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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

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

The Name Change and Name Conformity tabs and forms have been updated under Probate Forms.

Please See Our Updated Contact and Email List effective May 3, 2023.

The Probate Court will be closed on June 19, 2023 in observance of Juneteenth Day.

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

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.