FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO
Welcome to Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney - Duties
Prosecuting Attorney: Gregg Marx
General Duties of the Prosecuting Attorney
The duties of the office are many and varied. The prosecuting attorney generally inquires into the commission of felony crimes within the county. The prosecuting attorney prosecutes, on behalf of the state, all complaints, suits, and controversies in which the state is a party, and other suits, matters, and controversies that the prosecuting attorney is required to prosecute within or outside the county, in the probate court, court of common pleas, and court of appeals. The prosecuting attorney prosecutes cases arising in the prosecuting attorney's county in the Supreme Court, and assists the state attorney general in pursuing death-penalty cases to their conclusions throughout the judicial process.
The prosecuting attorney is the legal adviser of the board of county commissioners, board of elections, county engineer, county sheriff, county board of MRDD, county children services board, county auditor, county treasurer, county recorder, county clerk of courts, and all other county officers and boards, including all tax-supported public libraries. The prosecuting attorney provides written opinions or instructions to the county elected officials, boards and commissions in matters connected with their official duties. The prosecuting attorney is the legal adviser for all boards of township trustees and their clerks. The prosecuting attorney is obligated to prosecute and defend all suits and actions which any such official, board or commissions directs or is a party, and no county official may employ any other counsel or attorney at the expense of the county, unless authorized to do so by the prosecuting attorney.
In addition, the prosecuting attorney is authorized in certain situations, by civil action in the name of the state, to protect or recover public monies for the benefit of the county.
239 West Main Street, Suite 101
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
8am to 4pm