Wood County Juvenile Court

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

Probate and Juvenile Court CLE information: Unfortunately, despite best efforts and exploring a varitey of options, Judge Woessner is unable to hold his annual Probate and Juvenile Court CLE program this October. Judge Woessner is hoping to see everyone at the 2021 seminar.


When you visit the Juvenile Court, upon entry, you will see measures have been put in place for your health and ours. We request that only parties to the hearing or individuals with official court business enter the Juvenile Court. Further, at times, visitors may be directed to their cars so that we can maintain a safe area and ensure social distancing. Finally, all persons entering the Wood County Juvenile Court must wear a face mask or covering throughout their visit.

As possible, business should be handled by phone, e-mail, or regular mail.

With regard to currently scheduled hearings, we are actively monitoring our court docket for cases which may be continued or converted to a phone hearing. If a case is continued on the court's motion, we will notify you. You may also proactively file a motion to continue a hearing to which you are a party. This may be emailed to The Juvenile Court or faxed to 419-352-6084.

Please see the important administrative order signed by all Common Pleas Court Judges arising from the corona virus situation. Review the Administrative Order by clicking here.

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 $2 for a drug screen for a single drug and $15 for a screen for multiple drugs. 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.


    Public Access
    Online Payments
    Probate Court
    Local Rules
    Employee Application

    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.