Paulding County, Ohio
201 East Caroline Street, Suite 2
Paulding, Ohio 45879
PAULDING COUNTY COURT
Judge Suzanne Shuman Rister
Angel Pease, Clerk

Judge Suzanne Shuman Rister

Mission Statement

The mission of the Paulding County Court is to provide prompt courteous service in an efficient professional manner; promote justice; fairly and impartially safeguard the rights of all who come before the Court; educate the public and provide guidance in rehabilitating the offender.

Court Jurisdiction

The territorial jurisdiction of the Paulding County Court includes all of Paulding County. The Court consists of the criminal division, traffic division and the civil division. The criminal division handles misdemeanor criminal cases. The civil division handles complaints up to $15,000, small claims up to $3,000 and eviction cases.

Administrative Staff

Court Staff:
Angel Pease: Clerk/Court Administrator
Melissa Figert: Deputy Clerk - Criminal Division
Linda Watson: Deputy Clerk - Civil Division
Nancy Mabis: Deputy Clerk - Traffic Division
Gary Frysinger: Bailiff
Probation Department:
Emily Munger: Administrative Assistant
Gary Frysinger: Probation Officer
Tony Gonzales: Probation Officer
Victims Unit:
Vicki Lamerson: Victim Advocate
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Payment Center

Online payments for waiver tickets are available or pay your ticket at the Court during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm)
Personal checks are not accepted

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Local Court Rules

The Rules of Court can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer.

Please note: The Rules of Court are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Reader for viewing.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed weekends and legal holidays


Contact Information

201 East Caroline Street, Suite 2
Paulding, OH, 45879

Phone: (419) 399-5370
Fax: (419) 399-3421
Victim Assistance: (419) 399-4476


Probation Department

201 East Caroline Street, Suite 3
Paulding, OH, 45879

Phone: (419) 399-3016
Fax: (419) 399-4541