Information about Ohio's state agencies and departments.
Ohio state government is primarily organized into several cabinet or administrative departments across more than 20 agencies. Notices and proposed rules are published in the Register of Ohio, which are codified in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
It is the mission of the Ohio Development Services Agency to help create jobs and build strong communities in Ohio, while ensuring accountability and transparency of taxpayer money exceptional customer service.
Protects human health and the environment by restoring contaminated land and water resources and implementing standards for air quality, drinking water and stream water quality, wastewater treatment, and solid, infectious, and hazardous waste treatment and disposal.
Responsible for developing and overseeing Ohio's public assistance, workforce development, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.
Ensures that all residential, business, and industrial utility consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at a fair price while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices.
Provides residential educational services in Columbus to school-age (grades K-12) blind and visually-impaired youth and visually-impaired youth with multiple disabilities so that they may become self-sufficient members of society.
Administers and enforces 30 different state and local taxes and fees, including the state and school district individual income taxes, state and local sales taxes, and an array of business and excise taxes.
Ohio workers' compensation system helps injured workers and employers cope with workplace injuries. BWC pays medical benefits and lost wages to employees who are injured or contract an occupational disease on the job.