Domestic Relations Court

DC Court

75 East Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

General Telephone number: (740) 670-5400,
Fax number: (740) 670-5419

Hours: (M-F, 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.)

About Domestic Court

The Licking County Domestic Relations Court is a special division of the Licking County Common Pleas Court. By special, we mean that only certain kinds of cases can be heard here. We hear all cases involving divorce, dissolution of marriage, legal separation and annulment for people who live within the borders of Licking County. We also hear cases involving civil domestic violence. In addition, we hear and decide all matters, which are related to the termination of marriage or domestic violence that includes child custody, visitation between parents and their children, child support, property, division of debts and spousal support. We also hear all paternity cases.

The information provided on this website is designed to make the court easier for you to use and understand. We have tried to include information on all areas which concern you. However, if, after reading the following material, you still have unanswered questions, you may contact the court by calling 740-670-5400 between the hours of 8:00 a.m., to noon and from 1:00 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are interested in obtaining information about our national courts, Please visit the website of the Nation Center for State Courts at To learn more about the administration of courts in Ohio, please visit the Ohio Association for Court Administration at

Domestic Violence

The Center for New Beginnings assists victims of Domestic abuse by providing the forms and information they need to get a Domestic Violence Protection Order (CPO). They also offer free confidential housing and multiple services to community members and residents who need help with a new beginning.

The can be reached at 740-345-4498 or 1-800-686-2760.

Civil Protection Order (CPO) packets may also be obtained through the Clerks Office at 75 E. Main Street, Newark, Ohio. Office hours are 8:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m.