Meigs Elected Officials Announce Office Procedures as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Meigs Elected Officials Announce Office Procedures as COVID-19 Cases Rise

POMEROY, Ohio – Various officials with Meigs County offices are making adjustments as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

According to a joint press release from elected officials, “The Meigs County Ohio Elected Officials are making this public announcement, effective immediately.  Due to the increased numbers of persons in our community suffering from the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to protect the public who use our facilities and our staff, the Meigs County Courthouse and other County Offices related to Courthouse business are significantly limiting access or entry to their respective buildings.”

Many of the services provided at the Courthouse can now be obtained without physically going to the courthouse.  The attached list is an explanation of how you can get information or remote access to the courthouse and some other county offices.  If, after review of these options, you believe you still need to enter the Courthouse, the following restrictions and requirements will be enforced. 

Persons are encouraged, and in many cases required, to schedule appointments with whichever office or offices you need physical access to in the Meigs County Courthouse.  All persons entering the courthouse must do so through the Covid-19 Screening and Security Station at the ground level of the courthouse.  Often this security station is extremely busy and lines may form, but please be patient with the staff as we all work through this together.  Pursuant to the Meigs County Health Department and the State of Ohio Health Department and Governors Orders, all person using the Courthouse facilities are REQUIRED to wear a facial covering.  If you have medical reasons that make wearing a mask difficult or impossible, please send another person on your behalf or attempt to make arrangements for curb-side services, if sooffered by the respective office.  You may be required to show photo identification to verify that you are the person with a hearing or appointment.  The screening station will have the names of all persons with scheduled appointments or scheduled hearings.  

If you do not have an appointment or a hearing and depending on the service you are seeking, you may be directed to leave and schedule an appointment.   We want to be helpful, so when possible, the screening station personnel may reach out to the respective offices and, when possible, make arrangements for limited access.  

Contact information for the Courthouse offices and other county offices related to Courthouse business are provided below. For any remaining county office not covered within this information, please contact that office directly.  

“We want to thank the citizens of Meigs County, fellow elected officials, and our employees for their cooperation, patience, and understanding during this these ever-changing times  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause the citizens of Meigs County.  We believe these measures are necessary to protect the public and our employees and to keep our day-to-day business running.  We will continue to work with Federal, State, and Local Officials and update the public with any additional changes to our services on our websites, if any, through the local papers, and various social media platforms,” read the statement.

Meigs County Common Pleas Court

100 East Second Street, Room 302

Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

Phone:  740.992.6439

Fax:  740.992.3828

Email:  info@meigscommonpleascourt.com

The Meigs County Meigs Common Pleas Court will be conducting hearings by video using the Zoom platform whenever possible.  The Court’s Zoom subscription allows participation through video and audio or audio only.  If a court participant does not have a devise capable of use for zoom hearings or does not have internet access, upon request, the Court may provide access to one of the Meigs County “Zoom Rooms” on the third floor of the courthouse, where the participant can virtually appear at the hearing, but be physically separated from court personnel.  If the litigation requires the use of exhibits (visual or audio), those are to be submitted electronically to the court well in advance of the hearing by attaching to an email and sending it to  info@meigscommonpleascourt.com .  Those exhibits will then be made available and shared on the screen at the appropriate time during the hearing.  Any member of the public who wishes to watch or observe hearings may request a zoom link and one will be provided so that the person wishing to watch or listen to a hearing may be admitted to the hearing virtually, for observation purposes only.  Those persons will not be permitted to participate verbally or to disrupt the hearing in any way.  Anyone participating on a hearing by video will be subject to removal from the hearing for disruptive behavior.   

If you wish to talk to Meigs Common Pleas Court Personnel, call 740-992-6439

  • ​For civil or domestic cases press ext. 1
  • For criminal press ext. 2
  • For bailiff or court security press ext. 3
  • For billing, grants or contract services and other inquiries press ext. 5 
  • For male probation officer press ext. 8
  • For female probation officer press ext. 7
  • ​For presentence investigation writer press ext. 6

Meigs County Probate Juvenile Court

100 East Second Street, Room 203

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.6205 or 740.992.3096

Please contact directly via telephone prior to visiting their office.  The staff will provide you with further instruction.  

Meigs County Court 

100 East Second Street, Room 304

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.2279

Fax:  740.992.6321

The Meigs County Court is open for business, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.  However, at this time, the Court is taking steps to limit personal contact.  Any person needing to reach the Court should call 740.992.2279, send a fax to 740.992.4570, or mail to 100 East Second Street, Suite 304, Pomeroy, Ohio, instead of coming to the Court in person.  Our website may also be accessed at www.meigscountycourt.org .  Those with hearings before the Court should call and confirm whether or not their personal appearance is required; the use of video conferencing technology is encouraged for all parties.  Presently, only the party and their attorney will be permitted into the courtroom.  Persons with COVID-19, COVID-19 symptoms, or recent contacts with COVID-19 cases, should not come to Court as their hearings will be rescheduled.  

Meigs County Common Pleas Court Clerk of Courts – Legal Division

100 East Second Street, Room 303

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.5290

Fax:  740.992.4429

meigscountyclerkofcourts.com

legal@meigscountyclerkofcourts.com

The Meigs County Clerk of Courts Legal Division is open for business and ready to assist you.  All filing of court documents shall be done via ordinary mail, e-mail, fax or in-person.  If in-person filing is necessary, only one individual may visit the office at a time.  Payment of filing fees via telephone will still be required in order for documents to be filed.  Please note that eFiling is coming soon and will be appropriately announced at that time.• Fax filing – 740.992.4429• Email filing – legal@meigscountyclerkofcourts.com• Ordinary mail filing – Meigs County Clerk of Courts, 100 East Second Street, Suite 303, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

You may still search records online at meigscountyclerkofcourts.com.  Public records requests may be made by phone, fax or email.  If you do not have access to the internet, please call our office and we will gladly mail copies to you for a small fee.

If you need to pay court costs, restitution or a fine, you may do so over the phone with a debit or credit card.  Associated fees will be charged, but are beyond the control of our office.  A receipt will be mailed to you, upon request.  Please note that ePay is coming soon and will be appropriately announced at that time.  

Passport application processing will take place by appointment only.  This applies to our part in the process only.  The National Passport Center is still operating as normal, at the time of this statement; however, processing times are longer.  

If you have any questions or other business not addressed above, please call us at 740.992.5290 or email us at legal@meigscountyclerkofcourts.com.  

Civil Protection Order matters:  Please contact the Meigs County Victim’s Assistance Office at 740.992.1720.  If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message.

Meigs County Auditor

100 East Second Street, Room 201

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.9922698

Fax:  740.992.6289

meigscountyauditor.org 

Auditor’s Office will be by appointment only.  Dog tags can be purchased thru the mail or can use the drop box located in front of the Courthouse.  The applications can be found on our website or we will gladly mail you one if you did not receive one in our mailing that just went out.

If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 740-992-2698.  Thank you for your understanding as we work together thru this pandemic.

Meigs County Commissioners Office

100 East Second Street, Room 301

Pomeroy, Ohio  45759

Phone:  740.992.2895

Fax:  740.992.2270

meigscountycommissioners.com 

Please contact this office directly. 

Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney

117 West Second Street

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.6371

Fax:  740.992.6567

Please contact this office directly.  If you need Victim’s Assistance, please contact 740.992.1720.

Meigs County Sheriff 

Phone:  740.992.3371

meigssheriff.org

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is under normal operation with some restrictions.  Please contact the office for further details.  

Meigs County Clerk of Courts – Title Division

100 East Second Street, Room 204

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.2693

Fax:  740.992.3734

meigscountyclerkofcourts.com

title_division@meigscountyclerkofcourts.com

The Meigs County Clerk of Courts Title Office will temporarily service only one individual at a time, unless the title work requires an additional person.  This restriction is consistent with decisions made by other government offices to combat the community spread of the Coronavirus.

If there is any reason you are unable to enter the building, we will continue to offer our titling-by mail option during the duration of this pandemic.  Please call our office to facilitate processing your title by mail or visit our website to print out the Titling-by-mail Checklist.  The appropriate documentation and payment shall be mailed to the Meigs County Clerk of Courts, Title Office, 100 East Second Street, Suite 204, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769. To ensure accurate transaction by mail, please call our dedicated title clerks or view the checklist.  

For BMV-related information, please visit their website at www.bmv.ohio.gov.

Passport application processing will take place by appointment only.  This applies to our part in the process only.  The National Passport Center is still operating as normal, at the time of this statement; however, processing times are longer.  

If you have any questions or other business not addressed above, please call us at 740.992.2693 or email us at title_division@meigscountyclerkofcourts.com.    

If you have any questions prior to your arrival, please do not hesitate to call our office at 740.992.2693.  We will be happy to assist you.  

Meigs County Recorder

100 East Second Street, Room 205

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.3086

Fax:  740.992.2867

Doors will be locked and public should call before visiting.  Appointments are accepted. Documents accepted by mail.  

To view documents online, please visit https://www.uslandrecords.com/ohlr3/controller;jsessionid=DBBCB857CDFC2E94301731CBA29B700F

Meigs County Treasurer

100 East Second Street, Room 202

Pomeroy, Ohio  45769

Phone:  740.992.2004

Fax:  740.992.3918

If you need an appointment, please call 740.992.2004

If you would like to pay your taxes we offer several ways to do so, please note you will need a parcel number for all method of payments. 

 Mail to:   Meigs County Treasurer 100 E. Second St.  RM 202  Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

Please use the following link to pay online with a credit card, debit card or check. This link will also give you any phone numbers you may need to pay over the phone with aperson:   www.meigscountyauditor.org

We also have a secure drop box located on the wall next to the old street entrance door for the Treasurer’s office, this box is checked regularly.

Meigs County Engineer

Phone:  740.992.2911

Please contact the office for more information.

Meigs County Plat/Map Office

Phone:  740.992.2994

Please contact the office for more information.