Court Information


Court Announcement 1

Defiance Municipal Court will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The Court will reopen on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. (drive-thru) and 8:00 a.m. (lobby).

Court Announcement 2

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
Bailiff/Probation - Gregg Harter: 419.783.1903
Bailiff/Probation - Brittney Beard: 419.784.2222
Bailiff/Probation - Kayla Michael: 419.782.5501
Probation - 419.784.2222
Probation Fax: 419.783.1900
Court Fax: 419.782.2018
dmc@defiancemunicipalcourt.com
 

Court Personnel



Judge Troy A. Essex

Casey A. Linebrink, Clerk

Crystal Dippman, Secretary/Deputy Clerk

Civil Division


419.782.4092

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

Staff


Stacie Bidlack - Deputy Clerk

Jordin Hughes - Deputy Clerk

Rhonda Suydam - Deputy Clerk

Criminal Division


419.782.5756

Criminal Cases: (misdemeanors)
Felony Preliminary Hearings
Traffic Cases
 

Staff


Tasha Short - Deputy Clerk

Andrea Goliver - Deputy Clerk

Jennifer Epple - Deputy Clerk

Ann L. Blunt - Deputy Clerk

Jennifer Dukes - Deputy Clerk

Bailiff/Probation Department


Fax: 419.783.1900

Gregg Harter - 419.783.1903

Brittney Beard - 419.784.2222

Kayla Michael - 419.782.5501

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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