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As more records become inactive, they are transferred to The Records Center to clear primary office space.
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Contact the Lorain County Health Department at 440-322-6367 or 440-244-2209.
Contact the Lorain County Probate Court at 440-329-5176.
Contact the Clerk of Courts Records Department at 440-329-5511
The Records Center has Auditors Tax Duplicate Records dating back to 1824. We have the microfilm available that you may research at the Center to get you this information. It would be most helpful to have the following information when you come to research: The city, village, or township, address, parcel number, and the owner of the property's name back in the early years.
Not quite: we only accept inactive records that county employees consult less than once a month.
Currently 10,347 cubic feet of inactive records are stored at The Records Center.
Not quite. We have some marriage records, but the majority of these are held by Probate Court. Birth and death records are in the Probate Court and the Health Department. Ask us and we will refer you to the appropriate department.
The Lorain County Records Center holds a tremendous number of different records for Departments all over the County. It is our suggestion that you contact the Office of the Record Originator, and if the information you need is in our Center, the department will give you our contact information. If you do not have the contact information of the Department, feel free to call us and we will be happy to assist you in getting you the information you need.
Please remember that not all departments have records that are all considered public records. Many have records that are deemed confidential under the Ohio Revised Code 149.43 that are not available for public viewing. The Lorain County Records Center holds Records for the following Departments and Agencies: