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Perry County Board of Elections has moved to a new location!!





Jamie L. Snider, Director

200 S Jackson St.
New Lexington, OH 43764

(740) 342-2134 - Phone
(740) 342-4787 - Fax

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday





Recent Perry County news...


October 19,2017

Perry County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities Public Forum

The Perry County Ohio Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a public informational session on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the PerCo Café, New Lexington, OH.


October 16, 2017

Become a Leader in Your Community Today

We are Pioneering Possibilities® an Integrated Community Leadership Group in Perry County who's mission is to “unlock and enhance our culture through leadership in our community.”


October 10, 2017

The October 19, 20, and 21, 2017 production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown at the Perry County Cultural Arts Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Fall Ultimate Recycling Day Results

Another success! Thanks Classic Riders, PBHC Evolution and all our local residents and community partners for their superb help!



Suicide in Rural Areas - FORHP Special Announcement

Suicide Rates for Rural Counties Consistently Higher Than Urban Counties... In the latest edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined suicide trends between 2001 – 2015. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, and suicide occurs at a much higher rate in rural areas than urban.



October 5, 2017

First Ever Perry County Job Resource Rally

Perry County Ohio Means Jobs will be holding their first ever Job Resource Rally on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Kroger parking lot - New Lexington, OH


September 29, 2017

OCTF Request for Grant Applications - Ohio Human Trafficking Prevention Project

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund is announcing the availability of funding through a Request for Grant Applications (‘RFGA’) to support prevention programs and community education campaigns in Ohio aimed at eliminating the crime of human trafficking and child exploitation. We are enthusiastic about this great opportunity and would ask that you please apply or forward this email to those who would be interested in applying.



September 27, 2017

Let’s have coffee again at "Coffee with some Commissioners"

The next "Coffee with some Commissioners" will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Dodson's on Broadway - New Lexington, OH


Perry County Bd of Developmental Disabilities Special Board Meeting

The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities Administrative Office in New Lexington, OH.




September 26, 2017

It's that time of year - Ohio Burning Laws

Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 - Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.



September 18, 2017

Together WE Can Appreciation Dinner

Perry County Ohio Board of Developmental Disabilities will be holding their "Together We Can" appreciation dinner on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The Barn at the Backwoods - Thornville, OH




September 15, 2017

Don't Forget: Fall Ultimate Recycling Day is Saturday, September 30, 2017

Perry County Ohio Waste Reduction and Recycling in conjunction with New Lexington, Ohio Future Farmers of America and New Lex Classic Riders will be holding their Fall Ultimate Recycling Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Kroger Parking Lot - New Lexington, OH



September 7, 2017

Annual Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

The Perry County Ohio Health Department in conjunction with the New Lexington Police Department and the Perry County Ohio Sheriff's Office will be holding their annual Drive-Thru Flu Clinic and Medication Drop-Off on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Perry County Ohio Fairgrounds, New Lexington, OH



Staff changes at Perry Metropolitan Housing Authority

Christina Curtis has been promoted to Executive Director, Perry MHA


Free Employability Workshop for Returning Citizens (Ex-Offenders)

Perry County Ohio Means Jobs (Perry County JFS) is continuing their weekly Free Employability Workshops for Returning Citizens (Ex-Offenders) held every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Perry JFS OhioMeansJobs Center, New Lexington, OH



September 5, 2017

Harvey: One Week after Landfall, 42,000+ People in Red Cross and Partner Shelters

Washington, D.C., September 1, 2017 — One week after Harvey made landfall in Texas, the American Red Cross continues to work around the clock to help thousands affected by Hurricane Harvey as catastrophic flooding continues along the Gulf Coast.



August 31, 2017

11th Annual Kat Dodson Foundation Benefit Auction

The Kat Dodson Foundation will be holding their 11th Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from noon until midnight at the St. Rose Parish Community Center in New Lexington, OH



August 22, 2017

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Workshop

The OhioMeansJobs Center at Perry County JFS is holding monthly Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Workshops at the Perry County JFS office in New Lexington, OH



August 16, 2017

We've added several new folders under the County Resources tab

Over the last several weeks we've added new folders. These are a work-in-progress.

Perry County Ohio Historical Markers

Support Groups

August 14, 2017

Started adding a link on upcoming events and news items.

Please share on Facebook any events and news items that are of interest to you.





Salute to Our Heroes Disabled Veterans Bow Hunt

On October 6, 7, and 8, 2017 the Perry County LongBeards will hold its second annual Salute to Our Heroes Disabled Veterans Bow Hunt in northern Perry County. This hunt will include lodging, a hunting guide, meals, deer processing, and even mounting of the first antlered deer and the largest buck harvested by the Disabled Veteran hunter.



Perry County Ohio Celebrating 200 Years!


Using this website:

A search bar is located in the upper right corner of every page of this website. From any page you can search the entire site or you can limit your search to the current section.

For instance, typing in 'dog tags' will take you to the Dog Shelter page where you can find info on dog tags.

Typing in 'soil and water' will return a list of pages containing the phrase soil and water, including Perry County Soil and Water District. It will also include a page about the Mt. Aloysius Community Garden.

Do you want the phone number for Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling? Just type in 'recycling phone.'

At this point we do not have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) page because our search feature is so powerful.


Recent Perry County news...continued...


July 11, 2017

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Refresh your job skills with paid training

  • Are you 55 years of age or older?
  • Are you unemployed or do you have a low income*?
  • Do you wish to work in your community?
  • Do you want to be paid to learn new skills through 
    on-the-job training?



July 6, 2017

Perry Behavioral Health Choices, Inc. Invites you to lunch!

Perry Behavioral Health Choices, Inc. Invites you to lunch. All donations will benefit a beloved employee who is currently battling cancer.



June 20, 2017

2016 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report

The 2016 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report is now available now available for Northern Perry County Water Thornvill (#1) and Burr Oak (#2)


Upcoming Events
Perry County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities Public Forum Oct 23, 2017 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM — PerCo Cafe - 2235 St Rt 13, New Lexington, OH 43764
Dream to Reality Workshop Oct 25, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — SPICE Office - 115 W Main St., New Straitsville, OH 43766
Fall Safety Day Oct 25, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Kroger Parking Lot - 610 Carroll St., New Lexington, OH 43764
Red Ribbon Walk Against Drugs Oct 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — Perry County Commissioners Parking Lot - 121 W Brown St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Creating Food Products Under the Cottage Food Law Oct 30, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM — SPICE Office - 115 W Main St., New Straitsville, OH 43766
Upcoming events…