FAQ – Commonly Asked Questions

Modified: August 13, 2017 at 11:16 am

Crimes

Q. The suspects have already left, should I bother to call the police?

A. Yes, Police need to know that a crime has happened in order to formulate trends and better place resources. If you do not report the crime, then as far as the Police know the neighborhood has no problems. You can report crimes after the fact either via phone at 614-645-4545 or via the website portal at Columbus Police Reports

Q. The suspects only took some change from my unlocked car, should I bother to call the police?

A. Yes, Police need to know that a crime has happened in order to formulate trends and better place resources. If you do not report the crime, then as far as the Police know the neighborhood has no problems. You can report crimes after the fact either via phone at 614-645-4545 or via the website portal at Columbus Police Reports

Litter

Q. Can I post flyers or handbills on telephone or utility poles in the City of Columbus?

A. For legal advice, contact your attorney. In research with local authorities, we have been directed to the following code citations. As of October 21st 2015, we are awaiting further clarification from the City Attorney’s office.

* 3375.13(E) – Prohibited graphics

* 902.02(A) – Obstructing sidewalks, bikeways or streets

* 904.02(B) – Director of public service and/or their designee’s consent required

Q. The neighbors moved out and left tons of furniture and electronics in the alley, who can I call?

A. It is very common to see furniture and electronics hastily discarded around the Student Move In/Out period. Check out our Recycling/Waste page for ideas that you can share with your neighbors when they move in or just before they plan to move out to hopefully alleviate the waste issue.

Parking

Q. I would like to leave my neighbor a note about possible parking violation

A. We recommend that your first option would be to contact your neighbor in person and discuss parking options and your concern that they might receive a parking violation from the City of Columbus. If you are unable to identify whose vehicle or have not had any success in person with your neighbor, one of your fellow neighbors in the area created Parking Fine Reminder.jpg.

Wildlife

Q. How do I humanely evict wildlife?

A. You can contact the Ohio Wildlife Center’s SCRAM program. They can assist with a humane eviction of wildlife on your property. Check out the Scram Wildlife Control Facebook profile as well.

Q. Who can I call about wasp nest behind my siding?

A. Quality Pest Control has been recommended by local Real Estate agents for their clients. (614) 294-2847 or their website at http://www.qualitypest.net/