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As Judge of the Probate Court, I serve as both Judge and Clerk of the Court. In this dual capacity, my staff and I are committed to administer justice with fairness, quality, and integrity; to timely resolve matters before the Court; and to provide courteous and prompt service in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.

I, and the rest of the Clark County Probate Court staff hope you find our website helpful and your experience with our Court satisfactory.

Richard P. Carey, Judge

Court Jurisdiction

Administration of Estates

Birth Certificate Corrections


Mental Illness


Change of Name

Marriage Licenses


Important Notice

Legal Practice in the Probate Court is restricted by law to attorneys who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Court employees including the Judge are prohibited by statute from giving legal advice which includes section and preparation of documents.

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