Washington County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division
Judge Timothy A. Williams serves as the Probate Judge for Washington County. The position is an elected, non-partisan office with a six-year term. He was first elected in February 1997.
Judge Williams is a 1984 graduate of Ohio Northern University law school. He served as an associate editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review. After graduation, he entered private practice from 1984 through 1997. From 1989 to 1997 he also served as a part-time Juvenile Court Magistrate for Washington County.
Probate Court Jurisdiction
The Probate Court has jurisdiction in estates, guardianships, trust, adoptions, mental commitments, wrongful death cases, minor settlements, and name changes. The Court also issues all marriage licenses for Washington County. If you have questions concerning probate cases, please contact the appropriate Clerk.
The Judge and his staff are dedicated to serving the public in a professional manner. However, the staff of the Probate Court is prevented by law from practicing law, and are therefore limited in the amount of advice that they are permitted to give. All efforts will be made to help the public within the constraints of the law.
The day-to-day operation of the Court, including supervision of all employees, is managed by the Court Administrator, Rae A. Ward. Ms. Ward holds a National Certificate in Court Management from the National Center for State Courts. If you have questions or concerns about the operation of the Court, please contact Ms. Rae Ward at (740) 373-6623 Ext. 2402.
If you have questions concerning a cost bill or payment schedule, please contact our fiscal officer, Pam Richards at (740) 373-6623 Ext. 2403.