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Hamilton County, OH Public Records

Common Pleas Court
1000 Main St, Rm 315
Cincinnati, OH 45202 http://www.courtclerk.org
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
F: 513-946-5670
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil usually over $15,000, Domestic Relations
Restricted Records: Criminal histories not released
Hamilton County Municipal Court - Civil
1000 Main St, Rm 115
Cincinnati, OH 45202 www.hamilton-co.org/municipalcourt/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 513-946-5700
F: 513-946-5710
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No expungment records released
Hamilton County Municipal Court - Criminal
1000 Sycamore St, #112
Cincinnati, OH 45202 www.hamilton-co.org/municipalcourt/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 513-946-6040
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinances
Traffic is at 513-946-6041.
Probate Court
230 E 9th St
William Howard Taft Center, Records Dept
Cincinnati, OH 45202 https://www.probatect.org/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 513-946-3580
F: 513-946-3581
Jurisdiction: Probate
Access to cases at https://www.probatect.org/court-records/court-record-search.

Hamilton County, OH Vital Records

Contact the Hamilton County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Hamilton County
County Recorder
138 E Court St, Rm 205
Cincinnati, OH 45202 recordersoffice.hamilton-co.org/
8AM-4PM EST
Phone: 513-946-4570
Fax: 513-946-4577
Recorded Documents

Hamilton County Vital Certificates

Hamilton County Vital Certificates

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Hamilton County Information

Hamilton County, Ohio, which is named for the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, is the third most populous county in Ohio. It has a total area of 413 square miles and is the 1857 birthplace of U.S. president William Howard Taft. The home where he spent his first 25 years is now a National Historic Site in Cincinnati and is maintained by the National Park Service.

Hamilton County is located in the southwest corner of the state and is populated by many cities, townships, and villages. Many renowned businesses have their headquarters in Hamilton County. Sunny Delight Beverages is in Blue Ash, GE Aviation in Evandale, and Procter & Gamble and Macy's in Cincinnati. There are nine Fortune 500 companies in the county altogether.

Cincinnati is the most well known city in the county and is home to the Cincinnati Reds MLB baseball team, and the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. Cincinnati is also famous for its chili. The city has more restaurants that specialize in chili than any other state per capita and is known as the Chili Capital of America. There are also many restaurants that specialize in Bavarian cooking and schnitzels; this is because of the city's early influx of German immigrants. Hamilton County is a wonderful place for sports fans, good food, and for business to call home.

Hamilton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 407.36 sq mi
Population (2009): 855,062
  • Females: 52.1%
  • White: 71.6%
  • Black/African American: 24.9%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 69.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 9,760
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 29.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.38
Housing Units (2000): 373,393
Homeownership Rate (2000): 59.9%
Migration Flow to Hamilton County, OH from (2007-2008):

Hamilton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $34,724,228
  • Construction: $1,726,860
  • Retail Trade: $1,514,215
  • Professional and Technical Services: $3,749,647
  • Healthcare: $4,361,984
  • Banking: $2,265,247
  • Retail Trade: $1,514,215
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $769,381
  • Manufacturing: $5,017,114
  • Farms: $8,208
  • Government: $3,716,673
Employed (2000): 405,192
Unemployed (2000): 21,360
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $42,730
Local Government Employment (2007): 37,870
Local Government Revenue (2007): $3,405,381 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $3,321,191 (thou. dol.)

Hamilton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 11,734
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.7
Deaths (2007): 7,764
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 129
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0

Hamilton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 5,063
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 84
  • Forcible rape: 417
  • Robbery: 2,893
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,669
Property Crimes (2008): 34,763
  • Burglary: 8,699
  • Larceny-Theft: 23,899
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2,165

Hamilton County Genealogy Records