Requesting Public Records for departments under the board of county commissioners

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As a public office of the State of Ohio, Hamilton County is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act (Ohio Revised Code 149.43), which provides for prompt inspection of public records and requires that copies of existing public records be provided in a reasonable period of time. It is the intent of the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners to fully comply with both the Open Records and Open Meetings Acts.

Effective September 27, 2007, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners adopted Personnel Policy Manual Section 2.13 Public Records Policy, which outlines rules and procedures followed by Departments of the Board regarding public records requests and records retention.

You may click here to view a complete copy of the Public Records Policy   OR, a copy is available at:
Human Resources Department
138 E. Court Street, Room 707
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


To request records under the Board of County Commissioners

Please use one of the following options to submit your request:

Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners
Public Record Request
138 East Court Street, Room 603 Cincinnati, OH 45202

For a list of Departments under the Board of County Commissioners, please click here  .

Please note, the Board of County Commissioners is not the records custodian for other elected offices. Each of these offices is controlled by a separately elected official who designate their own staff to handle their independent records. Please see the directory for contact information here. 

To Request Records from Hamilton County Communications (911)

Hamilton County Communications (911) has streamlined public records requests with its own dedicated hotline- (513) 595-8585.

Members of the media are urged to use the (513) 595-8585 hotline to request copies of 911 emergency calls. You will receive instructions to give the date/time, location, name, phone number, and an email address where the requested information can be sent.

The hotline will enable dispatchers to focus on taking emergency calls, while the administration can work on producing the records without negatively impacting call-time response.

  Phone: (513) 595-8585