Athens County, OH Arrest Records and Warrants

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Home to the University of Ohio, Athens County, with its population of over 12,000 families, is neither the biggest county in the state nor does it rank particularly high in crime. However, this does not eliminate the need to check on the background and arrest records of a person you have newly forged ties with.

Unfortunately, even though information on all active arrest warrants issued from Athens County, OH, is held by no less than 3 state agencies, there is no recourse for an online warrant search. So, if you want to ascertain the existence of an outstanding warrant against a person, you will need to literally show up at the judicial or law enforcement offices in the county.

The sheriff’s department: because the police not only request arrest warrants from the court but also receive all types of detention orders for execution, they have the low down on all of these arrest decrees issued by the court’s area, be they civil or criminal.

To contact members of the sheriff’s department, you will need to go to 13 W Washington St, Athens, Ohio 45701. They will only ever provide information on the procedure to receive arrest records as well as a criminal background check.

The county clerk’s Athens office is located at 15 South Court, Room 236, Athens, Ohio 45701. The court clerk and his/her team are charged with maintaining all judicial records, including the court dockets.

Finally, the magistrate’s court also maintains its own records of all arrest orders issued by the office. You will also find all information about any warrant released by them from the magistrate’s office. Contact them by visiting 1 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701.


How do access arrest records and details on warrants from Athens County over the phone? (Valid in 2021)  

  • Contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office at 740-593-6633 or the Athens Police Department at 740-592-3315 for incident/accident/arrest records.
  • Call the Athens Jail Administration at 740-753-4060 for information on recent arrests
  • Contact the State Attorney’s Office at (740) 592-3208 for crime victim’s help
  • Contact the Clerk of Court at (740) 592-3242 for starting a criminal case search.


Crime statistics of Athens County

The Athens Sheriff’s Office received 326 criminal complaints in 2018. The figure included 308 criminal misdemeanors and 18 felonies.

There were 186 larceny thefts, 96 burglaries, and 26 car thefts in the category of misdemeanor crimes. There were 9 aggravated assaults, 6 rapes, and 3 robberies among the reported felonies.

Athens County, Oh has seen a massive increase of almost 60% in violent crime rate and nearly 40% in the overall crime average over the ten-year interval from 1999 to 2008. Almost 700 criminal complaints are filed in the area each year, of which no less than 5% are against violent crimes.

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