• 2 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
  • 740-702-3032 (Court 1) | 740-702-3038 (Court 2)


On March 18, 2020 the Ross County Court of Common Pleas entered a temporary order in response to the Covid-19 emergency. The order authorizes modification of existing court rules to address the public health crisis, while maintaining the court’s essential functions and operations.

It is the intent of the court to remain open but to reduce exposure of individuals to the Covid-19 virus. As such, physical access to the court shall be limited to parties, attorneys, witnesses, individuals conducting necessary business with the court and members of the media. The court further intends to conduct as many pre-trial hearings and status conferences by phone as possible. Court offices, including Adult Probation, will continue to be staffed as necessary. As the situation changes, the court will make adjustments as may be necessary to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Ross County Court of Common Pleas

The General Division of the Ross County Common Pleas Court is a trial court of the general jurisdiction created by Article IV, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution. The Court has jurisdiction over all felony criminal cases and a wide variety of civil cases, including but not limited to actions involving personal injury, professional malpractice, domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, appeals from administrative agencies, breach of contract, foreclosures, and actions for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.

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