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


June 1, 2020: The next meeting of the Licking County Records Commission has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, at 2 p.m. in Room A (basement) of the Licking County Administration Building. Meeting attendees will be asked to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear a face mask or covering if possible. Please check the Records Commission page the week of June 15 to view the finalized meeting agenda.


April 24, 2020: The Licking County Records and Archives Center will fully re-open to the public on Monday, May 4, 2020. At this time we are encouraging our patrons to continue to contact us by phone 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 calling 740-670-5121. All patrons who do choose to visit the Records Center are being asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to wear a face mask if possible.

Members 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.

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 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.