What We Do

The Wood County Juvenile Court by law has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency and unruly cases; juvenile traffic cases; abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; paternity, custody and child support cases; as well as limited adult criminal cases. The court administers a variety of programs related to these cases and also oversees the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center. The court is set up by departments, which include the Clerical Department; Probation Department; the Juvenile Detention Center; the Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Program; and the Fiscal Department.

What's New

Please review the new General Orders issued by Judge David E. Woessner on May 26, 2021 regarding the ongoing operation of the Wood County Juvenile Court.

Please review the NEW polices for Wood County buildings here.

Please review the Journal Entry signed by Judge David E. Woessner regarding certified mail and the process during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We appreciate your understanding and appreciate your flexibility.

Important Electronic Filing Information

Electronic Filing will be required of all counsel of record in paternity, support, visitation, and custody matters beginning May 20, 2019. Below is important information.

  • See registration and training information by clicking here.
  • See electronic filing Local Rule.
  • See the electronic filing Administrative Order.
  • Access the Electronic Filing Video Instructions here.
  • Judge David E. Woessner is happy to announce that the Wood County Juvenile Court will provide access to the online dockets and public pleadings in custody, support, paternity, and certain adult matters via the internet in the Public Access link which is found under Quick Links. The access is available to attorneys and the general public and will be effective on December 10, 2018. Do not hesitate to contact Ann Gucker at the Juvenile Court if there are any questions.

    Parents may request drug screens for their children through the Juvenile Court. The reduced costs for these screens are $15. Please contact the Juvenile Court's Probation Department for details.

    CASA/GAL volunteer applications are being accepted for future training opportunities. Contact CASA/GAL program office at 419-352-3554 for an application packet.

    There is a page on this site to assist individuals who are in need of legal advice and/or information. The page can be reached by clicking on the Legal Resources tab at the top of this page.

    Legal Disclaimer

    The information provided in this web site contains information as to certain records or forms and may not reflect the most recent updates to the actual records or forms. The Wood County Juvenile Court shall not be liable for losses or damages resulting from errors, omissions, or discrepancies in these records or forms. The official records are located in the Wood County Juvenile Court, 1032 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. The Wood County Juvenile Court personnel are prohibited by law to provide legal advice or assist in filling out forms.