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 Historic County Government Records!

Please feel free to stop by and explore Licking County's historic public government records. Our address and hours are listed below.

Department News


COVID-19 (UPDATED 7/20/20): In compliance with the State of Ohio Mandate for Counties under a Red Level 3 and Purple Level 4, all patrons who choose to visit the Licking County Records & Archives Center will be required to wear a facemask (certain exemptions apply), and will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines. At this time we are encouraging our patrons to continue to contact us by phone (740-670-5121) and email ( if at all possible for their records needs. Patrons who prefer to visit the Records Center in person are encouraged to make an appointment with staff by phone or email. Please check our Facebook page and for future updates.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (740) 670-5121
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Planning a visit? Check out the Planning Your Visit page for information about our Reference Room Policies. If you plan to conduct more extensive research, we suggest scheduling an appointment by phone or email at

Special Note: The Licking County Records & Archives Center collections include historical materials for the various county departments and courts listed on the Holdings by Department page, generally these records date between 1808 and the mid-1900s. For Clerk of Courts we hold case files prior to 1992. For more recent records and/or certified records from the offices and courts listed on the Holdings by Department page please contact them directly by phone. Additionally, to check the status of a current court case, please contact the courts. Their websites and phone numbers can be found under the Agencies/Departments tab above.