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Ohio Local Government Law Resource Guide: Home

Learn about Ohio county, municipal, township & special district governments and the laws that govern them.


This guide aims to help students identify Ohio's forms of local government and sources for finding the legal resources they produce. For contextual understanding of the state legal structure within which they function, see our Ohio  Primary Law and Ohio Secondary Sources  Research Guides.

Ohio's local governments include counties, townships, municipalities and special districts. They are all creatures of the state, and derive their authority from powers conferred by the state. See:

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