2101.12 Records to be kept - indexes.

The following records shall be kept by the probate court:

(A) An administration docket, showing the grant of letters of administration or letters testamentary, the name of the decedent, the amount of bond and names of sureties in the bond, and the date of filing and a brief note of each order or proceeding relating to the estate with reference to the journal or other record in which the order or proceeding is found;

(B) A guardian's docket, showing the name of each ward and, if the ward is an infant, the infant's age and the name of the infant's parents, the amount of bond and names of sureties in any bond, any limited powers or limited duration of powers, and the date of filing and a brief note of the orders and proceedings as described in division (A) of this section;

(C) A civil docket, in which shall be noted the names of parties to actions and proceedings, the date of the commencement of the actions and proceedings and of the filing of the papers relating to the actions and proceedings, a brief note of the orders made in the actions and proceedings, and the date of entering the orders;

(D) A journal, in which shall be kept minutes of official business transacted in the probate court, or by the probate judge, in civil actions and proceedings;

(E) A record of wills, in which the wills proved in the court shall be recorded with a certificate of the probate of the will, and wills proved elsewhere with the certificate of probate, authenticated copies of which have been admitted to record by the court;

(F) A final record that shall contain a complete record of each cause or matter and shall be completed within ninety days after the final order or judgment has been made in the cause or matter;

(G) An execution docket, in which shall be entered a memorandum of executions issued by the probate judge stating the names of the parties, the name of the person to whom the execution is delivered, the person's return on the execution, the date of issuing the execution, the amount ordered to be collected, stating the costs separately from the fine or damages, the payments on the execution, and the satisfaction of the execution when it is satisfied;

(H) A marriage record, in which shall be entered licenses, the names of the parties to whom a license is issued, the names of the persons applying for a license, a brief statement of the facts sworn to by persons applying for a license, and the returns of the person solemnizing the marriage;

(I) A naturalization record, in which shall be entered the declaration of intention of the person seeking to be naturalized, the oath of the person naturalized, and the affidavit or oath of witnesses who testify in the person's behalf, in which affidavit shall be stated the place of residence of the witnesses;

(J) A permanent record of all births and deaths occurring within the county, reported as provided by law, which record shall be kept in the form and manner that may be designated by the director of health;

(K) A separate record and index of adoptions, in accordance with section 3107.17 of the Revised Code;

(L) A summary release from administration docket, showing the date of the filing of the application for a summary release from administration pursuant to section 2113.031 of the Revised Code, the decedent's name, the applicant's name, whether the applicant is the decedent's surviving spouse or a person described in division (B)(1) of that section, and a brief note of the grant of the order of summary release from administration and of any other order or proceeding relating to the decedent's estate, with reference to the journal or other record in which the order or proceeding is found.

For each record required by this section, an index shall be maintained. Each index shall be kept current with the entries in the record and shall refer to the entries alphabetically by the names of the persons as they were originally entered, indexing the page of the record where the entry is made. On the order of the probate judge, blankbooks, other record forms, or other record-keeping materials approved by the judge for the records and indexes shall be furnished by the board of county commissioners at the expense of the county.

Cite as R.C. § 2101.12

History. Effective Date: 08-29-2000