Records & Archives

Newark & Granville Electric Railway Company Bond
Dated April 7th, 1892 - Case Number 9848
Salvaged from the Licking County Courthouse Attic

"It is not deeds or acts that last:
it is the written record of those deeds and acts"

- Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915 -



Welcome to the Licking County Records & Archives Webpage!

Home to Your Historical County Government Records!

Please feel free to stop by and explore Licking County's historical public government records.

Contact Us

Mailing Address: Physical Address: 20 South 2nd St. 61 East Main Street Newark, OH 43055 Newark, OH 43055

Phone: (740)-670-5121

Email: [email protected]

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday


Our department's annual FREE Community Scanning Event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th, from 4-6 p.m.! Preserve your old family photos, letters, etc. for generations by having them digitized by our experienced Imaging Technicians. We have 30-minute scanning appointments available (no walk-in's please), with a limit of 10 items/scans per person. Participants will receive a USB containing their digital files. Appointments are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP by Monday, May 13th, by calling 740-670-5121, or email [email protected].

Can't make the event? Items for scanning may be dropped off prior to the event at the Records Center, and retrieved at your convenience during our regular business hours.

To participate we require the completion of Item Release and Information forms; complete your forms prior to the event by downloading them here:

Scanning Event Release Form

Scanning Event Information Form

Licking County Records & Archives is now on Ohio Memory! Visit our Digital Collections page here and browse our holdings of historical images. We are in the process of adding more to our collection and will be contributing additional photographs, oral histories, artwork, and more! Check back soon for future updates.

Planning a visit? Check out the Planning Your Visit page for information about our Reference Room Policies. To schedule a research appointment or to make a public records request, please contact us by phone at (740)-670-5121 or by email at [email protected]

The Licking County Records & Archives Center collections include historical materials for the various county departments and courts. Though the majority of the records we hold date between the late 1800s and the mid/late 1900s, each department and court has a different time span and level of impact from the 1875 Courthouse fire. For Clerk of Courts we hold case files prior to 1992. For more recent records and/or certified records please contact the originating department or court directly by phone. Additionally, to check the status of a current court case, please contact the courts. Department contact information can be found under the Agencies/Departments tab above.

In lieu of visiting in person, members of the public interested in records held at the Licking County Records and Archives Center can submit requests via email to [email protected], or by phone at 740-670-5121. Please check the department’s Facebook page and for future updates.