Defiance County OH

Lookup Public Records in Defiance County, Ohio. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Defiance County, Ohio

Located on the western border of Ohio, Defiance County is actually named after Fort Defiance, an army fortification named by Mad Anthony Wayne. It’s 414 square miles in total area with a total of 411 of that being land. It’s also surrounded entirely by Williams County to the north, Henry County to the east, Putnam County to the southeast, Paulding County to the south, Allen County Indian to the southwest and DeKalb County, Indian to the west. With approximately 39,037 people as of the 2010 census this county has 14 zip codes, the most populous of which are 43512 and 43526, with 86% of the population.

Defiance County Officials Information

While personal legal information is handled by a variety of different facilities within Ohio, the County Recorder is responsible for all property related documents.

Defiance County Recorder
500 Second St., Suite 201, Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419) 782-4741
Fax: (419) 782-3421
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The County Recorder is responsible for conveyance and encumbrance related information dealing with all land in the county. This includes all land records, military discharges, mortgages, deeds, liens and more. These documents are considered public record, which means that they can be requested and purchased by anyone and at any time. Many indexes are available online however other information must be requested directly from the office, during normal business hours.

The County Auditor is responsible for all tax related information related to property within the county. They are also responsible for owner information, deed transfers, parcel districts and mapping. This information is available directly through the office and very few of these documents are also available online. Information is generally considered public record and can be requested at any time and by anyone.

Defiance County Auditor
500 Second St., Suite 301, Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419) 782-1926
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Defiance County Court Information

Court information is generally considered public record as soon as the case has been completed and the documents have been filed. This information can then be requested by anyone, though there are fees involved for its discovery and compilation. Records searches can be done online, however these are not considered verified documents. They can also be requested directly from the court, during normal business hours.

Court Records Online:

Defiance, OH Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200943,832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,848
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009107
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009659
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,624
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009105
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,445
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200917,272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009488
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,028
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,172
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009105
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009875
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009375
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009285
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,475
Defiance County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Defiance County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Husband and Wife – Ch. 3101 & 3103 and Action to Set Aside Antenuptial or Separation Agreement – §2106.22
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Defiance County Marriage License
Location:221 Clinton Street, Third Floor, Defiance, Ohio, 43512
Phone:419-782-4181

Defiance County Recorder’s Office

Address: 500 Second Street, Suite 201 Defiance, Ohio 43512
Phone: (419) 782-4741

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