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Van Wert County 

Courthouse and Records


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In 1874, the County Commissioners authorized building this fifth and present courthouse. Total cost of the building was $110,174. The pressed brick was made at a mill located about where the fairgrounds are today.

The clock was made by the Boston Clock Co. The bell weighs 2000 pounds and the striking clapper 430 pounds. The pendulum is eight feet long. Total cost of the clock was $2,000.

(Source: Commemorative Booklet, Van Wert County Sesquicentennial, 1821-1971)

Courthouse Records
Van Wert County Courthouse
121 E. Main St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

(419) 238-6159
Hours: 830am to 5pm

RECORDS IN THE VAN WERT COURT HOUSE
Divorce records Clerk of Courts
3rd Floor
Hours: M - F
8am - 4pm
Birth & Death records 1867 - 1908
Uncertified Copy $0.50
Certified Copy $5.00
No research fee
If requesting by mail, a written request and addressed stamped envelop is required.
 
Probate Division
Marriage records 1840 to present day.
Uncertified Copy $0.25
Certified Copy $3.00
No research fee
If requesting by mail, a written request and addressed stamped envelop is required.
Probate Division
Probate records from 1837 Probate Division
Land records from 1823 County Recorder 
Birth and Death records 1908 and after:
Van Wert County Health Dept
1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300
Van Wert, Ohio 45891

Telephone: (419) 238-0808
Fax: (419) 238-9571

Hours: Mon. - Fri. (closed holidays)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
CERTIFIED COPIES
Birth and Death 1908 - Present $25.00 each
This fee is mandated
by Ohio Law.