Instant Access to Ohio State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Ohio Public Records

The Ohio State Records mission is to grant every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine state public records, consequently ensuring residents of the state of Ohio are provided secure access in accordance with the Ohio Open Records Law: Digital Media Law.

The main goal of this website is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Ohio state records regardless of their state or country, citizenship status and without having to disclose a “need to know” unless the law specifically expresses otherwise.

Ohio State Records contains the information concerning the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including over 99 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. Ohio State Records have been gathered since 1789 and contain information from 88 counties, thereby ensuring Ohio abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.