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Welcome to the Marriage License Department of the Hamilton County Probate Court

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to issue Marriage Licenses to Hamilton County residents who wish to marry in Ohio, and those out of state residents wishing to marry here in Hamilton County.  The Probate Court has also been entrusted to keep and maintain records of said marriages.  Our goal is to serve the public in the most helpful and courteous manner possible.

Office Profile

Marriage License is a Department of the Hamilton County Probate Court, which in turn, is a division of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.

All of our staff are Deputy Clerks that have taken an oath from Probate Court Judge, Ralph Winkler. The Honorable Ralph Winkler was elected by the citizens of Hamilton County. Our staff was chosen for their excellent customer service.

Contact Information

Please click here to see our hours of operation and court holidays.*


513-946-3590 (24 Hour Recorded Information Line)
513-946-3589 (Office Extension Between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM*)

*Note: We no longer issue licenses, or conduct transactions, after 3:45 PM.



Postal address

Hamilton County Probate Court, Ralph Winkler, Judge
230 E. Ninth St., 10th Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2145