Police Services

Alarm Permits

Alarm Permits are required by all Powell residents and businesses that install security alarms. There is a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $25 for registration. Applications are available at the Police Department or through the link below. Please contact our offices with any questions at 614.885.5005, ext. 2.

Alarm Registration Form

Alarm Regulations (pdf)

Bike Registration

Parents! Do the police know about your child’s bike? The Powell Police Department gives residents the opportunity to register bikes with the department. Having a registered bike on file means you can report a lost or stolen bike quickly, and it can help return recovered bikes to their rightful owners.

Register your child’s bike


The Powell Police Department offers electronic WebCheck fingerprinting by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 614-396-3354 to make an appointment. We do not offer ink fingerprinting.

Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash (exact change only).

Bring a photo ID, preferably a state-issued driver’s license or ID.
You will need to know your Social Security number, but we do not need to see that card.
Bring the address where you want the results to be sent.
Bring the reason code or codes for the background check.

Location:Powell Police Department
47 Hall Street
Powell, OH 43065
Cost:Resident/Business of Powell (Civilian WebCheck) – $30
Resident/Business of Powell (FBI WebCheck) – $35
Non-residents or other (Civilian WebCheck) – $40
Non-residents or other (FBI WebCheck) – $40

If you are not sure if you are a resident of Powell, click here for residency information.

Found Property

The Powell Police Department frequently receives items of value that have been left behind at various locations within the City. Items are kept for a period of six months; if not claimed in that time, the items will be auctioned or destroyed per City Policy and Procedures Section 84.1.7. Please call 614.885.5005, opt. 2, to make an appointment to retrieve your found property.

Golf Cart (Underspeed Vehicle) Inspection

An underspeed vehicle is described as a four-wheeled vehicle, other than a truck, that is either originally designed and constructed with a top attainable speed of 20 MPH or less, or is not originally designed and constructed for operation on a street or highway. Most golf carts fall under this description. There are several requirements that must be met in order to legally operate an underspeed vehicle on the roadways of the City of Powell. The police department offers an underspeed vehicle inspection to ensure that your underspeed vehicle is properly equipped to drive on Powell’s roadways.

Golf Cart Inspection Certificate

Golf Cart Information Packet

When you have completed all the requirements on the Certificate, you can request an inspection by calling the Delaware County Communications Center at 614.885.3374.

If you are not a Powell resident, the cart must be taken by a trailer to the Powell Police Department for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays. There is a $10 fee for non-residents.

Peddler/ Solicitor Permit

Anyone wishing to work as a peddler/solicitor within the City limits must fill out and submit a permit form at least three days prior to the solicitation date, and pay a one-time fee of $75. The permit form must be submitted in person to the Powell Police Department, 47 Hall Street. A background check will be conducted before a permit is issued. The City prohibits soliciting between the hours of 8 p.m. and 9 a.m., and on Sundays and holidays. It is a misdemeanor to solicit at residences where a ‘No Soliciting’ sign has been posted.

Peddler Application

Peddler Ordinance (pdf)

Charitable Solicitor Registration Form

A list of those who have already been approved for a peddler’s permit can be found here.

Police Department Public Records

Public records from the Police Department may be requested through the Police Clerk. The City of Powell maintains many records used in the administration and operation of the City. The records of the City of Powell and the ability to access them are a means to provide trust between the public and the City.

Requests for records may be made in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, by phone, fax or online through the link below.  A written request is not required but will help staff facilitate the request for public records. Refusal to complete a request form does not impair the requestor’s right to inspect and/or receive copies of the public record. (O.R.C. 149.43 (B) (5))

Public Record Request Form

Public Records Policy

For additional information, please contact a Powell Police Clerk, at 614.885.5005, ext. 0.

Special Duty

The Powell Police Department offers businesses and residents the option of contracting with our police officers for off-duty employment. This practice, referred to as Special Duty, requires the business or individual seeking to employ Powell Police Officers off-duty to complete a Special Duty Request Form found on the City of Powell website. This request is reviewed and approved by an agency supervisor. This approval process ensures that the request is appropriate for our police officers involvement. Typical requests for special duty include: civil standbys, general security for events, construction projects, or police presence at a specific location.

Special Police Duty Request Form 2023


Ron Sallows
Chief of Police


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