The Ohio Revised Code contains all current statutes of the Ohio General Assembly of a permanent and general nature, consolidated into provisions, titles, chapters and sections. However, the only official publication of the enactments of the General Assembly is the Laws of Ohio; the Ohio Revised Code is only a reference.
The Ohio Revised Code is not officially printed, but there are several unofficial but certified (by the Ohio Secretary of State) commercial publications: Baldwin's Ohio Revised Code Annotated and Page's Ohio Revised Code Annotated are annotated, while Anderson's Ohio Revised Code Unannotated is not. Baldwin's is available online from Westlaw and Page's is available online from LexisNexis.
The Ohio Revised Code replaced the Ohio General Code in 1953. However the current organization and form of the Ohio Revised Code Title 29 (Crimes) was completely re-written and issued into law by the General Assembly in 1974.
The Constitution of Ohio is the foremost source of state law. Legislation is enacted by the Ohio General Assembly, published in the Laws of Ohio, and codified in the Ohio Revised Code. State agencies promulgate rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) in the Register of Ohio, which are in turn codified in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Ohio's legal system is based on common law, which is interpreted by case law through the decisions of the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio District Courts of Appeals, and trial courts, which are published in the Ohio Official Reports. Counties, townships, and municipalities may also promulgate local ordinances.
|OHIO REVISED CODE GENERAL PROVISIONS|
|TITLE I STATE GOVERNMENT|
|TITLE III COUNTIES|
|TITLE V TOWNSHIPS|
|TITLE VII MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS|
|TITLE IX AGRICULTURE - ANIMALS - FENCES|
|TITLE XI FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS|
|TITLE XIII COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS - OHIO UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE|
|TITLE XV CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES|
|TITLE XVII CORPORATIONS - PARTNERSHIPS|
|TITLE XIX COURTS - MUNICIPAL - MAYOR'S - COUNTY|
|TITLE XXI COURTS - PROBATE - JUVENILE|
|TITLE XXIII COURTS - COMMON PLEAS|
|TITLE XXV COURTS - APPELLATE|
|TITLE XXVII COURTS - GENERAL PROVISIONS - SPECIAL REMEDIES|
|TITLE XXIX CRIMES - PROCEDURE|
|TITLE XXXI DOMESTIC RELATIONS - CHILDREN|
|TITLE XXXIII EDUCATION - LIBRARIES|
|TITLE XXXV ELECTIONS|
|TITLE XXXVII HEALTH - SAFETY - MORALS|
|TITLE XXXIX INSURANCE|
|TITLE XLI LABOR AND INDUSTRY|
|TITLE XLIII LIQUOR|
|TITLE XLV MOTOR VEHICLES - AERONAUTICS - WATERCRAFT|
|TITLE XLVII OCCUPATIONS - PROFESSIONS|
|TITLE XLIX PUBLIC UTILITIES|
|TITLE LI PUBLIC WELFARE|
|TITLE LIII REAL PROPERTY|
|TITLE LV ROADS - HIGHWAYS - BRIDGES|
|TITLE LVII TAXATION|
|TITLE LIX VETERANS - MILITARY AFFAIRS|
|TITLE LXI WATER SUPPLY - SANITATION - DITCHES|
|TITLE LXIII WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT|
- Putnam, Melanie K.; Schaefgen, Susan M. (1997). Ohio Legal Research Guide. Wm. S. Hein Publishing. pp. 65–66. ISBN 1-57588-087-3. LCCN 96-16186.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- "Laws, Acts, and Legislation". Ohio General Assembly Legislative Information Systems. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- Putnam & Schaefgen 1997, p. 68.
- http://www.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmerman/disp.aspx?z=1794. URL accessed 15 September 2006.