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Why did I receive an orange tag on my trash and/or recycling can?

Where necessary, the Public Works Department will place orange tags to communicate why your trash and/or recycling containers could not be collected.  With our unique back-door collection service, we strive to provide you the service you expect, while keeping our workers safe. The orange tags will list the reason for non-collection such as: vehicle in driveway; … Continued

Does my dog need to be on a leash?

Dogs are required to be securely leashed and under the reasonable control of the owner, keeper or agent thereof whenever they are on public sidewalks, streets or any other public rights-of-way. Dogs must also be leashed and controlled in city natural areas such as Elizabeth Gardens and Houk Stream, and are prohibited altogether in the … Continued

What do the colored flags mean in my yard?

The American Public Works Association recommended color code is used to mark the location of underground facilities, temporary survey markings, and site of intended excavation.  When utility company representatives mark a location, they use colored flags and/or paint to identify the type of underground service.  Ohio Universal Marking Standards

Can you find my underground utility lines before I start digging?

You must call 811 prior to beginning your project! Before you start digging, there are a few facts you should check to ensure all of your outdoor projects go smoothly and safely. Calling before you dig is important not only for safety reasons, but also because IT’S THE LAW!  By law, homeowners should contact O.U.P.S. … Continued

Can residents have bees in Oakwood?

Raising and keeping bees is not permitted in the city of Oakwood. Residents who maintain beehives on their property for any purpose are in violation of this ordinance. Violations should be reported to the Code Enforcement Officer by calling (937) 297-2920.

Does the city have a drop box?

Yes, there are two drop boxes available for residents to submit payments, forms, employment applications, and other documents to the city. There is a drop box located just inside the city building’s front door, which is open 24 hours a day, and drops directly into the city administration offices. Don’t want to get out of … Continued

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