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Hamilton County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Hamilton County Arrest Records?

Hamilton County arrest records are files created in law enforcement agencies during investigations. Arrest records get created for every citizen arrested for a crime or questioned during investigations. Arrest records in Hamilton County fall under the purview of the Hamilton Sheriff’s Department. The Records Office of the Sheriff’s Department is open to the public from 7: 00 a.m. to 3: 00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays. Contact the Records office for arrest records at:

Hamilton Sheriff’s Department
1000 Sycamore Street Room 100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-6220
Fax: (513) 946-6229

Crime Statistics

According to the report on crime in Ohio State Counties in 2016 by the Office of Criminal Justice Services, Hamilton County recorded 3,463 violent crimes and 27,792 property crimes. Overall crime rate declined in the county between 2012 and 2016 with violent crimes reducing by 2.3% and property crime rate falling by 16.2%. A closer look at violent crime figures reveals that there were 69 homicides, 421 rapes, 1,560 robberies, 1,413 aggravated assaults in Hamilton County in 2016. In the same period, the county recorded 5,797 burglaries, 20,220 larcenies, 1,775 motor vehicle thefts, and 519 arsons. Compared to 2012 crime statistics, the five-year crime trend in Hamilton County shows higher incidences of homicide (21.1%), rape (43.2%), aggravated assault (25%), motor vehicle theft (12.2%), and arson (17.7%). On the other hand, robbery (24.3%), burglary (29.7%), and larceny (13.4%) rates dropped in the same period.

What are Hamilton County Criminal Records?

Hamilton County criminal records are documents that show the criminal history of current and former residents of Hamilton County. Criminal records contain a person’s name, age, sex, criminal offense and jail term, etc. Hamilton criminal records are public records. They are at the Records Office of the Hamilton Sheriff’s Department.

How Do I Get Hamilton County Criminal Records?

The Records Office of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office maintains all law enforcement records like criminal records generated by the deputies. The available records include criminal offense reports and accident reports as well. The Records Office provides copies of these criminal records to the public upon requests. To make a request, visit the Records Office between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday at:

Hamilton Sheriff’s Department
1000 Sycamore Street Room 100
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-6220
Fax: (513) 946-6229

The Ohio Attorney General’s office also provides access to Hamilton County criminal records. With the help of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, individuals can run background checks at the designated web check sites.

How to Find Hamilton County Sex Offender Information

The Hamilton Sheriff's Office provides online access to local sex offender information. A statewide sex offender registry is also publicly available and accessible on the Offender Watch page of the Attorney General’s Office. Use the Ohio Sex Offender Registry Search to find sex offenders living in different parts of Hamilton County by providing their zip codes. Locate individual offenders by searching by name or email address. The registry also includes information about non-compliant offenders.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Hamilton County Jail?

The Hamilton Sheriff’s Department oversees all jails in the county and allows all inmates to be visited on-site at the jail buildings or off-site using video visitation. On-site visits are from Mondays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. On-site visits are not allowed on public holidays. Video visitation is from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 8:40 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. on Sundays.

Only four people consisting of two adults and two children, three children and one adult or three adults and one child can visit inmates at a time. All children must come with at least one adult. More about the visiting schedule is on the inmate visits page of the Sheriff’s Department’s website.

Where and How to Find Hamilton County Inmate Information

Inmate and jail information falls under the purview of the Hamilton County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office provides an online inmate locator tool to help find, and provide necessary information about individuals housed in correctional facilities all over the county. Use it to locate an inmate by entering their last name or selecting an inmate from a drop-down list on the page.

What are Hamilton County Court Records?

Hamilton County court records are a record of all documents, recordings, and official documents used in a court hearing. The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts is the official in charge of keeping all court records for Hamilton County except probate court documents. The Office of the Clerk makes this case records available online on its Records Search webpage. Users can refine their search results by choosing to only look at records from certain county courts. Other ways to filter search results include case type, case number, attorney, judge, and court date.

Hamilton County Probate Court records are available on the court’s website. Use the Court Record Search function to find case documents by case number or names of parties involved. From the indexed results, enquirers can view case dockets to see more details and even print copies of viewed documents.

Location of All Courts in Hamilton County

The Hamilton County court system consists of four courts of common pleas, two municipal courts, one magistrate court, and 32 mayor’s courts. Here are the addresses and contact information of these courts:

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division
800 Broadway Building
800 Broadway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-9000
Fax: (513) 946-9012

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas - General Division
Hamilton County Courthouse
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-5656
Fax: (513) 946-5660

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Court
800 Broadway Building
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-9400

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division
William Howard Taft Center
230 E 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-3580
Fax: (513) 946-3581

Hamilton County Municipal Court - Civil Division
Hamilton County Courthouse
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-5700

Hamilton County Municipal Court - Criminal Division
Hamilton County Justice Center
1000 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-6010

Addyston Mayor's Court
235 Main Street
P.O. Box: 536
Addyston, OH 45001
Phone: (513) 941-1313 ext. 10

Amberley Village Mayor's Court
7149 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: (513) 531-2040

Arlington Heights Mayor's Court
601 Elliott Avenue
Arlington Heights, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 821-2076
Fax: (513) 821-0183

Blue Ash Mayor's Court
4343 Cooper Road
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 745-8554
Fax: (513) 745-8598

Cheviot Mayor's Court
3814 Harrison Avenue
Cheviot, OH 45211
Phone: (513) 946-6040 (Criminal)
Phone: (513) 946-6041 (Traffic )

Cleves Mayor's Court
101 N Miami Avenue
Cleves, OH 45002
Phone: (513) 941-1212

Deer Park Mayor's Court
777 Blue Ash Road
Deer Park, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 791-8056
Fax: (513) 794-8875

Elmwood Place Mayor's Court
6118 Vine Street
Elmwood Place, OH 45216
Phone: (513) 242-2578
Fax: (513) 242-0757

Evendale Mayor's Court
10500 Reading Road
Evendale, OH 45241
Phone: (513) 956-2692

Fairfax Mayor's Court
5903 Hawthorne Avenue
Fairfax, OH 45227
Phone: (513) 272-9941

Forest Park Mayor's Court
1203 W Kemper Road
Forest Park, OH 45240
Phone: (513) 595-5224

Glendale Magistrate Court
301 E Sharon Road
Glendale, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 771-7645

Golf Manor Mayor's Court
6450 Wiehe Road
Golf Manor, OH 45237
Phone: (513) 531-3108

Greenhills Mayor's Court
11000 Winton Road
Greenhills, OH 45218
Phone: (513) 825-2101

Harrison Mayor's Court
300 George Street
Harrison, OH 45030
Phone: (513) 202-8456
Fax: (513) 367-3713

Indian Hill Mayor's Court
6525 Drake Road
Indian Hill, OH 45243
Phone: (513) 561-6500

Lincoln Heights Mayor's Court
1201 Steffen Avenue
Lincoln Heights, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 733-5900 ext. 9
Fax: (513) 733-4190

Lockland Mayor's Court
101 N Cooper Avenue
Lockland, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 761-1124 ext. 105
Fax: (513) 761-4948

Madeira Mayor's Court
7141 Miami Avenue
Madeira, OH 45243
Phone: (513) 272-4214
Fax: (513) 272-4211

Mariemont Mayor's Court
6907 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
Phone: (513) 271-4089

Montgomery Mayor's Court
Montgomery Safety Center
10150 Montgomery Road,
Montgomery, OH 45242
Phone: (513) 985-1606
Fax: (513) 985-0870

Mt. Healthy Mayor's Court
7700 Perry Street
Mount Healthy, OH 45231
Phone: (513) 931-8840
Fax: (513) 728-3189

Newtown Mayor's Court
Municipal Center Building
3537 Church Street
Newtown, OH 45244
Phone: (513) 561-7697 ext. 16

North College Hill Mayor's Court
1646 W Galbraith Road
North College Hill, OH 45239
Phone: (513) 521-1594

Norwood Mayor's Court
4701 Montgomery Road
Norwood, OH 45212
Phone: (513) 458-4535

Reading Mayor's Court
1000 Market Street
Reading, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 733-5768
Fax: (513) 733-5226

Sharonville Mayor's Court
10900 Reading Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
Phone: (513) 563-1146
Fax: (513) 563-1290

Silverton Mayor's Court
6860 Plainfield Road
Silverton, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 792-6561
Fax: (513) 936-6247

Springdale Mayor's Court
12105 Lawnview Avenue
Springdale, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 346-5778

St. Bernard Mayor's Court
4200 Vine Street
St. Bernard, OH 45217
Phone: (513) 242-2727
Fax: (513) 482-7234

Terrace Park Mayor's Court
428 Elm Avenue
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Phone: (513) 831-2137
Fax: (513) 831-9236

Woodlawn Mayor's Court
10143 Woodlawn Boulevard
Woodlawn, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 772-1273
Fax: (513) 771-4028

Wyoming Mayor's Court
Safety Services Building
600 Grove Avenue
Wyoming, OH 45215
Phone: (513) 821-0141
Fax: (513) 821-8609

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What are Hamilton County Vital Records

Hamilton County’s vital records are official legal documents that show certification of certain life events like divorces, deaths, marriages, etc. happening in the county. Most vital records are confidential and only obtainable by specific individuals, while others are obtainable by any member of the general public.

Hamilton County divorce and marriage records are accessible from the Hamilton Clerk of Courts and Probate Court, respectively. The Ohio Department of Health processes orders for birth and death records at the state level and the Hamilton County Public Health’s Department is in charge of birth and death records at the county level.

Where and How to Get Hamilton County Divorce Records

The Hamilton County Clerk of Court issues certified copies of divorce records in Hamilton County. To obtain one, visit the Clerk of Courts to apply in person. To make a request by mail send an application to the clerk of courts office at:

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
1000 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-5656

Applicants may also visit the Clerk of Court's office in person between the hours of 8: 00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. Individuals may also use the records search registry on the Clerk of Courts website to search for divorce records.

Where and How to Get Hamilton County Marriage Records

Hamilton County marriage records fall under the purview of the Hamilton Probate Court because the Ohio Department of Health does not keep marriage records at the state level. Marriage records include marriage licenses and marriage certificates. Marriage records are accessible by anyone. The Probate Court maintains records of marriage licenses and certificates issued in Hamilton County.

It provides a dedicated Marriage License Search tool on its Court Record page. Use it to find licenses issued in the county from January 1, 1984, to the present. For older records of permits issued between 1808 and 1983, visit the Probate Court Online Archived Records and follow the Marriage Record link. This archive contains marriage records published between 1881 and 1908.

Where and How to Get Hamilton County Birth Records

The Hamilton County Public Health Department is the department responsible for keeping and issuing birth records in the county. It accepts mail and in-person requests for birth certificates. To request any of these in person, visit the Public Health office. For a mail request, download and complete a birth certificate application and then send it to:

Hamilton County Public Health
250 William Howard Taft Road 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 946.7800
Fax: (513) 946-7890

Alternatively, order a certified copy of a birth certificate by phone at (513) 946-7890. The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate is $24. Acceptable forms of payment include cash (in-person requests only), check, money order, and debit/credit card.

Where and How to Get Hamilton County Death Records

Death records fall under the purview of the Ohio Department of Health and the Hamilton County Public Health Department. Certified copies of death records cost $21.50. Requesters may write to the state’s health department via mail at:

Vital Statistics
Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box: 15098, Columbus,
OH 43215-0098

The Hamilton County Public Health Department processes orders for death certificates in the county. Applicants may order death certificates by phone if they wish. Alternatively, download the death certificate application form and either submit in person or mail it to:

Hamilton County Public Health
250 William Howard Taft Road 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 946.7800
Fax: (513) 946-7890

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Hamilton County?

Under the Ohio Open Records Law, residents of Hamilton County can inspect or obtain property records. Interested persons can inspect or obtain property records by submitting a request to the record custodian's office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Hamilton County?

The Hamilton County Auditor maintains the property records of the county. Interested persons can request in-person, mail, or telephone requests for property records with the information provided below:

Hamilton County Auditor
138 East Court Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 946-4000

The Hamilton County Recorder manages records of deeds and other related documents from 1789 to date within the county. Residents can submit requests for records of deeds to:

Hamilton County Recorder
County Administration Building
138 East Court Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 946-4588
(513) 946-4561
(513) 946-4575

How to Look Up Hamilton County Property Records?

The Hamilton County Auditor provides online access to property records. The search methods include owner, street address, parcel ID, sales, and advanced. Then provide information on the house range and street name.

Interested researchers can use the Hamilton County Recorder’s online public records search page to search information on deed records in the county.

Location of Hamilton County Property Assessors

Hamilton County Auditor
138 East Court Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 946-4000