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Adoption

Adoption Instructions with Forms Packets
Adoption Petition Packet (Revised 08/12/2019) Download
Adoption Placement (Effective 08/12/2019) Download
Adult Adoption (Revised 04/01/2021) Download
Recognition & Registration of Foreign Adoption (Effective 08/12/2019) Download
JFS01694-I - Instructions for Registration Form for Fathers (Revised 11/10) Download
Individual Adoption Forms
18.0 - Petition for the Adoption of a Minor (Revised 03/01/2017) Download
18.1 - Judgment Entry Setting Hearing & Ordering Notice of Adoption Download
18.3 - Consent to Adoption (Revised 03/15/2016) Download
18.4 - Entry Finding Consent Not Required (Effective 01/01/2010) Download
18.5 - Interlocutory Order of Adoption Download
18.6 - Final Decree of Adoption After Interlocutory (Revised 03/01/2017) Download
18.7 - Final Decree of Adoption Without Interlocutory (Revised 03/01/2017) Download
18.8 - Adoption Certificate for Parents Download
18.9 - Petitioner's Account (Effective 09/01/2011) Download
19.0 - Petition for Adoption of Adult (Revised 03/01/2017) Download
19.1 - Final Order of Adoption of Adult Download
19.2 - Petition to Recognize Foreign Adoption (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
19.3 - Order for Ohio Birth Record of Foreign Child (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
308 - Affidavit Download
317 - Request for Copy of Final Order of Adoption Only Download
318 - Application for Appointment of Assessor Download
319 - Entry Appointing Assessor Download
322 - Entry Appointing Independent Home Study Download
323 - Receipt Download
324 - Authorization for Release of Information (Revised 11/18/2014) Download
333 - Supplement to Petition for Adoption of Minor Download
440 - Precipe (Revised 08/04/2014) Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
BCPC 19.3 - Final Decree of Adoption Recognizing Foreign Decree (Effective 03/08/2017) Download
HEA2709 - Application for Certified Copies of Birth Certificate (Revised 10/2015) Download
HEA2757 - Certification of Adoption (Revised 08/2015) Download
JFS01679 - Request for Notification (Revised 06/2006) Download
JFS01694 - Application for Search of Ohio Putative Father Registry (For Fathers) (Revised 11/10) Download

Birth Registration

Birth Registration Instructions with Forms Packets
Correction of Birth Record (Revised 03/01/2017) Download
Registration of Ohio Birth Download
Individual Birth Registration Forms
HEA2745 - Finding and Order Establishing Registration of Birth (Revised 04/2019) Download
HEA2782 - Registration of an Ohio Birth Download
HEA2783 - Correction of Birth Record Download

Civil Actions

Individual Civil Action Forms
440 - Precipe (Revised 08/04/2014) Download
630 - Entry of Appearance and Consent to Sale Download
630 - Waiver of Summons & Entry of Appearance Download
703 - Application to Appoint Guardian Ad Litem Download

Clerk Checklists

Birth Registration/Birth Correction
HEA2782-2783 Birth Registration or Correction Download
Estates
5.10 - Summary Release from Administration Download
6.0 - Filing and Approval of Estate Inventory Download
9.0 - Application to Sell Personal Property Download
10.0 - Application to Distribute in Kind Download
12.0 - 12.1 - Application and Certificate of Transfer Download
13.0 - Fiduciary's Account Download
13.6 - Certificate of Termination Download
13.8 - Application to Extend Administration Download
410 - Application to Extend Time to File Download
413 - Newly Discovered Assets Download
414 - Entry Transferring Motor Vehicle Download
Checklist for Estate Tax Return Download
Guardianship
15.7 - Application to Expend Funds Download
15.8 - Guardian's Account Review & Approval Download
17.1/17.7 - Guardian's Report & Expert Evaluation Download
Minor Settlement
15.7 - Application to Expend Funds Download
22.0 - Minor Settlement Procedure Download
522/531 - Releasing Funds to Minors Download
Name Change
Name Change Procedure Download

Conservatorship

Conservatorship Forms Packets
500 - Conservator Download
Individual Conservatorship Forms
15.0 - Next of Kin of Proposed Ward Download
15.01 - Judgment Entry Setting Hearing in Application of Conservatee Download
15.2 - Fiduciary's Acceptance Download
15.3 - Conservator's Bond Download
15.5 - Conservator's Inventory Download
15.6 - Application to Release Funds to Conservator Download
15.7 - Application and Entry to Expend Funds Download
15.8 - Guardian's Account Review & Approval Download
15.8-1 - Guardian's Account Continuation Sheet Download
15.81 - Bank Certificate Download
15.9 - Oath of Guardian (Effective 03/01/2008) Download
17.7 - Conservator's Report Download
20.0 - Application for Appointment of Conservator Download
20.1 - Judgment Entry for Appointment of Conservator Download
20.2 - Letters of Conservatorship Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
721 - Statement of Permanent Address Download

Disinterment

Disinterment Instructions with Forms Packets
Application to Disinter (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
Individual Disinterment Forms
1.0 - Surviving Spouse & Next of Kin Download
25.0 - Application for Order to Disinter (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.1 - Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Disinterment (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.2 - Notice of Hearing on Application for Disinterment (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.3 - Affidavit of Service of Notice of Hearing to Disinter (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.4 - Verification of Reinterment (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.5 - Waiver of Notice of Application to Disinter (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
25.6 - Order to Disinter (Effective 03/01/2014) Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download

Estates

Estate Instructions
Admit Lost Will to Probate Download
Ancillary Administration Download
Full Administration Download
Release of Administration Download
Summary Release of Administration Download
Depositing an Original Will Download
Estate Forms Packets
Court Approved Appraisers Download
Admit Lost, Spoliated, or Destroyed Will Download
Ancillary Administration Packet (Effective 04/06/2017) Download
Full Administration (Part 1) - Admission of Will to Probate Download
Full Administration (Part 2) - Appointment of Fiduciary Download
Full Administration (Part 3) - Election of Surviving Spouse Forms Download
Full Administration (Part 4) - Inventory & Appraisal Download
Full Administration (Part 5) - Fiduciary Account Download
Release of Administration Packet Download
Reopen Estate Administration Download
Summary Release of Administration Packet Download
Medical Release Packet Download
Individual Estate Forms
1.0 - Surviving Spouse & Next of Kin Download
2.0 - Application to Probate Will Download
2.0F - Application and Entry to File Will for Record Only Download
2.1 - Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will Download
2.2 - Notice of Probate of Will Download
2.3 - Entry Admitting Will to Probate Download
2.4 - Certificate of Service of Probate of Will Download
3.0 - Appointment of Appraiser Download
4.0 - Application for Authority to Administer Estate Download
4.1 - Supplemental Application for Ancillary Administration Download
4.2 - Fiduciary's Bond Download
4.3 - Waiver of Right to Administer Download
4.4 - Notice of Hearing on Appointment of Fiduciary Download
4.5 - Entry Appointing Fiduciary; Letters of Authority Download
5.0 - Application to Relieve Estate from Administration Download
5.1 - Assets & Liabilities - Relief from Administration Download
5.10 - Application for Summary Release from Administration Download
5.11 - Entry Granting Summary Release from Administration Download
5.2 - Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Download
5.3 - Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration Download
5.6 - Entry Relieving Estate from Administration Download
6.0 - Inventory & Appraisal Download
6.1 - Schedule of Assets Download
6.2 - Waiver of Notice on Inventory Download
6.3 - Notice of Hearing on Inventory Download
7.0 - Certificate of Notice to Administrator of Estate Recovery Program Download
7.0A - Notice to Administrator of Medicaid Estate Recovery Download
7.1 - Application for Family Allowance Download
7.2 - Application for Apportionment of Family Allowance Download
8.1 - Election of Surviving Spouse to Take Under Will Download
8.2 - Election of Surviving Spouse to Take Against Will Download
8.3 - Summary of General Rights of Surviving Spouse Download
8.6 - Waiver of Notice to Surviving Spouse of the Citation to Elect Download
9.0 - Application to Sell Personal Property Download
9.1 - Entry Authorizing Sale of Personal Property Download
10.0 - Application to Distribute in Kind Download
10.1 - Entry Approving Distribution in Kind Download
10.2 - Notice on Hearing on Application to Distribute in Kind Download
11.0 - Consent to Sell Real Estate Download
12.0 - Application for Certificate of Transfer Download
12.1 - Certificate of Transfer of Real Estate Download
13.0 - Fiduciary's Account Download
13.1 - Receipt's and Disbursements Download
13.10 - Notice of Extension of Administration Download
13.2 - Assets Remaining in Fiduciary's Hands Download
13.4 - Waiver of Partial Account Download
13.5 - Notice of Hearing on Account Download
13.6 - Certificate of Termination Download
13.7 - Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Account Download
13.8 - Application to Extend Administration Download
13.9 - Certificate of Service fo Account to Heirs or Beneficiaries Download
24.0 - Representation of Insolvency Download
24.1 - Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice on Insolvency Download
24.2 - Notice of Hearing on Representation of Insolvency & Schedule of Claims Download
24.3 - Verification of Service of Notice of Hearing on Representation of Insolvency Download
24.4 - Insolvency Schedule of Claims Download
24.5 - Continuation of Insolvency Schedule of Claims Download
24.6 - Judgment Entry of Insolvency Download
402 - Declination Download
410-EA - Application to Extend Time for Filing Account Download
410-EI - Application to Extend Time for Filing Inventory Download
410-ES - Application to Extend Time for Filing Status Report Download
412 - Classification Form for Estates Download
413 - Report of Newly Discovered Assets Download
414 - Entry Transferring Motor Vehicle Download
415 - Release of Estate by Mortgagee Download
419 - Statement in Lieu of For a Final Account Download
423 - Fiduciary's Acceptance Download
429 - Report of Distribution Download
438 - Certificate of Deposit of Will Download
438D - Delivery of Deposited Will Download
440 - Precipe (Revised 08/04/2014) Download
442 - Subpoena Download
447 - Application to Admit Authenticated Copies Download
448 - Entry Admitting Authenticated Copies Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
454 - Application & Entry Authorizing Investment of Undistributable Funds Download
455 - Application for Payment of Undistributable Funds Download
457 - Application & Entry to Reopen Estate and Appoint Fiduciary Download
461 - Affidavit in Lieu of Current Account (See 419 for Statement in Lieu of Final Account) Download
462 - Statement of Counsel Concerning Examination of Record Title Download
463 - Status Report Download
464 - Application and Entry Waiving Bond Download
465 - Proposed Distribution in an Application to Relieve Estate from Administration Download
466 - Notice of Insufficient Assets to Pay Creditors in Full (For Use in a Release of Administration) Download
467 - Application & Entry Appointment of a Commissioner to Report Contents of a Safe Deposit Box Download
470 - Application to Admit Lost, Spoilated, or Destroyed Will to Probate Download
472 - Notice of Hearing on Application to Admit Lost Will Download
473 - Entry Admitting Lost, Spoliated or Destroyed Will to Probate Download
476 - Application for Appointment of Commissioner Download
477 - Journal Entry Appointing Commissioner to Acertain Values - Spouse Under Legal Disability Download
478 - Commission to Acertain Value for Surviving Spouse Under Legal Disability Download
479 - Journal Entry Making Election for Surviving Spouse Under Legal Disability Download
721 - Statement of Permanent Address Download
Estate Tax Form 22 Download
Estate Tax From ET-05 (Required with All Taxable Estate Tax Returns) Download

Guardianships

Guardianship Instructions
Emergency Guardianship Download
Incompetent Guardianship Download
Minor Guardianship Download
Dispense with Guardian Download
WebCheck Fingerprint Information Sheet Download
OJC Guardianship Guide Download
Guardianship Forms Packets
Emergency Guardianship Packet (Revised 08/01/2007) Download
Incompetent Guardianship Packet (Effective 03/01/2017) Download
Minor Guardianship Packet (Effective 03/08/2018) Download
Dispense with Guardian Packet Download
Individual Guardianship Forms
15.0 - Next of Kin of Proposed Ward Download
15.01 - Judgment Entry Setting Hearing in Application of Conservatee Download
15.1 - Waiver of Notice and Consent Download
15.2 - Fiduciary's Acceptance Download
15.3 - Conservator's Bond Download
15.4 - Letters of Guardianship Download
15.5 - Conservator's Inventory Download
15.6 - Application to Release Funds to Conservator Download
15.7 - Application and Entry to Expend Funds Download
15.8 - Guardian's Account Download
15.8-1 - Guardian's Account Continuation Sheet Download
15.81 - Bank Certificate Download
15.9 - Oath of Guardian (Effective 03/01/2008) Download
16.0 - Application for Appointment of Guardianship of Minor Download
16.1 - Affidavit Download
16.2 - Selection of Guardian by Minor Over 14 Download
16.3 - Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of Minor to Minor Download
16.4 - Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of Minor to Next of Kin Download
16.5 - Judgment Entry Appointing Guardian of Minor Download
17.0 - Application for Appointment if Guardian of Alleged Incompetent Download
17.0A - Application Addendum (Incompetent Guardianships) Download
17.1 - Statement of Expert Evaluation Download
17.1A - Supplement for Emergency Guardianship of Person Download
17.3 - Notice to Prospective Ward of Application and Hearing Download
17.4 - Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of an Incompetent Download
17.7 - Guardian's Report Download
17.8 - Court Investigator's Report Download
22.3 - Verification and Receipt of Deposit Download
27.0 - Notice to Guardian - Submission of Comments or Complaints Download
27.1 - Notice to Guardian and Maker of Comments or Complaints Download
27.2 - Notice of Compliance with Guardian Education Requirements Download
27.3 - Notice of/Application for Change of Address Download
27.3B - Entry on Application for Change of Address of the Ward Download
27.5 - Annual Registration - Guardian with Ten or More Wards Download
27.6 - Annual Fee Schedule - Guardian with Ten or More Wards Download
27.7 - Annual Guardianship Plan - Person Download
27.8 - Annual Guardianship Plan - Estate Download
27.9 - Application to Terminate Guardianship (with Entry) Download
27.10 - Notification of Guardian's Receipt of Fees Other Than Through Guardianship Download
27.11 - Notification of Ward's Important Legal Papers Download
27.12 - Receipt - Guardian's Guidebook Download
11GC - Consent to Power to Sell Real Estate (Guardianship) Download
405 - Application for Deposit in Lieu of Bond Download
406 - Entry Ordering Deposit in Lieu of Bond Download
410-GA - Application for Extend Time for Filing Guardian's Account Download
410-GI - Application to Extend Time for Filing Guardian's Inventory Download
410-GR - Application to Extend Time for Filing Guardian's Report Download
419 - Statement in Lieu of For a Final Account Download
442 - Subpoena Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
454 - Application to Invest Undistributable Funds Download
500G - Application for Release of Information Download
501 - Application to Transfer Funds Download
502 - Affidavit of Indigency Download
503 - Entry Finding Ward Indigent Download
504 - Application to Appoint Emergency Guardian Download
505 - Ex Parte Entry Appointing Emergency Guardian Download
506 - 72 Hour Notice to Ward Download
507E - Entry Granting Motion for 30 Day Extension Download
507M - Motion for 30 Day Extension of Emergency Guardianship Download
508 - 30 Day Notice to Ward Download
510 - Entry Dispensing with Appointment of Guardian Ordering Deposit or Delivery Download
512 - Receipt on Behalf of Minor/Incompetent Download
515 - Application for Payment of Appointed Counsel Fees (Ward) Download
516 - Affidavit of Supervisor-Administrator Download
522 - Certificate fo Former Ward Download
523 - Affidavit of Income and Expense Download
524 - Notice to Parents Download
525 - Application to Dispense with Subsequent Statements of Expert Evaluations Download
526 - Guardian's Application to Sell Personal Property Download
527 - Guardian's Entry Authorizing Sale of Personal Property Download
530 - Order Distributing Funds Pursuant to R.C. 211.05 or 2111.13.1 Download
531 - Motion and Order Releasing Funds to Former Ward Download
536 - Application to Deliver Estate Without Appointment of Guardian Download
538 - Receipt of Depository for Personal Property Over $10,000 Download
703 - Application to Appoint Guardian Ad Litem Download
704 - Answer of Guardian Ad Litem Download
721 - Statement of Permanent Address Download
AESA - Application for Authority to Establish Stable Account Download

Joint Declaration of Paternity

Joint Declaration of Paternity Instructions
Joint Declaration of Paternity Download
Joint Declaration of Paternity Forms Packets
Joint Declaration of Paternity Packet Download
Individual Joint Declaration of Paternity Forms
616 - Joint Declaration of Paternity Download
617 - Order Declaring Paternity Download

Marriage

Marriage Forms Packets
Application for Minister License to Solomize Marriage Download
Ohio Minister Licensing Laws Download
Individual Marriage Forms
850 - Application for Marriage License Download
855 - Affidavit of Attending Physician Download
856 - Affidavit of Applicant Unable to Appear by Reason of Illness or Physical Disability Download

Mental Health

Mental Health Instructions
Handbook on the Civil Institutionalization of the Developmentally Disabled Download
Petition for Involuntary Treatment of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Download
Mental Health Forms Packets
802 - Certificate of Examination Download
Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Packet Download
Release of Information from Civil Commitment Download
Individual Mental Health Forms
23.0 - Petition for Protective Services Download
23.1 - Notice of Petition for Court Ordered Protective Services Download
23.2 - Petition for Emergency Protective Services Download
23.3 - Notice of Petition for Court Ordered Protective Services on an Emergency Basis Download
23.4 - Petition for Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Interference with Investigation Download
23.6 - Petition for Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Interference with the Provision of Protective Services Download
23.7 - Notice of Hearing on Petition of A Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Interference with the Provision of Protective Services Download
26.0 - Petition for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Download
26.1 - Certificate of Physician for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Download
26.2 - Affidavit of Refusal of Examination for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Download
26.3 - Statement of Treatment for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Download
26.8 - Affidavit of Indigency for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Download
502D - Affidavit of Indigency Download
801 - Affidavit for Mental Illness Download
801R - Affidavit for Involuntary Commitment Download
802 - Certificate of Examination Download
817 - Appointed Counsel Fees and Expenses (Initial Hearing) Download
817C - Certificate for Attorney Fees and Expenses (Review Hearing) Download

Minor Settlement

Minor Settlement Instructions
Minor Settlement Download
Dispense With Appointment of Guardian Download
Minor Settlement Forms Packets
Minor Settlement Packet Download
Dispense with Guardianship Packet Download
Individual Minor Settlement Forms
15.7 - Application to Expend Funds Download
22.0 - Minor Settlement Procedure Download
22.2 - Entry Approving Settlement of a Minor's Claim Download
22.3 - Verification and Receipt of Deposit Download
22.4 - Report of Distribution and Entry Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
510 - Entry Dispensing with Appointment of Guardian Ordering Deposit or Delivery Download
523 - Affidavit of Income and Expense Download
536 - Application to Deliver Estate Without Appointment of Guardian Download

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Forms Packets
Butler County Local Rules Download
Docket Book System Download
Individual Miscellaneous Forms
438 - Certificate of Deposit of Will Download
440 - Precipe (Revised 08/04/2014) Download
442 - Subpoena Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
612 - Request for Written Transcript of Digital Copy of Hearing Download
Blank Document Form Download
Affidavit in Proof of Service Download

Name Change

Name Change Instructions
Adult Name Change Download
Minor Name Change Download
Name Change Forms Packets
Name Change Packet - Adult Download
Name Change Packet - Minor Download
Individual Name Change Forms
21.0 - Application for Change of Name of Adult Download
21.1 - Judgment Entry Change of Name of Adult Download
21.2 - Application for Change of Name of Minor Download
21.3 - Judgment Entry Change of Name of Minor Download
21.4 - Consent to Change of Name Download
21.5 - Notice of Hearing on Change of Name Download

Settlement of a Claim for an Adult Ward

Settlement of Claim Instructions
Settlement of Claim for an Adult Ward Download
Settlement of Claim Forms Packets
Settlement of a Claim for an Adult Ward Packet Download
Individual Settlement of Claim Forms
22.3A - Verification of Receipt and Deposit for Adult Ward Download
22.5 - Application to Settle a Claim of an Adult Ward Download
22.6 - Entry Approving Settlement of a Claim of an Adult Ward Download
22.7 - Report of Distribution and Entry Download

Trusts

Trusts Forms Packets
Trust Packet Download
Individual Trust Forms
15.7T - Application and Entry to Expend Funds Download
22.3 - Verification and Receipt of Deposit Download
410-TA - Application to Extend Time for Filing Trustee's Account Download
410-TI - Application to Extend Time for Filing Trustee's Inventory Download
440 - Precipe (Revised 08/04/2014) Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download
453 - Additional Notice on Account Download
454 - Application to Invest Undistributable Funds Download
455 - Application for Payment of Undistributable Funds Download
480 - Application for Appointment of Testamentary Trustee Download
481 - Trustee's Bond Download
482 - Trustee's Acceptance Download
484 - Entry Appointing Trustee; Letters of Authority Download
485 - Trustee's Inventory Download
486 - Trustee's Account Download
486-1 - Trustee's Account Continuation Sheet Download
486-C - Trustee's Bank Certificate Download
487 - Trust Beneficiaries List Download
721 - Statement of Permanent Address Download

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Forms Packets
Wrongful Death Packet Download
Individual Wrongful Death Forms
14.0 - Application to Approve Settlement Download
14.1 - Waiver and Consent Download
14.2 - Entry Approving Settlement Download
14.3 - Report of Distribution Download
45D - Confidential Disclosure Form (Effective 09/01/2011 - Replaces BCPC614) Download