Effective September 1, 2012, the hours of operation for the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services (OCJFS) will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Job Store will remain open until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The OCJFS is responsible for determining eligibility for a variety of public assistance programs, establishing and enforcing child support orders, workforce development services, and investigating reports of abuse or neglect of children or individuals over 60 years of age.
In addition to visiting the office, there are a variety of ways to contact the agency or apply for services. Online applications and reporting for public assistance benefits are available at https://odjfsbenefits.ohio.gov. Application for Child Support Enforcement activities, as well as case information for child support, is available at http://jfs.ohio.gov/Ocs/CustServWebPortalWelcome2.stm. After-hours concerns about child welfare or elder abuse or neglect can be directed to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 419- 734-4404, or in emergencies by dialing 911.
For more information, please contact the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services at 419-898-3688 or 1-800-665-1677.