Honorable Judge Patricia J. Smith
The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Job and Family Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases. The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.
The Portage County Probate Court issues Marriage Licenses, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and intellectual disability commitments.
Portage County Juvenile Court
8000 Infirmary Road
Portage County Probate Court
203 W. Main St., PO Box 936
|Patricia J. Smith||Judge-Juvenile and Probate Courts||330-297-0881|
|Joseph Szymanski||Chief Magistrate||330-297-0881|
|Heather Gyekenyesi||Court Administrator/Magistrate||330-297-3870|
|Lenny Sorboro||Director of Youth Rehabilitation||330-298-2112|
|Judy Sheaffer||Juvenile Court Chief Deputy Clerk||330-297-0881|
|Teresa Ohl||Probate Court Chief Deputy Clerk||330-298-3247|