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Compatibility Opinions Index

Among the questions presented to the Attorney General for resolution by way of
formal opinion are those that concern the compatibility of public offices or positions. An
issue of compatibility is presented whenever one person wishes to hold simultaneously two
or more positions of public service.
The following index, Compatibility of Public Offices or Positions, serves as a
reference guide to the many Attorney General opinions that have addressed the
compatibility of particular public offices or positions. Opinions issued prior to 1965 are
indexed by year of issuance and page number; opinions issued in 1965 and the years
thereafter are indexed by year of issuance and opinion number.
This index lists specific public positions or offices that are either compatible or
incompatible, and enumerates the various Attorney General opinions that have made those
determinations. It is strongly recommended that the opinions listed under particular
positions or offices be consulted whenever one questions the propriety of serving
simultaneously in those positions or offices. An opinion of the Attorney General may find
two positions compatible so long as certain important qualifiers or limiting conditions have
been satisfied. Thus, the listed opinions themselves should be reviewed to ascertain the
presence or absence of such qualifiers or restrictions.
Finally, current versions of statutes, administrative regulations, or local rules or
ordinances that establish or govern a specific office or position always should be examined
to determine whether subsequent amendments have added or removed restrictions upon
holding other offices or positions.

COMPATIBILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICES OR POSITIONS


(Revised 1/31/2013)
Adjutant General, State Department of, Architect in
Compatible with:
Public Institutional Building Authority Board
(Ohio Building Authority), member ........... .................
Administrator, County
Compatible with:
Planning commission, regional, director .........................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1938; 1851

1977; 77-034
2005; 2005-016
1957; 626
1960; 134
1999; 99-043

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Administrator, County Soil and Water Conservation District


Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Zoning inspector, township ..............................................

2008; 2008-022
2008; 2008-022

Administrator, Local School District


Incompatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................

1983; 83-070

Administrator, Relief, City


Compatible with:
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................

1941; 44

Administrator, Township
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Health district, general, board member ............................

1977; 77-037
2008; 2008-024
1983; 83-010

Administrator, Village
Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Health district, general, board member ............................
Aged, County Division of Aid for the, Investigator for
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Agricultural Society, County
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Director of
Compatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Clerk, court of common pleas ..........................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................

1979; 79-112
1993; 93-048
1994; 94-013
2003; 2003-015

1938; 1461

1952; 60

1954; 697
1952; 60
1959; 62
1924; 324
1974; 74-038
1959; 103
1983; 83-035

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Member of
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Treasurer of
Compatible with:
County commissioners, deputy clerk ...............................
Agriculture, State Board of
Employee of
Incompatible with:
Agriculture, State Board of, member ...............................
Member of
Incompatible with:
Agriculture, State Board of, employee ............................
Agriculture, State Department of
Employee of
Compatible with:
Veterinary Examiners, State Board of (Ohio Veterinary
Medical Board), member ..............................................
Airport Authority, Regional
Secretary-treasurer of
Compatible with:
Library district, county, clerk-treasurer ...........................
Trustee of
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

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1918; 1497

1930; 1791

1984; 84-053

1906; 151

1906; 151

1931; 895

1980; 80-047
1985; 85-029

Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services, Board of


Member of
Incompatible with:
Employee, private agency that contracts with board .......

2009; 2009-016

Amusement Ride Inspector


Compatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Mail carrier, United States ...............................................

1985; 85-045
1985; 85-076

Appraiser of Estate
Incompatible with:
Probate court deputy .. .....................................................

1938; 1623

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Appraiser, Municipal Court


Compatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................

1930; 1066

Appraisers, City Board of Real Estate, Clerk of


Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................

1910; 404

Arbitrator between a Village and a Public Service Corporation


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................

1914; 925

Archaeological and Historical Society, Ohio State, Secretary


Compatible with:
Reporter, Supreme Court .................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1913; 487
1909; 758

Assessor, Municipal
Incompatible with:
Assessor, township ..... .....................................................

1910; 908

Assessor, Personal Property


Compatible with:
Assessor, real estate ... .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1909; 683
1912; 1101
1910; 971

Assessor, Real Estate


Compatible with:
Assessor, personal property .............................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1909; 683
1910; 737
1921; 504
1931; 205
1921; 504
1920; 1165

Assessor, Rural
Incompatible with:
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home (Ohio Veterans
Childrens Home), trustee .............................................

1916; 831

Assessor, Tax District


Compatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................

1915; 481

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Newspaper, proprietor .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Health officer, village .....................................................
Chief clerk of
Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Deputy
Compatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................
Incompatible with:
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, clerk. ....................
Assessor, Township
Compatible with:
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Assessor, municipal ... .....................................................
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home (Ohio Veterans
Childrens Home), trustee .............................................

-51914; 1496
1915; 529
1914; 942

1914; 182

1915; 481
1915; 529
1914; 738

1909; 497
1910; 908
1916; 831

Assessor, Village
Incompatible with:
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................

1915; 2296

Assignment Commissioner, Court of Common Pleas


Compatible with:
Clerk, court of common pleas ..........................................
Constable, court ......... .....................................................
Constable, superior court .................................................
Jury commissioner ..... .....................................................

1951; 72
1924; 60
1915; 1874
1915; 1874

Assignment Commissioner, Municipal Court, Secretary for


Compatible with:
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................

1987; 87-013

Attendance Officer
City school district
Compatible with:
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
County
Compatible with:
Education, rural board, member.......................................
Humane officer, county ...................................................

1956; 174

1935; 1638
1923; 23

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Probation officer, court of common pleas........................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Constable, court ......... .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Superintendent, county school district, assistant .............
.................................... .....................................................
Attorney
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Referee, municipal court (small claims division) ............
Attorney, Criminal
Compatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
Solicitor, city, law partner of ...........................................
Solicitor, village (different jurisdiction) ..........................
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
For indigent defendants
Compatible with:
Law library resources board, member of .........................
Incompatible with:
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Solicitor, village, employee .............................................
Solicitor, village, member of same office as....................
Solicitor, village, partner of .............................................
Attorney, Job and Family Services, County Department of
Incompatible with:
Children services board, county, member........................
Attorney, Private
Financial manager for
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
For city
Incompatible with:

-61931; 977
1923; 23
1921; 961
1922; 947
1929; 1442
1949; 713
1922; 947
1928; 956
1921; 793

2009; 2009-053
1972; 72-073

1972; 72-019
1972; 72-019
1967; 67-112
1970; 70-059
1971; 71-050
1967; 67-112
1966; 66-159

2011; 2011-024
1978; 78-026
1978; 78-026
1978; 78-026
1978; 78-026

2002; 2002-039

2005; 2005-023

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Park commission, city, member .......................................


1913; 1476
For county-wide park district
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county (when district does not appear
before the county budget commission) .........................
1994; 94-035
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county (when district appears before
the county budget commission) ....................................
1994; 94-035
For joint ambulance district
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county (when district does not appear
before the county budget commission) .........................
1994; 94-035
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county (when district appears before
the county budget commission) ....................................
1994; 94-035
For multi-county felony bureau
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
1979; 79-019
For village
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
1916; 1919
Office administrator for
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
2005; 2005-023
Auditor, City
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Control, city board, clerk (who is not required to
handle funds, keep accounts, or certify claims) ............
Deputy state supervisors of elections, clerk .....................
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
Public service department, city, clerk (who is not required
to handle funds, keep accounts, or certify claims) ........
Safety department, city, clerk (who is not required to
handle funds, keep accounts, or certify claims) ............
Sinking fund board, city, clerk .........................................
Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Soldiers relief commission, county, member .................
Incompatible with:
Any city officer required to handle funds, keep
accounts, or certify claims ............................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................

1999; 99-018
1912; 351
1920; 571
1917; 52
1962; 208
1912; 351
1912; 351
1912; 141
1907; 158
1964; 8

1912; 351
1931; 1417

Compatibility Opinions Index


Control, city board, clerk .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Electric light department, city, clerk ................................
Fireman, city, volunteer department ................................
Safety department, city, clerk ..........................................
Sinking fund board, city, clerk .........................................
Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Water department, city, clerk ...........................................
Water rentals, city, collector ............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Waterworks department, city, clerk .................................
Waterworks and water supply department, city, clerk .....
Deputy
Compatible with:
Militia, state, officer ... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, secretary ..............
Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Auditor, County
Compatible with:
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
Political party, county, executive committee
member ................... .....................................................
Postmaster, United States.................................................
School examiner, county..................................................
Incompatible with:
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
Any office which receives and pays out
county funds ............ .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
County land reutilization corporation, treasurer ..............
Education, village board, member ...................................
Elections, county board, clerk ..........................................
Equalization, county board, clerk ....................................
Joint township hospital district, board of
governors, member . .....................................................
Workforce development agency, county, director ...........
Bookkeeper for
Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Clerk for

-81912; 141
1909; 750
1912; 351
1912; 141
1931; 1566
1981; 81-004
1912; 141
1912; 1651
1912; 1651
1911; 1608
1912; 351
1912; 141
1931; 1566
1909; 748

1913; 188
1914; 383
1917; 1744

1954; 697
1968; 68-062
1934; 620
1909; 640
1924; 324
1949; 610
1993; 93-052
2012; 2012-040
1909; 301
1949; 610
1910; 696
1963; 578
2002; 2002-005

1958; 283

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
Consumer services investigator for
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Deputy
Compatible with:
Assessor, tax district, chief clerk .....................................
Building commission, employee ......................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
Jury commissioner ..... .....................................................
Park district, secretary .....................................................
Real estate appraisers, city board, clerk ...........................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Budget commission, county, clerk ...................................
Budget commission, county, member..............................
Child welfare board, county, member..............................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Elections, county board, member (who is also deputy
sealer of weights and measures) ...................................
Equalization, county board, clerk ....................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Auditor, county, employee ...............................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Law librarian, county . .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member (when the auditor employee serves
on a hearing board of a county board of revision) ........
Land appraiser for
Incompatible with:
Education, board member ................................................
Auditor-Secretary, Ohio University

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1916; 1478

2006; 2006-010

1914; 182
1919; 679
1999; 99-045
1932; 1512
1965; 65-051
2008; 2008-020
1910; 404
1916; 1478
1911; 162
1931; 1417
1922; 985
1925; 406
1941; 256
1960; 584
1913; 1096
1929; 1984
1931; 1072
1933; 763
1910; 696
1962; 112
1953; 391

1934; 414
1934; 414
1989; 89-052
1962; 112

2010; 2010-031

1975; 75-009

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

-10-

1906; 198

Auditor, State
Assistant
Incompatible with:
Citizens advisory committee to school board,
member ................... .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Planning commission, city, member ................................

1989; 89-022
1989; 89-022
1989; 89-022

Auditor, State, Special Institutional Examiner in Offices of


Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1927; 1504

Automobiles, State Registrar of


Incompatible with:
Clerk, court of common pleas ..........................................

1911; 128

Bailiff
Court
Compatible with:
Probation officer, county .................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Court of common pleas
Compatible with:
Constable, court of common pleas ...................................
Municipal court
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Bank
Cashier, assistant
Compatible with:
Treasurer, village (where bank is depository for
inactive village funds) ...................................................
Incompatible with:
Treasurer, village (where bank is depository for active
village funds) .......... .....................................................
Cashier and treasurer of
Compatible with:
Banks, deputy superintendent ..........................................
Director of
Compatible with:
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................

1927; 1175
1927; 1175

1921; 317

1983; 83-051

1937; 2676

1937; 2676

1913; 793

1909; 331

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Banks, Deputy Superintendent of
Compatible with:
Bank cashier and treasurer ...............................................
Bondsman
Compatible with:
Coroner, county, investigator ...........................................
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Budget Commission, County
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Treasurer, county, chief deputy .......................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Child welfare board, county, member..............................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................

-11-

1913; 793

1989; 89-037
1968; 68-112

1922; 985

1934; 1721
1925; 406
1938; 2320
1925; 406

Building Authority, Ohio


(See also, Public Institutional Building Authority Board)
Building Commission, County, Secretary of
Incompatible with:
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................

1937; 242

Building Commission, Employee of


Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................

1919; 679

Building Inspector, Village


Compatible with:
Planning commission, village, member ...........................

1927; 2412

Bus Driver, Public School


Compatible with:
Civil defense, county, director .........................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Education, local board, clerk ...........................................
Janitor, public school . .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................

1958; 305
1995; 95-040
1964; 78
1964; 460
1934; 1167
1958; 305

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Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

-121958; 305
1956; 271
1955; 712

Campus Martius, Curator of Memorial Building at


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1929; 1163

Canal, Superintendent of a Division of a


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1911; 1668

Candidate
For office at a primary election
Incompatible with:
Civil service employee (classified) ..................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
For public office under city charter
Incompatible with:
Clerk, municipal court .....................................................
Cemetery Board
Bookkeeper for
Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Secretary for
Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Sexton
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Treasurer, township.... .....................................................
Chamber of Commerce
President of
Compatible with:
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Child Support Enforcement Agency
Administrative hearing officer

1928; 2485
1912; 37

1936; 386

1911; 1626

1938; 124

1918; 918

1937; 1278
1956; 447
1916; 633

2009; 2009-042

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Compatible with:
Magistrate, court of common pleas (adjacent county) .....

-13-

2005; 2005-022

Child Support Enforcement Agency (Within County Department of Human Services


or County Department of Job and Family Services)
Administrative hearing officer
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
1997; 97-044
Staff attorney
Incompatible with:
Children services board, county, member........................
2002; 2002-039
Child Welfare Board, County
Chairman of
Incompatible with:
Administrator of the retarded childrens school ..............
Executive secretary of
Compatible with:
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
Welfare board, county, member.......................................
Member of
Compatible with:
County commissioners, assistant clerk ............................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
Welfare agency, private, board member ..........................
Welfare board, county, member.......................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Budget commission, county, member ..............................
Children Services Board, County
Executive director
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Member of
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................
Staff attorney, county department of job and family
services .................... .....................................................
Child abuse investigator for
Compatible with:
Auxiliary police officer, city ............................................
Childrens Home, County
Matron of

1961; 598

1951; 817
1945; 455

1938; 2484
1951; 817
1938; 2320
1945; 455
1941; 256
1938; 2320

2002; 2002-022

1997; 97-003
2002; 2002-039

2006: 2006-005

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Compatible with:
Visiting agent, county .....................................................
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Visiting agent, county .....................................................
Trustee of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Council, city, member (under city manager plan) ...........
Visiting agent for
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Childrens home, county, superintendent ........................

-14-

1914; 272

1947; 255
1914; 272

1930; 650
1933; 734
1933; 1924

1915; 116
1914; 272

Citizens Advisory Committee to School Board, Member of


Incompatible with:
Auditor, state, assistant ....................................................

1989; 89-022

City Board of Real Estate Assessors, Member of


Incompatible with:
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................

1910; 1020

City Employee, Unclassified


Compatible with:
Ohio Civil Rights Commission, member .........................

2001; 2001-016

City Manager
Incompatible with:
Health district, combined, board member ........................

1970; 70-054

Civil Defense, County, Director of


Compatible with:
Bus driver, public school .................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Civil Rights Commission, Member of
Compatible with:
Affirmative action officer, state university ......................
Planning commission, city, member. ...............................

1958; 305
1958; 58
1958; 305
1959; 215

2001; 2001-015
1959; 555

Compatibility Opinions Index


Public utilities department, city, employee ......................
Civil Service Commission
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
Civil Service Commission, Board of, member ................
Member of
Compatible with:
Amusement ride inspector ...............................................
Elections, county board, clerk ..........................................
Elections, county board, director .....................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Political party, county, executive committee
member ................... .....................................................
Review, city board, member ............................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Any office or position in the city or city school
district ..................... .....................................................
Assessor, tax, district . .....................................................
Assessor, tax, district, deputy ..........................................
Civil Service Commission, Board of, clerk .....................
Council, city, member. .....................................................
Education, city board, employee ......................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Stenographer/clerk, city ...................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city, deputy .. .....................................................
Civil Service Employee
Incompatible with:
Constable, township ... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
City employee, classified
Incompatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
City school district employee, classified
Incompatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Classified
Compatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................

-152001; 2001-016

1910; 322

1985; 85-045
1959; 114
1983; 83-090
1911; 1540
1935; 1385
1959; 114
1910; 961
1938; 1801
1963; 119

1914; 404
1915; 529
1915; 529
1910; 322
1929; 1980
1914; 404

1965; 65-138
1914; 383

1931; 922
1929; 1904

1914; 404

1914; 404

1974; 74-034

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Candidate for office in a primary election .......................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
State employee, classified
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

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1928; 2485
1954; 367
1954; 367

1978; 78-022

Clerk, City
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, director .....................................

1993; 93-049

Clerk, Joint Township Fire District


Compatible with:
Clerk-treasurer, village ....................................................

1996; 96-008

Clerk, Municipal
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1964; 83

Clerk, Township
(See also, Fiscal Officer, Township)
Compatible with:
Administrator, village .....................................................
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Cemetery board, clerk .....................................................
Cemetery board, sexton ...................................................
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Clerk-treasurer, village ....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, city board, secretary .......................................
Education, local board, treasurers assistant ....................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
Education, township board, member ...............................
.................................... .....................................................
Fire prevention officer, township .....................................
Health officer, township...................................................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), unclassified employee ........................
Highway superintendent, township ..................................

1993; 93-048
1952; 60
1999; 99-018
1999; 99-045
1938; 124
1937; 1278
1915; 2339
2002; 2002-021
2003; 2003-006
1932; 1528
1999; 99-046
1987; 87-085
1986; 86-057
1981; 81-087
1932; 1528
1912; 481
1911; 1204
1962; 187
1918; 1074
1960; 597
1916; 25

Compatibility Opinions Index


Inspector of weights and measures ..................................
Janitor, township ........ .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Laborer, township ...... .....................................................
Office administrator, county prosecuting attorneys
office ....................... .....................................................
Police officer, village . .....................................................
Political party, township, central committee
member ................... .....................................................
Recorder, county ........ .....................................................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Transportation, Department of, timekeeper
(nonpartisan election)....................................................
Treasurer, county, employee ............................................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, township ..................................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Auditor, state, assistant ....................................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Highway department, county, employee .........................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), classified employee ............................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), inspector .............................................
Park district, board of commissioners, member...............
Street commissioner, city .................................................
Teacher, township ...... .....................................................
Transportation, Department of, timekeeper
(partisan election).... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-171966; 66-093
1918; 683
1909; 677
1952; 260
1999; 99-019
1971; 71-065
1932; 1528
1931; 146
1912; 481
1963; 260
1963; 203
1983; 83-033
1960; 94
1915; 2339
1977; 77-037
1960; 584
1989; 89-022
1963; 566
1972; 72-109
1960; 597
1929; 1619
1992; 92-053
1957; 344
1913; 1097
1983; 83-033
1904; 204

Clerk-Treasurer, Local School District Free Public Library


Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

1990; 90-059

Clerk-Treasurer, Village
(See also, Clerk, Village)
(See also, Treasurer, Village)
Compatible with:
Clerk, joint township fire district .....................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, exempted village board, member ...................

1996; 96-008
2002; 2002-021
2004; 2004-025

Compatibility Opinions Index


Clerk, Village
(See also, Clerk-Treasurer, Village)
Compatible with:
Auditor, county, bookkeeper............................................
Cemetery board, bookkeeper ...........................................
Cemetery board, secretary ...............................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Fire chief, village ....... .....................................................
Health district, county, board member .............................
Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Sinking fund board, village, secretary .............................
Incompatible with:
Caretaker of village parks ................................................
Firemens Relief and Pension Fund, trustee ....................
Light department, village, assistant superintendent .........
Planning commission, village, clerk ................................
Planning commission, village, member ...........................
Public affairs, village board, clerk ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Sinking fund board, clerk .................................................
Water department, village, superintendent ......................
Clerk of Courts, County Court
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Clerk of Courts, Court of Common Pleas
Compatible with:
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
Assignment commissioner, court of common pleas ........
Education, city board, member ........................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Automobiles, State Registrar of .......................................
Court stenographer ..... .....................................................
Clerk of Courts, Deputy
Compatible with:
Constable, court ......... .....................................................

-18-

1958; 283
1911; 1626
1918; 918
1915; 2339
1933; 1213
1914; 123
1964; 1
1907; 158
1928; 3071
1931; 1477
1939; 2443
1931; 1477
1928; 3071
1927; 2412
1932; 140
1928; 3071
1915; 279
1918; 596
1931; 1477

1970; 70-002
1961; 132
1961; 132

1959; 62
1951; 72
1911; 1345
1957; 135
1911; 128
1921; 440

1911; 322

Compatibility Opinions Index


Clerk of Courts, Deputy, County Court
Compatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Clerk of Courts, Deputy, Court of Common Pleas
Compatible with:
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Stenographer for prosecuting attorney .............................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner of jurors, clerk..........................................
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................

-19-

1964; 409
1961; 132
1961; 132

1956; 8
1926; 419
1962; 660
1935; 17

Clerk of Courts, Deputy, Municipal Court


Incompatible with:
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Police officer, municipal ..................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Sheriff, county, dispatcher ...............................................
Sheriff, county, jail registrar ............................................

1963; 219
1988; 88-093
1984; 84-028
1995; 95-020
1996; 96-050

Clerk of Courts, Municipal Court


Compatible with:
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................

1915; 386

Collinwood School Memorial, Trustee of


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1909; 79

Commissioner, County
Compatible with:
Administrator, village .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Community action agency, board of directors,
member ................... .....................................................
Education, rural board, clerk. ...........................................
Fireman, city .............. .....................................................
Park district, board of commissioners, member...............
Political party, township, central committee member .....
Reclamation inspector, Department of Natural
Resources ................ .....................................................
Street improvement inspector, village .............................

1979; 79-112
2003; 2003-006
1932; 1528
1988; 88-041
1932; 1528
2004; 2004-051
1973; 73-064
1932; 1528
1988; 88-017
1921; 312

Compatibility Opinions Index


Teacher, community college ............................................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, county .....................................................
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
.................................... .....................................................
Agricultural society, county, member ..............................
Airport authority, regional, trustee...................................
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Children services board, county, director ........................
Childrens home, county, visiting agent ..........................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, district board, member ...................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Fair manager, county . .....................................................
Health commissioner, city district ...................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Joint township hospital, board of governors, member .....
Mental retardation, county board, member ......................
Planning commission, regional, member .........................
Port authority, member of the board of directors of ........
Principal, local school district ..........................................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Real Property Inventory Corporation of
Metropolitan Cleveland, director ..................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Soil conservation district, supervisor ...............................
Surveyor, county ........ .....................................................
Trustee, community college .............................................
Trustee, township ...... .....................................................

-201972; 72-066
2005; 2005-016
1974; 74-038
1959; 103
1918; 1497
1985; 85-029
1993; 93-052
2002; 2002-022
1915; 116
1912; 299
1945; 56
1909; 297
1988; 88-011
1940; 1036
1932; 1528
1928; 2777
1949; 131
2006; 2006-041
1959; 485
1970; 70-004
1923; 146
1973; 73-024
1975; 75-032
1965; 65-069
1986; 86-029
1981; 81-010
1958; 81
1938; 2293
1981; 81-009
1959; 13
1927; 97
2007; 2007-020
2012; 2012-008

Commissioner of Jurors, Clerk for


Incompatible with:
Deputy clerk, court of common pleas ..............................

1962; 660

Commissioner, County Park District


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1988; 88-033

Community Action Agency, Board of Directors, Member of

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Community College, Trustee of
Compatible with:
Teacher, municipal school district ...................................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

-21-

1988; 88-041

1968; 68-031
2007; 2007-020

Community Improvement Corporation, Governing Board, Member of


Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
2009; 2009-005
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
1964; 87
Community School
Chief administrative officer of
Compatible with:
Education, district superintendent ....................................
Fiscal officer of
Compatible with:
Education, district treasurer .............................................
Governing authority, board member
Incompatible with:
Education, board member ................................................
Superintendent of
Compatible with:
Education, district superintendent ....................................
Treasurer of
Compatible with:
Education, district treasurer .............................................
Congressman, United States
(See also, United States Congressional Representative)
Secretary for
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Conservancy District
Attorney for
Compatible with:
Conservancy district, secretary ........................................
Board member of
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

2010; 2010-020

2010; 2010-020

2010; 2010-020

2010; 2010-020

2010; 2010-020

1964; 97

1941; 669

1995; 95-023

Compatibility Opinions Index


Director of
Compatible with:
Natural Resources, Department of, director ....................
Engineer, county ........ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Engineer, city ............. .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Conservancy district, attorney for ....................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-22-

1950; 578
2013; 2013-002
1953; 631

1941; 669
1970; 70-137

Conservation Council, Ohio, Member of


Incompatible with:
Conservation, Division of, salaried position with ............

1936; 158

Conservation, Division of, Salaried Position with


Incompatible with:
Conservation Council, Ohio, member .............................

1936; 158

Constable
County
Compatible with:
Humane agent, county .....................................................
Court
Compatible with:
Assignment commissioner, court of common pleas ........
Deputy clerk of courts .....................................................
Law librarian .............. .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Incompatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
Court of appeals
Compatible with:
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................
Stenographer, court of appeals .........................................
Court of common pleas
Compatible with:
Bailiff, court of common pleas ........................................
Reporter, court of common pleas, assistant .....................
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Police
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Special

1920; 1083

1924; 60
1911; 322
1929; 1663
1911; 322
1922; 947

1947; 387
1947; 387

1921; 317
1953; 517
1953; 639

1955; 650

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Police officer, village . .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Humane agent, county .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Superior court
Compatible with:
Assignment commissioner, court of common pleas ........
Jury commissioner ..... .....................................................
Township
Compatible with:
Marshal, village, deputy...................................................
Incompatible with:
Civil service employee, city.............................................
Council, city, member .....................................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Constitutional Convention, Delegate to
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Control, City Board of, Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city (when clerk is not required to handle funds,
keep accounts, or certify claims) ..................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Coroner, County
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member
(who is not a candidate) ................................................
Health commissioner, general district..............................
.................................... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Physician for county home...............................................
Physician for county jail ..................................................
Incompatible with:
Elections, county board, member
(who is a candidate) .....................................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................

-23-

1910; 964
1923; 797
1934; 899

1915; 1874
1915; 1874

1934; 708
1931; 922
1952; 60
1934; 708
1989; 89-044

1911; 49

1912; 351
1912; 141
1909; 750

1936; 347
1954; 214
1929; 1208
1917; 339
1929; 1208
1929; 1208

1936; 347
1914; 28
1916; 1010
1998; 98-033

Compatibility Opinions Index


.................................... .....................................................

-241952; 776

Coroner, County, Deputy


Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................

1998; 98-033

Coroner, County, Investigator for


Compatible with:
Bail bondsman ........... .....................................................
Police chief, city......... .....................................................

1989; 89-037
1989; 89-016

Corrections Officer, State


Compatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

2001; 2001-036

Council, City
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, county, employee ..... .........................................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Public safety director, city ...............................................
Solicitor, city, assistant ....................................................
Teacher, city school district .............................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Community improvement corporation, governing
board, member ........ .....................................................
Countywide emergency management agency,
director .................... .....................................................
Director, county department of job and
family services ........ .....................................................
Engineer, county, administrative assistant .......................
Engineer, county, crew chief and superintendent
of roads.................... .....................................................
Engineer, county, deputy .................................................
Fireman, city, volunteer ...................................................
Firemens pension fund, board of trustees, member ........
.................................... .....................................................
Militia, state, member .....................................................
Notary public ............. .....................................................

1934; 414
1962; 10
1934; 414
1961; 98
1915; 428
1923; 763
1952; 60
1912; 351
1912; 141

2009; 2009-005
2009; 2009-010
2011; 2011-008
1993; 93-016
1967; 67-033
2011; 2011-023
1927; 1224
1932; 662
1930; 259
1953; 69
1953; 69

Compatibility Opinions Index


Police relief fund, board of trustees, secretary .................
Political party, county, central committee member .........
.................................... .....................................................
Principal, public school ....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Prosecuting attorney, county, law clerk for .....................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Soldiers and sailors relief commission, county,
service officer.......... .....................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Urban affairs specialist ....................................................
Incompatible with:
Aged, county division of aid for the, investigator ...........
Assessor, personal property .............................................
Auditor, county, employee (when employee serves on
a hearing board of a county board of revision) .............
Childrens home, county, trustee .....................................
.................................... .....................................................
Civil defense, county, director .........................................
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Community improvement corporation, governing
board, member ........ .....................................................
Constable, township ... .....................................................
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
County office ............. .....................................................
Education, city board, member ........................................
.................................... .....................................................
Firefighter/paramedic, city ...............................................
Fire Marshal, State, deputy ..............................................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), safety inspector ..................................
Industrial Commission, State, medical
examiner .................. .....................................................
Insurance company employee (when company has
contracts with city) .. .....................................................
Mental retardation and developmental disabilities,
county board, member ..................................................
Newspaper corporation, director (when newspaper has
a contract with the city).................................................
Paramedic, city........... .....................................................
Public office or employment ............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Recreation board, city, member .......................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................

-251932; 662
1934; 1407
1916; 950
1965; 65-060
1999; 99-027
1972; 72-014
1979; 79-111
1975; 75-040
1965; 65-060
1970; 70-096
1938; 1461
1910; 971
2010; 2010-031
1933; 1924
1933; 734
1958; 58
1929; 1980
1964; 87
1952; 60
1958; 215
1909; 720
1983; 83-091
1906; 101
2008; 2008-037
1929; 955
1971; 71-040
1914; 129
1973; 73-043
1983; 83-028
1910; 1029
2008; 2008-037
1953; 69
1946; 68
1951; 563
1929; 845

Compatibility Opinions Index


Treasurer, county, chief deputy .......................................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................
Turnpike Commission, Ohio, employee ..........................
President of
Compatible with:
Any other public office or employment ...........................
.................................... .....................................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Technical college district, board of
trustees, member ..... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), safety inspector ..................................
Poor relief director ..... .....................................................
Council, Village
Assistant clerk for
Compatible with:
Sinking fund board, secretary ..........................................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Education, village board, member ...................................
Sinking fund board, secretary ..........................................
Deputy clerk for
Compatible with:
Sinking fund board, secretary ..........................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Agricultural society, county, secretary ............................
Bus driver, local school district .......................................
Cemetery board, sexton ...................................................
Corrections officer, Department of Rehabilitation
and Correction ......... .....................................................
Highway department, county, unclassified employee .....
Police officer, city (nonpartisan election) ........................
Postal employee, United States ........................................
Public employment not with village ................................
Sheriff, county, deputy (nonpartisan election) .................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Teacher, local school district ...........................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, county court..... .....................................................
Clerk-treasurer, local school district free

-262006; 2006-034
2006; 2006-034
1956; 449

1953; 69
1946; 68
1997; 97-026
1953; 69
1990; 90-063

1971; 71-040
1946; 68

1917; 1784

1916; 205
1917; 1784

1917; 1784

1930; 1791
1995; 95-040
1956; 447
2001; 2001-036
1974; 74-071
1982; 82-085
1970; 70-038
1956; 447
1982; 82-085
1970; 70-035
1989; 89-069
1970; 70-002

Compatibility Opinions Index


public library ........... .....................................................
County office ............. .....................................................
Conservancy district board, member ...............................
Education, local board, president .....................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Elections, county, board of ..............................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Highway department, county, classified employee .........
Hospital, county, board of trustees, member ...................
Janitor, public school . .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Motor vehicles, deputy commissioner .............................
Park commissioners, township board, member ...............
Physician for jail ........ .....................................................
Police officer, city (partisan election) ..............................
Port authority, member of the board of directors of ........
Principal, public school ....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Probation officer, county .................................................
Public office or employment ............................................
.................................... .....................................................
School district office .. .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy (partisan election) .......................
State office ................. .....................................................
Surveyor, county, assistant ..............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Township office ......... .....................................................
Township physician ... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
United States pension examiner .......................................
University, state, classified employee ..............................
President, pro tempore
Compatible with:
Bituminous plant inspector, Department of
Transportation ......... .....................................................
Chief probation officer, juvenile court.............................

-271990; 90-059
1911; 1072
1995; 95-023
1989; 89-069
1913; 1372
1911; 1494
1911; 1072
1911; 1021
1909; 309
2013-008
1999; 99-036
1974; 74-071
2011; 2011-021
1927; 2555
1912; 1638
1932; 1443
1915; 2425
1932; 1443
1994; 94-091
1912; 1908
1982; 82-085
1994; 94-020
1929; 1388
1912; 1638
1911; 1180
1913; 1666
1912; 1908
1911; 1072
1982; 82-085
1911; 1072
1927; 2615
1927; 2555
1950; 181
1927; 2555
1911; 1072
1912; 1908
1911; 1072
1912; 1908
1966; 66-046

1991; 91-036
2009; 2009-018

Compatibility Opinions Index

-28-

Counsel, Legal, Township


Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................

1963; 113

Counsel, Legal, Village


Compatible with:
Liquor licensing commissioner, county ...........................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

1916; 1651
1916; 1919

County Commissioners, Administrative Assistant to


Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................

1971; 71-037

County Commissioners, Employee of


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... ...............................................

2000; 2000-018

County Commissioners, Clerk for


Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy (unpaid position) .......................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Real Property Inventory Corporation of Metropolitan
Cleveland, trustee .... .....................................................
Township clerk........... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Building commission, county, secretary ..........................
Council, city, member .....................................................
Elections, county board, deputy clerk ..............................
Public office ............... .....................................................
Hospital, county memorial, bookkeeper ..........................
Assistant to
Compatible with:
Child welfare board, county, member..............................
Deputy
Compatible with:
Agricultural society, county, treasurer .............................
County Home
Physician for
Compatible with:
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:

1932; 1512
1959; 708
1942; 522
1999; 99-046
1987; 87-085
1913; 1096
1937; 242
1958; 215
1933; 187
1933; 187
1931; 1098

1938; 2484

1984; 84-053

1929; 1208

Compatibility Opinions Index


Education, county board, member ...................................
County Land Reutilization Corporation
Board member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Executive Director of
Incompatible with:
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Treasurer, county, chief deputy .......................................
Treasurer of
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Countywide Emergency Management Agency
Director of
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Deputy State Supervisors of Elections
(See also, Elections, County Board of)
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Assessor, tax district, deputy ...........................................
Deputy clerk for
Incompatible with:
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerk, municipal court .....................................................
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Candidate for office at a primary election .......................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, deputy clerk .........
Education, city board, member ........................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-291927; 1583

2012; 2012-040

2012; 2012-041

2012; 2012-041

2012; 2012-040

2009; 2009-010

1920; 571
1909; 684
1914; 738

1921; 847

1915; 386
1927; 1452
1921; 847
1929; 1984
1912; 37
1912; 299
1921; 847
1927; 1452
1929; 1320

Compatibility Opinions Index


Detention Home, District Board of, Member of
Compatible with:
Judge, juvenile court .. .....................................................
District Liquor Licensing Board
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
District liquor licensing board, member ..........................
Member of
Incompatible with:
District liquor licensing board, clerk ...............................
Dog Warden, County
Compatible with:
Bus driver, city school district .........................................
Humane society, agent .....................................................
Police chief, village .... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Incompatible with:
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Education, Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Bus driver, public school .................................................
Education, board treasurer ...............................................
School superintendent, secretary to .................................
Incompatible with:
Teacher, public school .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Clerk-treasurer for
Incompatible with:
Superintendent, city school district ..................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Zoning commission, township, chairman ........................
Incompatible with:

-30-

1966; 66-112

1915; 1615

1915; 1615

1964; 78
1933; 360
1985; 85-042
1984; 84-070
1928; 991
1933; 360
1927; 1411
1951; 656
1962; 213

1964; 460
1910; 513
1955; 499
1915; 2229
1911; 1680

1921; 53
1921; 308

1974; 74-006
1958; 137
1973; 73-108
1981; 81-090

Compatibility Opinions Index


Community school, governing authority, member ..........
Land appraiser for county auditor ....................................
Library trustee, school district .........................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Technical college, trustee.................................................
Superintendent of
Compatible with:
Chief administrative officer, community school .............
Superintendent, community school ..................................
Treasurer of
Compatible with:
Fiscal officer, community school .....................................
Treasurer, community school...........................................
Education, board clerk .....................................................
Education, City Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Agricultural society, county, clerk ...................................
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Sinking fund commissioners, clerk ..................................
Incompatible with:
Assistant principal, city school district ............................
Director of curriculum, city school district ......................
Principal, city school district............................................
Surveyor, county ........ .....................................................
Teacher, city school district .............................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerk, court of common pleas ..........................................
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
District attorney, United States, assistant. .......................
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Education, state department, employee ...........................
Electrician, city .......... .....................................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Health commissioner, city district, deputy ......................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Mental health and mental retardation, community
board, member ........ .....................................................

-312010; 2010-020
1975; 75-009
1998; 98-009
1979; 79-099
1959; 744
1911; 1680
1978; 78-048

2010; 2010-020
2010; 2010-020

2010; 2010-020
2010; 2010-020
1910; 513

1952; 60
1917; 52
1927; 1452
1912; 1776
1933; 716
1961; 289
1961; 289
1961; 289
1915; 1483
1961; 289

1911; 1345
1962; 10
1934; 162
1912; 1776
2006; 2006-018
1914; 660
1955; 684
1920; 995
1934; 569
1979; 79-049

Compatibility Opinions Index


Public welfare, city department, director .........................
Safety director, city .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Childrens home, county, superintendent ........................
Council, city, member .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Education, city board, treasurer .......................................
Health commissioner, general district..............................
Health district, city, board member..................................
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................
Judge, probate court ... .....................................................
Mental retardation and developmental disabilities,
county board, superintendent ........................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
Solicitor, city, assistant ....................................................
Surveyor, county ........ .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Treasurer of
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, County Board of
(See also, Educational Service Center)
Member of
Compatible with:
Assessor, tax, district . .....................................................
Assessor, tax, district, deputy ..........................................
Civil service employee (classified) ..................................
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Education, local board, clerk ...........................................
Education, rural board, vice president .............................
Education, village board, member ...................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
.................................... .....................................................

-321934; 162
1965; 65-068
1931; 1072
1947; 255
1983; 83-091
1906; 101
1945; 56
1927; 1452
1912; 1776
1986; 86-038
1950; 721
1910; 512
1909; 141
1986; 86-016
2011; 2011-041
2004; 2004-049
1969; 69-133
1910; 1041
2008; 2008-032
1979; 79-100
1915; 1483
1990; 90-083

1986; 86-057

1912; 1776

1915; 481
1915; 481
1974; 74-034
1933; 1213
1949; 726
1931; 733
1927; 25
1927; 881
1920; 373

Compatibility Opinions Index


.................................... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, local school district ..................................
Civil service employee .....................................................
County home, superintendent ..........................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Education, county superintendent ....................................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), labor foreman .....................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Principal, public school ....................................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
School superintendent .....................................................
Superintendent, county school district .............................
Teacher, local school district, substitute ..........................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Teachers aide, local school district .................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Education, District Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, clerk ..........................................
Superintendent, county school district .............................
Superintendent, local school district ................................
Superintendent, rural school district ................................
Incompatible with:
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Library, school district, board member ............................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
Education, Exempted Village Board of
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerk-treasurer, village ....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Nonpublic school, board member ....................................

-331914; 817
1983; 83-016
1933; 1817
1931; 145
1983; 83-070
1954; 367
1927; 1583
1960; 432
1918; 1676
1954; 367
1933; 1970
1927; 2325
1933; 1817
1927; 2325
1918; 1676
1992; 92-055
1927; 2325
1984; 84-003
1933; 1970

1963; 541
1921; 38
1957; 73
1921; 38
1918; 223

1959; 686
1934; 1322
1909; 297
1957; 646

2004; 2004-025
1998; 98-017
1993; 93-067

Compatibility Opinions Index


Education, Joint Vocational Board of
Member of
Incompatible with:
Health commissioner, general district..............................
Education, Local Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
Elections, county board, deputy clerk ..............................
Recorder, county ........ .....................................................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Teacher, city school district .............................................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, county .....................................................
Administrator, county soil and water conservation
district ..................... .....................................................
Administrator, township ..................................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Employee, school district library .....................................
Health district, combined, president ................................
Health district, county, board member .............................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
Police chief, township .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Zoning inspector, township ..............................................
Treasurers assistant for
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, Local School District, Board of
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerical employee, county prosecutors office ................
Student in the district . .....................................................
Incompatible with:

-34-

1986; 86-038

1949; 726
1966; 66-053
1958; 361

1959; 708
1963; 169
2011; 2011-043
1962; 152
1973; 73-108
1957; 626
2008; 2008-022
2008; 2008-024
1960; 432
2004; 2004-001
2011; 2011-048
1951; 520
1986; 86-060
1986; 86-004
2006; 2006-023
1985; 85-006
1966; 66-060
1949; 598
2008; 2008-022

1981; 81-087

1997; 97-018
1997; 97-061

Compatibility Opinions Index


Commissioner, county .....................................................
Principal, joint vocational school district.........................
President of
Compatible with:
Teacher, local school district ...........................................
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Education, Rural Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Political party, township, central committee member .....
Political party, village, central committee member .........
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Political party, township, central committee member .....
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Vice president of
Compatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................
Education, State Board of
Member of
Incompatible with:
Judge, administrative law, federal ...................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
United States Congressional Representative ...................
Education, State Department of

-351988; 88-011
2003; 2003-010

1989; 89-069
1989; 89-069

1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1927; 1860
1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1928; 390
1932; 1528

1935; 1638
1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1927; 1860
1934; 21
1932; 1528
1940; 1036
1932; 1528
1928; 2777
1927; 2375

1931; 733

1991; 91-001
1965; 65-061
1960; 715

Compatibility Opinions Index


Assistant director of
Incompatible with:
Teacher, university..... .....................................................
Director of
Incompatible with:
Teacher, university..... .....................................................
Division chief in
Incompatible with:
Teacher, university..... .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, Township Board of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Education, township board, member ...............................
Incompatible with:
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, township board, clerk.....................................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
President of
Compatible with:
Treasurer, township.... .....................................................
Education, Village Board of
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Council, village, clerk .....................................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
General Assembly, member .............................................

-36-

1931; 1019

1931; 1019

1931; 1019

2006; 2006-018

1910; 903
1909; 641

1912; 481
1911; 1204
1910; 903
1912; 481
1909; 677
1912; 11
1927; 5
1917; 256
1915; 2357
1910; 909

1915; 1681

1915; 327

1916; 205
1927; 25
1912; 13

Compatibility Opinions Index


Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor county ........... .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Judge, probate court ... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-371959; 482
1918; 924
1913; 137
1909; 301
1913; 1372
1911; 1494
1911; 1072
1911; 1021
1909; 309
1949; 131
1907; 277
1912; 1523
1938; 1302
1937; 2014
1915; 2462
1914; 462
1904; 143
1927; 2375

Educational Service Center


(See also, Education, County Board of)
Elections, County Board of
(See also, Deputy State Supervisors of Elections)
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Education, district board, clerk ........................................
Political party, executive committee, member .................
Prosecuting attorney, county (who is not a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county (who is a candidate) ..........
Deputy clerk for
Compatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Soldiers and sailors relief commission, member ...........
Incompatible with:
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
Director of
Compatible with:

1959; 114
1963; 541
1959; 114
1938; 440
1949; 555
1949; 610
1938; 440

1963; 169
1959; 629
1952; 60
1933; 187

Compatibility Opinions Index


Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Arbitrator between a village and a public service
corporation .............. .....................................................
Auditor, county, employee ...............................................
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Coroner, county (who is not a candidate) ........................
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Education, board member (who is not a candidate) .........
Education, local board, clerk ...........................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Judge, county court (who is not a candidate) ...................
Magistrate, court of common pleas ..................................
Motor vehicles, registrar, assistant...................................
Port authority, member of the board of directors of ........
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant (who is not a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Public safety director, city ...............................................
Racing Commission, State, member ................................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................
Secretary for a Congressman ...........................................
Treasurer, county, administrative assistant (who is
not a candidate) ....... .....................................................
Treasurer, county, chief deputy (who is not a
candidate ................. .....................................................
Tuberculosis hospital, county, architect for .....................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy (who is deputy sealer of
weights and measures) ..................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Coroner, county (who is a candidate) ..............................
Highway Safety, Department of, Director .......................
Legislative Authority, village, member of ..
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant (who is
a candidate) ............. .....................................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Treasurer, county, administrative assistant (who is a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Treasurer, county, chief deputy (who is a candidate) ......
Veterans service officer, county ......................................
Member who chairs a political partys county executive committee
Compatible with:

-381983; 83-090
1993; 93-049

1914; 925
1934; 414
1911; 1540
1936; 347
1934; 414
1974; 74-006
1966; 66-053
1952; 594
1960; 139
1996; 96-062
1957; 161
1990; 90-084
1954; 307
1948; 1
1959; 73
1933; 763
1964; 97
2004; 2004-019
2004; 2004-019
1934; 394

1933; 763
2006; 2006-041
1936; 347
1960; 5
2013-008
1954; 307
1957; 1
2004; 2004-019
2004; 2004-019
1952; 60

Compatibility Opinions Index


Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, investigator ..........

-391934; 1746

Elections, State Board of Registration, Member of


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1917; 852

Electrical Safety Inspector


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1981; 81-078

Electric Light Department, City, Clerk for


Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................

1931; 1566

Electric Light and Waterworks Plant, Lineman in


Incompatible with:
Public affairs, city board, member ...................................

1913; 1600

Electrician, City
Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................

1914; 600

Engineer, City
Compatible with:
Engineer, consulting .. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Conservancy district, director ..........................................
Highway Commissioner, State (Department of
Transportation), assistant to ..........................................
Engineer, Consulting
Compatible with:
Engineer, city ............. .....................................................
Engineer, County
(See also, Surveyor, County)
(See also, Highway Department, County)
Compatible with:
Private employment ... .....................................................
Sanitary engineer ....... .....................................................
Sewer district, employee ..................................................
Teacher, technical college ................................................
Conservancy district, director ..........................................
Incompatible with:
Engineer, county, deputy .................................................

1914; 341
1953; 631
1910; 439

1914; 341

1956; 494
1955; 253
1955; 253
1985; 85-100
2013; 2013-002
1959; 557

Compatibility Opinions Index


Regional airport authority board, member .......................
Bridge worker for
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Administrative assistant to
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Chief clerk for
Compatible with:
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Classified employee of
Incompatible with:
Public affairs, village board, elected member ..................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Soldiers and sailors relief commission, member ...........
Crew chief and superintendent of roads
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, investigator .......................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Trustee, township (who is also serving as an officer in
an employee organization) ...........................................
Township liaison for
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-401987; 87-092

2011; 2011-034

1993; 93-016
1993; 93-016

1941; 445

1969; 69-150

1952; 329

1967; 67-033

1971; 71-027
1997; 97-045
1994; 94-022

1991; 91-069

Engineer, County, Deputy


Compatible with:
Council, charter city, member ..........................................
Mayor, charter city ..... .....................................................
Real estate salesman, licensed .........................................

2011; 2011-023
2011; 2011-023
1989; 89-105

Engineer, Resident (Road Construction)


Incompatible with:
Highway Commissioner, State (Department of
Transportation), assistant to ..........................................

1910; 439

Engineer, Sanitary
Compatible with:
Engineer, county ........ .....................................................

1955; 253

Compatibility Opinions Index

-41-

Equalization, County Board of, Clerk for


Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................

1910; 696
1910; 696

Executor
Incompatible with:
Probate court deputy .. .....................................................

1909; 760

Fair Manager, County


Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1959; 485

Farmers Institute, Lecturer


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1911; 914

Fire Chief
Incompatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................

1914; 1378

Fire Chief, Township Volunteer Fire Department


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1987; 87-084

Fire Chief, Village


Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Street commissioner, village ............................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1914; 123
1919; 618
1986; 86-030

Fire Department, Private


Member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1990; 90-037
1986; 86-059

Fire Department, Volunteer


Assistant chief of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:

1984; 84-018

1978; 78-017

Compatibility Opinions Index


Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Firefighter/Paramedic, City
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Fireman, City
Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Volunteer
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Referee, court of common pleas ......................................

-421981; 81-004
1960; 120

2008; 2008-037

2004; 2004-051
1977; 77-078
2008: 2008-037

1927; 1224
1992; 92-023

Fire Marshal, City


Incompatible with:
Constable, township ... .....................................................

1931; 922

Fire Marshal, State, Deputy


Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1929; 955

Fire and Police Departments, Physician for


Compatible with:
Health district, city, physician .........................................

1924; 496

Fire Prevention Officer, Township


Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................

1962; 187

Firemens Pension Fund, Board of Trustees of, Member of


Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1932; 662
1930; 259

Firemens Relief and Pension Fund, Trustee


Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................

1939; 2243

Fiscal Officer, Township


(See also, Clerk, Township)
Compatible with:

Compatibility Opinions Index


Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
General Assembly
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Legislative Reference Department, state director ............
Member of
Compatible with:
Campus Martius, curator of memorial building at ...........
Canal, superintendent of a division of a...........................
Clerk, municipal ......... .....................................................
Collinwood School Memorial, trustee .............................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Elections, State Board of Registration, member ..............
Farmers Institute, lecturer ...............................................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), contractor with ...................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Labor Statistics, State Bureau, temporary
employee ................ .....................................................
Professor at State Normal College, Ohio
University................ .....................................................
Solicitor, village ...............................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Superintendent, county ....................................................
Surveyor, county, clerk ....................................................
Surveyor, county, deputy .................................................
Surveyor, county, road foreman.......................................
Surveyor, county, laborer .................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Treasurer, county, clerk ...................................................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
United States Government, civil or military
employee ................. .....................................................
Waterways, Board of, member ........................................
Incompatible with:
Any appointive office under city charter .........................
Any city office ........... .....................................................

-432007; 2007-023

1914; 660

1929; 1163
1911; 1668
1964; 83
1909; 79
1955; 684
1927; 881
1920; 373
1914; 817
1912; 13
1917; 852
1911; 914
1918; 1626
1915; 1335
1911; 826
1918; 415
1969; 69-039
1908; 275
1914; 427
1935; 730
1935; 730
1935; 730
1935; 730
1915; 456
1913; 52
1935; 730
1935; 730
1930; 1848
1917; 1087
1931; 1032
1964; 83
1913; 46

Compatibility Opinions Index


Any county officer, deputy of ..........................................
Auditor, state, special examiner for .................................
Bus driver, public school .................................................
Clients, representing them in matters before the
General Assembly ... .....................................................
Constitutional Convention, delegate to ............................
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Education, township board, member ...............................
Education, village board, clerk ........................................
Health officer, village .....................................................
Marshal, United States, deputy ........................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Milk Marketing Commission, Ohio, executive
secretary .................. .....................................................
Municipal government, department head in ....................
Natural Resources, Department of, chief of
division of forestry .. .....................................................
Natural Resources, Department of, chief of
division of geological survey ........................................
Natural Resources, Department of, chief of
division of water ..... .....................................................
Natural Resources, Department of, chief of
division of wildlife .. .....................................................
Parole, State Board of, member .......................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
United States Government, civil or military
officer in .................. .....................................................
Girls School, Executive Director of
Compatible with:
Mental health and mental retardation, county board,
member ................... .....................................................
Health Commissioner, City
Compatible with:
Health commissioner, general district..............................
Deputy
Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Part-time commissioner
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Health Commissioner, County

-441964; 83
1927; 1504
1955; 712
1927; 2024
1911; 49
1914; 28
1912; 11
1915; 327
1912; 10
1913; 53
1908; 345
1933; 1026
1964; 83
1950; 297
1950; 297
1950; 297
1950; 297
1931; 1032
1964; 83
1911; 55
1917; 1087

1970; 168

1924; 214

1920; 995

1970; 70-004

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Reformatory for Women, Ohio, physician for .................
Tuberculosis clinic supervised by appointed board
of trustees, physician for ...............................................
Incompatible with:
Tuberculosis clinic supervised by board of health,
physician for............ .....................................................
Joint solid waste district management policy
committee, member. .....................................................
Health Commissioner, General District
Compatible with:
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Health commissioner, city district ...................................
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, joint vocational board, member .....................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Health Council, Public, Member of
Incompatible with:
Venereal disease control clinic, physician for .................
Health Department, Ohio
Chief of direct services
Incompatible with:
Health Department, State, assistant director ....................
Director
Compatible with:
University clinical associate professor.............................
Director, assistant
Incompatible with:
Health Department, State, chief of direct services ...........
Health District, City Board
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Health officer, city ..... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Health district, city, board member..................................
.................................... .....................................................

-45-

1931; 312
1966; 66-118

1966; 66-118
1994; 94-047

1954; 214
1929; 1208
1924; 214
1986; 86-038
1986; 86-038

1933; 1381
1933; 1381

1940; 598

1950; 554

1988; 88-022

1950; 554

1918; 964
1915; 305
1910; 1020

Compatibility Opinions Index


Employee of
Compatible with:
Health district, general, employee ...................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Waterworks department, city, employee .........................
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Health district, city, clerk .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Physician for
Compatible with:
Fire and police departments, physician for ......................
Police and fire departments, physician for .......................
Health District, Combined Board
Employee of
Compatible with:
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Incompatible with:
City manager .............. .....................................................
Park district, board of commissioners, member...............
Veterans service commission, county, member.. .
President of
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Health District, County Board
Member of
Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Health District, General Board
Employee of
Compatible with:
Health district, city, employee .........................................
Inspector for
Compatible with:

-46-

1941; 1067

1931; 632
1950; 721
1915; 305
1910; 1020

1924; 496
1924; 496

2012; 2012-017

2001; 2001-040
1970; 70-054
2011; 2011-029
2011; 2011-029

2011; 2011-048

1964; 1
1951; 520
1924; 324
1969; 69-167

1941; 1067

Compatibility Opinions Index


Health district, general, board member ............................
Member of
Compatible with:
Council, city, president ....................................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Health district, general, inspector ....................................
Planning commission, city, member ................................
Zoning appeals, township board, member .......................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, township ..................................................
Administrator, village .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Physician employed by the board ....................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Health District, State Board
Member of
Incompatible with:
Sanitary engineer, city .....................................................
Health Officer
City
Compatible with:
Health district, city, clerk .................................................
Public service director, city..............................................
Township
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Village
Compatible with:
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Assessor, tax district .. .....................................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Hearing Officer, Child Support Enforcement Agency

-471964; 207

1997; 97-026
1952; 594
1964; 207
1981; 81-079
2002; 2002-012
1983; 83-010
2003; 2003-015
1963; 566
1923; 146
1999; 99-036
1986; 86-060
1953; 11
1996; 96-022
1973; 73-097
1965; 65-088
1935; 611
1930; 1718

1912; 832

1918; 964
1918; 894

1918; 1074
1904; 137

1914; 409
1914; 492
1912; 10

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Magistrate, court of common pleas (adjacent county) .....
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Highway Department, County, Employee of
(See also, Engineer, County)
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Classified
Compatible with:
Trustee, township (nonpartisan election) .........................
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Unclassified
Compatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Highway Department, State
(See also, Department of Transportation)
Commissioner, assistant to
Incompatible with:
Engineer, city ............. .....................................................
Engineer, resident (road construction) .............................
Surveyor, county ........ .....................................................
Tax map draftsman, county..............................................
Contractor with
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Clerk, township (unclassified) .........................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township (classified) .............................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Inspector for
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Labor foreman for
Incompatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................
Safety inspector for
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

-48-

2005; 2005-022
1997; 97-044

1972; 72-109
1962; 361
1959; 110

1988; 88-020
1974; 74-071

1974; 74-071

1910; 439
1910; 439
1910; 439
1910; 439

1918; 1626

1960; 597
1960; 597
1959; 313

1929; 1619

1954; 367

1971; 71-040

Compatibility Opinions Index


Council, city, president ....................................................

-491971; 71-040

Highway Patrol Station, Janitor of


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1961; 334

Highway Safety, Department of, Director of


Incompatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................

1960; 5

Highway Superintendent, Township


Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Hospital, County, Board of Trustees, Member of
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Hospital, county, employee..............................................
Physician, same hospital (admitting and treating
patients in the hospital) .................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

1916; 25
1915; 1894

2011; 2011-021
1958; 93
1994; 94-080
1951; 417

Hospital, County, Employee of


Incompatible with:
Hospital, county, board of trustees, member ...................

1958; 93

Hospital, County, Physician


Incompatible with:
Hospital, board of trustees, member ................................

1994; 94-080

Hospital, County Memorial, Bookkeeper of


Incompatible with:
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................

1931; 1098

Hospital, Joint Township, Board of Governors, Member of


Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1963; 578
1973; 73-024

Hospital, Lima State, Clerk of Board of Commissioners of


Compatible with:
Secretary of State, assistant to .........................................

1913; 76

Hospital, Municipal, Board of Governors, Member of

Compatibility Opinions Index

-50-

Incompatible with:
Registered nurse (same hospital) .....................................

1990; 90-021

Hospital, State, Superintendent of


Compatible with:
Mental health and retardation, county board, member ....

1970; 70-168

Human Services, County Department of


(See also, Job and Family Services, County Department of)
(See also, Public Welfare, County Department of)
Hearing officer
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Fraud investigator
Incompatible with:
Police officer, village . .....................................................

1997; 97-044

1989; 89-072

Human Services, Department of


(See also, Job and Family Services, Department of)
(See also, Public Welfare, Department of)
Human Services Director, County
(See also, Job and Family Services, County Department of, Director of)
(See also, Welfare Director, County)
Humane Agent, County
Compatible with:
Constable, county....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Constable, special ...... .....................................................

1920; 1083

Humane Officer
Compatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
Probation officer ........ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................

1923; 23
1923; 23
1915; 542

Humane Society, Agent of


Compatible with:
Attorney, county humane society ....................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Sealer of weights and measures, deputy ..........................

1923; 797

1915; 758

1955; 376
1914; 345
1907; 238
1933; 360

Compatibility Opinions Index

-51-

Incompatible with:
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................

1933; 360

Humane Society, Attorney for


Compatible with:
Humane society, agent .....................................................

1955; 376

Industrial Commission, State, Medical Examiner for


Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1914; 129

Infirmary Director, County


Compatible with:
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1912; 1105
1912; 1292

Inspector, Bituminous Plant, Department of Transportation


Compatible with:
Council, village, president pro tempore ...........................

1991; 91-036

Inspector, Building, Village


Compatible with:
Planning commission, village, member ...........................

1927; 2412

Inspector, Electrical Safety


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1981; 81-078

Inspector, Reclamation, Department of Natural Resources


Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1988; 88-017

Inspector for Road Improvement, County


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1916; 26

Inspector, Sewer and Paving Contracts, City


Incompatible with:
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................
Treasurer, city ............ .....................................................

1910; 993
1910; 993

Inspector of Weights and Measures


Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................

1966; 66-093

Compatibility Opinions Index


Institutions, State
Financial officer of
Incompatible with:
Institutions, state, superintendent .....................................
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Institutions, state, financial officer...................................
Insurance Company, Employee of
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

-52-

1907; 212

1907; 212

1973; 73-043

Investigator, Child Abuse, County Department of Job and Family Services


Compatible with:
Police chief, village .... .....................................................
2004; 2004-044
Investigator, Fraud, County Department of Human Services
Incompatible with:
Police officer, village . .....................................................
Janitor
High school
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Highway patrol station
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Public buildings
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Public school
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
School building
Compatible with:
Bus driver, public school .................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Village
Compatible with:
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Sanitary policeman, village ..............................................
Street commissioner, village ............................................
Job and Family Services, County Department of
(See also, Human Services, County Department of)

1989; 89-072

1912; 1638

1961; 334

1918; 683

1927; 2555

1934; 1167
1944; 274

1912; 1925
1912; 1925
1912; 1925

Compatibility Opinions Index


(See also, Public Welfare, County Department of)
Attorney
Incompatible with:
Children services board, county, member........................
Child abuse investigator
Compatible with:
Police chief, village .... .....................................................
Director
Compatible with:
Council, charter city, member ..........................................

-53-

2002; 2002-039

2004; 2004-044

2011; 2011-008

Judge
Incompatible with:
Office of profit or trust, federal or state ...........................

1973; 73-081

Judge, Administrative Law, Federal


Incompatible with:
Education, State Board of, member .................................

1991; 91-001

Judge, County Court


Compatible with:
Attorney, criminal ..... .....................................................
Education, board member ................................................
Elections, county board, member (who is not a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Motor vehicles, registrar, deputy .....................................
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
Solicitor, city, assistant ....................................................
Solicitor, township ..... .....................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Judge, juvenile court .. .....................................................
Judge, probate court ... .....................................................
Law librarian, county . .....................................................
Magistrate, court of common pleas ..................................
Referee, court of common pleas ......................................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Veterans service officer, county ......................................
Acting judge
Incompatible with:
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Magistrate, court of common pleas ..................................
Judge, Court of Appeals
Incompatible with:

1972; 72-019
1958; 137
1960; 139
1958; 63
1992; 92-067
1971; 71-005
1991; 91-010
1958; 137
1957; 370
1957; 370
1965; 65-006
2001; 2001-009
1969; 69-131
1963; 409
1958; 54

1966; 66-138
1996; 96-024

Compatibility Opinions Index


National Guard, officer ....................................................
Judge, Court of Common Pleas
Compatible with:
Bank, director ............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, board member ................................................
Judge, probate court ... .....................................................
National Guard, officer ....................................................
Political party, county, central committee member .........
Unemployment Relief Study Commission, member .......
United States Army, enlisted member .............................
Judge, Juvenile Court
Compatible with:
Detention home, district, board member..........................
Incompatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Judge, Municipal Court
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Education, State Board of, member .................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
Acting judge
Compatible with:
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Incompatible with:
Referee, municipal court ..................................................
Part-time judge
Compatible with:
Attorney, criminal ...... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Judge, Probate Court
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Judge, court of common pleas (different division) ..........
Judge, Probate Court, Deputy for

-541928; 2259

1909; 331
1910; 512
1996; 96-031
1919; 1354
1932; 233
1938; 1995
1917; 640

1966; 66-112
1957; 370

1986; 86-004
1965; 65-061
1973; 73-082
1919; 390

1921; 847
1990; 90-089

1972; 72-019
1964; 185
1964; 22

1909; 141
1907; 277
1957; 370
1996; 96-031

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Executor ..................... .....................................................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................

-55-

1909; 760

1917; 1126

Judge, Supreme Court


Incompatible with:
Political party, county, central committee member .........

1932; 233

Jury Commissioner
Compatible with:
Assignment commissioner, court of common pleas ........
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Constable, superior court .................................................

1915; 1874
1965; 65-051
1915; 1874

Justice of the Peace


Compatible with:
Assessor, personal property .............................................
Assessor, real estate ... .....................................................
Assessor, township .... .....................................................
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, clerk .....................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Health commissioner, general district, clerk....................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Assessor, village ........ .....................................................
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Police officer, city ...... .....................................................
Safety director, city .... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Zoning commission, township, member ..........................
Zoning inspector, township ..............................................

1912; 1101
1910; 737
1909; 497
1935; 1385
1909; 677
1909; 684
1927; 1860
1927; 1860
1915; 1335
1933; 1381
1917; 2102
1913; 284
1915; 2296
1929; 1442
1916; 1010
1932; 1443
1915; 2425
1953; 11
1930; 448
1953; 699
1932; 653
1951; 586
1912; 1115
1952; 257
1952; 257

Compatibility Opinions Index

-56-

Juvenile Court, Volunteer


Compatible with:
Personnel officer, county .................................................

1991; 91-067

Juvenile Detention Home, Superintendent of


Compatible with:
Probation officer ........ .....................................................

1918; 145

Kent Normal School, Trustee for


Incompatible with:
State Board of Administration, member ..........................

1914; 89

Labor Statistics, State Bureau of, Temporary Employee of


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1911; 826

Laborer, Township
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................

1952; 260

Law Director
(See also, Solicitor, City)
Assistant
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Full-time
Incompatible with:
Referee, municipal court (small claims division) ............
Public defender, assistant (joint county) ..........................
Part-time
Compatible with:
Referee, municipal court (small claims division) ............
Law Firm, Private
Financial manager for
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Office administrator for
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Law Librarian
Compatible with:
Constable, court ......... .....................................................

1988; 88-086
1986; 86-035

1980; 80-015
1989; 89-023

1980; 80-015

2005; 2005-023

2005; 2005-023

1929; 1663

Compatibility Opinions Index


County
Incompatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Law Library Association, County
Secretary-treasurer of
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Treasurer of
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Law Library Resources Board, County
Member
Compatible with:
Attorney, criminal, for indigent defendants .....................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

-57-

1965; 65-006

1971; 71-025

1984; 84-087

2011; 2011-024
2009; 2009-049
2009; 2009-049

Legal Counsel, Township


Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................

1963; 113

Legal Rights Services Commission, Member of


Incompatible with:
Mental health, community board, executive director ......

1986; 86-091

Legislative Authority, City


(See also, Council, City)
Legislative Authority, Village
(See also, Council, Village)
Legislative Reference Department, State, Director of
Compatible with:
General Assembly, clerk .................................................

1914; 660

Liaison, County Engineers Township


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1991; 91-069

Librarian, Law
Compatible with:
Constable, court ......... .....................................................
Auditor, county, employee ...............................................

1929; 1663
1989; 89-052

Compatibility Opinions Index


County
Incompatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Librarian, School
Compatible with:
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Library, school district, clerk-treasurer ............................
Incompatible with:
Library, school district, board member ............................
Library, County, District Board of, Clerk-Treasurer for
Compatible with:
Airport authority, regional, secretary-treasurer ...............
Library, School District, Free Public, Clerk-Treasurer for
Compatible with:
Library, school district, assistant director ........................
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Library, School District, Board of
Employee of
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, board member ................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, school district employee ................................
Librarian, public school ...................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Superintendent, public school ..........................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
Light and Power Plant, City, Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Waterworks department, city, superintendent .................
Light Department, Village, Assistant Superintendent of
Incompatible with:

-58-

1965; 65-006

1919; 1005
2001; 2001-034
1936; 482

1980; 80-047

2001; 2001-034
1990; 90-059

2004; 2004-001

1962; 208
1959; 686
1934; 1322
1998; 98-009
1957; 646
1957; 646
1936; 482
1939; 1403
1957; 646
1957; 646

1914; 400

Compatibility Opinions Index

-59-

Caretaker of village parks ................................................


Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Water department, village, superintendent ......................

1931; 1477
1931; 1477
1931; 1477

Liquor Licensing Commissioner, County


Compatible with:
Attorney, village ........ .....................................................
Oils, deputy inspector .....................................................

1916; 1651
1913; 952

Magistrate, Court of Common Pleas


(See also, Referee, Court of Common Pleas)
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Hearing officer, child support enforcement agency
(adjacent county) ..... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Acting judge, county court ...............................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................

1996; 96-062
2005; 2005-022
1996; 96-024
2001; 2001-009

Magistrate, Mayors Court


Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................

1992; 92-041

Magistrate, Municipal Court


(See also, Referee, Municipal Court)
Incompatible with:
Public defender, county commission, member ................

2004; 2004-030

Mail Carrier, United States


(See also, Postal Employee, Classified)
Compatible with:
Amusement ride inspector ...............................................

1985; 85-076

Maintenance Man, Village


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1986; 86-059

Manager, City
Incompatible with:
Health district, combined, board member ........................

1970; 70-054

Marshal, United States, Deputy


Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1913; 53

Marshal, Village

Compatibility Opinions Index


(See also, Police Chief, Village)
Compatible with:
Health officer, village .....................................................
Janitor, village ............ .....................................................
Night watchman, village ..................................................
Sanitary policeman, village ..............................................
Street commissioner, village ............................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Constable, township ... .....................................................
Deputy clerk, municipal court..........................................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Deputy
Compatible with:
Constable, township ... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Mayor, City
Compatible with:
Assessor, real estate ... .....................................................
Chamber of commerce president .....................................
Deputy clerk, court of common pleas ..............................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Engineer, county, deputy .................................................
Recorder, county ........ .....................................................
Soldiers relief commission, county, member .................
Teacher, city school district .............................................
Technical college district, board of trustees,
member ................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
.................................... .....................................................
Public safety director, city ...............................................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................
Mayor, Village
Compatible with:
Assignment commissioner/secretary,
municipal court ....... .....................................................
Auditor, county, unclassified employee...........................

-60-

1914; 409
1912; 1925
1912; 1224
1912; 1925
1912; 1925
1941; 1079
1934; 708
1963; 219
1928; 991
1930; 448
1939; 2134
1957; 61

1934; 708
1987; 87-002

1921; 504
2009; 2009-042
1956; 8
1934; 569
2011; 2011-023
1919; 642
1961; 18
1961; 26
1990; 90-063
1908; 345
1970; 70-053
1970; 70-022
1979; 79-086
1982; 82-042

1987; 87-013
1962; 112

Compatibility Opinions Index


Bus driver, public school .................................................
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Education, exempted village board, member ...................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Engineer, county, chief clerk ...........................................
Fiscal officer, township ....................................................
Health commissioner, general district, clerk....................
Health district, combined, recycling coordinator .............
Infirmary director, county ................................................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Teacher, township school district ....................................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, county .....................................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Civil defense director, county ..........................................
Civil service employee, city (classified) ..........................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Health district, general, board member ............................
Justice of peace .......... .....................................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
Treasurer, county, deputy ................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Memorial Board, Township
Member of
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Mental Health Board, Community
Executive director of
Incompatible with:
Ohio Legal Rights Services Commission, member .........
Member of
Incompatible with:
Principal, public school ....................................................
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Community Board of
Member of
Compatible with:

-611958; 305
1917; 339
1998; 98-017
1934; 21
1959; 482
1918; 924
1913; 1372
1941; 445
2007; 2007-023
1933; 1381
2012; 2012-017
1912; 1105
1917; 2102
1913; 284
1929; 1441
1960; 134
1962; 112
1953; 391
1958; 305
1929; 1904
1933; 1970
1996; 96-022
1953; 699
1939; 1403
1982; 82-042
1933; 1970
1913; 1623

1947; 23

1986; 86-091

1981; 81-101

Compatibility Opinions Index

-62-

Education, city board, member ........................................

1979; 79-049

Mental Health and Mental Retardation, County Board of


Member of
Compatible with:
Girls school, executive director .......................................
Hospital, state, superintendent .........................................
Private agency, board member .........................................

1970; 70-168
1970; 70-168
1970; 70-168

Mental Retardation, County Board of


Administrator, acting
Incompatible with:
Teacher, mental retardation school ..................................
Administrator or executive secretary of
Compatible with:
Welfare department, county, director ..............................
Member of
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, County Board of
Employee of
Compatible with:
Nonprofit corporation, executive officer .........................
Member of
Compatible with:
Public defender, county ...................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Metropolitan Housing Authority
Director of
Compatible with:
Real Property Inventory Corporation of Metropolitan
Cleveland, trustee .... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Metropolitan housing authority, tenant ............................
Incompatible with:
Park commission, district, member ..................................
Tenant of

1972; 72-011

1970; 70-005

1975; 75-032

1996; 96-007

1997; 97-018
1983; 83-028
1983; 83-030

1986; 86-016

1942; 522

1971; 71-057
1963; 217

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Metropolitan housing authority, member ........................
Milk Marketing Commission, Ohio, Executive Secretary
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

-63-

1971; 71-057

1933; 1026

Militia, State
Member of
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Officer in
Compatible with:
Auditor, city, deputy .. .....................................................

1953; 69

Motor Vehicles, Bureau of, Registrar of


Assistant to
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Political party, county, executive committee chairman ...
Deputy
Compatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................

1957; 161
1957; 161

1913; 188

1958; 63

Motor Vehicles, State Commissioner of, Deputy


Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

1932; 1443

Municipal Corporation, Officer in


Incompatible with:
Transit authority, regional, board member .....................

1973; 73-016

Municipal Court, Clerk


Incompatible with:
Administrator, municipal court (small claims division) ..
Candidate for public office under city charter .................

1980; 80-073
1936; 386

Municipal Court, Small Claims Division


Administrator of
Incompatible with:
Clerk, municipal court .....................................................
Referee in
Compatible with:
Attorney ..................... .....................................................
Law director, city (part-time) ...........................................

1980; 80-073

1972; 72-073
1980; 80-015

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Law director, city (full-time) ...........................................
Municipal Government, Department Head in
Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
National Guard, Officer
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Incompatible with:
Judge, court of appeals .....................................................
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................
Natural Resources, Department of
Chief of division of forestry
Incompatible with:
General Assembly which created office, member ...........
Chief of division of geological survey
Incompatible with:
General Assembly which created office, member ...........
Chief of division of water
Incompatible with:
General Assembly which created office, member ...........
Chief of division of wildlife
Incompatible with:
General Assembly which created office, member ...........
Director of
Compatible with:
Conservancy district, director ..........................................
Mineral resources inspector
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Reclamation inspector
Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

-64-

1980; 80-015

1964; 83

1928; 2700
1928; 2258
1919; 1354

1950; 297

1950; 297

1950; 297

1950; 297

1950; 578

2007; 2007-037

1988; 88-017

Newspaper, Proprietor of
Compatible with:
Assessor, tax, district . .....................................................

1914; 1496

Newspaper Corporation, Director of


Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1910; 1029

Compatibility Opinions Index


Night Watchman, Village
Compatible with:
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................

-65-

1912; 1224

Nonprofit Corporation, Executive Officer


Compatible with:
Mental retardation and developmental disabilities, county
board, employee ...... .....................................................
1996; 96-007
Notary Public
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Probate court deputy .. .....................................................

1953; 69
1938; 1623

Nuisances, County Inspector of


Compatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................

1943; 468

Nurse, Registered, Municipal Hospital


Incompatible with:
Municipal hospital, board of governors, member ............

1990; 90-021

Oils, Deputy Inspector of


Compatible with:
Liquor license commissioner, county ..............................

1913; 952

Paramedic, City
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

2008; 2008-037

Park Commission, City, Member of


Incompatible with:
Attorney, city, legal counsel for .......................................

1913; 1476

Park Commission, District


Consultant for
Incompatible with:
Planning commission, regional, director .........................
Member of
Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Health district, combined, board member ........
Metropolitan housing authority, member ........................

1973; 73-032

1973; 73-064
1992; 92-053
2011; 2011-029
1963; 217

Compatibility Opinions Index


Veterans service commission, county, member.. .

-662011; 2011-029

Park Commissioners, City Board of, Engineer for


Compatible with:
Planning commission, city, engineer ...............................

1922; 847

Park Commissioners, Township Board of, Member of


Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1994; 94-091
1939; 2346

Park District, Employee


Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

2008; 2008-020
2000; 2000-025

Parks, Village, Caretaker of


Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Light department, village, assistant superintendent .........
Water department, village, superintendent ......................

1931; 1477
1931; 1477
1931; 1477

Parole, State Board of


Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1931; 1032

Parole Officer
Incompatible with:
Police chief, village .... .....................................................

1986; 86-007

Penitentiary, Ohio, Guard for


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1951; 854

Personnel Officer, County


Compatible with:
Volunteer, juvenile court .................................................

1991; 91-067

Physician for
County home
Compatible with:
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Health district, general
Incompatible with:
Health district, general, board member ............................
Jail, county

1929; 1208

1973; 73-097

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Planning Commission, City
Engineer for
Compatible with:
Park commissioners, city board, engineer .......................
Member of
Compatible with:
Civil Rights Commission, member ..................................
Health district, combined, board member ........................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, state, assistant ....................................................
Planning commission, regional, member .........................
Planning Commission, Clerk for
Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Planning Commission, County
Advisor for
Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township .............................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Zoning appeals, township board, member .......................
Incompatible with:
Planning commission, city, member ................................
Planning Commission, Regional
Director of
Compatible with:
Administrator, county .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Park commission, district, consultant for .........................
Zoning appeals, township board, consultant for ..............
Zoning commission, township, consultant for .................
Member of
Incompatible with:

-67-

1929; 1208
1912; 1908

1922; 847

1959; 555
1981; 81-079
1989; 89-022
1965; 65-069

1928; 3071

1963; 184

2000; 2000-018

2003; 2003-041
2003; 2003-041
1964; 129

1977; 77-034
1973; 73-032
1964; 30
1964; 30

Compatibility Opinions Index


Commissioner, county .....................................................
Planning commission, city, member ................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Planning Commission, Village
Member of
Compatible with:
Building inspector, village ...............................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................

-681965; 65-069
1965; 65-069
1965; 65-069

1927; 2412
1927; 2412

Plumbing Business, Private


Incompatible with:
Plumbing inspector, general health district ......................

1932; 150

Plumbing Inspector, General Health District


Incompatible with:
Plumbing business, private ..............................................

1932; 150

Police Chief
Compatible with:
Appraiser, municipal court...............................................
Incompatible with:
Fire chief, city ............ .....................................................
City
Compatible with:
Coroner, county, investigator ...........................................
Deputy clerk, county court ...............................................
Incompatible with:
Probation officer ........ .....................................................
Sanitary policeman..... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Township
Compatible with:
Police chief, village .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Village
(See also, marshal, village)
Compatible with:
Child abuse investigator, county department of job
and family services . .....................................................
Constable, special ...... .....................................................
Dog warden, county .. .....................................................

1930; 1066
1914; 1378

1989; 89-016
1964; 409
1922; 108
1929; 933
1913; 421

1976; 76-027
2006; 2006-023
1985; 85-021

2004; 2004-044
1910; 964
1985; 85-042

Compatibility Opinions Index


Police chief, township .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Parole officer .............. .....................................................
Sealer of weights and measures, county ..........................
Sealer of weights and measures, county, deputy .............
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Police, City
Auxiliary police officer
Compatible with:
Child abuse investigator, county children services
board ....................... .....................................................
Captain of
Incompatible with:
Safety service director, city..............................................
Officer
Compatible with:
Council, village, member (nonpartisan election) .............
Prosecuting attorney, county, secret service officer ........
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member (partisan election) ...................
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................

-691976; 76-027
1986; 86-007
1963; 342
1963; 342
1987; 87-002

2006; 2006-005

1966; 66-181

1982; 82-085
1970; 70-170
1982; 82-085
1932; 653

Police and Fire Departments, Physician for


Compatible with:
Health district, city, physician for ....................................

1924; 496

Police Officer, Municipal


Incompatible with:
Deputy clerk, municipal court..........................................

1988; 88-093

Police Officer, Township


Compatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Incompatible with:
Candidate for county sheriff ............................................
Police Officer, Village
Incompatible with:
Fraud investigator, county human services department ...
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Police Relief Fund, Board of Trustees of, Secretary of/Firemens

1992; 92-024
1996; 96-035

1989; 89-072
1996; 96-017
1989; 89-044
1987; 87-002

Compatibility Opinions Index

-70-

Pension Fund, Board of Trustees of, Member of


Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1932; 662

Policeman, Sanitary
Incompatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................

1929; 933

Police, Village, Member of


Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................

1971; 71-065

Political Party, City Precinct Committee, Member of


Incompatible with:
Revision, county board, member .....................................

1965; 65-110

Political Party, County Central Committee, Member of


Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Veterans service commission, county, member ...............
Incompatible with:
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................
Judge, Supreme Court .....................................................
Revision, county board, member .....................................
Political Party, County Executive Committee
Chairman of
Compatible with:
Motor vehicles, registrar, assistant...................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Elections, county board, clerk ..........................................
Veterans service commission, county, member ...............
Incompatible with:
Revision, county board, member .....................................
Political Party, County Executive Committee, Member of/Elections,
County Board of, Member of
Compatible with:
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, investigator ..........
Political Party, State Committee, Member of

1934; 1407
1916; 950
2002; 2002-028
1932; 233
1932; 233
1965; 65-110

1957; 161

1968; 68-062
1959; 114
1959; 114
2002; 2002-028
1965; 65-110

1934; 1746

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Revision, county board, member .....................................

-71-

1965; 65-110

Political Party, Township Central Committee, Member of


Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Education, rural board, member.......................................

1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1932; 1528

Political Party, Village Central Committee, Member of


Compatible with:
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................

1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1932; 1528

Poor Relief Director


Incompatible with:
Council, city, president ....................................................

1946; 68

Port Authority, Member of the Board of Directors of


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Postal Employee, United States
(See also, Mail Carrier, United States)
Compatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Postmaster, United States
Compatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
District tuberculosis hospital, board of trustees,
member ................... .....................................................
Principal, Public School
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
City school district

1990; 90-084
2006; 2006-003
1986; 86-029
1994; 94-020

1970; 70-038

1934; 620
1962; 694

1929; 1388
1961; 289
1927; 2325

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Technical college district, board of trustees, member .....
Elementary
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
High school
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
Joint vocational school
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Junior high school
Incompatible with:
Technical college district, board of trustees, member .....
Local school district
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Mental health, community board, member .....................
Private Investigator, Licensed
Compatible with:
Probation officer/bailiff, county court .............................
Probate Court Deputy
Compatible with:
Notary public ............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Appraiser of estate ..... .....................................................
Probate Court Deputy, Clerk for
Compatible with:
Probation officer ........ .....................................................

-72-

1990; 90-062

1965; 65-060

1912; 1638

2003; 2003-010

1990; 90-063

1981; 81-010
1981; 81-101

1995; 95-044

1938; 1623
1938; 1623

1914; 1117

Probation Officer
Compatible with:
Juvenile detention home, superintendent .........................
Deputy clerk, probate court..............................................
Incompatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................

1918; 145
1914; 1117

Probation Officer, Chief


Compatible with:
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Incompatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

1917; 1804

1922; 108

1929; 886

Compatibility Opinions Index


Probation Officer, County
Compatible with:
Court bailiff ................ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member ................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-73-

1927; 1175
1911; 1180
1959; 110

Probation Officer, County Court


Compatible with:
Private investigator .... .....................................................

1995; 95-044

Probation Officer, Court of Common Pleas


Compatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................

1931; 977

Probation Officer, Juvenile Court


Compatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Attendance officer, school district ...................................
Child welfare board, county, executive secretary ...........
Child welfare board, county, member..............................
Deputy clerk, probate court..............................................
Humane officer ......... .....................................................
Humane officer, county ...................................................
Humane society, agent .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, secret service officer ........
Relief administrator, city .................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................
Police chief, city......... .....................................................
Sheriff, county............ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Probation Officer, Juvenile Court, Chief
Compatible with:
Council, village, member ................................................
Professor, University
(See also, University)

1923; 23
1921; 961
1956; 174
1951; 817
1951; 817
1917; 1126
1923; 23
1915; 542
1914; 345
1957; 131
1941; 44
1963; 517
1913; 1439
1973; 73-035
1933; 1817
1922; 108
1918; 120
1910; 446
1949; 713
1913; 1439

2009; 2009-018

Compatibility Opinions Index

-74-

Prosecuting Attorney, County


Compatible with:
Attorney, private (for county-wide park district that does
not appear before county budget commission) .............
1994; 94-035
Attorney, private (for joint ambulance district that does
not appear before the county budget commission) .......
1994; 94-035
Attorney, private (for multi-county felony bureau) .........
1979; 79-019
Attorney, private (for village) ..........................................
1916; 1919
Auditor-secretary, Ohio University .................................
1906; 198
Elections, county board, clerk (when prosecutor is
not a candidate) ....... .....................................................
1938; 440
Financial manager (for private law firm) .........................
2005; 2005-023
Humane society, agent .....................................................
1907; 238
National Guard, officer ....................................................
1928; 2700
Office administrator (for private law firm) ......................
2005; 2005-023
Sinking fund, city, trustee ................................................
1914; 972
Soldiers relief commission, county, member .................
1961; 125
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
1932; 1479
.................................... .....................................................
1912; 1874
Title insurance agent, licensed .........................................
2005; 2005-023
Incompatible with:
Attorney, private (for county-wide park district that appears
before the county budget commission) .........................
1994; 94-035
Attorney, private (for joint ambulance district that appears
before the county budget commission) .........................
1994; 94-035
County hospital, board of trustees, member ....................
1951; 417
County law library resources board, member ..................
2009; 2009-049
Education, village board, member ...................................
1912; 1523
Elections, county board, clerk (when prosecutor is a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
1938; 440
Health district, county, board member .............................
1924; 324
Probation officer, chief ...................................................
1929; 886
Veterans service officer, county ......................................
1948; 594
Assistant
Compatible with:
Attorney, private ........ .....................................................
2009; 2009-053
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
1961; 98
Council, city, member .....................................................
1999; 99-027
County law library resources board, member ..................
2009; 2009-049
Elections, county board, member (when prosecutor is not
a candidate) ............. .....................................................
1954; 307
Health district, general, board member ............................
2001; 2001-040
Hearing officer, child support enforcement agency .........
1997; 97-044
Law director, city, assistant .............................................
1988; 88-086

Compatibility Opinions Index


.................................... .....................................................
Magistrate, mayors court ................................................
Referee, court of common pleas ......................................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal ...... .....................................................
Attorney, township ..... .....................................................
Constable, court of common pleas ...................................
County commissioners, administrative assistant .............
Education, city board, member ........................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Elections, county board, member (when prosecutor
is a candidate) ......... .....................................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
Law library association, county, secretary-treasurer .......
Law library association, county, treasurer .......................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Mental retardation and developmental disabilities,
county board, member ..................................................
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Veterans service officer, county ......................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................
Investigator for
Compatible with:
County engineer, employee .............................................
County treasurer, employee .............................................
Law clerk for
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Secret service officer for
Compatible with:
Police officer, city ...... .....................................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Stenographer for

-751986; 86-035
1992; 92-041
1990; 90-005
1997; 97-034
2001; 2001-027
1971; 71-050
1963; 113
1953; 639
1971; 71-037
2011; 2011-041
2004; 2004-049
1969; 69-133
1954; 307
1964; 83
1973; 73-082
1971; 71-025
1984; 84-087
1970; 70-053
1970; 70-022
1983; 83-030
1989; 89-007
1988; 88-049
1957; 715

1999; 99-019
1997; 97-018
1935; 17

1971; 71-027
1971; 71-027

1972; 72-014

1970; 70-170
1957; 131
1980; 80-088

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Deputy clerk of courts, .....................................................
Stenographer, court .... .....................................................
Public Affairs, City Board of
Member of
Incompatible with:
Electric light and waterworks plant, lineman in ..............
Public Affairs, Village Board of
Clerk of
Compatible with:
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Recorder, county ........ .....................................................
Review board, member ....................................................
Surveyor, county ........ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county ....................................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Engineer, county, classified employee.............................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Public affairs, village board, clerk ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

-76-

1926; 419
1920; 205

1913; 1600

1929; 676
1932; 140
1928; 3071
1915; 279
1917; 1876
1912; 2015
1907; 153
1970; 70-113

1965; 65-008
1911; 171
1912; 2015
1958; 81
1938; 1302
1969; 69-150
1911; 55
1939; 2134
1917; 1876
1912; 2015
1907; 153

Public Defender, County


Compatible with:
Mental retardation and developmental disabilities,
county board, member ..................................................

1997; 97-018

Public Defender, County Commission


Member of
Incompatible with:
Magistrate, municipal court .............................................

2004; 2004-030

Compatibility Opinions Index

-77-

Public Defender, Joint County Commission


Assistant public defender
Incompatible with:
Law director, city ....... .....................................................

1989; 89-023

Public Health Council, Member of


Incompatible with:
Venereal disease clinic, physician for ..............................

1940; 598

Public Institutional Building Authority Board, Member of


(See also, Ohio Building Authority)
Compatible with:
Adjutant General, State Department of, architect ...........
Public Works, State Department of, architect ..................

1938; 1851
1938; 1851

Public Library Board, Clerk-Treasurer for


Compatible with:
Airport authority, regional, secretary-treasurer ...............

1980; 80-047

Public Safety Department, City


Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city (which is not required to handle funds,
keep accounts, or certify claims) ................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Public safety department, city, director ...........................
Director of
Compatible with:
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Public services, city board, clerk .....................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Waterworks department, city, clerk .................................
Incompatible with:
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Public safety department, city, clerk ................................
Public Service Department, City
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city (which is not required to handle funds,
keep accounts, or certify claims) ..................................
Director of
Compatible with:

1912; 351
1912; 141
1914; 1425

1915; 428
1948; 1
1914; 1425
1955; 328
1914; 1425
1979; 79-086
1914; 1425

1912; 351

Compatibility Opinions Index


Health officer, city ..... .....................................................

-781918; 894

Public Services, City Board of, Clerk for


Compatible with:
Public safety director, city ...............................................

1914; 1425

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Investigator for


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member (who chairs a political
partys county executive committee) ............................

1934; 1746

Public Utilities Department, City, Director of


Incompatible with:
Tax Appeals, State Board of, member .............................

1956; 112

Public Welfare, Department of


(See also, Human Services, Department of)
(See also, Job and Family Services, Department of)
Chief of division of corrections
Compatible with:
Reformatory, Ohio State, superintendent.........................

1950; 740

Public Works, State Department of, Architect in


Compatible with:
Public Institutional Building Authority Board (Ohio
Building Authority), member........................................

1938; 1851

Racing Commission, Ohio State, Member of


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................

1959; 73

Real Estate Appraisers, City Board of, Clerk for


Compatible with:
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................

1910; 404

Real Estate, Salesman, Licensed


Compatible with:
Engineer, county, deputy .................................................

1989; 89-105

Real Property Inventory Corporation of Metropolitan Cleveland


Director of
Compatible with:
Record bureau and clearinghouse, county, executive
director .................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1942; 522
1938; 2293

Compatibility Opinions Index

-79-

Trustee of
Compatible with:
County commissioners, clerk ...........................................
Metropolitan housing authority, director .........................

1942; 522
1942; 522

Record Bureau and Clearinghouse, County, Executive Director of


Compatible with:
Real Property Inventory Corporation of Metropolitan
Cleveland, director . .....................................................

1942; 522

Recorder, County
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................

1931; 146
2011; 2011-043
1919; 642
1965; 65-008

Recreation Board, City, Member of


Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1951; 563

Referee, Court of Common Pleas


(See also, Magistrate, Court of Common Pleas)
Compatible with:
Fireman, city, volunteer ...................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Incompatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................

1992; 92-023
1990; 90-005
1969; 69-131

Referee, Municipal Court


(See also, Magistrate, Municipal Court)
Incompatible with:
Acting judge, municipal court..........................................

1990; 90-089

Reformatory, Ohio State, Superintendent of


Compatible with:
Public Welfare, Department of, chief of the division of
corrections ............... .....................................................

1950; 740

Reformatory for Women, Ohio, Physician


Compatible with:
Health commissioner, county...........................................

1931; 146

Regional Airport Authority Board, Member of


Incompatible with:

Compatibility Opinions Index


Engineer, county ........ .....................................................

-801987; 87-092

Relief Administrator, City


Compatible with:
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................

1941; 44

Reporter, Court of Appeals


Compatible with:
Constable, court of appeals ..............................................
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................

1947; 387
1947; 387

Reporter, Court of Common Pleas


Compatible with:
Constable, court of appeals ..............................................
Constable, court of common pleas ...................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, employee ..........................
Reporter, court of appeals ................................................
Reporter, county tax commission ....................................
Incompatible with:
Deputy clerk, court of common pleas ..............................

1947; 387
1953; 517
1935; 17
1947; 387
1933; 1426
1935; 17

Reporter, Supreme Court


Compatible with:
Archaeological and Historical Society,
Ohio State, secretary .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1913; 487
1909; 758

Reporter, Tax Commission, County


Compatible with:
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................

1933; 1426

Retarded Childrens School, Administrator


Incompatible with:
Child welfare board, county, chairman ............................

1961; 598

Review, Board of, Member of


Compatible with:
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1911; 171
1912; 1580
1911; 171

Review, City Board of, Member of


Compatible with:
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Treasury, county, examiner..............................................

1910; 961
1912; 179

Compatibility Opinions Index


Revision, County Board of
Hearing board member
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Member of
Incompatible with:
Political party, city, precinct committee member ............
Political party, county, central committee member .........
Political party, county, executive committee member .....
Political party, state, committee member .........................
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home (Ohio
Veterans Childrens Home), trustee ............................

-81-

2010; 2010-031

1965; 65-110
1965; 65-110
1965; 65-110
1965; 65-110
1916; 553

Road District, Commissioner of


Incompatible with:
Roads, supervisor of... .....................................................

1906; 216

Road Improvement, County, Inspector for


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1916; 26

Roads, County Superintendent of


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Road district, commissioner.............................................

1913; 1087

Safety, City, Director of


Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................
Incompatible with:
Justice of the peace .... .....................................................

1965; 65-068

Safety, Highway, Ohio Department of


Director of
Incompatible with:
Elections, county board, member ....................................
Safety, Public, City Department of
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city (which is not required to handle funds, keep
accounts, or certify claims) ..........................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................

1906; 216

1951; 586

1960; 5

1912; 351
1912; 141

Compatibility Opinions Index


Public safety department, city, director ...........................
Director of
Compatible with:
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Public services board, city, clerk .....................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Waterworks department, city, clerk ................................
Incompatible with:
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Public safety department, city, clerk ................................

-821914; 1425

1915; 428
1948; 1
1914; 1425
1955; 328
1914; 1425
1979; 79-086
1914; 1425

Safety Service Director, City


Incompatible with:
Police captain, city ..... .....................................................

1966; 66-181

Sanitary Engineer
Compatible with:
Engineer, county ........ .....................................................

1955; 253

Sanitary Engineer, City


Incompatible with:
Health, State Board of, member .......................................

1912; 832

Sanitary Policeman
Compatible with:
Janitor, village ............ .....................................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Street commissioner, village ............................................
Incompatible with:
Police chief, city......... .....................................................
School Examiner, County
Compatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................
Sealer of Weights and Measures
(See also, Inspector of Weights and Measures)
City
Compatible with:
Sealer of weights and measures, county ..........................
County
Compatible with:
Sealer of weights and measures, city ...............................
Incompatible with:

1912; 1925
1912; 1925
1912; 1925
1929; 933

1909; 640

1911; 497

1911; 497

Compatibility Opinions Index


Police chief, village .... .....................................................
Sealer of Weights and Measures, Deputy
Compatible with:
Auditor, county, clerk .....................................................
Auditor, county, deputy ...................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, township board, member ...............................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Humane society, agent .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Elections, county board, member (who is also a deputy
county auditor) ........ .....................................................
Police chief, village .... .....................................................

-831963; 342

1916; 1478
1916; 1478
1911; 162
1912; 481
1912; 481
1933; 763
1933; 360
1933; 360
1933; 763
1963; 342

Secretary for Congressman


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................

1964; 97

Secretary of State, Assistant to


Compatible with:
Hospital, Lima State, clerk of board of commissioners
for erection of .......... .....................................................

1913; 76

Senator, State
(See also, General Assembly, Member of)
Compatible with:
Solicitor, village ......... .....................................................

1969; 69-039

Sewer District, County, Employee of


Compatible with:
Engineer, county ........ .....................................................

1955; 253

Sewer District, Regional, Trustee of


Compatible with:
Employee, village street and water department ...............

2006; 2006-047

Sheriff, County
Incompatible with:
Children services board, county, member........................
Clerk, county court..... .....................................................
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
Coroner, county, deputy...................................................

1997; 97-003
1961; 132
1998; 98-033
1998; 98-033

Compatibility Opinions Index


Deputy clerk, county court ...............................................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Humane officer, county ...................................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
.................................... .....................................................
Tax Commission of Ohio, deputy ....................................
Sheriff, County, Candidate for
Incompatible with:
Police officer, township (classified) ................................
Sheriff, County, Deputy
Compatible with:
Bailiff, court ............... .....................................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Constable, court ......... .....................................................
Council, city, member .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Elections, county board, deputy clerk ..............................
Fireman, city .............. .....................................................
Inspector of nuisances .....................................................
Police officer, township ...................................................
Probation officer ........ .....................................................
Probation officer, chief ...................................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
.................................... .....................................................
Secret service officer for prosecuting attorney ................
Soldiers relief commission, county, member .................
Incompatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Bail bondsman ........... .....................................................
Clerk, county court..... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Constable, police ........ .....................................................
Constable, special ...... .....................................................
Constable, township ... .....................................................
Coroner, county.......... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Deputy clerk, county court ...............................................
Deputy clerk, municipal court..........................................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Marshal, village, deputy...................................................

-841961; 132
1927; 1411
1915; 758
1918; 120
1910; 446
1937; 2239

1996; 96-035

1927; 1175
1963; 260
1911; 322
1979; 79-111
1970; 70-035
1984; 84-070
1959; 629
1977; 77-078
1943; 468
1992; 92-024
1963; 517
1917; 1804
1963; 517
1913; 1439
1980; 80-088
1956; 521
1949; 713
1922; 947
1968; 68-112
1961; 132
1981; 81-009
1955; 650
1934; 899
1989; 89-044
1998; 98-033
1952; 776
1961; 132
1984; 84-028
1951; 656
1957; 61
1987; 87-002

Compatibility Opinions Index


Police chief, city......... .....................................................
Police chief, township .....................................................
Police chief, village .... .....................................................
Police officer, village . .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
.................................... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Classified
Compatible with:
Council, village, member (nonpartisan election) .............
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member (partisan election) ...................
Unclassified
Compatible with:
Council, village, member ................................................
Sheriff, County, Employee of
Dispatcher
Incompatible with:
Deputy clerk, municipal court..........................................
Jail registrar
Incompatible with:
Deputy clerk, municipal court..........................................
Sinking Fund Board
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Council, clerk ............. .....................................................
Council, assistant clerk ....................................................
Council, deputy clerk . .....................................................
Sinking Fund Board, City
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................

-851913; 421
1985; 85-021
1987; 87-002
1996; 96-017
1989; 89-044
1987; 87-002
1949; 713
1913; 1439
1961; 335

1982; 82-085
1982; 82-085

1982; 82-085

1995; 95-020

1996; 96-050

1918; 596

1917; 1784
1917; 1784
1917; 1784

1912; 141
1912; 1651

1907; 158

Compatibility Opinions Index


Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city (when council has made provision for a
secretary and provided compensation)..........................
Auditor, city, deputy .. .....................................................
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................
Treasurer, city ............ .....................................................
Trustee of
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Solicitor, city, special counsel for ....................................
Incompatible with:
City board of real estate assessors, member ....................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Inspector of sewer and paving contracts, city ..................
Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Superintendent, city school district ..................................

-861907; 158

1912; 1651
1917; 1744
1915; 39
1934; 332

1914; 972
1911; 1544
1910; 1020
1910; 1041
1910; 993
1915; 39
1922; 615

Sinking Fund Board, Village, Secretary to


Compatible with:
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................

1928; 3071

Sinking Fund Commissioners, City School District, Clerk for


Compatible with:
Education, city board, clerk .............................................

1933; 716

Soil and Water Conservation District,


Administrator for
Incompatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Zoning inspector, township ..............................................
Supervisor of
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Soldiers Relief Commission, County, Member of
(See also, Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission, County)
Compatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Soldiers and Sailors Home, Ohio

2008; 2008-022
2008; 2008-022

1959; 13

1964; 8
1961; 18
1961; 125
1956; 521
1964; 458

Compatibility Opinions Index


(See also, Ohio Veterans Home)
Trustee of
Incompatible with:
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Ohio (Ohio
Veterans Childrens Home), superintendent ...............

-87-

1928; 1366

Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Ohio


(See also, Ohio Veterans Childrens Home)
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Soldiers and Sailors Home, Ohio (Ohio Veterans
Home), trustee ......... .....................................................
1928; 1366
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Ohio (Ohio
Veterans Childrens Home), trustee ............................
1928; 1366
Trustee of
Incompatible with:
Assessor, rural ............ .....................................................
1916; 831
Assessor, township ..... .....................................................
1916; 831
Revision, county board, member .....................................
1916; 553
Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Ohio (Ohio Veterans
Childrens Home), superintendent ................................
1928; 1366
Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission, County
(See also, Soldiers Relief Commission, County, Member of)
Clerk for
Incompatible with:
Soldiers and sailors relief commission,
county, member....... ....................................................
Member of
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, deputy clerk .............................
Engineer, county, clerk ....................................................
Incompatible with:
Soldiers and sailors relief commission, county,
clerk......................... .....................................................
Service officer for
Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Solicitor, City
(See also, Law Director, City)
Compatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
.................................... .....................................................

1936; 664

1952; 60
1952; 329

1936; 664

1975; 75-040

1992; 92-067
1932; 1479
1912; 1874

Compatibility Opinions Index


Review board, member ....................................................
University professor (Kent State) ....................................
Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal ...... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
Assistant
Compatible with:
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, city board, member .......................................
Law partner of
Compatible with:
Attorney, criminal ...... .....................................................
Special counsel for
Compatible with:
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................
Solicitor, Township
Compatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Solicitor, Village
Compatible with:
Attorney, criminal (different jurisdiction) .......................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Public affairs, city board, clerk ........................................
Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal (for indigent defendants) ...................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Judge, county court ... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Employee of
Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal (for indigent defendants) ...................
Law partner of
Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal (for indigent defendants) ...................
Member of same office as

-881912; 1580
1950; 134
1967; 67-112
1966; 66-159
2008; 2008-032
1919; 390

1923; 763
1971; 71-005
1979; 79-100

1967; 67-112

1911; 1544

1991; 91-010

1970; 70-059
1963; 203
1962; 152
1969; 69-039
1908; 275
1997; 97-034
1929; 676
1978; 78-026
1937; 2014
1963; 409
1989; 89-007

1978; 78-026

1978; 78-026

Compatibility Opinions Index


Incompatible with:
Attorney, criminal (for indigent defendants) ...................
Part-time
Incompatible with:
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Judge, municipal court .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Solid Waste Management Policy Committee, County, Member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

-89-

1978; 78-026

1966; 66-138
1964; 185
1964; 22

1992; 92-039

Solid Waste Management Policy Committee, Joint District, Member of


Incompatible with:
Health commissioner, county...........................................
1994; 94-047
State Board of Administration, Member of
Incompatible with:
Kent Normal School, trustee ............................................
Stenographer
Clerk for
Compatible with:
Civil service commission, municipal, secretary ..............
County
Compatible with:
Tax Commission of Ohio, reporter ..................................
Court
Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county, stenographer .....................
Incompatible with:
Clerk of courts............ .....................................................
Court of appeals
Compatible with:
Constable, court of appeals ..............................................
Prosecuting attorney
Compatible with:
Court stenographer ..... .....................................................
Deputy clerk of courts .....................................................
Street and Water Department Employee, Village
Compatible with:
Regional sewer district, trustee ........................................
Street Commissioner

1914; 89

1965; 65-138

1933; 1426

1920; 205
1921; 440

1947; 387

1920; 205
1926; 419

2006; 2006-047

Compatibility Opinions Index

-90-

City
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Village
Compatible with:
Fire chief, village ....... .....................................................
Janitor, village ............ .....................................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Sanitary policeman, village ..............................................

1957; 344

1919; 618
1912; 1925
1912; 1925
1912; 1925

Street Improvement Inspector, Village


Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1921; 312

Student
Compatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................

1997; 97-061

Superintendent, Public School


Compatible with:
Education, district board, clerk ........................................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Superintendent, county school district .............................
Assistant
Incompatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................
Teacher, public school .....................................................
City
Compatible with:
Library, school district, board member ...........................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, board clerk-treasurer ......................................
Sinking fund board, city, trustee ......................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
County
Compatible with:
Education, district board, clerk ........................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
.................................... .....................................................
Superintendent, joint vocational school district ...............
Incompatible with:
Attendance officer, county ...............................................

1957; 73
1921; 38
1961; 504

1928; 956
1949; 897

1959; 686
1934; 1322
1921; 53
1922; 615
1957; 646

1921; 38
1914; 427
1959; 686
1934; 1322
1966; 66-135
1928; 956

Compatibility Opinions Index


.................................... .....................................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
Superintendent, public school ..........................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Joint vocational
Compatible with:
Superintendent, county school district .............................
Secretary to
Compatible with:
Education, board clerk .....................................................
Surveyor, County
(See also, Engineer, County)
Compatible with:
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Incompatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Highway Commissioner, State, assistant to .....................
Assistant
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Clerk for
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Deputy
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Laborer for
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member ............................................
Road foreman for
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Tax Appeals, State Board of, Member of
Incompatible with:
Public utilities department, city, director .........................
Tax Assessor, District
(See also, Assessor)

-911921; 793
1927; 2325
1918; 1676
1957; 646
1961; 504
1989; 89-101

1966; 66-135

1955; 499

1912; 2015
1927; 97
1915; 1483
1915; 1483
1910; 439

1927; 2615
1927; 2555

1935; 730

1935; 730

1935; 730

1935; 730

1956; 112

Compatibility Opinions Index


Tax Commission of Ohio
Deputy of
Incompatible with:
Sheriff, county ........... .....................................................
Reporter of
Compatible with:
Reporter, court of common pleas .....................................

-92-

1937; 2239

1933; 1426

Tax Map Draftsman, County


Incompatible with:
Highway Commissioner, State, assistant to .....................

1910; 439

Tax Map Office Employee, County


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1993; 93-051

Teacher, Community College


Compatible with:
Commissioner, county .....................................................

1972; 72-066

Teacher, Mental Retardation School


Incompatible with:
Mental retardation, county board, administrator..............

1972; 72-011

Teacher, Public School


Compatible with:
Civil service commission, city, member ..........................
Council, city, member .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Education, local board, president .....................................
General Assembly, member ............................................
.................................... .....................................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Librarian, public school ...................................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
.................................... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, board clerk .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, board member ................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1938; 1801
1965; 65-060
1989; 89-069
1989; 89-069
1915; 456
1913; 52
1958; 137
1919; 1005
1959; 686
1934; 1322
1929; 845
1950; 181
1927; 2555
1915; 2229
1911; 1680
1979; 79-099
1959; 744
1911; 1680

Compatibility Opinions Index


Education, city board, clerk .............................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Education, district board, clerk ........................................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Education, township board, clerk.....................................
Library, school district, board member ............................
Superintendent, county school district, assistant .............

-931961; 289
1927; 2325
1918; 223
1928; 390
1909; 641
1957; 646
1949; 897

City
Compatible with:
Community college, board member .................................
Council, city, clerk ..... .....................................................
Council, city, president ....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Janitor, public school . .....................................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Township
Compatible with:
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................

1968; 68-031
1952; 60
1953; 69
1973; 73-108
1944; 274
1961; 26

1929; 1441
1913; 1097

Teacher, Substitute, Local School District


Incompatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................

1992; 92-055

Teacher, Technical College


Compatible with:
Engineer, county ........ .....................................................

1985; 85-100

Teacher, University
Incompatible with:
Education, State Department of, assistant director ..........
Education, State Department of, director .........................
Education, State Department of, division chief ...............

1931; 1019
1931; 1019
1931; 1019

Teachers Aide, Local School District


Incompatible with:
Education, county board, member ...................................

1984; 84-003

Technical College District, Board of Trustees, Member of


Compatible with:
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Council, city, president ....................................................
Incompatible with:
Principal, city school district............................................

1990; 90-063
1990; 90-063
1990; 90-062

Compatibility Opinions Index

-94-

Principal, public school ....................................................


School director, vocational school district .......................

1990; 90-063
1990; 90-063

Technical College, Trustee of


Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Education, board member ................................................

1980; 80-035
1978; 78-048

Title Insurance Agent, Licensed


Compatible with:
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................

2005; 2005-023

Township Memorial Board of Trustees, Member of


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1947; 23

Township Physician
Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

1912; 1908

Transit Authority, Regional, Board Member


Incompatible with:
Municipal corporation officer ..........................................

1973; 73-016

Transportation, Department of
(See also, Highway Department, State)
Bituminous plant inspector in
Compatible with:
Council, village, president pro tempore ...........................
Equipment manager in
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Equipment operator in
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Timekeeper in
Compatible with:
Clerk, township (nonpartisan election) ............................
Incompatible with:
Clerk, township (partisan election) ..................................
Treasurer, City
Compatible with:
Treasurer, township.... .....................................................
Incompatible with:

1991; 91-036
2002; 2002-013

1985; 85-080

1983; 83-033
1983; 83-033

1911; 1461

Compatibility Opinions Index

-95-

Inspector, sewer and paving contracts .............................


Sinking fund board, city, secretary ..................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................

1910; 993
1934; 332
1911; 332

Treasurer, Community College District


Incompatible with:
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................

1964; 349

Treasurer, County
Compatible with:
Political party, village, central committee member .........
Soldiers relief commission, county, member .................
Incompatible with:
Agricultural society, county, director ..............................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
County land reutilization corporation, executive director
Education, board clerk-treasurer ......................................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Treasurer, city ............ .....................................................
Treasurer, community college district .............................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................
Zoning appeals, township board, member .......................
Administrative assistant of
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member (when treasurer is not
a candidate) ............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Elections, county board, member (when treasurer is a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Chief deputy of
Compatible with:
Budget commission, county, member ..............................
County land reutilization corporation, secretary ..............
Elections, county board, member (when treasurer is not
a candidate) ............. .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................
Elections, county board, member (when treasurer is a
candidate) ................ .....................................................
Clerk of
Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................
Deputy of

1932; 1528
1964; 458
1983; 83-035
1921; 308
2012; 2012-041
1921; 308
1932; 1528
1915; 2462
1957; 1
1911; 332
1964; 349
1932; 1528
1973; 73-127

2004; 2004-019

2004; 2004-019

1934; 1721
2012; 2012-041
2004; 2004-019
2006; 2006-034
2004; 2004-019

1935; 730

Compatibility Opinions Index


Compatible with:
Elections, county board, clerk .........................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Incompatible with:
Budget commission, county, member ..............................
Council, city, member .....................................................
Mayor, city ................. .....................................................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, investigator .......................

-96-

1949; 555
1935; 730
1925; 406
2006; 2006-034
1982; 82-042
1982; 82-042

1960; 94
1971; 71-027

Treasurer, State
Compatible with:
University trustee (University of Cincinnati) ..................

1999; 99-001

Treasurer, Township
Compatible with:
Cemetery board, sexton ...................................................
Education, township board, president .............................
Treasurer, city ........... .....................................................
Treasurer, village ....... .....................................................

1916; 633
1915; 1681
1911; 1461
1915; 2339

Treasurer, Village
(See also, Clerk-Treasurer, Village)
Compatible with:
Bank, cashier, assistant (with inactive village funds) ......
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Education, rural board, clerk ............................................
Political party, village, central committee member .........
Treasurer, township.... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Bank, cashier, assistant (with active village funds) .........
Education, village board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
Public affairs, village board, clerk ...................................
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Treasury, County, Examiner of
Compatible with:
Review, city board, member ............................................
Trustee, Township
Compatible with:

1937; 2676
1915; 2339
1932; 1528
1932; 1528
1915; 2339
1937; 2676
1914; 462
1904; 143
1970; 70-113
1932; 1528

1912; 179

Compatibility Opinions Index


Administrator, village .....................................................
Assessor, real estate ... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Auditor, county, consumer services investigator .............
Bailiff, municipal court ....................................................
Bus driver, public school .................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Childrens home, county, trustee .....................................
Civil service commission, municipal, member ................
Civil service, state, classified employee in ......................
Clerk, court of common pleas ..........................................
Conservancy district, secretary ........................................
County land reutilization corporation, board of directors,
member ................... .....................................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, township board, member ...............................
Electrical safety inspector ................................................
Engineer, county, administrative assistant .......................
Engineer, county, bridge worker ......................................
Engineer, county, employee .............................................
Engineer, county, employee (who also is an
officer in an employee organization) ............................
Fire chief, township, volunteer ........................................
Fire chief, village ....... .....................................................
Fire chief, volunteer fire department, assistant to ............
Fireman, private fire department......................................
.................................... .....................................................
Fireman, volunteer fire department..................................
General Assembly, member .............................................
Maintenance man, village ................................................
Marshal, village.......... .....................................................
Mineral resources inspector, Department of Natural
Resources ................ .....................................................
Park district, office manager ............................................
Planning commission, county, member ...........................
Port authority, member of the board of directors of ........
Probation officer, juvenile court ......................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Public affairs, village board, member ..............................
Public safety director, city ...............................................
Review board, member ....................................................

-971994; 94-013
1931; 205
1921; 504
1920; 1165
2006; 2006-010
1983; 83-051
1958; 305
1956; 271
1930; 650
1963; 119
1978; 78-022
1957; 135
1970; 70-137
2012; 2012-040
1983; 83-016
1933; 1817
1931; 145
1909; 677
1981; 81-078
1993; 93-016
2011; 2011-034
1997; 97-045
1994; 94-022
1987; 87-084
1986; 86-030
1984; 84-018
1990; 90-037
1986; 86-059
1978; 78-017
1930; 1848
1986; 86-059
1941; 1079
2007; 2007-037
2000; 2000-025
2003; 2003-041
2006; 2006-003
1973; 73-035
2001; 2001-027
1911; 121
1955; 328
1911; 171

Compatibility Opinions Index


Road improvement, county, inspector .............................
Roads, county superintendent of ......................................
Solid waste management policy committee, county,
member ................... .....................................................
Tax map office, county, employee ...................................
Technical college, trustee.................................................
Transportation, Department of, equipment manager .......
Transportation, Department of, equipment operator........
Truck driver, county highway department .......................
Veterans service officer ...................................................
Zoning commission, county, member ..............................
Incompatible with:
Administrator, county .....................................................
Civil defense director, county ..........................................
Clerk, township .......... .....................................................
Commissioner, county .....................................................
Council, village, member .................................................
Deputy state supervisors of elections, member................
Dog warden, county ... .....................................................
Education, city board, member ........................................
Education, county board, member ...................................
Education, local board, clerk ...........................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, rural board, member.......................................
Education, township board, member ...............................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Education, village board, member ...................................
Fireman, volunteer department ........................................
Health district, county, board member .............................
Health district, general, board member ............................
.................................... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Health officer, township...................................................
Highway department, county, employee .........................
.................................... .....................................................
Highway Department, State (Department of
Transportation), employee ............................................
Highway superintendent, township ..................................
Infirmary director, county ................................................
Janitor, Ohio Highway Patrol station . .............................

-981916; 26
1913; 1087
1992; 92-039
1993; 93-051
1980; 80-035
2002; 2002-013
1985; 85-080
1988; 88-020
1989; 89-056
2004; 2004-015
1999; 99-043
1959; 215
1904; 204
2012; 2012-008
1911; 1072
1929; 1320
1962; 213
1990; 90-083
1933; 1970
1958; 361
1985; 85-006
1966; 66-060
1949; 598
1927; 2375
1927; 5
1917; 256
1915; 2357
1910; 909
1927; 2375
1960; 120
1969; 69-167
1965; 65-088
1935; 611
1930; 1718
1904; 137
1962; 361
1959; 110
1959; 313
1915; 1894
1912; 1292
1961; 334

Compatibility Opinions Index


Justice of the peace .... .....................................................
Liaison, county engineers township ...............................
Mayor, village ............ .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................
Memorial board, township, member ................................
Park commissioner, county district ..................................
Park commissioner, township ..........................................
Penitentiary, Ohio, guard .................................................
Planning commission, county, advisor ............................
Planning commission, regional, member .........................
Probation officer, county .................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Sheriff, county, deputy.....................................................
Superintendent, county school district .............................
Water and sewer district, regional, trustee .......................
Zoning board of appeals, township, member ...................
Zoning commission, township, member ..........................
Zoning inspector, county .................................................
Trustee, University
Compatible with:
Treasurer of State ....... .....................................................
Tuberculosis Clinic, Physician for
Compatible with:
Health commissioner, county (when clinic is supervised
by appointed board of trustees) .....................................
Incompatible with:
Health commissioner, county (when clinic is supervised
by board of health) .. .....................................................
Tuberculosis Hospital, County, Architect for
Compatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Tuberculosis Hospital, District
Board member of
Compatible with:
Postmaster, United States.................................................
Tuberculosis hospital, district, secretary..........................
Tuberculosis hospital, district, treasurer ..........................
Secretary of
Compatible with:
Tuberculosis hospital, district, board member .................
Treasurer of

-991912; 1115
1991; 91-069
1933; 1970
1913; 1623
1947; 23
1988; 88-033
1939; 2346
1951; 854
1963; 184
1965; 65-069
1959; 110
1988; 88-049
1961; 335
1989; 89-101
1984; 84-059
2006; 2006-015
2006; 2006-015
1985; 85-074

1999; 99-001

1966; 66-118

1966; 66-118

1934; 394

1962; 694
1920; 163
1920; 163

1920; 163

Compatibility Opinions Index

-100-

Compatible with:
Tuberculosis hospital, district, board member .................

1920; 163

Turnpike Commission, Ohio, Employee of


Incompatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1956; 449

Unemployment Relief Study Commission, Member of


Incompatible with:
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................

1938; 1995

United States Army, Enlisted Member of


Incompatible with:
Judge, court of common pleas .........................................

1917; 640

United States Congressional Representative


(See also, Congressman)
Incompatible with:
Education, State Board of, member ................................

1960; 715

United States District Attorney, Assistant


Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................

1934; 162

United States Government, Civil or Military Employee of


Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1917; 1087

United States Government, Civil or Military Officer of


Incompatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1917; 1087

United States Marshal, Deputy


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1913; 53

United States Pension Examiner


Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

1912; 1908

University, Cincinnati, Trustee of


Compatible with:
Treasurer of State ....... .....................................................

1999; 99-001

University, Clinical Associate Professor at a


Compatible with:

Compatibility Opinions Index


Health, State Department of, director ..............................

-1011988; 88-022

University, Kent State, Professor at


Compatible with:
Solicitor, city .............. .....................................................

1950; 134

University, Ohio, Professor at State Normal College in Athens


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1918; 415

University, State, Classified Employee of


Incompatible with:
Council, village, member .................................................

1966; 66-046

University Teacher
Incompatible with:
Education, State Department of, assistant director ..........
Education, State Department of, director .........................
Education, State Department of, division chief ...............

1931; 1019
1931; 1019
1931; 1019

University, The Ohio State, Special Assistant


Compatible with:
Ohio Civil Rights Commission, member .........................

2001; 2001-015

Urban Affairs Specialist


Compatible with:
Council, city, member .....................................................

1970; 70-096

Venereal Disease Control Clinic, Physician for


Incompatible with:
Public health council, member .........................................

1940; 598

Veterans Childrens Home, Ohio


(See also, Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Ohio)
Veterans Home, Ohio
(See also, Soldiers and Sailors Home, Ohio)
Veterans Service Commission, County
Member
Compatible with:
Political party, county, central committee member .........
Political party, county, executive committee member .....

2002; 2002-028
2002; 2002-028

Incompatible with:
Health district, combined, board member ........

2011; 2011-029

Compatibility Opinions Index


Park district, board of commissioners, member...
Veterans Service Officer, County
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Incompatible with:
Elections, county board, member.....................................
Judge, county court .... .....................................................
Prosecuting attorney, county............................................
Prosecuting attorney, county, assistant ............................
Welfare department, county, director ..............................

-1022011; 2011-029

1989; 89-056
1952; 60
1958; 54
1948; 594
1957; 715
1956; 910

Veterinarian, State
Compatible with:
Veterinary Examiners, State Board of, member ..............

1931; 895

Veterinary Examiners, State Board of


(See also, Veterinary Medical Board, Ohio)
Member of
Compatible with:
Agriculture, State Department of, employee ...................
Veterinarian, State...... .....................................................

1931; 895
1931; 895

Veterinary Medical Board, Ohio


(See also, Veterinary Examiners, State Board of)
Visiting Agent, County
Compatible with:
Childrens home, county, matron ....................................
Incompatible with:
Childrens home, county, superintendent ........................

1914; 272
1914; 272

Vocational School, Director of


Incompatible with:
Technical college district, board of trustees,
member ................... .....................................................

1990; 90-063

Volunteer, Juvenile Court


Compatible with:
Personnel officer, county .................................................

1991; 91-067

Water and Sewer District, Regional, Trustee of


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1984; 84-059

Water Department, City, Clerk for

Compatibility Opinions Index

-103-

Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................

1911; 1608

Water Department, Village, Superintendent of


Incompatible with:
Caretaker of village parks ................................................
Clerk, village .............. .....................................................
Light department, village, assistant superintendent .........

1931; 1477
1931; 1477
1931; 1477

Water Rentals, City, Collector of


Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
.................................... .....................................................

1912; 351
1912; 141

Waterways, Board of, Member of


Compatible with:
General Assembly, member .............................................

1931; 1032

Waterworks Department, City


Clerk for
Compatible with:
Public safety director, city ...............................................
Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................
Employee of
Compatible with:
Health district, city, board member..................................
Superintendent of
Incompatible with:
Light and power plant, city, superintendent.....................

1914; 1425
1931; 1566

1931; 632

1914; 400

Waterworks and Water Supply, City Department of, Clerk for


Incompatible with:
Auditor, city ............... .....................................................

1909; 748

Welfare Agency, Private, Board Member of


Compatible with:
Child welfare board, county, member..............................

1938; 2320

Welfare Director, County


(See also, Human Services, County Department of, Director of)
(See also, Job and Family Services, County Department of, Director of)
Compatible with:
Child welfare board, county, executive secretary ............
1945; 455
Child welfare board, county, member..............................
1945; 455

Compatibility Opinions Index


Mental retardation, county board, administrator..............
Mental retardation, county board, executive secretary ....
Incompatible with:
Veterans service officer, county ......................................

-1041970; 70-005
1970; 70-005
1956; 910

Welfare, Department of Public


(See also, Human Services, Department of)
(See also, Job and Family Services, Department of)
(See also, Public Welfare, Department of)
Welfare, Department of Public, City, Director of
Compatible with:
Education, city board, member ........................................

1934; 162

Workforce Development Agency, County, Director of


Incompatible with:
Auditor, county .......... .....................................................

2002; 2002-005

Zoning Appeals, Township Board of


Consultant for
Incompatible with:
Planning commission, regional, director .........................
Member of
Compatible with:
Health district, general, board member ............................
Planning commission, county, member ...........................
Incompatible with:
Treasurer, county ....... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Zoning commission, township, member ..........................
Zoning Commission, County
Member of
Compatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Zoning Commission, Township
Chairman of
Compatible with:
Education, local board, member ......................................
Consultant for
Incompatible with:
Planning commission, regional, director .........................
Member of
Incompatible with:

1964; 30

2002; 2002-012
2003; 2003-041
1973; 73-127
2006; 2006-015
1966; 66-034

2004; 2004-015

1981; 81-090

1964; 30

Compatibility Opinions Index


Justice of peace .......... .....................................................
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................
Zoning appeals, township board, member .......................
Zoning inspector, township ..............................................

-1051952; 257
2006; 2006-015
1966; 66-034
1985; 85-052

Zoning Inspector, County


Incompatible with:
Trustee, township ....... .....................................................

1985; 85-074

Zoning Inspector, Township


Incompatible with:
Administrator, county soil and water conservation
district ..................... .....................................................
Education, local board, member ......................................
Justice of peace .......... .....................................................
Zoning commission, township, member ..........................

2008; 2008-022
2008; 2008-022
1952; 257
1985; 85-052