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You may contact the City of Marysville at (937) 645-7349 or inquire by mail to: City of Marysville 209 S. Main St. Marysville, OH 43040
Yes, a “Consent to Use” form must be filled out, notarized and returned to the Public Service Center office to facilitate this request. It is our recommendation to keep a copy for your records. This form is available by mail or at the City of Marysville, 209 S. Main St. Please contact us at (937) 645-7349.
Yes, installments for lot purchases are permitted. An installment contract is signed stating the conditions of the purchase agreement. After an initial down payment, monthly installments are made until paid in full. There is no extra fee or interest charged for this service. See details under the Cemetery Rates of the City Code.
Only the owner of the lot can determine who can use them. If the owner is deceased, ownership (according to law) must first be determined before the lot can be used. A “Consent to Use” form is required if not being used by legal owner. Please contact us at (937) 645-7349 for more information.
When you decide on your monument, that company will contact our office to order your foundation to be poured. This will provide us with the precise size of the foundation necessary. Typically, foundations are poured in April and October (weather permitting) with deadlines for orders being April 1st and September 15th.
Rules and regulations, including current rates, are determined by the Marysville City Council and adopted as City Code.
All inquiries regarding graves at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery should be made through the Church Office at (937) 644-6020.
Private utility companies installing new utilities or maintaining existing utilities within the public right-of-way need to apply for a Right-of-Way Permit. A scaled drawing showing the locations of facilities and proposed improvement must be submitted with the application. The drawings must show dimensions to adjacent landmarks such as the road edge or right-of-way. Please contact the Engineering Department for more information regarding this topic at (937) 645-7350.
A Right-of-Way Permit must be obtained to store materials (for landscaping projects or other similar work) within the public right-of-way. These materials stored on or near the street may create safety hazards and are subject to removal by the City.
Please contact the Engineering Department via email or at (937) 645-7350 to determine the exact amount for connection to the public utility system.
Please refer to the Resources portion of the website for all applicable design standards and specifications.
For answers to your open burning questions view Ohio's open burning laws.
The City of Marysville charges a fee for service for all patients transported by Marysville Division of Fire. The city utilizes Change Health Care for billing, which can be contacted by calling (866) 631-4551.
As of July 1, 2010, the income tax rate is one and one half percent (1.5%). Generally, gross income (including income which is deferred for State and Federal purposes) and business net profits are taxable at the local level. A list of taxable items is available on our return instructions.
You will normally have to remit two types of city taxes: the net profits tax and (if you have employees) the employee withholding tax. The first is the tax due on profits of your business, whether your business is a sole proprietorship, corporation or partnership. Incidentally, all net profits earned by S-corporations are taxed at the corporate level. As such, the individual shareholders of S-corps are not taxed. All businesses, with the exception of sole proprietorships, file their city taxes using the Business Questionnaire.
Sole proprietorships file by reporting their Federal Schedule C income on the proprietor’s individual city return, if reporting tax to more than two cities; they must complete Schedule Y - Business allocation formula. Additional information is available in the return instructions.
To remit the second type of tax, the tax withheld from your employees’ wages, you will need to establish a withholding account with us. You do this by filing a Business Registration, which is a simple questionnaire. Employers are liable for all city withholding taxes that should have been withheld from their employee’s wages even if those taxes were not, in fact, withheld. Because of this obligation, you’ll want to make sure you call (937) 645-7350 to request a copy of the Business Registration form.
Pool passes may be purchased online or in person. Visit the Pool Rates & Passes page for more information.
Visit the swim lessons page for more information about swim lessons.
The pool may be rented for private parties. Rental times are from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Fees are based on residency of the applicant and the number of participants. For additional information, please visit the Pool Rental page.
The splash pad at Partners Park (125 E. Sixth St.) operates seasonally everyday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, unless maintenance is required.
If you reside outside the City of Marysville corporation limits but within Union County, please call (937) 645-3012.
According to City Code 509.08 Curfew - No minor under the age of twelve years shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, other public places, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places during the period from darkness to dawn; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection do not apply to a minor accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care of and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
According to City Code 509.08 Curfew - No minor under the age of eighteen years shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, other public places, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places, between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:30 am of the following day, official Municipal time; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection do not apply to a minor accompanied by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care of and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
In a true emergency situation, call 9-1-1. For general information, please call our non-emergency number, (937) 645-7300.
Yes. You may search for and print your own copy by using the P2C portal. You may also obtain an incident or crash report, taken by the Marysville Division of Police, by contacting our Records Bureau at (937) 645-7300 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
The Marysville Division of Police offers fingerprinting, including electronic submission for background checks through BCI&I and FBI. Reports/results are sent directly to employers or individuals. This service is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays/observed holidays) at 1250 W. Fifth Street, Marysville. There is no appointment necessary, but wait times may vary based on the availability of officers. Individuals should bring a valid government-issued ID (Driver's license). The cost is $32 for BCI only, $34 for FBI only, and $56 for both BCI and FBI. Cash (in the exact amount), check or credit card are all acceptable forms of payment. Individuals are encouraged to complete a Fingerprint Service Request Form prior to arriving at the Division of Police. This form MUST be completed by the requester prior to the fingerprint/background being performed. All appropriate 'Reason Fingerprinted' fields must be completed by the requester. Officers are not able to provide that information.
Marysville City Code 505.09 - No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Municipality which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the Municipality. Any person who shall allow any dog habitually to remain, be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as harboring such dog. On complaint made to the police of a dog owned or kept in the City, which by barking, biting, howling or in any way or manner disturbing the peace or quiet of any person, the police shall issue a notice of such complaint to the person owning, keeping or permitted such dog to be kept. No person so notified shall neglect to cause such dog to be forthwith placed under such control as will promote such peace and quiet.
Yes. The Division of Police has officers and detectives who can speak on a variety of topics. To request a guest speaker for an upcoming event or meeting, contact the Community Services Bureau Sergeant at (937) 645-7300 or email email@example.com.
Yes, please contact our Communications Center at (937) 645-7300 and they can dispatch an officer to assist. Your wait time for an officer to respond may vary based on the volume of calls at the time of your request.
Children who are either or both categories of less than 4 years of age OR less than 40 pounds must be in a child restraint safety seat. Children less than 8 years of age, unless they have reached 4'9" in height must be in a booster seat. Children who are 8-15 years of age must use a seat belt. Please check the Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.81 for more information.
No. If you received a speeding ticket from the Marysville Division of Police, call the Marysville Municipal Clerk of Court at (937) 644-9102, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm for details regarding your speeding ticket.
No. Contact your electric provider. DP&L (Dayton Power & Light): (877) 468-8243 or URE (Union Rural Electric): (800) 642-1826.
Yes, anyone going door to door in a residential area soliciting funds for good or services (selling a product for profit) is required to obtain a solicitor's permit. Once you obtain the permit, you must conspicuously attach and exhibit the license on the outside of your clothing, and you must present the receipt, showing proof of purchase of the license, when asked. You may not solicit before 8:00 am or after 8:00 pm, or on any holiday as defined in the Ohio Revised Code Section 1.14. No permit is required for those soliciting for non-profit, charitable, or recognized religious organizations; as long as they are not compensated for the soliciting.
For adults (those over 18 years of age) there is a $75 license fee. Additionally, you must bring a government issued ID with a photo. There is no charge for anyone requiring a permit who is under 18 years of age. Past soliciting activity and the business federal ID number is required on the application. Your fingerprints and photo will be obtained as part of the application process. You must complete the application at least five days prior to the date you wish to start soliciting. Any violation of this ordinance is a minor misdemeanor for the first violation and is a first degree misdemeanor for any subsequent violations.
Officers have anywhere from one to five workdays to submit the initial crash report for public release.
For crime-related reports/incidents, there currently is no time limit on submitting the report for release. Once the report is submitted, the initial report may be available for release but any investigative documents may not be released until a "closed" or "inactive" status is placed on the case.
The leaf vaccum equipment operates from mid-October through the last week of December, weather permitting. Leaves must be bagged from January 1st through September 30th in paper biodegradable bags and set out at the curb on your normal trash day by 6:00 A.M. For more information, please read the "Yard Waste, Brush, & Leaf Collection" brochure.
The City will correct any problems in the City main. The homeowner is responsible for any blockages in the private sanitary lateral.
To provide video to law enforcement to help apprehend criminals.
You will only be contacted if it is believed your system might help with an investigation.
Only Marysville Police Division personnel will have access to your personal information.
It is voluntary to provide footage. You are not obligated to provide anything.
No one would ever be held liable for lack of footage.
No, you will be contacted by Marysville Police Division personnel and asked to provide video.
Since the City of Marysville has unlimited bulk trash service, anyone currently paying for trash service through the City is able to put out bulk (large) items on their normal trash collection day. Any items that contain Freon or other hazardous waste such as oil and paints will not be picked up and will need to be disposed of by the homeowners.
The rental fee for additional trash toters is $3.40 per month and is put on your monthly City of Marysville utility bill. To request an additional toter, please contact Public Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 645-7350 option #2.
In most circumstances, trees between the sidewalk and the curb are publicly owned, and thus managed by the City.
Generally speaking, the tree lawn is considered part of the right-of-way area that extends from the sidewalk on one side of the road to the sidewalk on the other side of the road. As such, the City is required, by state law, to ensure that these areas are maintained in a manner that protects vehicles and pedestrians within. The most effective way of making sure street trees are safe and cost effective over their lives, is for the City to take on the bulk of their maintenance needs.
In short, the City is responsible for planting, pruning, removal, and stump grinding. However, we do ask that residents and business owners partner with us by performing any yearly maintenance activities needed, such as mulching and pruning of small limbs over the sidewalk.
Any removals performed to street trees must be approved by the Urban Forester prior to any work being done, including those performed by a contractor. A replacement tree, also approved by the Urban Forester, must be planted within 12 months of removal.
Residents and businesses are permitted to prune limbs under 1" in diameter if they are impacting pedestrian traffic over the sidewalk area. Pruning for any other reason or of branches larger than 1" in diameter must be approved by the Urban Forester in writing before any work begins.
Absolutely! The last thing we want to do is to impede the planting of more trees in Marysville.
However, in order to ensure that the tree and location you select lines up with city goals and ordinances, you are required to receive written permission from the Urban Forester before proceeding. We will partner with you to make sure the process goes smoothly.
The Urban Forester maintains a list of property owners who would like to have a tree planted in the right-of-way near their house or business. However, currently we are directing resources towards replacing removed trees instead of planting new ones. For more information or to be added to the list, please contact the Urban Forester at (937) 645-7379.
It depends. Tree species is carefully selected for each site based on many different parameters and constraints. Sometimes, there are many different trees that could potentially be planted at a given location, and sometimes there are very few. If you would like to be involved in the selection process, please contact the Urban Forester at (937) 645-7379 for more Information.
For new residential builds, city ordinances generally require one street tree to be planted every 40’ - 50’ along the road, including the sides of corner lots.
If you are using a builder in a large development, the City already coordinates with their contractors to ensure that trees are planted according to city guidelines and requirements. The builder/landscape contractor is required to warrant the tree for one year after planting. Following this time, the City will take over the maintenance of the tree(s).
If you are using a custom builder or are building on an individual lot, you are required to ensure that street trees are planted before you are given an Occupancy Permit by the City Zoning department. You must follow all city ordinances related to street trees, and it is recommended that you first contact the Urban Forester to help you through the process. If you use a contractor to plant, they are generally required to warrant the tree for one year after planting and would be responsible for replacement withing that time frame. After the warranty period expires, the City will take over the maintenance of the tree(s).
In either case, we encourage you to reach out to the Urban Forester at (937) 645-7379 if you have any questions about the process of planting, or about a tree that has already been planted. We are here to simplify the process as much as possible.
If anyone is hurt or injured, please call 911 immediately.
If you have any other immediate concern for public safety, please call the Marysville Division of Police at (937) 645-7300.
All other concerns, inquiries, or requests for service should be directed to the Urban Forester at (937) 645-7350.
Yes, although there are some limits. Since a holistic Urban Forestry program involves helping to establish tree canopy in the entire city, on both public and private land, we are more than happy to answer questions about trees on your own property when time allows.
Note: We cannot provide legal advice, settle disputes between neighbors, or make judgments or determinations about the safety of private trees. If you need help in this manner, please contact the Ohio Chapter ISA or use their Find an Arborist tool.
The Planning Commission maintains an Approved Street Tree List, modified and updated periodically by the Urban Forester. At the end of this document there is a list of unapproved trees. Trees on the unapproved list are there for a variety of reasons, some permanently and some temporarily.
In order to maintain an economically sustainable program, we must preserve existing street trees whenever possible. Although mitigation through pruning or other techniques is always preferable, the Urban Forester may determine that a street tree needs removed if the tree:
In all cases, a tree will not be removed if there is an available mitigation option such as pruning, root pruning, or other treatment.
While the City does not currently repair or replace sidewalk panels due to lifting by tree roots, we do provide a cost-sharing option to residents through our Sidewalk & Curb Improvement Program. If tree roots are the suspected cause, residents and business owners are encouraged to contact the Urban Forester for a pre-work inspection. If it can be determined ahead of construction that the tree will need to be removed, the City will arrange and cover the cost of the removal. However, in most circumstances, the Urban Forester will recommend that the tree remain in place until excavation is complete, and the damaged tree roots are exposed. The Urban Forester will then make a determination as to whether or not the tree is safe to leave in place.
In most circumstances, tree roots infiltrating buried pipes are a symptom of a failed or worn out system. Pipes with failed joints, cracks, or other openings leak nutrient-rich water, inviting tree roots to enter. When a pipe is properly sealed and does not leak, a tree root has no way to enter the interior of the system. Generally speaking, tree removals for this reason will not be authorized, however, property owners experiencing these issues are encouraged to contact the Urban Forester for an assessment before moving forward. We may be able to help you navigate options for mitigation instead of complete line replacement.
The stormwater fee is collected for every lot or parcel of land located within the City of Marysville. These fees are used to repair and maintain the City’s stormwater system. Fees are based on Equivalent Residential Units (ERUs). Each ERU is equal to 2,700 square feet of impervious surface with a cost of $7.00. Each residential lot / parcel will be charged for one (1) ERU per month for storm water services. Commercial and Industrial properties ERU’s are calculated based on the square footage of impervious space on the lot / parcel. Once the square footage has been calculated, the stormwater fee will be calculated using the figures as stated above.
The City of Marysville bills for water, sewer, stormwater, yard waste and trash. A Marysville resident’s utility bill may include all of these or just some depending on the service provided to your property. A Union County resident’s utility bill may include water and/or sewer.
The Contract for Utility Services - This application must be filled out and signed by both the landlord (or authorized manager) and the tenant. The tenant information must be the information of the person that is listed on the lease. If there are two names on the lease, both names and signatures must be on the contract.
A $150.00 deposit. This deposit can be paid in cash, money order, credit or debit card. While the City accepts checks for the payment of monthly bills, a check can not be used for the deposit.
The date in which services are to be put in to the tenants name.
Even the smallest leak in your water system can cause the loss of thousands of gallons of water each month. The faster you can identify the source of a leak, the faster it can be fixed.
Run fresh water in all sinks to fill traps inside the house. Be sure to investigate any floor drains that may have not been used in which the trap has dried up. Be sure to check the toilet and make sure it is firmly attached to the floor. The wax ring round the toilet may be compromised. If this does not work, call the Division of Wastewater at (937) 645-7344. A City employee will check to see if any issues are involved with the City sewer. If no problems with the City sewer are detected, the homeowner should call a plumber. It is our recommendation that any odor issues should be remedied immediately as sewer gas may be harmful.
A backwater valve can be installed in existing homes and is required under certain instances in newly built homes. Please refer to the section on Backwater Valves to determine if this device may help your problem.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a sanitary sewer backup is caused by a blockage on the City public sewer main (typically at the street) or the homeowner’s private sanitary lateral (the pipe connecting the house to the City main). If you are not sure, please contact the Wastewater Collection Unit at (937) 645-7344 to help determine the cause of the problem. There is no charge for this service.
The City will correct any problems in the City main. The homeowner is responsible for any blockages in the private sanitary lateral.
The following can potentially cause backups into your home:
A backwater valve may be installed if you experience backups into your home. This backwater valve will prevent wastewater from the main from entering your private service lateral.
Backflow prevention devices are required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and reiterated by City Ordinance in order to protect the city's distribution system from cross contamination sources that could occur downstream of the water meter. All commercial/industrial water users and properties with irrigation systems are required to have a proper backflow prevention device installed on their service lines. The City has contracted with BSI Online to assist with State required cross-connection/backflow tracking regulations. For additional information including contact information please visit the Backflow page.
BSI Online is the primary point of contact for backflow prevention.
In general, Zoning Permits are required for decks, room additions, sheds, swimming pools and fences. If you have a question on whether a zoning permit is required for your project, what the zoning fees are or what is required to be submitted to obtain a zoning permit please call (937) 645-7350.
Any permanent sign that is erected, placed, moved or altered is required to obtain a Sign Permit in accordance with the City’s sign code. Permits are also required for certain temporary signs.
Yes, buildings or other structures shall not be changed in use without obtaining a Zoning Permit approved by the City.
You can access the current City Zoning Map on our web site. If you have any questions regarding the current zoning of a property, you can also call the call (937) 645-7350.
Home occupations in the residential zoning districts in the City of Marysville require a conditional use permit approval from the Planning Commission. There is a $250 application fee to apply for the Conditional Use Permit and a deadline for the Planning Commission meetings.
In general, approved fence and wall materials include stone, brick, wood, chain-link, and iron. Synthetic products or other material as approved by the City Manager may also be used. The smooth finished side of the fence or wall shall be the side of the fence that faces outward from the yard being fenced. All of the framing or support members shall face inward of the yard being fenced. No fence shall be erected to a height exceeding six feet. Fences may be placed on the side or rear property line, but may not be placed closer to the street than the front of the main building.
Decorative fences may be constructed of any material except barbed wire, razor barb, woven or chain-link. Decorative fences may be erected to a maximum height of six feet. However, when placed closer to the street than the front of the main building on any lot, the maximum height of the fence shall be three feet, and shall not be sight obscuring. For corner lots, when decorative fences are constructed in a triangle formed by measuring thirty feet along each street right-of-way line, the maximum height shall be two feet, six inches above the grade. Decorative fences may be placed on the side or rear property line and may not be placed closer to the street or road than the street or road right-of-way line.
A Zoning Permit is required for any fence constructed.
A driveway can be expanded to be no closer than three (3) feet of side property lines, with a permit.