Ottawa County Probate and
Juvenile Court Mission Statement

The mission of the Ottawa County Probate and Juvenile Court is to provide efficient, fair, and quality services to the people of Ottawa County. We are committed to protect the rights and safety of our citizens, to work cooperatively with all community resources, and to improve the lives of children and families.


The Court is revising the cost of obtaining a marriage license effective, June 1, 2015.  As of that date, it will cost applicants $50.00, cash only, to obtain your license.  This new cost will include one (1) certified copy of your license and marriage record, which will be returned to you after the person who performed the marriage ceremony, returns the marriage certificate to the court.

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Judge Kathleen L. Giesler

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