Defiance Municipal Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic: If you are feeling ill or are otherwise unable to attend a court proceeding due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please file a continuance (available under Forms tab on website) via FAX: 419-782-2018 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, phone #, mailing address, case number, reason for continuance and any additional information you'd like to convey. You should not consider any matter postponed until you receive verification from the Court.
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 email@example.com, 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 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