On behalf of the men and women that make up the Wood County Office of the Sheriff, I would like to welcome you to our website.
This website was designed to heighten awareness of all services that the Wood County Sheriff's Office provide for our citizens.
The Wood County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1799. For over 200 years the Wood County Sheriff's Office is rich in tradition, honor and bravery.
The professionalism and dedication to duty of our uniformed and non-uniformed members have always made me very appreciative to be a part of what they represent. Whether working a murder investigation or a vehicle accident our professionalism shines through. I feel that because of that spirit shown by our people we are second to none.
Thank you for your interest in our website and the Wood County Sheriff's Office.
Duties of the Sheriff's Office
The Wood County Sheriff's Office has many duties. It is responsible for collecting taxes, civil process service, enforcing the law, providing security for local courts, provides road patrol to the rural areas of Wood County, overseeing the Holding Center, and transporting prisoners to the Regional Jail. The Sheriff's Office is comprised of 37 Deputies, including the Sheriff, Steve Stephens, and 11 Contract Oficers. Tax collection is now done at the newly renovated Judge Black Annex (Previously Town Square).