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Public hours for the Records Center & Archives: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday Closed on Federal Holidays 

 For further information call or write:
Montgomery County Records Center and Archives
117 South Main St.
Sixth Floor, Reibold Building
P.O. Box 972
Dayton, Ohio 45422

E-Mail:  genealogy@mcohio.org
Telephone: (937) 225-6366

The Montgomery County Records Center & Archives is located on the 6th floor of the Reibold Building at 117 South Main Street in Downtown Dayton, Ohio.  The Reibold Building occupies the entire block between 4th Street and 5th Street on Main Street.  Enter the Reibold Building through the Main Street entrance.  To your left you will three elevators.  Use the elevator furthest to the right.  (The elevators to the left are for the use of Adult Probation only.  The metal detectors are for the use of their clients only.)  Enter the elevator and go to the 6th Floor.  When you come off the elevator, you will enter the Public Area of the Records Center & Archives.  The front desk will be immediately in front of you. (Download Directions.)

Access to public records is facilitated by the staff in a designated research area.  Over 47,000 records locations can be accessed by the staff using a computer-assisted index system.  Unlike books in a public library, records may not be browsed or circulated.  Public inspection and copying are available within the research area. Rules and procedures are posted to assist researchers.

Research requests are accepted if the information supplied in the request is specific enough to allow for a search.  Inquiries should include as much information as possible (i.e. the full name of the person to be researched, types of records to be searched, relevant dates to be checked, etc.)  Please do not send payment with a research request.