Athens County OH

Lookup Public Records in Athens CountyOhio. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Athens County, Ohio

Located at the eastern border (and near the southern one) of Ohio, Athens County is named for Athens, Greece, the ancient center of learning. It is comprised of 508 square miles of total area with 504 of that being land. The county is surrounded to the north by Perry County, the northeast by Morgan County, the east by Washington County, the southeast by Wood County, West Virginia, the south by Meigs County, the west by Vinton County and the northwest by Hocking County. It had approximately 64,757 people as of the 2010 census. It has 18 zip codes with the most populous being 45701 at 53%.

Athens County Officials Information

There are no County Clerks in Ohio, the Recorder takes care of many of the documents and records for property while personal records are dispersed throughout different entities, including birth and death records with the County Health Department. Documents can be requested by mail or in person, during normal business hours.

The Recorder is responsible for filing property related documents.

Recorder: Jessica Markins
1 S. Court Street Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-3228
Fax: 740-592-3229
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Recorder is responsible for property records, which are considered public record. This office is not responsible for other documents, including birth and death certificates, personal protection orders and more. These documents are handled by respective locations throughout the county. Military discharge paperwork can also be found in this office, as well as financing statements for the securement of liens. In this office you will also find property records from the county starting in 1790 as well as indices. Because these documents are considered public record they are available for purchase by in person request, with some being available through the online system.


The Auditor’s Office is where you will find information about property, including maps, sales reports, parcels and other property related documents.

Auditor’s Office:

15 S. Court St. Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-3227
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

These are generally considered public record and can be requested, in person, during normal business hours. There are some that are available through the online resource, however the majority of documents must be requested in the office. Documents related to accounting, finances and GIS maps can also be found in this same department.

Athens County Court Information

Court cases for Athens County are not available online however most court records are considered public record once the case has been completed and filed. Documents must be requested in person, during normal business hours.

Court Records Online:

Athens, OH Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200968,603
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20099,318
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009643
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,847
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009472
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009151
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,700
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009424
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,190
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20099,209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093,340
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009311
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,944
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009477
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,439
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,351
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009391
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009402
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009493
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009207
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,205
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,882

Athens County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 15 S Court St #236, Athens, OH 45701, United States
Phone: 740-592-3228

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