County celebrates opening of new Records Center

BATAVIA, OH — Clermont County leaders today commemorated the opening of a $2.5 million, 20,000-square-foot Records Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and tours. The center is located off Clermont Center Drive behind the Clermont County Family Support Center, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia.

“We can all rest assured that the Records Center will allow Clermont County to securely store and preserve the records of Clermont County for generations to come,” said David Painter, President of the Board of County Commissioners.

Commissioner Ed Humphrey added: “I’m very proud of the teamwork that led to the new Records Center. As is so often the case, Clermont County recognized a need – and took action.”

“Did you know that the center’s three employees manage hundreds of thousands of electronic records?” Commissioner Claire Corcoran asked. “Yes, hundreds of thousands! They also take care of more than 11,000 boxes of paper records – and over 6,000 historical journals.”

The Records Center manages records for more than 40 county offices and departments, providing consistency to the management of county information while maintaining compliance with the Ohio Revised Code.

An 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.