A To Z Guide

Whether you work in Powell, live in Powell or are visiting Powell, we hope this A to Z Guide will provide you with everything you need to know about city services, amenities, community outreach, and more.

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Block parties

We invite you to bond with your neighbors and build memories for your children by hosting a block party. File an application with the Powell Police Department for large-scale events that may require traffic considerations. For more information, contact the Powell Police Department at 614.885.5005 ext. 1001 or download a request form.

Banner Permit Application

Banners that advertise your group or event are permitted in certain locations downtown. Fill out an application and submit it to the City of Powell for approval.

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to enhancing the health and well being of those affected by cancer. Their professional programs provide emotional support, education and hope. They are located at 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 600.

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Delaware General Health District

The Delaware General Health District works to foster, protect and improve the health and environment of the county and its residents.

Driver’s Licenses and Titles

Driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations can be obtained at any Deputy Registrar in the state regardless of your county of residence. See our Driver’s Licenses and Titles page for detailed information about Powell’s three closest locations.

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Fire Department

The Liberty Township Fire Department services the City of Powell for fire suppression, emergency medical, and other fire prevention program services.

Flag Retirement

The City of Powell collects worn or damaged American Flags in the Municipal Building Lobby (located at 47 Hall Street). Residents can place worn or damaged Flags in a container in the lobby. Boy Scouts hold a proper and dignified retirement for the Flags immediately following the Memorial Day Ceremony each year.

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio accepts gently used furniture donations for nearly 50 local social service agencies. Families in need can come to the Furniture Bank and select up to 15 pieces of furniture for their bedroom, living room and kitchen at no cost, and delivered the same day. To schedule a furniture donation pick-up, call 614.272.9544.

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Garage Sales

Permits are not required for garage sales. You may post a sign, but not for more than 48 hours. Balloons are prohibited. Please do not place garage sale signs in the right-of-way or on street signs.

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Homeowner’s Associations

Powell is home to many beautiful subdivisions, managed and supported by homeowner associations. We invite you to learn more about the HOAs and their contacts.

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Library

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry and lifelong learning in a friendly environment. The Powell Library is located at 460 S. Liberty Street.

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Notary Service

The City of Powell’s employees are happy to assist you with your notary needs free of charge. Please bring proper identification and the necessary documents.

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Ohio Wildlife Center

The Ohio Wildlife Center provides wildlife education to the community and rehabilitation services for injured wild animals. To learn more or to volunteer, call 614.793.WILD.

Olentangy Swim Association Pool

The Olentangy Swim Association Pool, commonly referred to as the “Powell Pool,” is a privately owned facility located on public land. The association’s website contains detailed information about membership, public swim times, costs and related topics.

Open Burning

Open burning is not permitted within the City of Powell unless a permit is obtained through the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Liberty Township Fire Department does not regulate outdoor fireplaces or chimney use, but it does make the following suggestions:

  1. Always follow manufacturer recommendations.
  2. Always maintain a proper distance from combustibles.
  3. Use only clean, dry wood to minimize smoke.

Please contact the Liberty Township Fire Department at 740.938.2021 to learn more.

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Pet Legislation

In an effort to keep the City of Powell safe and clean, the City has passed legislation under the Ohio Revised Code for pets and their owners. These ordinances prohibit the free roaming of pets in the city, and require individuals walking such animals to pick up animal waste and dispose of it in an appropriate place. The current pet legislation is as follows:

Animals Running at Large

505.01 DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE

Leash Law

955.05 ANIMAL CONTROL

Scooper Law

505.011 ANIMAL CONTROL

The sections above can be located in the Codified Ordinances. You may conduct a quick search of the above notations by visiting here.

Pet Licenses

If you own a dog anywhere in Delaware County, you’ll need a dog license renewed every year. The price is $10 per tag and all dogs over the age of three months are required by law to be licensed.

Licenses for your pet are issued through the Delaware County Auditor’s Office located in the Hayes Administration Building. To learn more, visit here or call 740.833.2900 during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pet Lost or Found

If you have lost or found a pet, the following independent agencies may be of assistance to you.

Humane Society of Delaware County

Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Delaware County Dog Shelter

Post Office

The United States Post Office-Powell Branch is located at 40 Grace Drive. The phone number is 614.846.6017 and its typical operating hours are 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Public Service Requests

The City of Powell will respond to public service requests such as:

  • Street light outages
  • Drainage concerns
  • Roadway damage/potholes
  • Dead animal removal from public right-of-way
  • Vandalism report for public property
  • Park maintenance issues

Visit here to submit an online request or contact the city of Powell Municipal Offices at 614.885.5380 ext. 0.

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Residency

Please see our Residency page to determine if your location is within the City of Powell.

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SCRAM! Wildlife Control

Do you have bats in your attic? Raccoons in your crawl space? Geese startling customers and making a mess all over your parking lot?

If you have any wildlife living in, around or under your home or business, call SCRAM! Wildlife Control at 614.763.0696 for a natural, humane and permanent solution

Schools

Powell is home to both a public and a private school system, both highly ranked and recognized for academic achievement. Please visit our Schools page for more details.

Seasonal Services

The City of Powell provides snow and ice removal, leaf removal and Christmas tree disposal. To learn more about these services, please see our Seasonal Services page.

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Taxes

For information on the City of Powell’s income tax, please visit our Taxes page.

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste

Rumpke collects refuse, recycling bins and yard waste every Tuesday throughout the City of Powell. You can sign up for new collection services by calling Rumpke at 1.800.828.8171 or through an online form on their website.

For more details about trash collection, Christmas tree disposal, and removal of large or hazardous items, please see our Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste page.

Travel & Tourism

You’ll never run out of things to do while living in Powell. Our quaint community is close to Central Ohio’s metropolitan area, offering events, activities, museums, and nature trails. Check out our Travel & Tourism page for more information.

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Utilities

Please visit our Utilities page for contact information on the most commonly used utility companies.

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Vehicles for Veterans

You can help disabled veterans by donating a car, truck, boat, RV, ATV, or motorcycle, whether the vehicle runs or not. Your vehicle donation helps support veterans’ programs that provide strength and encouragement to the disabled veterans who have served our country. Donate online or by calling 1-855-811-4838.

Voter Registration

New residents and first-time voters may complete or update their voter registration information with the Delaware County Board of Elections. Doing so will allow for participation in national, state, city, township and county election issues.

Registration forms can be picked up at the City Municipal Building located at 47 Hall Street or by calling the Delaware County Board of Elections at 740.833.2080.