Seneca County

Common Pleas Court

 
 

The General Division of the Seneca County Common Pleas Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction that was created by the Ohio constitution and established in Article IV, Section 1. It is charged with providing prompt and fair resolution of litigation in civil, criminal, and domestic cases in the Tiffin/Seneca County community.


As outlined in the Ohio Constitution, Article IV, Section 4, the General Division of the Seneca County Common Pleas Court has jurisdiction over all felony criminal cases and civil cases of a serious nature. Civil cases arise from a broad spectrum of issues that include, but are not limited to, negligence actions, appeals of decisions of administrative agencies, contract or labor disputes, foreclosure actions, declaratory judgment actions and actions for injunctive relief.


The Seneca County Common Pleas Court also has a Domestic Relations Division. This division of the Court has jurisdiction over divorce, dissolution, alimony, child support, annulment and custody in family disputes.

General Information

A Message from the Seneca County Common Pleas Court:

“This website was designed to share information with the citizens of the Tiffin/Seneca County community about their Court and its various departments. We continue to strive to offer effective services to all Tiffin/Seneca County citizens.”

Judge Steve C. Shuff

Magistrate Kenneth C. Clason

117 E. Market Street, Suite 4204

Tiffin, OH 44883

Telephone: (419) 448-1302

Fax: (419) 443-7927

Judge Michael P. Kelbley

Magistrate Erica J. Gordon

117 E. Market Street, Suite 4303

Tiffin, OH 44883

Telephone: (419) 447-2982

Fax: (419) 448-7103