The Safe Surrender Program has been extended to August 31, 2020.
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, rather than surrendering to law enforcement or Court in person, any person with an outstanding arrest warrant for a non-violent offense, bondable warrant, or who has not complied with a payment plan may now surrender via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Court at 419-782-5756 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by mailing their information to the Clerk of Court, 665 Perry Street, Defiance, OH 43512.
The person must provide the Court with his/her current mailing address, email address, current phone number, last four digits of his/her social security number, date of birth and all known case numbers.
The Court will recall any warrants immediately upon verified contact and upon the scheduling of a telephone conference within 48 hours to attempt to resolve the matter without an in-person Court appearance.
Why you should safe surrender:
665 Perry Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
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Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Monday - Friday
Drive-thru: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday
Civil/Small Claims: 419.782.4092
Probation - Hilary Kunesh: 419.782.5501
Probation - Gregg Harter: 419.783.1903
Probation - Jim Foltz: 419.784.2222
Probation Fax: 419.783.1900
Court Fax: 419.782.2018
Civil Cases: ($15,000 or less)
Small Claims Cases: ($6000 or less)
Rent/Escrow / Landlord/Tenant
LeAnn Jones - Deputy Clerk
Stacie Bidlack - Deputy Clerk
Maria Gomez - Deputy Clerk
Criminal Cases: (misdemeanors)
Felony Preliminary Hearings
Terri Helberg - Deputy Clerk
Rhonda Suydam - Deputy Clerk
Andrea Goliver - Deputy Clerk
Jennifer Epple - Deputy Clerk
Ann L. Blunt - Deputy Clerk
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