Legal Forms & Assistance

Staff at PCDL are ready to assist you in locating information concerning certain legal issues.  We are, however, unable to offer legal advice of any kind.  For such advice, one can contact an attorney or the branch of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services that serves Perry County. 

All six PCDL locations have many of the forms needed for divorce, child support, and custody issues that go through the county's Common Pleas and Juvenile Courts.  These have been provided by Southeastern Ohio Legal Services and can be copied or printed at the $0.10/page rate.  All PCDL locations also have books pertaining to legal issues or forms such as powers of attorney, living wills, landlord/tenant disputes, and many others.  These can be found by using thelibrary catalog.  The Ohio State Bar Association also offers extensive legal information for the public through its Law You Can Use Web page.

Looking for the Ohio Revised Code online? Click here.  A print version of the Code can be viewed by the public at the Law Library at the Perry County Courthouse on Thursdays between 9am and noon or at the New Lexington Library during normal operating hours. 

Perry County Courts 

Common Pleas

(740) 342-1204

County Court

(740) 342-3156

Juvenile Court

(740) 342-1118

Probate Court

(740) 342-1493


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Free Legal Clinic

Get free legal consultation on the first Tuesday of every month.  
Location: Perry County Courthouse (Lower Level) - 105 N. Main St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Time: Sign in 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Free legal advice to income eligible individuals who cannot afford private counsel.  Services provided on a first-come-first-served basis.  Individuals attending should bring all documentation and paperwork that relates to the issue in question.  You must bring proof of income.  Masks required if you are not vaccinated