County Commissioners' Association of Ohio - 88 CCAO - Serving Ohio Counties Since 1880

policy publications and documents


County Advisory Bulletins


County Advisory Bulletins (CABs) provide an overview of recently enacted laws that impact county procedures and operations, or that provide commissioners with additional options in terms of managing county structures, budgets, etc.

CABs are written by the policy staff to provide a resource to better understand and successfully implement laws at the county level.


Statehouse Report


The Statehouse Report is a weekly update on legislative activity that impacts county government.

CCAO Handbook


CCAO's handbook chapters provide an in-depth overview of county government by topic.  References to applicable revised code sections, administrative code sections, and attorney general opinions are included, as is practical advice learned through experience.




2016 Campaign Briefing Book


Strengthening the Partnership is a summary of county government and priority issues provided to all legislative and statewide candidates by CCAO in the Fall of 2016.


County Data Exchange


Periodically-issued, county data exchange bulletins provide a county-by-county analysis of various issues of importance to counties, from an overview of governance of various agencies within the counties, to taxation and finance issues and options, to general historical information.



Various presentations developed and presented by CCAO policy staff.

New Commissioner Training 2013 Presentation:      From the Courthouse to the Statehouse (note: Prezi presentation does not work from mobile devices)


SFY 12-13 Budget Overview