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Welcome to the Butler County Probate Court. Our mission is to protect the interests of the disabled, oversee the administration of estates, maintain court records for public access, adjudicate issues fairly and efficiently, and promote confidence in the judicial system.

This website was developed to provide general information about what your Probate Court does each day. We hope its contents are helpful to you. If you have any suggestions on how we might improve this website or our service to you, please email us at:, or send us a note at: Butler County Probate Court, 101 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011.

Judge John M. Holcomb

Butler County Probate Court - Hours of Operation.
Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, excluding holidays

Please take Notice that updated Forms required by the Ohio Supreme Court for Name Change/Conformity Application and Affidavit are only available through the Ohio Supreme Court's website until further notice. You may click on the link below for direct access to the specific Forms. All other forms required in this Court's instructions are available through our website

Please See Our Updated Contact and Email List effective November 7, 2022.

The Probate Court will be closed on February 20, 2023 in observance of President's Day.

The Courthouse entrance has moved due to construction. Please follow the signs to the temporary entrance.

**NOTE** All hearings scheduled for 8:30 am docket are internal court reviews - NO Appearance Required.

Updated Adminstrative Order


September 15, 2021 - Judge John M. Holcomb of the Butler County Common Pleas Probate Division makes the following find of fact:
Effective Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the Butler County Common Pleas Court Probate Division will limit the number of people in the courtroom to a maximum of 15 people to include the court staff.

Click Here to Read Full Order

*NOTE Earlier news releases regarding the COVID-19 Emergency can be found under our News tab.