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  Sheriff's Sales  
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Properties Processed 267 202 144 142 119
Actual Properties Sold 159 119 96 94 75
Sold to Bank 135 92 26 27 47
Sold to Third Party 24 27 70 67 28
Withdrawn from Sale       48 44



The Civil Office is the financial hub of the Sheriff's Office, being responsible for all money coming into the office both from paper processing fees and Sheriff's sales. The Civil Office responsibilities are varied and include:

  • Providing administrative support to Sheriff Risner in the area of correspondence and budgeting. Also performs additional duties and assignments as requested.
  • Payroll/Personnel. This office prepares the payroll for Deputies, Special Deputies, and Rotary. All personnel records including vacation, sick leave, and personal day records are maintained. There are ninety-six full and part-time employees.
  • Court Documents. The Civil Office prepares Court and other related documents for Deputies, including Warrants. The Paper process is then invoiced to the appropriate agencies or individuals for service costs and accrued fees and Foreign Summons dockets are documented.
  • Property Executions, Sheriff Sales, and Personal. The Civil Office responds to phone questions regarding property being offered, prepares newspaper advertisements, prepares Deeds for property sold and distributes proceeds from sales in accordance with Court Orders.
  • Accounts Payable. Reviews invoices for accuracy and approval and submits invoices for payment. Prepares Purchase Orders, specifies funds to be used per Sheriff Risner, reconcile ledger with the monthly county printout.
  • Bookkeeping. Prepares pay-in to the General Fund, reconciles cashbook, checkbook and bank statements.
  • The Civil Office also handles correspondence, summaries, reports and minutes. Office files, ordering supplies and mail distribution round out this Division's responsibilities.


Papers Processed for Service

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Papers Served 2,007 2,128 2,728 3,017 3,381 3,598 3,548
Out of County Papers Served 241 189 192 165 249 234 285









Ashland County Sheriff's Office
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Non-Emergency Phone:
(419) 289-1501

Jail Phone: (419) 281-9009

Fax Number: (419) 281-2060