FAQ Topic: City Rules & Regulations

Is this Yellow Tag left at my home a citation?

No, this is one of the main ways the city communicates with residents when there is a property concern, such as a tree that needs trimming, a yard that needs mowed, a vehicle issue, a sign issue, work being done without a permit, yard debris placed in the street, or any other zoning or property … Continued

How can I address solicitors coming to my home?

You can request to be added to the Do Not Solicit list by completing the online form:  No Solicitation Form Property owners/tenants are notified via postcard when their five year expiration date is reached.  At that point, property owners/tenants must re-register to remain on the “Do Not Solicit” list. If you are currently on the … Continued

What are the rules for door-to-door solicitation?

The city of Oakwood provides residential property owners with a means to prohibit certain types of door-to-door solicitation and canvassing. This is addressed in Chapter 733 of the Oakwood Codified Ordinances and can be accomplished by residents requesting that their property be included on the city’s “Do Not Solicit” list.

Does the city have a noise ordinance?

Construction and maintenance noise is prohibited Monday-Saturday between 9 pm – 7 am, and on Sundays and holidays from 9 pm – 9 am. Please contact the Public Safety Department at (937) 298-2122 with complaints.

Can residents have chickens in Oakwood?

Raising and keeping chickens is not permitted in the city of Oakwood. Residents who have chickens 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.

What are the city’s rules about pets?

Residential properties may have up to four kennel pets over the age of 4 months (kennel pets means cats or dogs). Dogs must be securely leashed and under the reasonable control of the owner whenever on public sidewalks, streets, or other public rights-of-way. Exceptions are made for service animals and dogs using the Creager Field … Continued

What are the regulations for parking campers and boats?

Section 901.5 of the Oakwood Zoning Code outlines restrictions for parking oversized vehicles on residential lots. An oversized vehicle is any trailer, boat, camper, or vehicle that exceeds 7 feet in height, or 7 feet in width, or 20 feet in length. Oversized vehicles are not permitted to park on residential properties. An exception may … Continued

Where can I obtain a copy of city ordinances?

Official City ordinances are available through the office of the Clerk of Council, located in the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood, Ohio 45419. For the convenience of the public, online versions are also available:  City Ordinances

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