One of the core functions of the Ohio Ethics Commission is to “render advisory opinions with regard to questions concerning” the Ohio Ethics Law for the public officials and employees under its jurisdiction. The Commission also provides general guidance about the law through telephone calls and e-mail. This section handles those responsibilities.
Anyone can call or e-mail the Ethics Commission with questions about the law or opinions of the Commission. Staff cannot provide advisory opinions over the telephone or in response to an e-mail but it can provide general information or guidance. Staff can also direct callers or e-mail requesters to relevant advisory opinions, information sheets, or other helpful resources.
If you would like to review an Overview of the Law, with information sheets and other useful tools, you can go to the Ethics Education Section of this Web site.