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Preble County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Preble County Public Records?

Preble County public records are documents that contain information related to the activities of any government agency, at either state or local level, within Preble County. It further includes information created, retained, used, or owned by employees of these agencies in Preble County. However, not all records in Preble County are accessible by the public. Records exempted from public viewing include

  • Privacy interest
  • Inter or intra-agency advisory, consultative or deliberative material
  • Medical examination records
  • Criminal investigation records
  • Victims’ records
  • Personal firearm records

In addition to government agencies, some public records may also be accessible from third-party websites. These non-government platforms come with intuitive tools that allow for expansive searches. Record seekers may either opt to use these tools to search for a specific record or multiple records. However, users will need to provide enough information to assist with the search, such as:

  • The name of the subject involved in the record (subject must be older than 18 or not juvenile)
  • The address of the requestor
  • A case number or file number (if known)
  • The location of the document or person involved
  • The last known or current address of the registrant

Third-party sites are not sponsored by government agencies. Because of this, record availability and results may vary.

Are Preble County Criminal Records Public

As per Ohio State laws, anybody with an interest in finding criminal records in non-justice-related situations can access open records. The law grants access to records of cases that are less than a year old and with pending dispositions. In certain situations, the Preble County Sheriff's Department may restrict access to criminal records if such action protects the repository of records from breach of privacy or if the records include information about an active investigation.

How to Obtain Preble County Police Reports and Arrest Records

Police reports and arrest records fall in the domain of public records. As such, Preble county police reports and arrest records are accessible to anybody. Interested persons can make an inquiry at the office of the Sheriff of Preble County. Requests can be made in person, at

1139 Preble Dr,
Eaton, OH 45320

For the query to be granted, the interested person must provide a valid government-issued identity card. Police reports often include information such as names of the parties involved, time of occurrence, the crime in question, and the status of the arrest. When the record requested is less than 20 pages, or available in electronic format, the request is processed as soon as equipment and resources permit. Online requests can be made for the police reports and arrest records.

How to Find Preble County Sex Offender Information

An online sex offender register is kept and maintained by the Preble County Sheriff’s Department. Interested persons can search for offenders in this register by their names, addresses, and cities. Included in the register are information about the location of the offenders, their photograph, address, and details of their charge.

Residents of Preble County may opt-in to receive notifications on sex offenders, for better safety. Registration is done by inputting their email address and residential address. The notification system alerts users of sex offenders that just moved into their location.

Where and How to Find Preble County Inmate Information

Preble County stores a record of all the inmates in its jail facility, in a roster. Interested persons looking for information on inmates in the Preble County Jail facility can run a search through this roster which lists the names of inmates in alphabetical order, according to the last name.

The roster provides information such as the full name, charge, and arrest details of the inmate. Asides from looking up this information through the roster, interested persons can also access Preble County Inmate Information by contacting the Preble County Jail at 1139 Preble Dr, Eaton, OH 45320.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Preble County Jail?

Planning a visit to Preble County Jail requires requesters to book an appointment at least 24 hours before making the visit. The appointment can be booked over the phone at (937) 456-6323. Appointments can be booked between the hours of 8 am to 7 pm, the day before the visitation, or up to 7 days before visitation.

Preble County Jail allows visitors who are 18 years and above with a valid government-issued ID card or minors with their parents or guardians. Visiting hours are 7:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Visitors are advised to dress decently when visiting the Jail. Preble County Jail is located at 1139 Preble Drive, Eaton, Ohio, 45320.

Court Records

Preble County court records include official documents and information on a legal proceeding that took place within Preble County. These records are accessible by the public and are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court in Preble County. Interested persons can access the court records in Preble County by online search, make an in-person request at 101 E Main St # 203, Eaton, OH 45320, or by calling (937) 456-8160.

Interested persons can access Preble County court records by visiting the Ohio Courts Online Case Search page. These records can be searched, using the names as they appear on the case file. If requesters need certified copies of Preble County court records, requesters may need to get them through the Preble County Clerk’s office. The address and phone contact of courthouses in Preble County are:

Preble County Court of Common Pleas
Preble County Courthouse
101 E Main St, Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: (937) 456-8160
Fax: (937) 456-9548

Preble County Probate and Juvenile Courts
Preble County Courthouse
101 E Main St, Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: (937) 456-8136 (Juvenile)
Phone: (937) 456-8137 (Probate)

Eaton Municipal Court
1199 Preble Dr, Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: (937) 456-4941

Camden Mayor's Court
56 N Main St, P.O. Box 1, Camden, OH 45311
Phone: (937) 452-7547

Gratis Mayor's Court
04 Harrison St, Gratis, OH 45330
Phone: (937) 304-4411

Are Court Records Public?

According to the laws of Ohio, Preble County court records are mostly available to the public. However, certain court records of Preble County are exempted by the order of the court.

How to Obtain Preble County Civil Court Case Records

Preble County Court of Common Pleas maintains records of all civil court cases, through the office of the Clerk of Courts. Interested persons can perform an online search using the party names, as they appear on the case file.

If the case number is known, they may proceed to order the civil court record through the online ordering portal. Another way to access Preble County civil case record is by filing a request form and submitting it in person to 101 E Main St # 203, Eaton, OH 45320, (937) 456-8160.

How to Obtain Preble County Criminal Court Record

The clerk of courts in Preble County maintains Preble County criminal court records and makes them available to the public. It can be accessed through Ohio Courts Online Case Search. When the particular case number is found, the inquirer can request the court record online. They may also make an in-person request at 101 E Main St # 203, Eaton, OH 45320, (937) 456-8160.

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

What are Preble County Vital Records?

Preble County vital records are official documents containing information such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces in Preble County. These records are created and maintained through the Preble County Public Health office, Preble County Clerk of Courts, and Preble County Coroner.

Where and How to Get Preble County Divorce Records

The office of the Clerk of Courts at the Preble County Courthouse keeps all divorce records in Preble County. Interested parties can access divorce records by visiting 101 East Main St., Eaton (937) 456-8160. The visiting hours are Monday to Friday, between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The search fee for divorce records costs around $22.00 and takes about an hour online.

In-person search and mailing methods require between 3 to 6 weeks. For an interested person to be eligible to access divorce records, the person must be:

  • The parent or guardian of the divorcee.
  • Related by birth, such as child, grandchild, grandparent or related by marriage such as a spouse or domestic partner.
  • Able to present a court order requesting the divorce record.
  • A law enforcement agency or government official carrying out an official duty.

Ohio State does not maintain an online repository for divorce records. To find specific divorce records in Preble County, interested persons must go through Preble County Clerk.

Where and How to Get Preble County Marriage Records

Preble County marriage records are accessible by the public. It can be accessed through the Probate Court in Preble County, located at 101 E Main St #2, Eaton, OH 45320. Phone calls can be put through to the probate court by dialing (937) 456-8137.

While no documentation is required to access abstract copies of marriage records, a valid government-issued identity card is required to obtain the certified copy. A fee of $3 is required to process the request. Mail orders may also be used to request marriage records.

Where and How to Get Preble County Birth Records

The Department of Public Health, Preble County keeps records of birth for anyone born anywhere in Ohio. Requests for birth records usually cost $22.00 payable by cash or check. Through the office, birth records from 1908 to the present can be found.

Interested persons must provide a valid government-issued identity card to request birth records. After filling out an application, they may send their request to 615 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320, and can contact the office during office hours at (937) 472-0087.

Where and How to Get Preble County Death Records

The Preble County Department of Public Health keeps a record of deaths in the county. Interested persons can obtain abstract copies of death records in-person or via mail. The inquirer can visit the Public Health Department at 615 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Inquirers typically need to provide information such as the name of the deceased, date of death, location of death, and a fee of $22.00. Requests are put in during business hours and calls can be directed to the office of the Public Health Department at (937) 472-0087.