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Information Sheet
Normal Form
Complete Online
Available at Court
Not provided by Court

To obtain copies of a Final Decree & Adoption Certificate issued by this Court you must:

  • Be the Petitioner or Adopted Person
  • Come to the Probate Court and Show your ID or proof of identity
  • Pay $5.00

Beginning March 20, 2015 legislation was passed in the Ohio Senate stating, all other information will be released through the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, rather than through county probate courts. Adoptees will be able to complete an Application for Adoption File and Authorization for Release of Adopted name, which forms will be available on the Ohio Department of Health website:

Richard P. Carey, Judge

Probate Court

50 E. Columbia St.
5th floor
Springfield, OH 45502


(937) 521-1845


(937) 328-2589



Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm