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Lawrence County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Lawrence County Arrest Records?

Lawrence County arrest records are official accounts of arrest activities of law enforcement in the county. The information listed on an arrest record may include sex, age, gender, and offense of the arrestee. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office maintains these records and interested parties may inquire after these records through the office. At the State level, the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) publishes annual statewide statistics of adult and juvenile arrests on its Crime Statistics and Crime Reports Website.

Crime Statistics

In 2017, there were 1,032 crimes reported to law enforcement in the county. Violent crimes made 7.66% of this number, making it the least reported category. Property crimes made up 92.34% of that number with larceny as the most frequent crime committed in the county. There were 6 murders, 14 rapes, 10 robberies, 14 aggravated assaults, 246 burglaries, 636 larcenies, 71 motor vehicle thefts, and 7 arsons recorded in the crime report of the OCJS. Overall, crimes reported declined by -12.61% between 2013 and 2017. However, while robbery went down by -23.07%, aggravated assault (-73.58%), burglary (-32.79%), larceny (-9.4%), and arson by -42.85%, rape, and motor vehicle theft went up by 366.67% and 61.36%, respectively. Murder, initially reported at 0 in 2013, went up to 6 cases in 2017.

What are Lawrence County Criminal Records?

Lawrence County criminal records are documents that contain the criminal activities and histories of county residents. Interested parties may obtain information about requesting criminal record checks from the Sheriff’s Office at the county level. In the State, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) unit provides criminal background checks.

How Do I Get Lawrence County Criminal Records?

To order criminal record checks through the BCI, applicants are required to have valid identification and the following information of the person named on record:

  • Full name
  • Valid address
  • Complete set of fingerprints
  • A signature or signed consent

Minors requesting records are required to have a waiver signed by a legal guardian/parent. It costs $22 per request. Pay the fee by money order, electronic payment, or business check to the Treasurer of the State of Ohio. The office also provides locations where requesters can submit their fingerprints electronically.

BCI London
1560 State Route 56 SW
London, Ohio 43140
BCI Bowling Green

750 North College Drive
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

BCI Richfield
4055 Highlander Parkway
Richfield, Ohio 44286

BCI Youngstown
20 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Alternatively, requesters can submit fingerprints electronically via licensed providers in the county. To verify the results of a background check showing no criminal record, use the BCI WebCheck Letter Verifier.

How to Find Lawrence County Sex Offender Information

Interested parties may view Lawrence County sex offender information on the Sheriff’s Electronic Sex Offender Registration Network (eSORN) Registry. Searches for registered offenders can be made by name, city, phone number, internet names/email, and non-compliance. Individuals may also opt to receive email alerts when an offender moves into or within one mile of their neighborhood.

Where And How To Find Lawrence County Inmate Information

To obtain Lawrence County inmate information such as incarcerated inmates, commissary, bonds, contact the jail on (740) 534-5819.

How do I Visit an Inmate in Lawrence County Jail?

Lawrence County has one jail run by the Sheriff’s office. It is located at 115 South 5th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638. Its contact number is (740) 534-5819. Visitation days and hours for the jail include Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What are Lawrence County Court Records?

Lawrence County court records are the official case files bearing information on court proceedings from cases tried in Lawrence County Courts. The Lawrence County Clerk maintains an online data platform through which interested parties may search and view civil and criminal public court records by name, case type, case number, attorney, ticket/citation number. Requesters can also obtain court records of the Lawrence County Municipal Court from the Records Search website or by visiting the office of the Clerk of Court during business hours at:

Lawrence County Municipal Court
10916 County Road 1
P.O. Box 126
Chesapeake, OH 45619
Phone: (740) 867-3127
Fax: (740) 867-3547

The office opens, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office assesses a fee depending on the record being requested.

Location of all Courts in Lawrence County

Lawrence County has a Court of Common Pleas, 2 Municipal Courts, and 4 Mayor Courts. Below are the court addresses and contact numbers:

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas
111 South 4th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 533-4352

Lawrence County Municipal Court
10916 County Road 1
P.O. Box 126
Chesapeake, OH 45619
Phone: (740) 867-3127
Fax: (740) 867-3547

Ironton Municipal Court
301 South 3rd Street
P.O. Box 237
3rd Floor
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 532-3062
Fax: (740) 533.6088

Coal Grove Mayor’s Court
513 Carlton Davidson Lane
Coal Grove, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 532-8921
Fax: (740) 533-6228

Hanging Rock Mayor’s Court
100 Scioto Avenue
Hanging Rock, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 532-7652
Fax: (740) 532-7652

Proctorville Mayor’s Court
301 State Street
Proctorville, OH 45669
Phone: (740) 886-6366

South Point Mayor’s Court
408 2nd Street West
South Point, OH 45680
Phone: (740) 377-4011

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What are Lawrence County Vital Records

Lawrence County vital records are official records of important life events that occurred in the county. These include birth records, death records, marriage records, and divorce records. The Lawrence County Health Department maintains and issues birth certificates from December 20, 1908, to date and death certificates from January 1, 1964, to date in the county.

Where And How to Get Lawrence County Divorce Records

Divorce records can obtain by contacting the Lawrence County Clerk office located at:

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas
111 South 4th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 533-4352

Where And How to Get Lawrence County Marriage Records

Marriage records can be ordered through the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas at the following address:

Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas
111 South 4th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 533-4352

Where And How To Get Lawrence County Birth Records

To order Lawrence County birth records, interested parties must submit a completed request in person or by mail to the health department. Applications must include a completed Vital Statistics Records Request Form. It costs $25 per certified copy. This fee is payable by money order when the request is made by mail. For in-person requests, the department accepts all payment methods, except personal checks or credit cards. Submit the form and fee(s) to the addresses below:

Mail orders
Lawrence County Health Department
2122 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638

In-person orders
Lawrence County Health Department
2122 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 532-3962
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where And How To Get Lawrence County Death Records

Eligible parties may be able to obtain death records by submitting a completed Vital Statistics Records Request Form to the Lawrence County health department. The office charges $25 per certified copy payable by money order for mail requests. For in-person requests, applicants may pay using any method except check or credit card. Below is the office’s mailing and physical addresses:

Mail orders
Lawrence County Health Department
2122 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638

In-person orders
Lawrence County Health Department
2122 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: (740) 532-3962
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.