Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society
County Government Organization

 

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This page provides details on the organization of the Warren County government.  Click on the below link for the specified information.

County Organization
 


Duties of County Officers

Elected County Officers History
 
Current Elected Warren County Officials


 

 

 

 

Early Warren County Organization
1810 to 1852

 

 

        Electorate        
                   
                   
         

 

                 
Commissioners (3)   General Assembly       Sheriff   Coroner
                     
                     
Treasurer   Common Pleas            
                   
                             
         

 

                   
Surveyor   Prosecuting Attorney   Recorder   Clerk of Courts        

 

 

 

 

Warren County Organization
1852-1912

 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas (2 Judges)   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   Surveyor   Probate Court (1 Judge)   Recorder

 

 

Warren County Organization
1913-1934

 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas (1 Judge)   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   Surveyor   Probate Court  (1 Judge)   Recorder

 


 

 Warren County Organization
1934-1958
 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas (1 Judge)   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   County Engineer   Probate Court  (1 Judge)   Recorder

 

 

 

Warren County Organization
1958-1986

 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas (1 Judge)   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   County Engineer   Probate Court   Recorder
                                             
                                             
                                                             
                                                             
                County Court (1 Judge)   Domestic Relations     General Division     Juvenile Division

 


 

Warren County Organization
1986-2004

 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas (2 Judges)   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   County Engineer   Probate Court   Recorder
                                             
                                             
                                                             
                                                             
                County Court (2 Judges)   Domestic Relations     General Division     Juvenile Division

 

 

 

 

Current Warren County Organization
2004-current

 

                    Electorate                    
                       

 

                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
Commissioners (3)   Clerk of Courts   Sheriff   Coroner   Auditor   Court of Common Pleas   Treasurer   Prosecuting Attorney   County Engineer   Probate Court   Recorder
                                             
                                             
                                                             
                                                             
                County Court (2 Judges)   Domestic Relations     General Division     Juvenile Division

 

  

 

Duties of County Officers

Office

Duties

Commissioners

Administrative board that oversees all county property, road construction, boundary changes, bond issues, and supervises all other county offices
 

Auditor

Book keeper & secretary for county
 

Treasurer

Collects real estate taxes & maintains all financial records for county
 

Recorder

Provides access to ownership of all county land records
 

Surveyor/ County Engineer

Provides open access to all maps & surveys of townships, villages and cities in the county
 

Coroner

Determine the cause(s) of death from violent or unknown circumstances.  May call an inquest jury to help decide verdict
 

Common Pleas Court Judge

Jurisdiction over all chancery, civil and criminal cases
 

Probate Judge

Settles will and estates, guardianships, marriages, births, deaths, insanity, idiocy, deaf & dumb persons, adoptions, name changes and naturalizations. 
 

Sheriff

Oversees county jail and prisoners, jury & witnesses at trials
 

Clerk of Courts

Maintains court records
 

Prosecuting Attorney

Legal advisor for all county officers and represents State in prosecution of criminals
 

 

 

Township Government

Each township enjoys the rights and privileges conferred by the laws of the General assembly, managing their own affairs such as roads, ditches, schools, care of the poor, justices of the peace and local taxes.  Each township may receive, hold and dispose of real and personal property and levy taxes. 

 

 

              Electorate              
                               

 

                           
                                                           
Trustees (3)   School Board of Directors   Clerk (Fiscal officer)   Justice of the Peace   Treasurer   Assessor   Constable   Road Supervisor

 

 

 

Office

Duties

Trustees

General administrative board for the township.  They care and control the township property, levy taxes, repair roads, keep care of the township cemeteries, maintain the township board of health and may furnish relief to the poor.
 

Justices of the Peace

Regulated by County Probate Court.  They have jurisdiction over minor offenses in township, and have power to solemnize marriages, administer oaths, acknowledge deeds, call witnesses and compel them to appear for trials.
 

Clerk (Fiscal Officer)

Maintain record of all proceedings.
 

 

 

 

Municipal Government

Municipality

Population

Officers

Hamlet

< 200 people

3 Trustees, Clerk, Treasurer, Marshal, Road Supervisors.  Duties similar to Township Officers. 

 

Village

Between 200 & 5000 people
(1st Class >3000,   2nd Class <3000)

Mayor, Clerk, Marshall, Sealer of Weights & Measurers (larger villages may also have a solicitor, & street commissioner).  The council serves as the village legislature.  Also served by Board of Education and Board of Health.
 

City

> 5000 people

Served by the Council, Mayor, Clerk, Cemetery Trustees, Water Works Trustee, Assessor, Solicitor, Treasurer, City Commissioners, marshal, City Engineer, Fire Engineer, Police Department, Board of Health & others. 

 


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