BATAVIA, OH (Aug. 20, 2019) – Clermont County will celebrate the opening of its new $2.5-million, 20,000-square-foot Records Center with a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Tours of the facility, located off Clermont Center Drive behind the Clermont County Family Support Center, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, will be available after the ceremony until noon.
The Records Center will allow Clermont County to securely store and preserve the records of Clermont County for generations to come. The center’s three employees manage hundreds of thousands of electronic records in addition to maintaining more than 11,000 boxes of paper records and over 6,000 historical journals.
The old Records Center had outgrown its office on Main Street in the Village of Batavia. It housed all paper and electronic records for all departments under the Board of County Commissioners as well as other elected offices. These records are held to comply with departments’ and offices’ various retention policies and all comply with the Ohio Revised Code.
Some history: Clermont County began operating a Records Center in 1998, within the old Williamsburg High School. The goal was to create an efficient, centralized facility that would help the county better organize, manage and preserve important public records. In 2005, the Records Center moved to its location on Main Street in Batavia and has grown and evolved into a technology-driven operation. The Records Center manages records for over 40 county offices and departments, providing consistency to the management of county information while maintaining compliance with the Ohio Revised Code. The new facility was built by Perkins/Carmack Construction LLC of Milford.