Adult Court Services is a probation department in Delaware County, Ohio that works under the direction of Judge Everett H. Krueger and Judge David M. Gormley.

Delaware County, Ohio is located in Central Ohio, adjacent to Franklin County, and just north of Ohio’s capital, Columbus. The County is home to over 190,000 people. The 2010 Census data indicates that Delaware County is the fastest growing county in the state, increasing by 58.4% since 2000. During the period between 2005 and 2015, the population increased from 149,353 to an estimated 193,013.

The information contained on this website is designed to provide an overview of our department and the services we provide. It identifies the officers and staff that implement many of the programs available for the successful rehabilitation of those required to participate. We also offer probation incentive programs geared toward mentoring, educating, and helping those stay out of the criminal justice system.

The Delaware County Adult Court Services is located in the Judicial Building at 110 N. Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio. The Department consists of 20 officers/staff dedicated to utilizing appropriate and effective community resources to assist in the reformation of an offender’s criminogenic behavior. Officers are committed to providing effective assistance to all offenders in order to overcome life’s challenges, and encourage them by using strict enforcement of prescribed conditions, evidence based practices for intervention and treatment in an attempt to increase accountability and reduce crime in Delaware and surrounding communities.


Joseph N. Perry, MSCJ
Chief Probation Officer | Director of Adult Court Services



110 N. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 833-2570


Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm




Frequently Asked Questions

Fines, Court Costs and Restitution are all paid at the Delaware County Clerk of Court’s Office located at 110 N. Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015.

Probation Fees vary based on the program and can be paid at the Adult Court Services Office:

  • Supervision Fees are $30.00 per month for the duration of supervision.
  • A one-time transfer fee of $50.00 is required to transfer to another county.
  • Electronic Monitoring/House Arrest fees are $8.00 per day.
  • Follow-up Drug Screens can cost up to $9.00 per test.

You must get permission from your probation officer, and obtain a signed travel permit in order to leave the State.

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is based on the concept of “thinking affects behavior”, and focuses on three key areas: Cognitive Self-Change, Social Skills, and Problem Solving.

You will be given an appointment when you meet with your Probation Officer. If you miss your appointment time you must report to Adult Court Services in person to receive another appointment.

If you are seeing clarification on a future appointment date and time you may contact your probation officer by phone or email.

You may contact Adult Court Services at 740-833-2570 for inquiries about case assignment.

The Ohio Adult Parole Authority (APA) is an Ohio State Government agency. They supervise offenders who have been released from prison on a post-release control sanction and community control cases on occasion as ordered by the Common Pleas Court.  Adult Court Services is under the authority of Delaware County, controlled at the direction of the Common Pleas Court and supervises Community Control cases at all levels prior to a prison sanction. The only exception is Judicially Release, when a client is released from prison early, after serving part of their prison sentence.

Municipal Probation supervises misdemeanor offenses sentenced through the Delaware Municipal Court.

Adult Court Services supervises individuals sentenced through the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

Ohio Revised Code Section:

2929.15(A)(1) Community Control Sanctions – Felony. If in sentencing an offender for a felony the court is not required to impose a prison term, a mandatory prison term, or a term of life imprisonment upon the offender, the court may directly impose a sentence that consists of one or more community control sanctions authorized pursuant to Section 2929.16, 2929.17, or 2929.18 of the Ohio Revised Code.

This depends on why the client is being held and the best course of action is to contact the supervising Probation Officer.

You must speak with your supervision officer prior to taking any prescribed medications, or to continue taking prescribed medications. You may be required to sign a release, and provide a letter from your doctor stating why the medication is necessary.

Please contact your local law enforcement agency or Adult Court Services, and do not attempt to apprehend a wanted person yourself. You may make anonymous tips via any form of communication to Adult Court Services.


Community Control can be terminated early, successfully or unsuccessfully for a variety of reasons.

If you believe you are eligible for early termination contact your supervising officer.

The services of a Public Defender are not free of charge and these services are typically applied to a Defendant’s Court Costs and repayment is often a term of probation.

The time it takes to get a Court hearing is dependent upon the status of your case, the availability of the Court, and the availability of your attorney.

The Delaware County Jail Contact info:
844 U.S. Route 42 North, Delaware, Ohio 43015

A list of current Delaware County Jail inmates can be found here.

There are multiple reasons a violation may or may not be filed. Due to confidentiality, a Probation Officer is prohibited from discussing details of any specific case. Cases are often individually staffed with a supervisor to determine appropriate sanctions.

Delaware County Adult Court Services

Official page of Delaware County Adult Court Services which provides probation services to Delaware County Ohio.
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Delaware County Adult Court ServicesWednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 8:00am
In order to help everyone have a safe Fourth of July we would like to remind those on Probation of a few Conditions of Supervision that are often overlooked:

Condition Two (2): You are not to leave the State of Ohio without the written permission of Delaware County Adult Court Services.

Condition Six (6): You are not to own, carry, purchase, use or have ready at your hand any weapon, firearm or firearm ammunition.
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Delaware County Adult Court ServicesWednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 12:00pm
Congratulation to our four Thinking for a Change graduates!

These six dedicated participants showed true dedication and determination to finish our Thinking for a Change group. They started way back in June and have been meeting twice a week in order to equip themselves with the tools to change their thinking. Thinking for a Change is based on the concept of "thinking affects behavior" and focuses on three key areas, Cognitive Self-Change, Social Skills and Problem Solving.