• Celebrating 200 Years!

    On February 12, 1820 the Ohio Legislature authorized the creation of Wood County.

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    The official website for the government of Wood County in Ohio.

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    The official website for the government of Wood County in Ohio.

  • Welcome

    The official website for the government of Wood County in Ohio.

  • Welcome

    The official website for the government of Wood County in Ohio.

Wood County Court-Appointed Special Advocates Wanted!

Please join us at our Virtual Volunteer Information Session to learn the role of CASA volunteers and how you can become involved in Wood County. Click the Zoom link below on January 9th at 10:00 AM.

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Mahlman Sworn in as Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts

Douglas F. Cubberley, Wood County Clerk of Courts, is pleased to announce that Kathryn M. Mahlman was sworn in as Chief Deputy Clerk before the Honorable Matthew L. Reger on December 5th.

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Wood County Administrator to Retire

The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, announce the retirement of Andrew Kalmar, County Administrator. His last day as County Administrator will be Friday, July 1, 2022

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Wood County Police Memorial Service

The Wood County Police Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday May 18, 2022, at 12:00 Noon. We are planning on holding this service on the front steps of the courthouse. However, if it rains, we will hold the service in the Atrium. Bowling Green Mayor Mike Aspacher, Wood County Commissioners, and State Representative Ghanbari will be making presentations during this service. We also wanted to also pass on that at about 12:20 PM, we will be paying tribute with a 21-gun salute.

This service is open to the public

Commissioners Authorize Change to Internet Auction

Effective May 11, 2022, the Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, transitioned the internet auction service to GovDeals.

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Wood County To Host OneOhio Local Meeting

On Monday, April 11, 2022, Wood County will host a meeting regarding the OneOhio plan and opportunities for distribution of settlement funds from State opioid litigation settlements. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Wood County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located in the Wood County Courthouse complex in Bowling Green. Political subdivisions and agencies interested in seeking funding through the OneOhio Foundation Board are strongly encouraged to attend. The process to submit funding proposals and the by-laws for Region 17 will be discussed.

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Commissioners To Present State Of The County Address

The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, will present the 2022 State of the County Address on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The address will be recorded and available at 9:00 a.m. on the website for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. During the week following the address, the Wood County Annual Report will arrive in mailboxes across the county.

Traditionally, the State of the County Address has been an in-person event presented at the Wood County Courthouse. Due to pandemic restrictions in 2021, the Commissioners presented a recorded address, and they believe that is the best course of action for 2022. They anticipate returning to a live event in 2023.

Link to BG Chamber of Commerce

Commissioner LaHote Joins Statewide Risk Pool in Receiving National Recognition

The County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA), a risk-sharing pool designed for counties, is pleased to announce it received Recognition from the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) for adopting industry best practices. Wood County Commissioner Craig LaHote currently serves as Board Treasurer and has been an active board member since 2019.

“Receiving Recognition from AGRIP is a true testament to the level of professionalism to which the CORSA board of directors and staff adhere. CORSA is among a small percentage of the AGRIP membership that is able to meet the standards required to receive recognition,” CORSA Managing Director John Brownlee said. “I am extremely grateful to Commissioner LaHote for his dedication to our board. This recognition would not have been possible without his hard work and expertise.”

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Spirit of Wood County Awards, November 7th

The Wood County Commissioners will recognize eight individuals from across the county with the 2021 Spirit of Wood County Awards on November 7th at 2 p.m. in the Alvin L. Perkins Atrium, at the Wood County Courthouse Complex.

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Wood County Title Office Change of Hours

Effective November 1, 2021 the Wood County Clerk of Courts Title Office will adopt the following hours of operation:

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please note that the Title Office will be closed on Saturdays.

These hours are being implemented on a trial basis and will be reviewed after six months.

County Offices to Observe Juneteenth on July 2, 2021

The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus, on Thursday, agreed that most Wood County government offices will be closed on Friday, July 2, 2021, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. While the actual holiday was Saturday, June 19, and would have been observed by the County offices on June 18, the manner in which it was declared by the President and the Governor unfortunately left no time for preparation.

Wood County government will observe Juneteenth on June 19, annually beginning in 2022 and each year thereafter.

Dog Shelter Closure

The Wood County Dog Shelter will be closed on Friday, July 2, 2021 through Monday, July 5, 2021 due to the holiday weekend:

The following services are available online:

Dog License Sales

Viewing adoptable dogs

For additional information, please contact the Wood County Dog Shelter by calling, (419) 354-9242.

State of the County Address

The Board of County Commissioners is pleased to present the 2021 State of the County Address. Many thanks to the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce for their assistance. To watch the speech, please click on this link:

County Address via YouTube

Courthouse Visitation COVID-19 Guidelines

The Courthouse Complex remains open.  However, access to many County offices and departments is restricted.  To obtain phone numbers to County offices and departments, please access the County website's Guide to Wood County Government.  To obtain information by phone, please call (419)354-9000 or 1-866-860-4140 (toll free).

All visitors entering the Courthouse Complex should wear a mask, scarf, or other covering on their face prior to entering the building.  This will become a requirement on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  Please be prepared for this.  Wood County is unable to provide masks to visitors.  Additionally, all visitors will have their temperature taken and be asked several health questions before being permitted to proceed.  If they have a fever greater than 100 degrees, they must wait while a representative of the office they wish to visit is contacted.

Thank you. Be safe. Be clean. Help each other.

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The Board of Wood County Commissioners is excited to introduce the County’s First Electronic Newsletter. The newsletter is intended to provide citizens with relevant information regarding County operations. We believe it is vital to keep the citizens informed and involved in the County. The newsletter will be published and distributed by email periodically. It will available on the County's website as well as the Commissioners’ Facebook page. If you would like to be added to future distributions, then please send an email to enews@co.wood.oh.us.

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