The Probate Court maintains records of all matters filed
within the Court. Such matters include Estates, Guardianships,
Trusts, Marriage Licenses, Change of Names, and various other
records. Some of the Court's records are kept confidential
by law and are not open for public inspection, including Adoptions,
Mental Illness and Mental Retardation Records. Please refer
to Case Types
for a more complete listing of the different types of actions
that may be filed in the Court.
The Court maintains records for review, copying and certification.
They are maintained in several different formats. These formats
include hard copy original, microfiche, and microfilm. Inspection
of any record can be made on the court premises during normal
business hours of the Court. Clerks are always available for
assistance in locating records, retrieving information, using
microfilm equipment, and making copies.
Birth and Death Records
Birth and Death Records in Summit County, for the years 1867
through December 20, 1908, are also maintained in the Probate
Court. The State of Ohio did not maintain Birth or Death Records
prior to 1867. The Office of Vital Statistics maintains Birth
and Death Records after December 20, 1908. Please refer to
for more information on obtaining birth certificates.
Copies are available at $0.10 (ten) cents per page. A two
(2) sided page equals two (2) pages. Certified copies are
available for an extra charge of $1.00. Certified
marriage records are $2.00. Certified birth and death certificates
for years 1867 through December 20, 1908 are $3.00.
Copies may be requested in person or by mailing a request
to: Summit County Probate Court, ATT: Records Room, 209
South High Street, Akron, OH 44308.
The Court prefers a money order, cashier's check or
certified check made payable to Summit County Probate Court.
When paying by personal checks in Ohio, requests will be held
for seven days if payment is over $10.00. Out-of-state
personal checks, credit and/or debit cards are NOT accepted.