Columbus Police Department:

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545

Columbus Fire Department:

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (614) 221-2345



Household Trash Collection: Tuesday (Wednesday after a holiday)
Yard Waste Pick-up: Thursday (Same day as recycling pick-up)
Bulk Item Pick-up: Call 645-3111 to schedule or go to 


Single-family homes and buildings with four units or less in the University District will have free curb-side recycling.  Pick-up is every other Thursday. For more information and to determine when it is recycling day Thursday, visit: LINK

Street Sweeping and Prohibited Parking:

Don’t get towed! Street sweeping takes place on the second Thursday (North & East sides of streets) and Friday (South & West sides of streets) of each month, from April to November. Parking is further prohibited from 8:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M. from Frambes Ave to Arcadia and from North 4th/the railroad to Olentangy River Road and from 8:00A.M. to 2:00 P.M. from Frambes Ave to 5th Ave and from North 4th/the railroad to Olentangy River Road. For more information, visit: LINK


City Service Requests (311):

Call 614-3111 or go to for topics concerning….

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Graffiti
  • Sidewalks
  • Animal Complaints
  • Homeless Advocacy
  • Snow/Ice Removal
  • Bike Related Items
  • Law Enforcement
  • Street Lights
  • Bulk Collection
  • Obstructions
  • Street Maintenance
  • Code Violations
  • Parking Violations


  • Traffic Signals
  • Curbs/Handicap Ramps
  • Public Health
  • Traffic Signs
  • Electricity
  • Recreation & Parks
  • Trash/Litter
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Recycling Services
  • Trees
  • Fire Safety
  • Refuse Collection Services
  • Water, Sewer & Drain

MyColumbus App:

The MyColumbus app gives you access to city services and information on your smart phone. 

  • 311
  • GreenSpot
  • Get Active
  • MyNeighborhoods

For more information, visit: LINK


Problem Properties Guide:

Developed by the Weinland Park Collaborative for the University District, the guide gives residents a step-by-step approach to problem properties in their area.

  • Noisey residents
  • Code complaints
  • Vacant or abandoned structures

Download the guide: LINK

Road Construction Updates:

Paving the Way


American Electric Power:  1-800-277-2177
City of Columbus Electric: 614-645-7360
City of Columbus Water: 614-645-8276
Columbia Gas: 1-800-344-4077
Be sure to call the City before you dig! Do so by contacting the utility marking service at 811 or 1-800-362-2764

Public Transportation:

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Campus Area Bus Service (CABS)

Ohio State University Construction Projects Update:

Public Health Departments:

City of Columbus Public Health provides clinical services and public health programs and can be reached at 614-645-7417. 
Franklin County Public Health provides pest control, immunizations, rabies vaccinations, and health alerts and can be reached at 614-525-3160.