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Public Records Requests

After the Commission's determination, records from investigative files are available to the public upon request. In accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act, the OCRC may recover the costs of duplication and mailing prior to providing the records. The duplication cost is $0.05 per page plus actual mailing costs. A notice of cost is sent to the requesting party and the copies are provided after payment is received.

The Commission’s records retention schedule requires the OCRC to maintain case records of individual charges for a period of two years from the date of the Commission's last action. For example, when a final recommendation is confirmed by the Commissioners on October 22, 2002, the documents are destroyed on or after October 22, 2004. 

OCRC does maintain a database with limited information on all cases filed; however it does not include supporting documents or investigative reports. Cases currently under investigation, along with corresponding documents and records from the investigative files, cannot be made available to the public until the Commissioners confirm the recommendation.

If you wish make a public record request, please call 1-888-278-7101. Please provide as much information as possible to assist us in retrieving the correct records.

To submit payment for a public records request fulfillment, please make checks payable to "Ohio Civil Rights Commission" and send to:

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
30 E. Broad St., 5th Floor
​Columbus, OH 43215
Attn: Fiscal Department