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  • Airport

    • Are aircraft maintenance services available at Findlay Airport?

    • Is scheduled airline service available at Findlay Airport?

    • Are ride sharing services available in the Findlay area?

    • Who provides ground transportation to the Findlay airport?

    • What are the airport Fuel Office hours of operation?

  • Auditor

    • Where do I a get a Dog License?

    • Can I see citywide payroll information?

    • How do I see what the City is spending?

    • How do I research historic data on the City's spending?

    • How do I find out what vendors are being paid with the City's public funds?

    • Where do I get a Vendor’s License?

    • Whom do I contact about Real Estate Taxes?

    • How do I report suspected financial fraud in city government?

  • Civil Service

    • Where do I go to file for a RESTRAINING ORDER?

    • Where do I go to file for a CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER?

    • Where do I find out about the US Postal Service Civil Service Test and employment opportunities?

  • Engineering

    • Do I need to get a permit? How long is a permit valid?

    • What is a Rotary Fee?

    • How much does a Zoning Permit or Tap Fee cost?

    • How is a zoning permit obtained?

    • Does the City maintain a list of licensed sidewalk contractors?

    • Does the City maintain a list of licensed sewer tappers?

    • Where do I get a Zoning Permit?

    • When will my street be paved or curbs and gutters be replaced?

    • What requires a zoning permit?

    • What happens if I do not obtain a permit?

    • How long is a zoning permit good for?

  • Fire

    • Who do I call regarding a non-emergency?

    • What materials may never be burned?

    • If a neighbor complains about my recreational fire, will the Findlay Fire Department investigate?

    • Do I need a permit for a recreational fire?

    • Do I have to be cooking food to have a recreational fire?

    • Could I be cited for my fire?

  • Human Resources

    • Can I submit a resume instead of an application?

    • Do I have to be a resident of the City of Findlay in order to work for the city?

    • Where is the Human Resources Department located?

    • Where and how can I apply for a City job?

    • What type of positions are available with the City of Findlay?

    • What employment benefits does the City offer?

    • How often does Human Resources advertise open jobs?

    • How many jobs can I apply for?

    • How long does Human Resources keep applications on file?

    • How do I apply for Police Officer and Firefighter job openings?

    • Does the City have seasonal employment opportunities?

  • Income Tax

    • To whom should checks be made payable?

    • How can I pay my Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory, Vanlue, and Carey income taxes with a credit card or a debit card?

    • How are partnerships, LLCs, LPs, & S corporations taxed?

    • Can a self-employed individual deduct contributions to a health savings account, to a self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan, or deduct one-half of the self-employment tax?

    • What Federal Forms and Schedules should I include with my Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory, Vanlue, and Carey income tax returns when I file?

    • Why do I have to make estimate payments?

    • How can a taxpayer request an extension to file?

    • Should married couples file jointly or separately?

    • Where is the Findlay Income Tax Department located?

    • Do I pay Ohio municipal income tax to the community where I work or to the community where I live?

    • What are some common sources of income that are not taxable?

    • What are some common sources of income that are taxable?

    • What is the due date for Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory, Vanlue, and Carey annual income tax returns?

    • Where should I mail my Findlay, Arlington, Mount Cory, Vanlue, and Carey income tax returns, payments, and other correspondence?

    • Who is required to file annual income tax returns?

    • At what age are individuals subject to the municipal income tax?

    • What are the tax rates of the communities for which the City of Findlay administers the municipal income tax?

  • Law Director

    • What kinds of services do the Assistant Law Directors provide?

    • Does the Law Director’s Office handle public cases outside City of Findlay Departments?

    • What is the process of filing an annexation request and how long does it take?

    • What is the process of filing a claim?

  • Municipal Court Civil

    • What is the maximum of amount money I can file for?

    • What is the filing fee?

    • I won my small claims. Why can’t the Court make the Defendant pay?

    • Can I speak to the Judge?

    • Do I have to obtain an attorney?

    • Can I Change My Court Date

    • When am I scheduled for Court?

    • What kind of payments do you accept?

    • What is the disposition of a case?

    • Is there a warrant out for my arrest?

    • I was served with a subpoena, what should I do?

    • I posted the bond for someone can I have it back?

    • Do we have service on a civil case?

    • Does the Judge perform marriages?

    • Can I file my own eviction?

  • Municipal Court Traffic

    • Can the court waive points on my traffic ticket?

    • What is the filing fee?

    • Can I speak to the Judge?

    • Do I have to obtain an attorney?

    • Can I change my Court date?

    • When is a prisoner going to Court?

    • When am I scheduled for Court?

    • What kind of payments do you accept?

    • What is the phone number for the Hancock County Public Defenders office?

    • What is the phone number for the Findlay License Bureau?

    • What is the disposition of a case?

    • What is the balance on my fines?

    • My jail date is coming up can I have an extension?

    • Is there a warrant out for my arrest?

    • I was served with a subpoena, what should I do?

    • I posted the bond for someone can I have it back?

    • I didn’t have insurance at the time of my citation is it too late for me to purchase it?

    • How much is my traffic citation?

    • How can I obtain driving privileges?

  • Parks and Recreation

    • Who is responsible for scheduling sports fields & facility permits?

    • Who is responsible for repairing damage to parks property or facilities?

    • Who do I contact to reserve the Waterfall Pavillon at Riverside Park?

    • Who do I contact for questions about the canoes & paddle boats at Riverside Park?

    • When renting the conference rooms at the Cube, is outside food allowed?

    • When do the parks officially open for the year?

    • May I come in beforehand to prepare for my event at The Cube?

    • How many people do the conference rooms at the Cube accommodate?

    • How do I schedule a shelter house at Riverside Park?

    • When is Public Skating at The Cube?

    • Are there tables and chairs available for room rentals at The Cube?

  • Police

    • Who do I contact about an animal control problem?

    • Who do I call regarding a non-emergency?

    • What is the process of filing a claim?

    • Is there a noise ordinance in the City of Findlay ?

    • If I received a traffic citation, how do I find out how much it is and where can I pay it?

    • How may I pay a parking ticket?

    • How do I Report other problems that are not criminal in nature, but possibly requires Police assistance?

    • How do I report a crime?

    • Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting?

    • Does the City have a curfew for minors, if so what is it?

    • How do I file a report with the Findlay Police Department?

  • Public Works

    • A flag fell from a utility pole. Who do I call?

    • Will the City of Findlay remove my tree?

    • Why does the Traffic Signal cycle or turn green without any traffic for that direction?

    • Why do I have to wait so long for green light when no one is coming from an opposing direction?

    • Whom do I contact for Traffic Signals related problems?

    • Who is responsible for scheduling sports fields & facility permits?

    • Who is responsible for repairing damage to parks property or facilities?

    • Who handles standing water in the roadway?

    • Where can I recycle my Christmas Tree?

    • Where can an Adopt-A-Tree be planted?

    • When will my street be paved or curbs & gutters be replaced?

    • What is the Asian Longhorned Beetle?

    • What is the Adopt-A-Tree Program?

    • What are the white lights for between the signals?

    • What are the hours and location of the Green Waste Site?

    • My street light is out or flickering on and off. Who do I call to have it repaired?

    • May I pour material down the street drains in front of my house?

    • If my right-of-way tree has a problem, who should I contact?

    • Does the City of Findlay prune or trim trees?

    • Can I get a ticket for running a red light?

    • Are the cameras between the signals red light cameras?

  • Water Distribution

    • Will you fill my swimming pool with water?

    • Why is my water discolored? Is it safe?

    • Why are there paint markings or marker flags in my yard?

    • Whom should I call to report a leak?

    • Whom should I call for an emergency turn-off?

    • Where do I purchase fire hydrants and what is the cost?

    • What should I do if I have rusty colored water?

    • What part of the service line is the City's responsibility and what part is the customers?

    • How do I obtain a temporary water meter?

  • Water Pollution Control

    • What is an illicit discharge?

    • Will the City of Findlay tell me where my downspouts or sump pumps are going to?

    • What is the most common cause of sewer blockages?

    • What is the cause of sewer gas around the house?

    • My drains are not working properly. What should I do?

    • May I pour material down the street drains in front of my house?

    • If I see somebody causing an illicit discharge who should I call?

    • I am having some work done on my property and need to locate my home sewer line. Who should I contact?

    • How far am I responsible for of my sewer?

    • Can my roof downspout drains be connected to the sanitary sewer?

    • Can my sump pump be connected to the city sanitary sewer system?

    • Are the storm water collection system and the sewer system the same?

    • Who handles standing water in the roadway?

    • What is the City of Findlay required to do about illicit discharges?

    • What is storm water and why should I care about it?

    • What is storm water and why is the City of Findlay being required to regulate its release?

    • What is impervious surface?

    • What is a smoke test?

    • What is a Rotary Fee?

    • What is a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)?

    • What is a catch basin?

    • What are the green paint markings and flags in my yard?

    • What are some types of storm water pollution? What affect does it have on the Blanchard River & Lake Erie?

    • I have heard the words point source and non-point source used when talking about storm water, what do they mean?

    • How much sewage flow can the Water Pollution Control Center treat?

    • How do you know if sewer water is properly treated before discharge into the river?

    • How can I help to stop storm water pollution?

    • Are there projects that I can volunteer for to help with storm water pollution clean-up?

  • Water/Sewer Billing

    • My utility bill is high. What does that mean?

    • Although I have signed up for AUTOPAY, I still receive a bill. Why is that?

    • May I pay my utility bill with a credit card in the office?

    • What are my options for paying my Water/Sewer bill?

    • Can I view my bill online?

    • I can't pay my entire Water/Sewer bill by the due date. Will you accept a partial payment?

    • What happens if I receive a delinquent notice for a past-due Water/Sewer bill?

    • Is there any adjustment for a water leak?

    • How do I know if my toilet is leaking?

    • What kind of leaks will affect my bill?

    • When is my security deposit returned?

    • How do I end water and/or sewer service?

    • When is my Water/Sewer Bill due?

    • How is my water meter read for billing?

    • How much is the deposit for new water/sewer service?

    • How do I start water & sewer service?

    • Where is the Water/Sewer Billing office located?

  • Zoning

    • What constitutes a change of use?

    • What is a site plan?

    • Where do I get a Zoning Permit?

    • What happens if I do not obtain a permit?

    • Why do I need a Zoning Permit?

    • How much does a Zoning Permit cost?

    • How long is a zoning permit good for?

    • What requires a zoning permit?