Legal Division

The Williams County Clerk of Courts is the official record keeper for the  Williams County Court of Common Pleas and the Sixth District Court of Appeals. The Court of Common Pleas hears civil, criminal, and domestic  relations cases. The Court of Appeals hears appeals from the Court of Common Pleas, Probate and Juvenile Court and Bryan Municipal Court.

The Clerk of Courts is responsible for recording, maintaining, indexing, and certifying the legal documents filed in the above cases. The Clerk of Courts is also responsible for receiving, accounting, and dispersing fines, fees,  restitution, and other payments made in those cases.

The Clerk of Courts must follow procedure required by law and issue writs to carry out Court orders. Some of these writs include summons, subpoenas, warrants to arrest and convey to penal institutions.

The Clerk of Courts also:

Accepts Bonds
Calls The Jury
Records Notary Commissions
Administers Oaths
Passport Agent

And serves as a member of the:
Williams County Courthouse Improvement/Renovation Committee

Williams County Data Processing Board
Williams County Record Commission
Williams County Republican Central Committee
Williams County Security Board
Ohio Clerk of Courts Association
Williams County Safety Committee
4-H Advisory Committee

The Clerk of Courts legal office is staffed by trained deputy clerks who assist the Clerk in performing the statutory duties.

The public records maintained by the Clerk of Courts are available for public inspection during normal business hours.