Email, Texts & Social Media

Employees using email, texts and social media to conduct county business must be aware that emails, text messaging and social media content can be defined as a record and, therefore, are subject to the same laws and Records Commission policies as a paper record. These records are discoverable under the Federal Laws of Civil Procedure and must be made accessible to the public under the Ohio Public Records Act. Regardless of its format, a record must be retained and disposed of according to the statutes of the Ohio Revised Code and the policies of the County Records Commission if its content is defined as a record.