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Visitor Information by County Agency

The Franklin County Commissioners Office is coordinating efforts county-wide to respond to and limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Click on the links below for more detailed information on conducting on-line business or entering a county facility: 

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH)

ADAMH - (614) 224-1057

For immediate emotional support call (614) 276-2273 (CARE) - available 24/7
Nationwide Children's Hospital for Youth (17 and under) in crisis call (614) 722-1800
Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline - (614) 221-5445 - available 24/7

  1. ADAMH COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Animal Care, Dog Shelter and Adoption Center

While the county's dog shelter and adoption center have amended their hours to the public, essential shelter enforcement activities continue daily.  Appointments are available for adoption.   For more information including the hours of operation, click below:

  1. Dog Shelter and Adoption Center Information


Your County Auditor Michael Stinziano is taking proactive steps to protect public health.  For more information on doing business with the auditor's office visit their website for the most up to date details or call (614) 524-4663.

  1. General Information
  2. Submitting licenses, documents and forms

Board of Elections

In response to the ongoing public health crisis, the state's legislature change in the election's procedures, the Franklin County Board of Elections is supporting residents with voting registrations and all the information you will need to vote in the next election.  Click here for more details: 

  1. Voter information 

Child Support Enforcement Agency

The Franklin County office of Child Support Enforcement is encouraging customers to connect on-line, by e-mail, or phone.  The payment window remains open, with limited hours of operation.  For more information about this and other services click below or call (614) 525-3275, TTY line (614) 525-7697

  1. General Information
  2. Closures,payments, & accessing your case online

Children Services

Franklin County Children Services has compiled information and resources that is helpful for families and caregivers during the COVID-19 public health conditions.  For general inquiries call (614) 229-7100 or the Child Abuse Hotline, available 24/7 is (614) 229-7000

  1. Information for parents and caregivers 


For information and updates on operational changes at the Coroner's office, including the new Forensic Science Center location, click below or call (614) 525-5290

  1. Information and Operational changes amid COVID-19

Courts and Judicial Services

Clerk of Courts

Your Clerk of Court, Maryellen O'Shaunessy, is taking precautionary measures to support public health while still conducting business.  For the latest information and updates to the clerk's services click below, e-mail or call (614) 525-3600 
  1. Clerk of Courts COVID-19 Resources 

Common Pleas - General Division

The Court of Common Pleas has authority over all felony cases and all civil cases with dispute sums in excess of $15,000.   For more information regarding court opertions during COVID-19 challenges, click below, call (614) 525-3453 or mailing address is 345 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

  1. Common Pleas- General Division COVID-19 Court Operations

Common Pleas - Domestic Relations & Juvenile Division

For information regarding limited court operations for domestic relations and juvenile cases during COVID-19 orders, click below, call (614) 525-3628 or mailing address is 371 South High Street, 6th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

Court of Appeals

The Tenth District Court of Appeals continues to serve residents during the COVID-19 public health orders.  For more information about operations and cases; click below or call (614) 525-3580.

  1. Tenth District Court of Appeals

Municipal Clerk and Courts

For information regarding limited court and clerk opertions for municipal cases during COVID-19 orders, click below, call (614) 645-8186 or mailing address is 375 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Probate Court

For information about probate court opertions during COVID-19 orders, click below, call (614) 525-3894 or mailing address is 373 South High Street, 22nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

  1. Probate Court

Guradianship Service Board

For more information and to contact the Guardianship Service Board click below or call (614) 525-2284

  1. Guardianship Service Board Information

Board of Develpmental Disabilities

Providing services to residents in Franlin County that supports children and adults who have development disabilities is as important as ever, click below for more information about the operations and procedures in place during COVID-19 orders or call (614) 475-6440
  1. Board of Developmental Disabilites General Information

Data Center

The Data Center remains committed to supporting and specializing in business, delivery and administrative services.  For customer service, information security, governance or information technology infrastructure click on the below link or call (614) 525-3208.

  1.  Response Assistance

Economic Development and Planning

The Economic Development & Planning office is working for residents and businesses, click below for information and helpful COVID-19 resources or contact them by calling: 
Main Phone Line - (614) 525-3095
Building Department - (614) 525-3166
Planning & Zoning - (614) 525-3094

  1. COVID-19 Response Assistance

Emergency Management & Homeland Security 

Emergency Management & Homeland Security coordinates and prepares for all-hazards disaster planning, education, warning, response, and recovery efforts to prepare and protect every resident of Franklin County, before, during and after a natural or man-made disaster.  Click below for more information or call (614) 794-0213  
For Franklin County COVID-19 Emergency Updates sent to your phone; Text COVID19FC to 888-777
  1. General Information

County Engineer

Your County Engineer, Cornell Robertson, maintains the safety and efficiency of Franklin County roadways year round, for more information click below for more information or call (614) 525-3030

  1. General Information

Job & Family Services

Click below for information on applying for Job & Family Service's benefits, customers are urged to apply online or calling 1-844-640-6446 or (614) 233-2000

  1. General Information
  2. How to apply for benefits  

Justice Policy & Programs

The office of Justice Policy & Programs serves as the metropolitan county criminal, justice services agency; for more information click below or call (614) 525-5577;

  1. General information
  2. Re-entry Crisis Guide

Office on Aging

The Office on Aging is closely monitoring and protecting Franklin County's senior residents during the COVID-19 public health crisis, for more information about this and resources for help during stay-at-home orders click below or call;
Main Phone Line: (614) 525-5230
Senior Options: (614) 525-6200; for residents (60 or older) to enroll in home-delivered meals through July 1 with no income verification
Adult Protective Services: (614) 525-4348 

  1. General information

Prosecuting Attorney

For information about how your County Prosecutor, Ron O'Brien, is conducting business during the COVID-19 public health outbreak, click below or call (614) 525-3555

  1. General information

Public Defender

To fulfill the consitutional mandate of equal justice, the Public Defender provides legal representation services in all judicial proceedings to residents needing assistance; for information on office hours and changes in operations, click below or call (614) 525-3194

  1. General information


The Recorder, Daniel O'Conner, Jr., conduct most services online or by mail; for information on these services, operations and e-recording; click below or call (614) 525-3930; mailing address is Franklin County Recorder, 373 S. High Street, 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6310 or e-mail 

  1. General information

Sanitary and Engineering

For information on how to pay a bill or other resources click below, call (614) 525-3940 or mailing address is 280 East Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

  1. General information


For information how Sheriff, Dallas Baldwin is preserving the peace and safety of Franklin County residents click below or call (614) 525-3333

  1. Concealed carry permit information, changes to jail visitation and more


Your Treasurer, Cheryl Brooks Sullivan, is taking proactive steps to protect public health.  For information on doing business with the treasuer's office visit their website for the most up to date details or call (614) 525-3438.  
  1. General Information

Veterans Service Commission

Franklin County's Veterans Service Commission provides assistance with food, rent, mortgage, and utilities, for more information on benefits available to veterans click the link below.
  1. Financial Assistance and General Information

COVID-19 resources in multiple languages