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Juvenile Division

8000 Infirmary Road
Ravenna, OH  44266
Area Code: 330
Phone: 297-0881  
Fax: 297-2227

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Chief Magistrate James J. Aylward
Joseph Szymanski
Court Adm/Court Reporter  Denise Tharp
Chief Deputy Clerk Sheila Cecora
Director of Youth Rehabilitation  Lenny Sorboro



Thomas J. Carnes

Probate Division

203 West Main Street
P.O. Box 936
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Area Code: 330
Phone: 297-3870  

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Chief Magistrate James J. Aylward
Magistrate Joseph Szymanski
Administrator Laura Aylward
Court Reporter/Fiscal Denise Tharp


Juvenile Court Contact Information | Probate Court Contact Information
Annual Report 2013 | Annual Report 2012
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The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Human Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases.  The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.     

The Portage County Probate Court issues Marriage License, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and mental retardation commitments.

To obtain a copy of a marriage license you may come to the Probate Clerk’s office during regular business hours or you may request a copy by writing to:

Portage County Probate Court, PO Box 936, Ravenna, OH 44266. Include a self addressed stamped envelope, the bride’s maiden name, the groom’s name, and the date of marriage. The cost per copy is .25. Certified copies are $1.25 each. The Court will accept a certified check or money order for payment. Any questions, call 330-297-3874.

Juvenile Division Court Contact Info:

Probate Division Court Contact Info:

Clerk’s Office: 330-297-0881

Clerk’s Fax: 330-297-2227

Probation Dept: 330-298-2112

Probation’s Fax: 330-298-3010

Directions to the Court

Clerk’s Office: 330-297-3873

Clerk’s Fax: 330-297-3894

Marriage Information Line:

Copies of Court Records:

  Download Juvenile Court Documents & Forms

Download Probate Court Documents & Forms*


Probate Court Local Rules

Probate Court Appraisers List

* Probate Forms are currently available at the Clerk’s Office
or by mail by contacting the Court (330) 297-3870.


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