Court Information

ATTENTION: Those who have been summoned to appear for jury duty on Thursday, March 8, 2018: the trial is scheduled to proceed and you need to report. Court offices will close at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. We will reopen on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7:00 am (drive thru) and 8:00 am (lobby).

Court Address

665 Perry Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
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Court Hours

Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Monday - Friday
Drive-thru: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday

Contact Numbers

Traffic/Criminal: 419.782.5756
Civil/Small Claims: 419.782.4092
Probation - Casey Linebrink: 419.784.2222
Probation - Hilary Kunesh: 419.782.5501
Probation - Gregg Harter: 419.783.1903
Probation Fax: 419.783.1900
Court Fax: 419.782.2018

Court Personnel

Judge John T. Rohrs, III, Judge

Julie A. Fitzenrider, Clerk

Crystal Dippman, Secretary/Deputy Clerk

Civil Division


Civil Cases: ($15,000 or less)
Small Claims Cases: ($6000 or less)
Rent/Escrow / Landlord/Tenant


Charlene Flickinger - Deputy Clerk

Stacie Bidlack - Deputy Clerk

Maria Gomez - Deputy Clerk

Criminal Division


Criminal Cases: (misdemeanors)
Felony Preliminary Hearings
Traffic Cases


Terri Helberg - Deputy Clerk

Rhonda Suydam - Deputy Clerk

Andrea Goliver - Deputy Clerk

Dawn Ferris - Deputy Clerk

Ann L. Blunt - Deputy Clerk (part-time)

Bailiff/Probation Department

Fax: 419.783.1900

Casey Linebrink - 419.784.2222

Hilary Kunesh - 419.782.5501

Gregg Harter - 419.783.1903

Miscellaneous Information

Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM | Monday - Friday (closed for legal holidays)

Drive-thru Hours: 7:00AM - 5:00PM | Monday - Friday (closed for legal holidays)

Location: Corner of Thurston and Perry St.

Public Access: Terminal is available Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 4PM

Fax Filing: Fax filing is accepted

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