August 20, 2014

E-Government Websites

Find  federal, state, and local government services in one convenient page. 

  • Frequently  Requested Services

Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) Apply for college federal student aid.

Unemployment Benefits Online  (Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services) Find employers' and unemployed workers' services, and Ohio Here to Help programs.

Safelink Wireless  Apply for a free cell phone (must meet eligibility requirements.)

Stark County Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Search for criminal offenders in Stark County and review court  dockets.

Stark County Family Court  Learn about mediation and download court forms.  Includes the Ohio Child Support Calculator.

Stark County Probate Court  Learn how to locate records, download probate forms.  

United States

  • Federal Government


BusinessUSA  Access business services and information to grow, hire, or export your business.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Find crime statistics and conduct criminal background checks.

Federal Bureau of Prisons  Locate inmates or correctional facilities and learn about ex-offender employment.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)  Find and print federal income tax forms, instructions and publications.  Check on tax refund status and find an e-file provider.

THOMAS (Library of Congress) Track federal legislation, search the Congressional Record and committee reports, and find teacher resources.

THOMAS Congressional Directory (Library of Congress) Contact members of Congress. 

Medicare Find and print Medicare forms.

Social Security Administration   Apply for benefits and request a replacement card.

U.S. Department of State, Travel  Apply for and renew passports, find foreign travel requirements and travel warnings.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Locate facilities and apply for services and benefits.

Ebenefits for Veterans  (US Depts. of Veterans Affairs and Defense) Update personal information and monitor claims.

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio  Contact judges and access court forms.

U.S. Federal Courts, 6th Circuit  Contact the courts and find court decisions.

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration  Renew permanent resident card, file online, request forms by mail and download forms for green card and citizenship.

U.S. House of Representatives  Contact your congressmen and research bills.

U.S. Senate  Contact your senators and research bills.  The government's official web portal, with links by topic, by audience, and by agency.

USAJOBS  See job openings and apply for jobs.  Create and store a resume.

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State Government


Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation  File a claim, check the status of a claim, find and print forms.

Ohio Consumers Council  Find authorized payment centers, compare energy choices, and submit questions or complaints.  Ohio's gateway to state agencies and forms.

Ohio Secretary of State, Elections and Ballot Issues  Find your polling place, register to vote, and contact your local Board of Elections.

Ohio Secretary of State, Voter Services  Find out about absentee voting.

Ohio Secretary of State, Voter Services, Registering to Vote  Download the voter registration form.

Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Rules of Court Find rules of evidence, criminal procedure, juvenile procedure, and probate forms.

Ohio General Assembly Search for Legislative Information   Find bills by number or sponsor and find legislators by name, district, or zip code.

Ohio Attorney General, ESORN (Ohio Attorney General Search for Registered Sex Offenders)  Look at the Most Wanted or Recently Released lists of sexual offenders and search for an offender by name or by zip code.

Ohio Dept. of Development, Home Weatherization Assistance Program  (HWAP) Find information on home weatherization and decreasing utility costs (must meet eligibility requirements.)

LawWriter Ohio Laws and Rules, Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code  Search or browse state codes and laws.

Ohio Consumers Council, Consumer Alerts and Scams  Become aware of scams and browse consumer alerts.

Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Division of Unclaimed Funds  Review unclaimed funds listing.

Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction  Search for offenders currently incarcerated in Ohio prisons.  Register as a victim.

Ohio Public Utilities Commission, Apples to Apples Comparison Charts  Compare current providers' cost and contract terms.

Ohio Dept. of Development, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services Unemployment Benefits Online   Register for benefits; check eligibility for food, child care, or cash assistance

Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services Request for Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance  Apply online for benefits.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Online System OPLATES   Renew vehicle registration, order specialty license plates, and schedule a driving test.  Use the state map to find closures and posted speeds.

Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, Motorists  Apply for a copy of your driving record.

Ohio Here to Help  Find assistance with money, food, and health care.  Search for jobs in and around Ohio. 

Ohio Supreme Court  Ohio laws and rules; search for attorney or judge information; Supreme Court Case Docket; search for cases filed since 01/01/1985

Ohio Supreme Court, Foreclosure Mediation by County  PDF document has name and phone number for mediators

Safelink Wireless  Learn about the government-supported program; if eligible, apply for a free cell phone

Ohio Voter Registration Form  Complete the PDF form

Restoring Stability Save the Dream  Four program options to help homeowners avoid foreclosure

Ohio Department of Taxation  File electronically; get an Ohio state tax form; check refund status

States other than Ohio, Tax Forms  Click on a state and link to its state tax forms and revenue departments

Stark County

Local Government - Stark County and Canton, Ohio


Stark County Auditor's Office  Homestead Exemption, vendor's license, dog  license, property values

Stark County Health Department  Discover their assistance programs; get reports and statistics

Stark County Job and Family Services  Report child abuse/neglect; apply for child care, food, or cash assistance; Medicare expenses assistance; Healthy Start

Stark County Recorder's Office  Scroll to the bottom of the Recorder's page and click on Veteran's page; veteran's discharge papers for safekeeping
Stark County Sheriff's Office  Stark County Most Wanted list; link to Sex Offender data; search for registered sex offenders in a specific area; foreclosure and delinquent tax sales

City of Canton Tax Forms  Find out about online filing; print Canton city tax forms

Other Ohio Cities Tax Forms  Select an Ohio city and access the website for the municipal tax forms

Canton City, Development, Housing Dept. Programs  Down payment help; homeowner rehab program; emergency repair program; Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program

Canton City Fair Housing   See the obligations of landlord and tenant; learn about housing discrimination

Canton City Office of Public Safety  From this site, link to police, fire, building/code, and traffic/engineering divisions

Canton City Council  Contact information for members

Canton City, Boards and Commissions  Links to courts, boards, commissions; city council; law department

Canton City, Residents Social Services  Job training; food and housing assistance; legal and utility assistance; health/medical services; drug addiction support services

Canton City Health Department  Nursing services; birth certificates

Canton City Mayor William J. Healy II  Mayor's duties and biography; executive orders; city policies/procedures

Canton Curbside Recycling Program  How to participate; request a container; list of accepted materials

Canton Engineering Department  Divisions: civil engineering, traffic engineering, signal and lighting, sign/pavement, parking --on/off street, parking violations, pay fines

Canton Water Department  Payment options; water leaks/problems; FAQs

City of Canton Police Department   Anonymous tips; Canton's Most Wanted list; fine and impound information; anonymous tip line

Women, Infants, Children (WIC)  WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children under five years of age, who are at medical or nutritional risk.


Updated 01/08/2013  JKG