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Government FAQs

State laws are collected and published in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC or RC).

State agencies adopt rules to carry out the policies and intent of laws passed by the General Assembly. These rules are collected and published in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC or AC).

If you received a check from the State of Ohio and don't know why — it's not your tax refund or a payment you were expecting — contact the Office of Budget and Management at (614) 466-4034 and ask for the State Accounting/Warrants Desk.

The next general election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for which the deadline to register was October 5, 2020. 

To find out when the General Assembly is in session, see the session schedule as well as the full legislative calendar.

For help with the Ohio Community and Energy Assistance Network (OCEAN), contact the Development Services Agency at oceanhelp@development.ohio.gov or (888) 995-2227.

You can search for the owners of a property on your county auditor's website. If a property is owned by the state, see state-owned real property.

If you are currently registered to vote in Ohio and wish to cancel your registration — perhaps you moved out-of-state — you may do so by completing the Ohio Voter Registration Cancellation Request form and sending it to the county board of elections where you wish your registration to be cancelled. 

If you've moved or your name has changed, you can update your voter registration online via Ohio's Online Voter Registration System.

You may register to vote online, in person or by mail.

Search by your ZIP code plus four to find your Ohio Senator and Ohio Representative.

For help with the ODH Gateway, call the Ohio Department of Health's IT Help Desk at 614-752-5190.

You'll need to directly contact the holder of the records to make a request.  Most state agencies post their public records request policies on their websites.

Learn about Ohio's Sunshine Laws.  If you have any questions, contact the Ohio Attorney General.