Tuesday, 07 September 2021

Contact: Caroline Licata

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(330) 643-8472

Akron, Ohio, September 7, 2021 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE would like to announce the passage of Senate Bill 4, which expands the definition of a “designated public service worker” under the Ohio Revised Code to include emergency service telecommunicators, certain Ohio National Guard members, protective service workers, forensic mental health providers, mental health evaluation providers, and regional psychiatric hospital employees. These individuals’ residential and familial information is now exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law. The new law went into effect on September 7, 2021.

Those who qualify may request to have their personal information removed from the Summit County Fiscal Office’s public internet records, general tax lists, and duplicates. Spouses of these individuals may also request to have their name removed from these records and instead replace the name with their initials as the name that appears on the deed.

The following professions are already exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law: Prosecutors, Bailiffs, BCI Investigators, Correctional Employees, EMS Medical Directors, Prosecuting Attorneys, Youth Services Employees, EMTs, Firefighters, Judges, Magistrates, Parole Officers, Peace Officers, Probation Officers, Board of Pharmacy Employees, County or Multicounty Corrections Officers, Community-Based Correctional Facility Employees, Members of EMS Cooperation Physician Advisory Boards, and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

There is a procedure that must be followed to redact information from our records. If you wish to have your personal and familial information removed, our office must receive a signed “Request to Redact Address” form. If applicable, spouses must complete the form titled “Affidavit for Insertion of Initials.” To make this request, please contact our Recorder Division at (330)-643-2706 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .