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Divorce Information

Divorce records are maintained by the court of common pleas in each county. Prior to 1851, the records were found in either the county supreme court, the county chancery court, or the county common pleas court. Appeals were made to the state legislature. After 1913 divorces were handled by a division of the county court of common pleas known as the domestic relations court. Please contact the court of common pleas of the county where the divorce was filed to request records.

Clermont Courty Clerk of Courts
Court of Common Pleas
270 Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

The State of Ohio Vital Statistics Office maintains the abstracts of divorces that occurred in Ohio from Jan. 1, 1954, to present. 

Abstracts are brief forms that list limited information extracted from the original divorce licenses. This limited information is used for index purposes and the filing of the divorce within the State of Ohio.  It is not a divorce decree.  See the website for complete details