About The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office

On behalf of Sheriff Matt Lutz, we would like to welcome you to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office web site.

Founded March 1, 1804, Muskingum County is located in east-central Ohio, approximately 45 miles east of Columbus. We have a population of over 85,000 in an area of 664 square miles.

The Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 120 people. Our duties include Law Enforcement, Court Security, Service of Papers, Jail Operations, Extradition Process and Transport of Prisoners.


The mission of the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is to promote, preserve, and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality in services provided to all members of our community.

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Sheriff Matt Lutz

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz