Vinton County Auditor
Cindy Owings-Waugh
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH 45651

The Auditor's office is located on the first floor of the Vinton County Courthouse.
740-596-4571 ext 231 - office 740-596-2462 - fax


  • Tracy Russell
  • Brande Minton
  • Brenda Allen

The Auditor is the chief fiscal officer of the county. This office handle appraisals and assessments of county property and calculate taxes. The auditor issues dog and kennel licenses along with vendors licenses. They monitor the sealing of gas pumps, scales and other measuring devices. For more information on the duties of county auditors, please visit Follow us on Facebook

Board of Elections
Vinton County Board of Elections
31935 State Route 93
P.O. Box 314, McArthur, OH 45651


Board of Elections Members:

  • Patty Napier - Chairman
  • Leo Amore
  • Eileen Perry
  • Anita Ousley
Clerk of Courts

Vinton County Clerk of Courts

Jeremiah R. Griffith

Legal Department:
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH 45651
Telephone: 740-596-3001
Fax: 740-596-9611

Trudy Nichols: 740-790-7023
Kathy Pyles: 740-790-7024
Jeremiah Griffith: 740-790-7023
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Auto Title Department:
301 West High Street
McArthur, OH 45651
Telephone: 740-596-5401
Fax: 740-790-7107
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
 Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Deputy Registrar Department::
301 West High Street
McArthur, OH 45651
Telephone: 740-596-2040
Fax: 740-596-5401
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
 Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Common Pleas Court

Vinton County Common Pleas Court
Honorable Judge James Salyer
100 East Main Street
McAthur, OH 45651

County Commissioners

Tim Eberts, President
Mark Fout, Vice President
William Wellman
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH 45651

The Commissioners office is located on the first floor of the Vinton County Courthouse
740-596-4571 ext 221 - office 740-596-9446 - fax

Clerk of Commissioners
Cathi Mountjoy 740-596-4571 ext 221

The Commissioners hold their regular meetings every Monday. Meetings begin at 10:00 am (unless otherwise scheduled). Special meetings are called when needed. These meeting will be advertised and posted on Commissioners page. For more information on the duties of county commissioners, please visit

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County Court
Vinton County Court
Honorable Judge Jeffrey Griffith
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651

Department of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Developmental Disabilities
31835 State Route 93
McArthur, OH 45651
Development Department
Vinton County Commissioners Development Department

Terri Fetherolf, Director
205 S. Market Street
McArthur, OH  45651

Caleb Appleman, Marketing Director
Kenny Holley, Housing Program Manager
Alice Lowery, Office Manager

The Development Department may be able to help you with your business or your home.

Business assistance:  The Vinton County Business Support Center can provide you with the answers you need in starting your business.  Where to get a vendor’s license?  The county auditor’s office. Do I need a license to open a restaurant?  Check with the Vinton County Health Department. Am I really cut out to run a business?  Take our business training course.  Qualified businesses and individuals may even qualify for low interest loans to start or expand their businesses.

For your residence:   Need home repairs or a septic system?  Call the Development Department at 596-3529.   Income eligible residents may qualify for loans or grants to assist with emergency home repairs or even accessing potable water.  We may also be able to refer you to other assistance. 

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30
Dog Warden
Vinton County Dog Warden
Andrea Green
31479 State Route 93
McArthur, OH  45651


Please call to schedule a time to view all dogs in shelter up for adoption.  You may also call to schedule a time to have dogs picked up at your home if necessary.

Remember:  The Vinton County Dog Shelter only accepts dogs. 


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Vinton County Emergency Management Agency
Bill Faught, Director
106 South Market Street
McArthur, OH  45651
740-596-3524  office
740-879-0901  fax

Office Hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:00pm

For information on duties of the EMA, please visit:

Fair Housing Office
Fair Housing Office
Caleb Appleman, Fair Housing Coordinator
205 S. Market St.
McArthur, OH 45651

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), familial status, or disability. In Ohio, military status is also protected. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment in Vinton County and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint with the Vinton County Fair Housing Office.

For more information you can download or print the following PDFs

Fair Housing Guide:
This guide explains the classes protected by the Fair Housing Act, which types of housing are covered, and what is prohibited. It also explains the complaint process and provides contact information for regional offices.
Click for Download


Are You a Victim:
This brochure describes fair housing rights, provides examples of housing discrimination, and includes a returnable complaint form.
Click for Download


Fair Housing Brochure:
This brochure describes fair housing rights, provides examples of housing discrimination, and includes a returnable complaint form.
Click for Download


Tenant and Landlord Guide:
This booklet explains the tenant-landlord relationship and should be read by both tenants and landlords to avoid disputes.
Click for Download


Fair Housing Poster:
Owners of HUD-subsidized multifamily housing must display this Fair Housing Poster required by the Fair Housing Act and HUD regulations at 24 CFR, part 110
Click here for Download

Vinton County EMS
Roni McQuirt, Director
Linda Sadler, Assistant Director
31931 State Route 93
McArthur, OH  45651
740-596-4122 – non-emergency
911 – emergency


The EMS Station is open 24/7 and is here to serve the residents of Vinton County in the best, most professional way in a medical emergency.

Our Staff Includes:

Chris Moore 
Matt Barnett 
Janet Newton
Cathy Estes 
Dustin Robinette 
Travis Clary
Clayton Chesser 
Jeff Woodrum 
Cindy Castor 
George Pazaropovlos 
Daniel Timberman 
Michelle Pittman
Mike Stephenson 
Brandon Long 
Ray Reynolds 
Todd Mundy 
Tiffany Bowlby 
Aaron Heiser
Angie Newvahner 
Randall Crossen 
Randee Deal 
John Wood 
Brian Pittman
Vinton County Engineer
Roy Depue
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651
740-596-4571  ext 242

The Vinton County Engineer is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all county roads. This also includes all county bridges.  They advise the all township trustees and install culverts for township roads. 

The Engineer also assigns all new addresses.  They check all surveys for state standards and approve all deed and land contract descriptions. The office maintains tax maps and county road maps

For more information on county Engineers please visit:

Health Department

Vinton County Health Department
Glen Thompson, Director
31927 State Route 93
McArthur, OH  45651

Please visit the Vinton County Health Department's website at:

Jobs and Family Services
Vinton County Job & Family Services
Jody Walker - Director
30975 Industrial Park Road
McArthur, OH  45651

Juvenile/Probate Court
Vinton County Juvenile/Probate Court
Honorable N. Robert Grillo Judge
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651

OSU Extension
Vinton County OSU Extension Office
Travis West – Director
31935 State Route 93
McArthur, OH  45651

Prosecuting Attorney
Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney James Payne

100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651


  • Bill Arthur, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Emily Janey
  • Kim Rippeth

The Prosecutor represents the State of Ohio in all criminal cases and Vinton County in all civil matters.  The Prosecutor is the official attorney for the Vinton County Commissioners and all independent townships in the county.
For information on Ohio Laws, please visit The Ohio Revised Code at:

For more information on duties of the prosecutor, please visit:

Vinton County Recorder
Erin Yates
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651
740-596-4571  ext 225

This office is responsible for recording all deeds, mortgages, oil & gas leases and all military discharge records.  They also record all tax, unemployment and workers comp liens. For more information on recorder's duties please visit:

Here is the hyperlink to the new searching tool available online to those wanting to search public records for deeds and other documents filed in the Recorder's Office. If you would like to print any documents, please contact my office for assistance. Thank you all so much for the ability to be your county recorder!

740-596-4314 ext. 7011 or 7012

Senior Citizens
Vinton County Senior Citizens
Rhoda Toon-Price, Director
31935 State Route 93
McArthur, OH  45651


Our primary goal is to aid and assist seniors, over 60 years of age, to remain at home independently as long as possible.  In doing this we offer the seniors a variety of services.  In this we promise to assist you by every means we have available. The services we provide include home delivered meals, Congregate meals, medical transportation, outreach programs, passport assistance, HEAP assistance, transportation for disabled veterans, and an Alzheimer's Respite Care program.  We also hold annual events at the senior center  including Christmas in July, fish fries,  holiday parties and  exercise programs.

Vinton County Sheriff
Ryan Cain
106 South Market Street
McArthur, OH  45651
740-596-5242  non-emergency
911  emergency

For more information on Ohio County Sheriffs please visit

Soil and Water Conservation District
Vinton Soil & Water Conservation District
David Runkle
31935 State Route 93
McArthur,  OH  45651
Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday

The Vinton Soil & Water work with county landowners and residents on natural resource conservation and management.  The district holds annual tree and fish sales, has tree planting bars, and a mechanical planter.  They also do soil samples.

For more information on natural resources, please visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website at:

For information on the efforts of The Raccoon Creek Partnership, please visit their website at:

Vinton County Treasurer’s Office
Vicki Maxwell – Treasurer
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651

Visit the Vinton County Treasurer's Website and Pay your Taxes Online

740-596-4571 ext 13


  • Vicki Maxwell 740-790-7045
  • Becky Manring 740-790-7047
  • Gretchen Radabaugh 740-790-7046

Hours Office are Monday through Friday  8:30 am to 4:00 pm
For more information visit County Treasurer Website.
For more information on the duties of County Treasurer, please visit:

Veterans Services
Vinton County Veterans Services
Tim M. Reid, Director
100 East Main Street
McArthur, OH  45651
Office Hours are 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday - Friday
The Veterans Services help all veterans with applying for benefits.  They offer many programs to help veterans in a variety of ways. 
Please contact the Veterans Services Office with any questions and/or concerns.

Visitors' Centers
Vinton County Visitors’ Center
Caleb Appleman, Vinton County Marketing Director
104 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 307
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
740-596-5033  or 1-800-596-4459

The Visitors’ Center is located in the heart of McArthur near the intersection of St. Rt. 93 and U.S. 50. We are home to the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Chamber of Commerce for Vinton County and carry a host of literature about local and area attractions. We also sell some local souvenirs and periodically host displays of art or information pertaining to the area. Office hours are typically 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Vinton County Courthouse & Commissioners Office
100 E. Main St., McArthur, OH 45651

Vinton County Development Department
205 S. Market St., McArthur, OH 45651

Vinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 307, 104 W. Main St., McArthur, OH 45651
740-596-5033 | 800-596-4459

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