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Public Records Request

ODNR is a big department, and we have a lot of public records. We’re more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for, and we will work as fast as possible to fulfill your request. Please feel free to send us an email.

For more details on public records laws, please review the information below.

Public Records Laws

Ohio’s Public Records Law is found at Ohio Revised Code § 149.43.  Under the law, ODNR will make copies of public records available to the requester within a reasonable period of time, at a cost of $0.05 per page. There is no fee for viewing, faxing, or emailing records.  In addition, public records may be made available for inspection by appointment during regular posted business hours.  All records will remain in the possession of ODNR and copies will be made by an ODNR staff member. 

  • Some records may contain information that must be redacted pursuant to ORC Chapters 149 and 1347. We will provide reasons for any redaction at the time of the inspection or at the time the copies are provided. 

In addition to email, you may also mail your request to Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229, ATTN:  Public Records Officer. You may also call (614) 265-6565.