Shelby County was established in 1819 with Hardin serving
as the first County seat. The name Shelby came from
General Isaac Shelby, an officer in the American Revolution
who was noted for his bravery and honesty, and was elected
Governor of Kentucky. The people of the County chose
the name Shelby because many of them were from Kentucky
and admired General Shelby a great deal.
The 420 square-mile county is a blend
of agriculture and industry giving Shelby County a stable
economy. The County is made up of 14 townships with
trustees handling duties in each, eight incorporated villages
(Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Kettlersville, Lockington,
Port Jefferson, Jackson Center and Russia) and one city
(Sidney). The population of the County is 49,423.
The Shelby County Commissioners has selected Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider,to develop and implement a $4.8 million Legacy Energy Savings Project madepossible by Ohio House Bill 295. The project includes comprehensive infrastructure improvements to the historical Shelby County Courthouse.
The courthouse, located in downtown Sidney, Ohio, is a 123-year old 4-story block facility of approximately 39,300 square feet. Energy and cost avoidance savings of approximately $425,700 per year will cover the cost of the project over the 15-year term of the contract. The project is expected to be complete by December 2015.
here to view a copy of the
Shelby County Annual Report (in PDF format)
New County Department as of January 1, 2014
Shelby County Building Department
Open Effective January 1, 2014
Located at the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department
Office Hours 7:30am to 4:00pm
THE SHELBY COUNTY TREASURER GIVES
A SIMPLER WAY TO PAY
As an added convenience there is now an account debit option available to pay your Real Estate Taxes and Manufactured Home Taxes. This is a practical alternative to paper checks & cash. The office will debit your account when the taxes are due or monthly if you are on a prepay or a delinquent pay plan. It is a secure payment option. You can sign up regardless of where you bank and there is no convenience fee for this service.
Click here to download the forms.
SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats. Shelby County Emergency Officials are pleased to announce that they have selected Hyper-Reach as a new provider to help bring this same life-saving capability to our county residents and workers.
For those who sign up, the new emergency alert system can provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.
The County plans to use the service primarily for public safety, alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity, and missing persons.
The emergency mass notification system is funded through the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency which is supported by all Shelby County jurisdictions in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5502.26.
To register for the Shelby County emergency notification system, please click here.