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.
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
This time capsule, obtained from the Shelby County Children's Home, will be opened at a ceremony to rededicate the cornerstone as a monument to the Children's Home. The date of this rededication ceremony is to be determined.
Click on the photo to the left for a larger view of the Shelby County Children's Home Time Capsule.
here to view a copy of the
Shelby County Annual Report (in PDF format)
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.