Welcome to the Darke County

Court of Common Pleas

 Jonathan P. Hein, Judge     


The jurisdiction of the Common Pleas Court includes civil, criminal and domestic relations matters.



On March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Common Pleas Court decided to maintain regular hours and judicial services as best possible but also to limit personal appearances where possible.  Pursuant to Ohio Supreme Court guidance, decisions concerning remote or personal appearances will be made on a case by case basis. Attorneys and parties are encouraged to contact the court to discuss the method of appearance and current scheduling. See Covid-19 tab for more information.