Paulding County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Paulding County, Ohio (Map It) was created on  April 1, 1820 from Shelby County, Darke County, Williams County and Wood County. This county was named for the John Paulding (1758–1818), captor of spy John André during the Revolutionary War . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Paulding County is bordered by Defiance County (north), Putnam County (east), Van Wert County (south), Allen County, Indiana (west) .. A Map of Paulding County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Paulding County Cities and Towns include Antwerp, Broughton, Cecil, Grover Hill, Haviland, Latty, Melrose, Oakwood, Paulding, Payne, Scott. Other communities include Junction, Mandale. A Map of Paulding County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Paulding County Townships include Auglaize, Benton, Blue Creek, Brown, Carryall, Crane, Emerald, Harrison, Jackson, Latty, Paulding, Washington.

Paulding County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Paulding County, Ohio Courthouse
Paulding County, OH Courthouse
Paulding County Townships Map
Paulding County, OH Township Map

The Paulding County Courthouse is located in Paulding, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Paulding county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Paulding County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1839 and Probate Records from 1842. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Paulding County Recorder has Land Records from 1835. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Paulding County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1839. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Paulding County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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