Board of Commissioners
  Coshocton County Commissioners
401 1/2 Main St
Coshocton, OH 43812

Phone: (740) 622-1753
Fax: (740) 622-4917

Monday - Friday
8am to 4pm
Duties of the Commissioners Office
All Ohio counties organized under the general statutory law have three county
commissioners, two being elected at the time of the presidential election and one at the
time of the gubernatorial election. The county commissioner elected at the gubernatorial
election takes office on January 1st, and the two elected at the presidential election take
office on January 2nd and 3rd. Candidates for these two commissioner positions must file
for either the January 2 or 3 position (ORC 305.01).
County commissioners make up the general administrative body for county government.
As indicated above, they can perform those duties which are specifically authorized by the
General Assembly and no more. They are the county government taxing, budgeting,
appropriating, and purchasing authority. They hold title to county property. Individual
commissioners have no power to act independently. All formal and official actions must
be taken by the board of county commissioners acting as a body by majority or unanimous
Commissioners also have a myriad of other responsibilities including hearing and ruling on
annexations, approving drainage improvements through the petition ditch process,
establishing water and sewer districts and making improvements, and providing for solid
waste disposal.
Commissioners also appoint department heads of offices for which they have responsibility
and also appoint members to a variety of boards and commissions, and also serve on
some boards such as the board of revision, the county records commission, and the
planning commission.
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