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Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court modifies operations amid coronavirus pandemic




In response to the order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine declaring a “State of Emergency” and the World Health Organization’s determination of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Judge Jay A. Meyer and the Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court announced the implementation of temporary safety procedures.  

In an effort to limit the spread of the virus, protect the public health and to maintain essential court functions while continuing to protect the rights of citizens subject to the authority of the Courts, it was determined that these changes were necessary.  

Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court will remain open at this time, however, effective Monday March 16th 2020 and continuing until further notice by the Court, all non-essential cases will be continued until a later date. 

Parties and legal counsel who are affected by these continuances will be notified by the Court. The Office of Court Services, which includes Probation, Diversion, Community Service and Administration will be closed.  

All contact with the office of Court Services will be conducted by phone by calling 419.443.0388, ext. 1302 for services and 419.443.0388, ext. 1301 for Administration

With the utmost concern for public health and well-being, and limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Court is requesting that the public come to the Court only if required. 

Many requests can be addressed by phone or e-mail. Please call the Court prior to arrival to determine the need to physically enter the Justice Center. To contact Probate Court, please call 419.447.3121 and for Juvenile Court, 419.447.4912.

The Court believes that through preventative measures taken now, they can help protect the lives of Seneca County residents.

The Court operations will continue to be monitored to respond to the directives the Court receives. If there is a need for additional changes in Court operations, they will notify the public as soon as possible through the media. 

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