NEW PHILADELPHIA - Per Gov. Dewine’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency, the Tuscarawas County Commissioners ordered the closing of the Courthouse and County Office Building from March 17th to April 6th.


The Tuscarawas County Probate/Juvenile Division of the Court of Common Pleas offers flexible responses, intended to protect public health, maintain essential functions and protect the rights of all individuals subject to the authority of the court. 


Here’s how to handle essential functions.


-Filings will be accepted by fax or email.
Fax: 330-364-3190


Juvenile Probation email:


Paternity/Custody/Visitation/Child Support email:


Probate Court email:


Filings will also be accepted through the Tuscarawas County Treasurer’s drive-through window.


Filings will be accepted without court costs at this time. But regular designated costs will be assessed at a later date and will be required to be paid.


For additional information visit our website at


The State of Emergency is also affecting marriage processes. If you plan to get married soon, here's what you should know.


-No marriage licenses will be issued. You may apply for your marriage license when the Courthouse reopens.


-Your wedding ceremony can proceed as planned. But note, you will not be legally married. No marriage is legal until the couple receives a marriage license and is married by an officiant under the laws of the State of Ohio.


-Your official wedding date will be the date on which you are married by the officiant after you’ve obtained your license.


For additional information and questions please call 330-365-3244


The Paternity Division and the Delinquent, Unruly, Traffic, Contributing, and Dependent/Neglect/Abuse cases are also affected.


All Paternity Division hearings scheduled from March 17th - April 3rd are canceled unless notified otherwise. Hearings will be rescheduled and parties will be notified by mail.


For additional information and questions call 330-365-3271


Most of the Dependent/Neglect/Abuse cases will be heard at the Courthouse at the previously scheduled date and time.


A majority of Delinquent, Unruly, Traffic and Contributing cases have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.


Parties will be notified by the Court and/or their attorney if their hearing is canceled.


Parties will receive notice by mail of their rescheduled hearing date.
Please contact the Clerk’s office at 330-365-3252 if you have any questions regarding the status of your hearing.


Again, in this frustrating time, we strive to keep you updated and informed. If you can stay home and/or practice social distancing, stay home and/or practice social distancing. If you can help or donate resources, help or donate resources. Wash your hands, clean your surfaces, and cough into your elbow. 


But above all else, stay well-informed to stop the spread of misinformation and panic. And, if possible, stay positive. This too shall pass.