The Morrow County Court of Common Pleas announces a job opening for a full-time COURT BAILIFF.  The COURT BAILIFF is responsible for the safety and security of all parties in the Courtroom, as well as managing juries, swearing in witnesses, arranging for prisoner transports, scheduling hearings, and all other duties and functions as requested by the Judge.  The qualified candidate should have experience and knowledge of the judicial and criminal justice systems.  The applicant must be able to complete an Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy Firearms course, Taser training, OC spray training, and defensive tactics training. The applicant must have a working knowledge of basic computer programs, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multi-task.  Salary for this position is commensurate with experience.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and Morrow County application (available on Morrow County Web Site) to Greg Thomas, Court Administrator and Chief Probation Officer, 48 East High St, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before

June 30, 2017.

-        One of the applicants is required to be a Morrow County resident.  The license can be used anywhere in the State of Ohio. 

  • If NEITHER applicant reside in the State of Ohio, then they MAY APPLY for a license in the Morrow County Probate Court, but the license MUST be used in Morrow County.   The applicants must provide proof that the ceremony is going to take place in Morrow County.  Proof of the ceremony must be presented at the time you apply for your marriage license.

-        Each applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

  • If either of the applicants are under the age of eighteen (18) please contact the Court at 419-947-5575 to obtain additional information about the requirements to obtain a marriage license.

-        BOTH APPLICANTS MUST BE PRESENT at the Probate Court to complete the application.

-        The application fee for obtaining a marriage license is $40.00 cash or check ONLY.

-        Applicants must have a currant/valid picture ID/driver’s license.

-        If your current address is NOT the address on your ID/driver’s license, please provide the Court with a piece of current mail showing your present address (both applicants must show proof of their current address).

-        If either applicant has been previously married, you must bring ALL Final Divorce Decrees.

-        If either applicant is widowed, a certified copy of the death certificate must be presented to the Court.

-        If the person performing the ceremony is an ordained or licensed individual with a religious affiliation, they MUST be registered with the State of Ohio, through the Secretary of State’s Office PRIOR to performing your ceremony.

-        The marriage license is valid when issued and there is no required waiting period between its issuance and the marriage ceremony.


Additional Information

-        No blood tests or witnesses are required in Ohio.

-        Probate Court hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Please arrive no later than 3:30 pm to ensure adequate time to prepare your application and answer your questions. 

-        The Probate Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Morrow County Courthouse, 48 East High Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Thank you!!

Morrow County Common Pleas Court has updated the Local Rule 2 Visitation guidelines. Please find the updated document under The Court, Court Forms, Visitation Forms.

Or you can directly download the PDF file here ==> Local Rule 2 Visitation PDF


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