Good government begins with engaged and informed citizens. The state of Ohio has laws and rules that strive to create transparency so that our residents can clearly see how their government operates.
View more government frequently asked questions as well as more answers to common questions.
- Can I look up the owner of a specific piece of property?
- How do I request public records?
- When do state legislators meet?
- Where does the state gets its money and how does it spend it?
You can search for the owners of a property in your neighborhood on your county auditor's website.
You can find information about property owned by the state from the Treasurer of State's office.
Ohio’s Public Records and Open Meetings laws, collectively known as the “Sunshine Laws,” give Ohioans access to government meetings and records. You need to request public records from the state agency, board, or commission that holds that record.
Learn more about Ohio’s Sunshine Laws from the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
To find out when the General Assembly is in session, see the session schedule as well as the full legislative calendar from the Ohio Legislature.
Checkbook.ohio.gov is a searchable database of real-time state funding and spending.