To serve the citizens of Fairfield County by insuring the safety of local youth and the community, to provide a fair and impartial arena for disputes, to aid families in crisis and to assist youth in maintaining risk-free behavior and completing their education to become a healthy, productive member of our community.

My position as Judge of the Fairfield County Juvenile and Probate Courts is unique in that I serve as both Judge and Clerk of the Court. In both capacities, my staff and I are committed to providing a fair and impartial administration of justice, as well as prompt, courteous and efficient service to the public. I hope you find our website helpful and your experience with our Courts satisfactory.

Judge Terre L. Vandervoort

Judge Terre L. Vandervoort
Judge Terre L. Vandervoort
Magistrate Michelle L. Edgar
Magistrate Troy M. Sitzmann

Amended Probate
Court Local Rules

went into effect on May 14, 2018
Full Holiday Schedule


Fairfield County
Juvenile and Probate Court
Hall of Justice
224 East Main Street, 3rd floor [MAP]
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

(except for certain hearings and scheduled appointments)
Phones will be answered between
the hours of 8AM to 4PM.

Phone: 740-652-7463 (Juvenile)
Phone: 740-652-7485 (Probate)
Fax: 740-687-0942

Pickerington Office
(By Appointment Only)
11050 Tussing Road  [MAP]
Pickerington, OH 43147
Limited Services:  Pre-arranged visits to meet Probation Case Managers, Diversion Specialists, Mental Health Specialists and Intake & Assessment Specialists.

Screening & Assessment Center
123 E Chestnut Street [MAP]
Lancaster, OH 43130

Reporting Center
ConneXion West
625 Garfield Avenue [MAP]
Lancaster, OH 43130