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Clark County, Ohio Local Rule Parenting Time and Visitation Schedule

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  Counties change their local visitation schedules.  The county you live in may have changed their rule(s) yesterday.  The county you live in may have different visitation schedules for Juvenile Court and Domestic Court. The rule may have been changed or updated since the last time this web page was updated.  In addition, if you already have a visitation schedule pursuant to local rule, and that schedule was attached to your parenting time orders, it is POSSIBLE that the court did not mean for YOUR visitation schedule to change if the local visitation schedule in your county changes. The local visitation schedules are put on this website as a courtesy and are updated as often as possible.  They are NOT legal advice and they are NOT meant to help you figure out if a decision you are about to make would be a violation of an existing court order.  If you want to make sure that you have the most current version of the local rule in your county, you can either look on your county Clerk of Court’s website, go to your local Clerk of Court’s office, or call your local Clerk of Court.

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Clark County, Ohio Standard Order Of Visitation

The following is the standard order of visitation for the non-residential parent, unless the parties agree or the Court orders otherwise:

  1. Except as set forth below, the non-residential parent shall have visitation on alternate weekends from Friday at 6:00 ;.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m., beginning on the first Friday following the filing date of the last court order regarding custody.The child(ren) and the residential parent have the duty to await the visiting parent for thirty (30) minutes past the visitation time.  A parent more than thirty (30) minutes late shall forfeit that visitation period.
  2. The non-residential parent shall have visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following holidays in left column in even years, and shall have visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the right column in odd years:
January 1 Memorial Day
July 4 Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day

The first holiday visitation by the non-residential parent shall take place on the first holiday following the filing date of the last entry regarding custody.

If any holiday upon which a non-residential parent has the right to have visitation according to the above schedule follows the weekend visitation of the non-residential parent, then the said non-residential parent shall be entitled to hold the child(ren) over until 9:00 p.m. of such holiday so that visitation is continuous with the weekend visitation.

  1. Each year at Christmas time, the residential parent shall have the child(ren) on Christmas day, and the non-residential parent shall have the child(ren) from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on December 24.The parties shall endeavor to split the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  In the event that the parties cannot mutually agree on such visitation, the non-residential parent shall have visitation from 6:00 p.m. December 26 to 6:00 p.m. on January 1 in odd numbered years.
  2. There shall be summer visitation each year from July 15 through August 15, unless the parties mutually agree otherwise in writing.The foregoing rule replaces the prior Standard Order of Visitation and is hereby adopted and effective April, 1995.


  1. A says

    For christmas, what is the visitation in even years? And is there anything about spring break? What do you do if the non residential parent only picks the child up for summer and Christmas because they do not have a way to get them every other weekend? If the non residential parent moves out of county, is it their responsibility to file for a review on their visitation time? Even if it’s the residential ‘ s parents job to drop off and pick up? The non residential has moved 3 hours away, should they ask for the review or does the residential parent have to ask for the change?

  2. M says

    Few questions if the non residential parents don’t show at the time recorded do they then forfeit the whole summer vacation period with child or do they have the right to get the child when they please? Any time that day or any day any time?
    Also I’m the non resident parent works during this whole summer vacation and leaves the child to be watch by some one that is not a parent would would the resident parent have the right to have the child during this period of the non refundable parents work schedule Or while it’s not the child’s sleeping schedule?

  3. T says

    what time does the summer visitation. i thought it started at 6pm. im being told its when ever the other person want july 15

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