A flag fell from a utility pole. Who do I call?United States flags displayed on utility poles on Main Street are maintained by the Public Works department. You may drop it off there or contact them to make arrangements to have it picked up.
Public Works Department
330 North Cory Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Are the cameras between the signals red light cameras?No. Those cameras are strictly vehicle detection cameras.
Can I get a ticket for running a red light?Yes. However, not from our cameras. Tickets are issued only from law enforcement.
Does the City of Findlay prune or trim trees?The City of Findlay does not prune trees in the Right of Way.
According to Chapter 913 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Findlay, the property owner is responsible for pruning. Exceptions to this include the clearance pruning of trees causing visibility, street, or sidewalk clearance problems.
If my right-of-way tree has a problem, who should I contact?The Public Works Department is available to assess the health of your right-of-way tree. Contact them at (419) 424-7181.
May I pour material down the street drains in front of my house?No! Material, such as used motor oil, antifreeze, paint etc., are hazardous. The street drains are connected to sewers which may discharge directly to a near-by stream or river, receiving no treatment.
All such materials should be recycled or disposed of at an approved location.
Hancock County Residents have the opportunity to bring their old paints, household chemicals and other Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) to Litter Landing for recycling. This program is open to Hancock County residents only. They do not accept HHW from businesses or organizations.
Please click on this link to see Hancock County recycling events:
My street light is out or flickering on and off. Who do I call to have it repaired?American Electric Power is responsible for street lights in Findlay. To report an issue, contact AEP at http://www.aep.com/ or 1-800-672-2231.
Please have the location of the pole and, if possible, the pole number, prior to contacting AEP.
For Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Customers please call 419-423-4841.
What are the hours and location of the Green Waste Site?For the current hours, please see the Green Waste Site page.
What are the white lights for between the signals?Those lights, used in conjunction with the green signals, inform emergency vehicle drivers they are in control of the intersection.
What is the Adopt-A-Tree Program?This program is designed to help keep Findlay City streets beautiful and shaded. Please contact the Public Works Dept 419-424-7181 if you are interested in this program.
Findlay residents may apply to adopt-a-tree to be planted on City right-of-way. All property owners within the City of Findlay are eligible to Adopt-A-Tree for the minimal fee of $25.
What is the Asian Longhorned Beetle?The invasive Asian Longhorned beetle (ALB) grows, reproduces in, and kills deciduous hardwood trees such as maple, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. The ALB is from east Asian countries such as China and Japan, and is known to come into the U.S. in crates and pallets used to import goods from those countries.
For more information on the Asian Longhorned Beetle, please visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
If you suspect you have identified Asian Longhorned Beetles, please contact the USDA hotline toll free at 866-702-9938.
When will my street be paved or curbs & gutters be replaced?The Engineering Department tracks street complaints and is aware of pavement conditions throughout the City. When choosing streets for a Resurfacing Project, the decision is made on a worst & first basis, until the available dollars are spent. Sometimes other factors can affect the decision to resurface a street, including: the amount of traffic traveling the street; needed waterline or sewer work that would require digging in pavement; excessive roadway failure requiring complete reconstruction of the street; or planned future maintenance or project.
For streets not included on the resurfacing list in a given year, the Public Works Department can often provide some relief through patching or other methods.
Where can an Adopt-A-Tree be planted?The trees are designated for public tree lawns (the area between the street and sidewalk) and public road rights-of-way with the following clearance restrictions:
Shade Tree Ordinance
Where can I recycle my Christmas Tree?The City of Findlay will re-open the Green Waste Site for Christmas tree recycling. The hours of the Green Waste Site located at 350 West High Street will be:
Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4, 2019
Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, 2019
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday
Please remove all decorations, ornaments and tinsel before dropping off your tree.
Who handles standing water in the roadway?Please contact the Sewer Maintenance Department at 419-424-7187.
Who is responsible for repairing damage to parks property or facilities?Please contact the Public Works Department at 419-424-7181.
Who is responsible for scheduling sports fields & facility permits?Please contact the Recreation Department at 419-424-7176. The City of Findlay Recreation Department is located inside The Huntington Bank Arena @ The Cube, 3430 N. Main St. Their office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm.
Whom do I contact for Traffic Signals related problems?For problems and concerns call the Traffic Signal Department at 419-424-7185 or email Traffic@findlayohio.com. Please provide a detailed message including date of event, time of event, and description of the problem.
Why do I have to wait so long for green light when no one is coming from an opposing direction?
There are a couple of reasons for this:
A. There is a vehicle or pedestrian detection problem causing the timer to extend time for the green signal opposing your direction.
B. The signals are running in a coordinated manner, which guarantees a set time of green on the coordinated or main street. This allows a group or groups of vehicles to travel down a corridor with minimal stoppage. The corridor is busier at some times than at others.
Why does the Traffic Signal cycle or turn green without any traffic for that direction?
Several scenarios can cause this:
- The intersection has no detection capabilities by design.
- The detection loops deteriorated or construction has interfered with their operation.
- Weather related or atmospheric conditions such as rain, snow, fog, or road glare is hindering the detection capabilities. This is usually a temporary condition.
- A vehicle or equipment is occupying the detection zone.
- A detection camera lens has become dirty over time or the camera has become misaligned.Someone has activated the pedestrian button or the button is giving a constant activation.
Will the City of Findlay remove my tree?The City of Findlay will remove trees and grind stumps for trees located on city property if the tree is identified by the City as dead, diseased or dangerous. At times the City may choose to employ a contractor for this task.