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The Ohio Open Records Law in Section 149.43 of the Ohio Revised Code designates public records as those kept by a public office. These records can include mortgages, deeds, property and land records, liens, judgments, maps, photographs, meeting minutes, legal papers, letters, laws, ordinances, license information, and vital records.

The law restricts 27 types of records from public access, including documents that would violate personal privacy rights, endanger citizens or government entities, or are confidential by law.

State level resources in Ohio are organized below for you.  These are the top-requested types of online records; this is not an exhaustive index of every type of record that exists.  Try the menus on the left if you are looking for databases at the city or county level, or if you want to see resources organized by category type, such as Property Records or Criminal Wants and Warrants.

  • Court System - The Ohio court system has five levels. At the first are Mayors Courts, which handle misdemeanors & traffic cases. At the second are Municipal & County Courts (misdemeanors, traffic cases, and civil cases up to $15K); and the Court of Claims (handling all suits against the State). At the third is the Court of Common Pleas, broken into four divisions: General (civil & criminal cases; appeals from administrative agencies); Domestic Relations (divorces, child support/custody); Probate (probate, adoption, mental illness cases); and Juvenile (paternity, offenses involving minors). At the fourth is the Court of Appeals, split into 12 districts, which reviews decisions from lower courts. At the top level is the Supreme Court, the highest appeals court in the state.  Ohio Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Felony, Juvenile, and Juvenile DWI cases are handled in the Court of Common Pleas. Misdemeanor and standard DWI cases are handled in the County, Municipal, and Mayors Courts. Most counties in Ohio offer online criminal court databases and some offer advanced features such as party information, sentencing details, fines, full case summaries, and case dockets.  For more details about these records, and access to available databases, visit our Ohio Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records – These are available from the Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 15098, 225 Neilston Street, Columbus, OH 43216, (614) 466-2531.  Go over to our Birth Records page for historical births and christenings, county birth records; the Social Security Death Index for Ohio, genealogical death records, obituaries, cemetery burial databases, city & county deaths; historical  marriage record databases and county marriage databases; and county court divorce databases.

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