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

UPDATE: NEWARK, OHIO, Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Information and guidance is changing rapidly regarding COVID-19, and the Licking County Commissioners are committed to keeping County employees and residents safe and informed. Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and until further notice, the Board of Licking County Commissioners will temporarily restrict access to public offices under their hiring authority, which includes the Records and Archives Department. Offices and departments will remain open for public business by appointment only. The Board of Commissioners will monitor guidance provided by state and local public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional operational considerations.

Any member of the public interested in records held at the Licking County Records and Archives Center can submit requests via email to, or by phone at 740-670-5121. Please check the Records and Archives Center Facebook page and for future updates regarding our status and hours.

Licking County Commissioner's Press Release March 17, 2020

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 dated 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 listed on the Holdings by Department page and courts 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.