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 all you need to know about city services, amenities, community outreach, and more.



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 complete the application here.



Delaware Public Health District

The Delaware Public Health District works to foster, protect, and improve the health and environment of the county and its residents through services such as sharing information on normal baby growth, safety and nutrition, hosting free immunization clinics, car seat inspections, or granting an operational permit for a household sewage treatment system.

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.



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 (47 Hall St.). Residents can place worn or damaged flags in a container in the lobby, and the Boy Scouts hold a proper and dignified flag retirement 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 go to the Furniture Bank with their case manager and select key furniture items needed for their home. Furniture Bank then delivers the items to the home. Visit their web site to request a donation pickup.



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.



Homeowner Associations

Powell is home to many beautiful subdivisions, managed and supported by homeowner associations.




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.



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.



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 614-734-9453.

Olentangy Swim Association Pool

The Olentangy Swim Association Pool, commonly referred to as the “Powell Pool,” is a non-profit organization that operates privately through a group of volunteer community board members.  Check out their web site for information about membership, public swim times, costs, and more.

Open Burning

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

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

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

Please contact the Liberty Township Fire Department at 740.938.2021 for more information.



Pet Ownership

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 can be located in the Codified Ordinances and 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

Pet Licenses

All residents of Delaware County that own a dog are required by law to acquire a dog license and renew it each year. Dog licenses are issued through the Delaware County Auditor’s Office and can be purchased online or an application can be printed out and mailed in.

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 8:30am – 6pm Monday through Friday and 9am– 2pm 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.




Enter your address into our interactive boundary map to determine if you are located within the city limits of Powell.



SCRAM! Wildlife Control

If you have any wildlife living in, around or under your home or business, SCRAM! Wildlife Control provides a comprehensive approach to solving human-wildlife conflicts.


Powell supports the Olentangy Local School District public school system, highly ranked and recognized for academic achievement.

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.




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

Transparency in Coverage Rule

In compliance with the Transparency in Coverage regulations, through UnitedHealthcare, UMR, and HealthSCOPE benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of the members of the Central Ohio Health Care Consortium.  To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: https://transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com/

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.




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



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.


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