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Ohio State Agency Databases: Annotated listing of publicly searchable databases produced by agencies of the State of Ohio.

STATE OF OHIO GOVERNMENT AGENCY WEBSITES Agencies, Departments, Boards & Commissions


Accountancy Board of Ohio
Adjutant General's Department
Administrative Services Department
Aging Department
Agriculture Department
Air Quality Development Authority
Architects Board / Landscape Architects Board
Arts Council
Athletic Commission
Attorney General


Broadcast Educational Media Commission
Budget & Management Office
Building Standards Board (Ohio Department of Commerce)


Career Colleges & Schools Board
Casino Control Commission
Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Chiropractic Board
Civil Rights Commission
Clean Ohio Fund
Commerce Department
Constitution of the State of Ohio*
Consumers' Counsel
Controlling Board (Ohio Office of Budget & Management)
Correctional Institution Inspection Committee
Cosmetology and Barber Board
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
Court of Claims of Ohio
Criminal Justice Services Office


Dental Board
Developmental Disabilities Council
Developmental Disabilities Department
Development Services Agency


Education Department
Elections Commission
Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board
Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Medical Services
Engineers & Surveyors Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Review Appeals Commission
Ethics Commission


Facilities Construction Commission
Family & Children First
Fatherhood Commission
Financial Institutions Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)


General Assembly (Ohio Legislature)
Geological Survey Division (Ohio Department of Natural Resources)
Governor of Ohio
Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team
Governor's Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives
Governor's Office of Health Transformation
Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation


Health Department
Higher Education Department
Higher Educational Facility Commission
Homeland Security
House of Representatives
Housing Finance Agency
Human Trafficking Task Force


Industrial Commission
Industrial Compliance & Labor Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Information Technology Office (Ohio Department of Administrative Services)
Inspector General Office
Insurance Department
Investigative Unit (Ohio State Highway Patrol)


Job & Family Services Department
Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (Ohio General Assembly)
Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (Ohio General Assembly)
Judicial Conference


Labor Market Information (Ohio Department of Job & Family Services)
Lake Erie Commission
Latino Affairs Commission
Legislative Service Commission
Liquor Control Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Lottery Commission


Manufactured Homes Program (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Medicaid Department
Medical Board
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Military Reserve
Minority Health Commission
Motor Vehicle Repair Board
Motor Vehicles Bureau


National Guard (Ohio Adjutant General's Department)
Natural Resources Department
Nursing Board


OARnet: Ohio Academic Resources Network (OH-TECH)
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board
Ohio Administrative Code
Ohio Business Gateway
Ohioana Library
Ohio Channel
Ohio Citizen Action 
Ohio County Trends & Profiles (Ohio Development Services Agency)
Ohio for Responsible Gambling
Ohio History Connection
Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Proud: Made in Ohio, Grown in Ohio
Ohio Revised Code
Ohio Supercomputer Center (OH-TECH)
Ohio Wines
OhioLINK: Ohio Library & Information Network (OH-TECH)
OH-TECH: Ohio Technology Consortium (Ohio Department of Higher Education)
OPLIN: Ohio Public Library Information Network
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Board


Personnel Board of Review
Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board
Pharmacy Board
Power Siting Board
Private Investigator Security Guard Services
Psychology Board
Public Defender Office
Public Safety Department
Public Utilities Commission
Public Works Commission
Publications (Ohio Secretary of State)


Racing Commission
Rail Development Commission (Ohio Department of Transportation)
Real Estate & Professional Licensing (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Rehabilitation & Correction Department
Respiratory Care Board - Home Medical Equipment Regulation


Sanitarian Registration (Ohio Department of Health)
School for the Deaf
Secretary of State
Securities Division (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Senate (General Assembly)
Speech & Hearing Professionals Board
Service & Volunteerism Commission
State & Federal Surplus Services (Ohio Department of Administrative Services)
State Employment Relations Board
State Fire Marshal (Ohio Department of Commerce)
State Highway Patrol
Statehouse Museum Shop
Statehouse News Bureau
State Library of Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Judicial System


Tax Appeals Board
Taxation Department
Transportation Department
Treasurer of Ohio
Tuition Trust Authority
Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission


Unclaimed Funds (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Unemployment Compensation Review Commission
Utility Radiological Safety Board


Veterans Homes
Veterans Services Department
Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Vision Professionals Board Ohio Vital Records Information or Counties


Water Development Authority
Workers' Compensation Bureau


Youth Art Exhibition
Youth Services Department

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State Agency Databases Across the 50 States: ALA GODORT

Federal Government Relating to Ohio

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Launched in 2010 with NRCS as one of a number of federal agency partners. GLRI helps NRCS accelerate conservation efforts on private lands located in targeted watersheds throughout the region. Through GLRI, NRCS works with farmers and landowners to combat invasive species, protect watersheds and shorelines from non-point source pollution and restore wetlands and other habitat areas.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service: Published Soil Surveys for Ohio: