State of Ohio Government Records

Ohio Court government records cover a wide variety of genealogy subjects that can help you in your research, this includes land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Due to the fact Ohio court records cover a wide variety of subjects, they can help you in many various ways. Such as, they will often allow you to find ancestors' residences, identify occupations, discover financial information, identify citizenship status, or clear up relationships between people. The whole thing depends on the type of court records that your ancestors" names appear in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Ohio County records differ widely from county to county in both level of quality and volume. There are many types of court records that are most likely to possess information useful to your genealogical research.

Ohio is divided into 88 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders. Counties do not possess home rule powers and can do only what has been expressly authorized by the Ohio General Assembly. Elected county officials include three commissioners, a sheriff (the highest law enforcement officer in the county); prosecutor (equivalent of a district attorney in other states); coroner, engineer, auditor, treasurer and clerk of courts.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Ohio county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. Ohio State Government is located in Columbus.

State of Ohio County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Adams West Union Licking Newark
Allen Lima Logan Bellefontaine
Ashland Ashland Lorain Elyria
Ashtabula Jefferson Lucas Toledo
Athens Athens Madison London
Auglaize Wapakoneta Mahoning Youngstown
Belmont St. Clairsville Marion Marion
Brown Georgetown Medina Medina
Butler Hamilton Meigs Pomeroy
Carroll Carrollton Mercer Celina
Champaign Urbana Miami Troy
Clark Springfield Monroe Woodsfield
Clermont Batavia Montgomery Dayton
Clinton Wilmington Morgan McConnelsville
Columbiana Lisbon Morrow Mount Gilead
Coshocton Coshocton Muskingum Zanesville
Crawford Bucyrus Noble Caldwell
Cuyahoga Cleveland Ottawa Port Clinton
Darke Greenville Paulding Paulding
Defiance Defiance Perry New Lexington
Delaware Delaware Pickaway Circleville
Erie Sandusky Pike Waverly
Fairfield Lancaster Portage Ravenna
Fayette Washington Court House Preble Eaton
Franklin Columbus Putnam Ottawa
Fulton Wauseon Richland Mansfield
Gallia Gallipolis Ross Chillicothe
Geauga Chardon Sandusky Fremont
Greene Xenia Scioto Portsmouth
Guernsey Cambridge Seneca Tiffin
Hamilton Cincinnati Shelby Sidney
Hancock Findlay Stark Canton
Hardin Kenton Summit Akron
Harrison Cadiz Trumbull Warren
Henry Napoleon Tuscarawas New Philadelphia
Highland Hillsboro Union Marysville
Hocking Logan Van Wert Van Wert
Holmes Millersburg Vinton McArthur
Huron Norwalk Warren Lebanon
Jackson Jackson Washington Marietta
Jefferson Steubenville Wayne Wooster
Knox Mount Vernon Williams Bryan
Lake Painesville Wood Bowling Green
Lawrence Ironton Wyandot Upper Sandusky
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