Court Information

Court Announcement 1

The Jury Trial scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021 is canceled. No need for prospective Jurors for THIS date to report to the Court.

Court Announcement 2

The Jury Trial scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 is going forward. Jurors for THIS date are to report by 8:45 a.m.

Defiance Municipal Court Operations Regarding COVID-19

Defiance Municipal Court Operations Regarding COVID-19: 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: 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.

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 - Hilary Kunesh: 419.782.5501
Bailiff/Probation - Gregg Harter: 419.783.1903
Probation - 419.784.2222
Probation Fax: 419.783.1900
Court Fax: 419.782.2018

Court Personnel

Judge John T. Rohrs, III, Judge

Casey A. Linebrink, Clerk

Crystal Dippman, Secretary/Deputy Clerk

Civil Division


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


LeAnn Sanders - 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

Jennifer Epple - Deputy Clerk

Ann L. Blunt - Deputy Clerk

Bailiff/Probation Department

Fax: 419.783.1900

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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