Putnam County, OH Arrest Records and Warrants

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Conducting a warrant search in Putnam County is simple because the Sheriff’s Office lists outstanding warrants on its website. However, when searching for arrest warrants, you should also search the county court records to get all of the information concerning an arrest warrant. The courts in Putnam County have an online case index that provides some information about cases; however, to get complete details about an arrest warrant issued in a criminal case, you must contact the Clerk of Court in person.

The best place to look for active warrants is through the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office website. The Sheriff used to maintain a list of active warrants on its website. In a recent search, I could not find that list online anymore. If you desire further information about a specific arrest warrant, you would need to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 1035 Heritage Trail in Ottawa, OH 45875. You can also request copies of arrest records for warrants that have already been served.

Another important part of a warrant search is looking for criminal cases through the courts. You can access criminal case information for both the Common Pleas and the Municipal courts in Putnam County using the court’s online case information system. After an outstanding warrant has been served, it may be important to know the case’s status, or you want copies of the court documents. To obtain copies of court records, you should go to the Clerk’s Office located at 245 East Main Street, Suite 303 in Ottawa, OH 45875.


Can you access the Putnam County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current in 2021)    

  • The Sheriff’s Office will have information on recent arrests and outstanding warrants- (419) 523-3208.
  • The Putnam County Jail can be contacted for an inmate search- (419) 523-3407.
  • The Crime Victim Services Unit provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime- (419) 523-1111.
  • The Clerk of Court’s office holds the judicial records and can help with a case search- (419) 523-3110.


Putnam County, OH crime data

In comparison to the 85 crime reports of 2018, the Putnam Sheriff’s Department received 105 criminal complaints in 2019. There were 90 crimes against property and 15 offenses against people in this annual total.

More than 65 larceny thefts, 19 burglaries, and 5 car thefts were recorded as crimes against property. There were 3 aggravated assaults, 9 rapes, and 2 robberies among the violent offenses.

During 2004 and 2005, there were less than 300 crimes committed in Putnam County. Only four percent of those crimes were violent, including one murder. Over sixty percent of the crimes committed during the two years were related to theft. The burglary came in second with just over thirty percent for the period.

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