How do I submit a records request?

Lucas County Children Services releases information pursuant to the requirements of Ohio law. The following are guidelines related to information requests: Individuals should print and complete the attached form in full in order to request information from Lucas County Children Services for personal use only. Please mail to the address given on the form. No online submissions can be accepted. Individuals requesting their own information, whether it is recent or from the Miami Children’s Center, should complete the form as fully as possible. Parents requesting information about their biological child(ren) must submit documentation of custody in order to request information. Examples include divorce decrees or other court documents showing that you have custody of the child(ren). Individuals requesting historical information from the Miami Children’s Center about a deceased relative should submit the form, along with proof of relationship and a copy of the person’s death certificate. Individuals seeking their adoptive history should be aware that these records may be sealed and you may need to proceed with your request through the Probate Court. This agency will make its best efforts to provide you with non-identifiable information as allowed by law. LCCS is prohibited from releasing any case information related to services provided by third parties, such as medical treatment or psychological services.

Questions? Call 419-213-3376, or send an email. 

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1. How do I recognize child abuse or neglect?
2. Who is mandated by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect?
3. Who do I contact?
4. How do I submit a records request?
5. How do I submit a comment, question or concern?
6. What services do you provide?
7. Who does LCCS serve?
8. If my children are removed, how do I get them back?
9. How do I get custody of a child?
10. What is a Family Case Conference?
11. What will happen at the Family Case Conference?
12. What is an Administrative Review/ 90 Day Case Review?
13. Is it important to attend the meetings scheduled on my case?
14. I am caring for a family member or friend’s child. What support is available to me?
15. What is your policy on equity and inclusion?
16. How do I set up child support for my child?
17. I have a great program that would benefit LCCS clients. How do I get a contract with LCCS?
18. How do I request recent or historical records from LCCS or the Miami Children's Home?
19. How large is LCCS and how is it funded?