Records of The Department of Job and Family Services
In the United States of America, the government belongs to the citizens.
At the Ottawa County Dept. of Job and Family Services (OCDJFS), we conduct our activities in the open and are proud of our strong commitment to this important principle of democracy. Our activities are documented through the records of our agency.
Pursuant to our commitment to openness and accountability, we comply with both the letter and the spirit of the Ohio Public Records Act (the Act). Citizens who wish to obtain the records of the OCDJFS need only request them. Some of the records maintained by the OCDJFS are confidential as defined by statute and are not subject to the provisions of the Act. These include all records of Children Services involvement with families, records of individual’s eligibility for public assistance, and others.
We are not required to create records not routinely maintained in the course of our work just because someone requests such a record. For instance, if a citizen requests a list of all employees born between 1960 and 1980 we would not have it and would not be required to create it just because someone requested it.
Question: How Do I Make a Public Records Request?
Answer: Contact us at (419) 707-8650.
Your Request will be handled promptly. If copies are necessary these will be prepared within a reasonable time period – usually within one week. For more information about Ottawa County’s Public Records Policy, click here.