Fairfield County, in accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act, maintains open and accessible public records available for inspection and copying. Public records can be reviewed during regular business hours, with the exception of published holidays. Public records requests will be promptlyfulfilled within a reasonable time period. Records kept by Fairfield County offices are accessible by the public unless they are exempt from disclosure under Ohio law.

Not all parts of records are accessible by law. For example, a document can have certain parts “redacted”, meaning sensitive names and details need to be removed for various reasons.

Please note: When making a request for public records, you are under no obligation to provide your name, address or the intended use of the requested public record.

Public Records Policy
Resolution Affirming Public Records Policy
Public Records Request Form

Fairfield County public records requests can be made by:
• Contacting the department from which public records are requested
• Submitting a request to
• Mailing your request to:
  Rachel Elsea, Commissioners’ Clerk
  County Administrator
  210 East Main Street, Room 301
  Lancaster, Ohio 43130