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Lucas County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Lucas County recorded 3,023 violent crimes and 14,565 property crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics. These figures represent a 1% drop in violent crime rate and 39.2% rise in property crime rate compared to the crime numbers for 2013. A breakdown of the 2017 crime data for the county shows that there were 36 murders, 217 rapes, 838 robberies, and 1,932 aggravated assaults. Incidences of property crimes include 3,549 burglaries, 10,123 larcenies, 893 motor vehicle thefts, and 119 arsons.

The five-year crime trend for Lucas County reveals rising murder (28.6%), rape (39.1%), aggravated assault (3.8%), larceny (210%), and arson (30.8%) rates. On the other hand, the county recorded fewer robberies (17%), burglaries (40.8%), and motor vehicle thefts (26.1%) between 2013 and 2017.

Criminal Records

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office offers background checks to the general public. To request a record check, visit the Sheriff's Office located at 1622 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604. This service is available from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each record check costs $8.

Residents of Lucas County can also request for criminal history reports from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, a division of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. This option allows users to submit their requests online via the Ohio WebCheck portal. Results are then sent to requesters via USPS. Each record check costs $22 - 24.

The Record Bureau of the Lucas County Sheriff's Office provides copies of police reports written by the Deputies. These include incident and accident reports. To obtain copies of these reports, contact the Record Bureau by calling (419) 213-4975. Note that the various cities, townships, and other municipalities of Lucas County have separate police departments that also write up police reports for events that occurred within their jurisdictions. Contact these police departments to obtain copies of their reports.

Sex offenders living in Lucas County must register with the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office makes the database of registered sex offenders in Lucas County available to the public. Find these individuals using the Lucas County Offender Search portal. With this tool, you can find offenders by name, phone number, and email addresses. Residents can also search for registered sex offenders living in their neighborhoods by searching by zip codes and street addresses.

The Corrections Division of the Sheriff's Office operates the Lucas County Corrections Center. This facility is located at 1622 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604. You can reach it by calling the booking desk at (419) 213-4924. Contact this desk to ask about sending money to an inmate in thecorrectional facility.

Court Records

In Lucas County, the Court of Common Pleas is the trial court of general jurisdiction. Its civil, criminal, and probate divisions occupy the same courthouse while the Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Division are in separate buildings. The addresses and contact information for the various divisions of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas are:

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - General Division
Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4484
Fax: (419) 213-4487 (Civil)
Fax: (419) 213-4291 (Criminal)

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division
Family Court Center
429 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-6905
Fax: (419) 213-6925

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division
Juvenile Justice Center
1801 Spielbusch Ave, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-6722
Fax: (419) 213-6898

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Court
Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams, Suite 200, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4775
Fax: (419) 213-4764

The Lucas County Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas provides online access to the dockets of the various divisions of these court. Use the Dockets Online portal to search court records by case number and names of the parties involved. Visit or call the Clerk's Office at the Lucas County Courthouse to enquire about obtaining copies of these records.

Besides the Court of Common Pleas, there are also four Municipal Courts in Lucas County. These serve the various cities, townships, and villages of the county. Below are their addresses and contact information:

Maumee Municipal Court
400 Conant St, Maumee, OH 43537
Phone: (419) 897-7136
Fax: (419) 897-7129

Oregon Municipal Court
5330 Seaman Rd, Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: (419) 698-7010
Fax: (419) 698-7013

Sylvania Municipal Court
6700 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 885-8975
Fax: (419) 885-8987

Toledo Municipal Court
555 N Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 936-3650

The records of these courts are available online and/or accessible from the court clerks' offices in the various courthouses. Search the records of the Toledo Municipal Court online via its Clerk's Case Online webpage. For the Sylvania Municipal Court, use its Record Search portal. The Maumee Municipal Court hosts its records on the searchable Web Connect portal while the Oregon Municipal Court makes them available on its Court Records page.

Property records for Lucas County are maintained by the Auditor's Office. These records are searchable online from the Auditor's Real Estate Information System (ARIES Online) portal.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

The Clerk of Courts Domestic Relations Division maintains all divorce records for Lucas County. To request for your divorce records, visit or call the Clerk's Office. It is on the 1st floor of the Family Court Center located at 429 N. Michigan Street in downtown Toledo. You can also reach this office about divorce matters by calling (419) 213-6901.

The Lucas County Probate Court provides certified copies of marriage licenses issued in the county. To obtain this vital record, complete a Request a Marriage Certificate Copy form and send it to:

Attn: Marriage License Bureau
Lucas County Probate Court
700 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43604

Include a stamped self-addressed envelope and money order for copy fees payable to Lucas County Probate Court. The fee for each certified copy of a marriage license is $2.

Birth and death certificates are available from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. You can order a certified copy of these records in person or by mail or phone. To obtain a birth or death certificate in person, visit the downtown Vital Statistics Office of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department located at:

635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 213-4100 ext. 6

The office opens to the public from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To order any of these vital records by mail, send a completed Birth/Death Record Request Form to:

Vital Statistics
635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order for copy fees. You can order by phone and pay using a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit card. Simply call (419) 213-4100 Option 6.

Regardless of the ordering option selected, the fee for each certified copy of a Lucas County birth or death certificate is $25.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Lucas County?

In compliance with the Ohio Open Records Law, all property records in Lucas County are available to the public upon request. Interested persons may search or obtain copies of Lucas County property records by contacting the custodian office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Lucas County

The Lucas County Recorder office keeps all records or documents relating to the ownership of land and other real estate transactions in the county. Interested persons may obtain copies of these property records in person, by mail, or by fax. Requestors may send fax requests to (419) 213-4284. For in-person or mail requests, interested may obtain property records by contacting the custodian's office at:

Lucas County Recorder's Office
One Government Center
Suite 700
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4400
Fax: (419) 213-4284

Requestors are required to submit a completed copy order form. Also, the Recorder’s Office charges varying fees depending on the type of request. Therefore, interested persons are advised to contact the office for more information.

How to Look Up Lucas County Property Records

The Lucas County Recorder's Office maintains a Public Access Search Site that provides information on documents from 1985 and plats that date back to 1815. Interested persons are allowed to use the search site without registering on the platform. Alternatively, the Lucas County Auditor's Office also maintains a searchable online database known as Auditor's Real Estate Information System (AREIS Online). Interested persons may search for property records in Lucas County by using any of the following search options: address, owner, parcel number, assessor number, county map, multi-year search, and an advanced search.

Location of Lucas County Property Assessors

Lucas County Auditor's Office
1 Government Center
Suite 600
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 213-4406
Fax: (419) 213-4888
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.