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. 0.

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 fingerprinting. Fingerprints are captured electronically through webcheck or with ink if fingerprint cards are supplied. A photo ID is required, preferably a state-issued driver’s license or ID.

Fingerprinting is provided by appointment only. To make a fingerprint appointment, call 614.885.5005, ext. 0. Appointments can be made Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, check, Visa or MasterCard accepted.

Location: Powell Police Department
47 Hall Street
Powell, OH 43065


Cost: Resident/Business of Powell (Ink Cards) – Free
Resident/Business of Powell (Civilian WebCheck) – $30
Resident/Business of Powell (FBI WebCheck) – $35
Non-residents or other (Ink Cards) – $10 per card
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.

Special Event/ Parade Permits

Those wishing to organize a special event such as a parade, race or block party in the City of Powell must complete a parade or assemblage permit at least 10 business days prior to the event and submit it to the Powell Police Department.

The Director of Public Service may assess a Parade/Assemblage Permit Service Fee of $55. The fee must be paid in person at the Municipal Building at least three business days before the event for the permit to be issued.

A permit is available through the link below; for more information, call 614.885.5005, ext. 0.

Parade or Assemblage Permit

Special Police Duty Request Form

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.

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 schedule 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.





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