Sheriff Lanny E North

The Hocking County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement services to the people who live, work and visit our County. We will constantly evaluate and improve our effort to enhance public safety with the goal of improving the quality of life within Hocking County, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity

Office News:

The Hocking County Sheriff's Office will now be accepting concealed carry applications on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting January 22, 2014. Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday times remain from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Jail Information:

Hocking County Sheriff's Office uses Southeastern Ohio Reginal Jail (SEORJ) to house its inmates. If you would like information about a prisoner, or would like to see if a particular person is in jail, call 740.753.4060 or visit the jail website at


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