further limit the use of in-person hearings in response to a December 16th, 2020 Administrative Action received from the Supreme Court of Ohio. This order will be in effect for 90 days from the Administrative Action issued by the Supreme Court of Ohio on December 16th, 2020. We have been able to function well during this COVID-19 crisis, but the number of attorneys who deal with our Probate Court, and some courthouse personnel, who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 virus, has spiked since the Thanksgiving holiday. Since March 2020, the Probate Court has conducted hundreds of hearings using the county's WebEx teleconferencing platform, and the Court will continue that practice. For the time being, however, the Court will further restrict the use of in-person hearings, particularly during this period of increased transmission.

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*NOTE Earlier news releases regarding the COVID-19 Emergency can be found under our News tab.