Probation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out which Probation Officer supervises a particular Offender?

For Felony information call 513-946-9844.

For Misdemeanor information call 513-946-9600

Are Probation records public information?

No, Probation records are the property of the Court and are not public information. Please consult your Probation Officer for record request.

What is the difference between Probation and Parole?

The main difference between the two is: Probation or Community Control is a Court sanction of Community Supervision in lieu of a prison sentence.  Parole or post-release control-PRC is granted after an Offender has served a prison term.

What is the address and phone number for Adult Parole Authority?

Address: 7710 Reading Road Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45237

Phone: (513) 821-4804

Can I accompany an Offender when they report to the Probation Department?

We ask that the offender report alone, due to limited space in the waiting area.

Can someone on probation own, possess, or carry a firearm or other lethal weapon?

Offenders under active supervision may not have any weapons, including but not limited to, rifles, shotguns, or handguns on their person, in their residence, or in their vehicle.

How is drug and alcohol testing conducted?

The Adult Probation Department screens offenders for various substances through the use of urinalysis testing. The offenders are also tested for alcohol by submitting to a Breathalyzer test.

What are the Probation Department hours of operation?

The Hamilton County Probation Department hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The department is closed for business on legal holidays.