Does the City have a curfew for minors, if so what is it?
Yes, the City of Findlay has a curfew for minors.
During the week when the Findlay City Schools are in session the hours for minors under 14 years of age is 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
For 14-17 years old the curfew is 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
On weekend nights the curfew is 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. for minors' age 14-17 years old.
For minors under 14 years of age the curfew is 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
When the Findlay City Schools are out of session the weekend hours apply.
Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting?No. As of December 28, 2012, the Findlay Police Department will no longer be performing background check or fingerprinting services.
For any citizens needing those services for employment purposes, you can contact the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Findlay campus of Owens Community College, or the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles of Hancock County. For any citizen or business requiring a solicitor's license for Findlay, contact the Mayor's Office at 419-424-7137 or the Crime Prevention Division at 419-424-7282. A copy of the Solicitor's License procedure is available from both locations.
How do I file a report with the Findlay Police Department?You may request that a police officer respond to your location by calling 419-424-7150 or if it's an emergency call 911. Unfortunately the Findlay Police Department does not send officers outside the City of Findlay without meeting special criteria and authorization from the Patrol Supervisor.
Remember if it's an emergency, call 911.
How do I report a crime?If your call is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
All other incidents that are of a non-emergency nature, may call the Dispatch at 419-424-7150 or 419-424-7163.
A Communication Officers will ask you for information in relation to the incident so be ready to answer questions and stay on the line with them until the call is terminated. Questions could include but are not limited to:
Name and Address (your location)
Phone number (the one you are calling from)
What is the problem (be descriptive and who is involved)
Description of a vehicle if one is involved (make, model, color, etc)
Description of suspect (height, weight, color, hair color, clothing description, etc)
Direction of travel (if possible)
Is the suspect armed with a weapon (gun, knife, blunt object, etc)
Remain as calm as possible and stay on the line with the dispatcher. They will provide you with important instructions and by staying on the line with them, they are able to provide valuable information to responding officers.
How do I Report other problems that are not criminal in nature, but possibly requires Police assistance?Report water line breaks by contacting the Water Distribution Department at 419-424-7193.
Report problems with manhole covers and catch basins by contacting the Sewer Maintenance Department at 419-424-7187.
Report problems with traffic lights malfunctions, street signs, yard waste/leaves by contacting the Street Department 419-424-7181.
Report power outages for street lights, traffic lights or other residence power outages by contacting AEP at 800-672-2231.
For all other incidents that are of a non-emergency nature that you believe require the attention of the Police Department, please contact Dispatch at 419-424-7150 or 419-424-7163.
How may I pay a parking ticket?Parking tickets may be paid either by mail, in-person at the Municipal Building.
Yellow Courtesy Boxes:
Place full payment and the Parking Ticket in an envelope and place in one of the Yellow Parking Ticket Courtesy Boxes located in the Downtown area.
Send check or money order (no cash) to:
City of Findlay Police Department
318 Dorney Plaza, Room 306
Findlay OH, 45840-3381
Payments may be made Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Municipal Building - 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 306 (Third Floor).
Non-payment or partial payment of a penalty will result in increased fines and may result in impoundment of your vehicle, court appearance or both.
If I received a traffic citation, how do I find out how much it is and where can I pay it?The Findlay Municipal Court has jurisdiction over citations that are issued by the Findlay Police Department. You will find all the necessary information for making payment at Findlay Municipal Court - Payment Center.
Is there a noise ordinance in the City of Findlay ?Yes. The city ordinance states that no noise coming from sound amplification shall be clearly audible more than 50 feet away. There are exceptions to this ordinance which can be seen at Findlay City Ordinances.
What is the process of filing a claim?A Police report and a written estimate of repairs are required in order to file a claim. Both need to be submitted to the Law Director for review.
Once the claim is reviewed, the Law Director will notify the claimant either by letter if the claim is denied (the City is not responsible for repairs), or by telephone call once payment is ready for pick up (if the City is deemed responsible for the claim).
Who do I call regarding a non-emergency?The non-emergency number for the Findlay Police Department is 419-424-7194.
Who do I contact about an animal control problem?During normal business hours, please contact the Hancock County Humane Society at 419-423-1664 x23 for animal control issues including animal abuse claims, animal surrenders, licenses, and lost and found reports.
The Animal Control Division of the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County is responsible for enforcing the animal welfare laws within Hancock County, Ohio. Officers are on call 24 hours/day.
After hours and in an emergency, calls should be places to the Findlay Police Department at 419-424-7150.