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Courts

Defiance Municipal Court

Judge John T. Rohrs, III
Julie A Fitzenrider, Clerk
Barbara Gray, Secretary/Deputy Clerk
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Drive Thru)
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Lobby)
Closed for all legal holidays

Civil Division
Phone: (419) 782-4092
Civil Cases ($15,000 or less)
Small Claims Cases ($3,000 or less)
Trusteeships
Rent Escrow/Landlord Tenant
Garnishments
Staff: Charlene A. Flickenger, Chief Deputy Clerk
Stacie Bidlack, Deputy Clerk
Crystal Dippman, Deputy Clerk

Criminal Division
Phone: (419) 782-5756
Criminal Cases (misdemeanors)
Felony preliminary hearings
Traffic Cases
Appeals
Expungements
Staff: Terri L. Helberg, Chief Deputy Clerk
Rhonda J. Suydam, Deputy Clerk
Laurie Weaver, Deputy Clerk
Melissa A. Gustwiller, Deputy Clerk
Maria Gomez, Deputy Clerk

Bailiff/Probation Department
Fax: (419) 784-2222
Staff: Casey Linebrink - Phone (419) 784-2222
Dave Delano - Phone (419) 782-5501

Location: Court is located in downtown Defiance on the corner of Thurston and Perry Street.

Payment Option: MasterCard, VISA, and Discover accepted

Public Access: Terminal available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FAX Filing: FAX filings accepted

Marriages: ceremonies performed during business hours by appointment only