COVID-19

City to Deliver Essential Services During COVID-19 Outbreak

July 24, 2020 - The State of Ohio mask order is now in effect. To read the order, click here

Statewide Mask Order

July 6, 2020 - To read the amendment and the full order, click here.2020.07.03 L community mask amendment order-page-001

June 19, 2020 - Recycling and yard waste are returning to the normal collection schedule beginning June 29. Beginning Monday the 29th, yard waste will be collected every Monday and recycling will be collected weekly on your scheduled trash day. Thank you for your patience as we adjusted our schedules to keep everyone safe and healthy!

May 30, 2020 - The Parks & Recreation Department’s June mini-programs are now available to view on RecDesk! Program information including content, schedule, and cost are available at the link below. Registration will open Monday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m., and programs will be available on a first come, first served basis. Currently, registration will be open to Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff residents only. If there are spots remaining, non-residents will have the opportunity to register. As a reminder, information on programs being offered in July and August will be available later in June: https://grandviewheights.recdesk.com/Community/Program

On May 2, it was announced that the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool would remain closed for the 2020 season. Much conversation has revolved around pools and outdoor recreation since that date, including the announcement by Governor DeWine last week allowing the opening of pools to be decided by local public health and government officials in compliance with mandatory social distancing and operational guidelines. For more information on this difficult decision and the status of summer programs, please visit https://www.grandviewheights.org/poolstatus or click the link below. To view the detailed State guidelines, go to https://bit.ly/3e8AOBU

May 26, 2020 - As mentioned in our status update on Friday, Parks & Recreation staff have been hard at work re-imagining the activities we will offer this summer. While we were looking forward to our beloved camps and programs, many of them are incompatible with the mandatory State guidelines related to COVID and cannot be offered this year. However, we are very excited to roll out new mini-programs set to begin the week of June 8. More information about the content and schedule of each mini-program will be available on Saturday, May 30 on the City’s website and registration will begin June 1. Due to the evolving guidelines surrounding gatherings as well as recreation, only programs during the month of June will be available for registration on RecDesk. Information for activities in July and August will be announced later in June, and registration fees for cancelled programs will be refunded shortly. We are also working on a number of fun, safe ways to celebrate summer for the whole family so stay tuned!

May 12, 2020 - While we aren’t able to gather for this year’s annual Blue Star Mothers Memorial Service to thank the servicemen and servicewomen who have served or are currently serving from the Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff area, we want to celebrate them in a new way and we need your help! This year we are asking you all to make a short video for others to see and share. This program is open to all ages. Download the Flipgrid app and follow the instructions below:

 1. Enter Flipgrid code: ghmcmemorialday
 2. Sign into via google or Microsoft email address (videos can also be sent to veterans@granviewheights.org)
 3. Create a short video using one of the slogans below, no longer than 1 minute, by clicking green/white plus sign
 “What does Memorial Day mean to you?” or “Send a personalized message to Veteran”
 
All videos are subject to be review and may deleted at the discretion of the Director of the Grandview Heights Parks and Recreation Department. By submitting a video, you agree to allow the City to post on Flipgrid and other City Social Media accounts for the general public to see. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information by phone at (614) 488-3111 or email: veterans@grandviewheights.org

May 8, 2020 - NEW EVENT! Tour de Grandview- Virtual Race, June 1-June 12, 2020. The race has gone virtual this year! In 12 days, how many miles can you go?! Earn awards when you hit each goal. Bike, Walk, Run OR Scooter! Track your miles using a Fitbit, Apple Watch, Health App etc. Turn in evidence to win! Click on your age group below to register. Watch this video for more information. If you do not have a device to track your miles, email Taylor Lindsey (tlindsey@grandviewheights.org) or Marta Durban (mdurban@grandviewheights.org) to rent a Fitbit! Registration closes May 31 so be sure to register now! This event is sponsored by the City of Grandview Heights and Pathways Financial Credit Union. Bike Safety video presented by Dr. Tom Pommering- Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Prizes include:

Ages 17 and Uvirtual race  (2)nder---- $5 

25 Miles- Drawstring Bags

50 Miles- T-Shirt

Ages 18-55---- $10 

50 Miles- Drawstring Bags

100 Miles- T-Shirt

Ages 56 and over--- $5 

25 Miles- Drawstring Bags

50 Miles- T-Shirt


May 6, 2020 - Participating in an American Red Cross blood drive is one easy way to help others, especially with a critical blood shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive to find a blood drive near you or to register for one of the nearby drives below:

First Community Church
1320 Cambridge Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212
05/11/2020 | 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Our Lady of Victory Church
1559 Roxbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
05/18/2020 | 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

May 4, 2020 - Starting Tuesday, May 5, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will add early-morning weekday service to six high-ridership service lines. Beginning Tuesday, Lines 1, 2, 8, 10, 22 and CMAX will run daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., beginning two hours earlier than they have been operating. COTA continues to adjust service to provide essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also easing the demand on front line employees, such as transit operators. Customers can view the new changes to service at COTA.com. Anyone impacted by service changes are encouraged to visit COTA.com or call COTA Customer Care at (614) 228-1776.

May 2, 2020 - An announcement from Mayor Kearns on the pool season as well as May events and programs:

GMK Letter 05.2.2020 re Programs Activities FINAL-page-001April 30, 2020 - A reminder from our partners at Franklin County Public Health for those returning to buildings that may not have seen any activity during the Stay At Home Order to ensure that plumbing systems are properly flushed. Because some buildings have had no activity for weeks, there is a potential risk for water-borne pathogens such as Legionella to have grown throughout building water systems. Below is guidance from industry leaders on steps to take to ensure everyone remains safe:


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April 29, 2020 - Summer is quickly approaching, bringing the potential for an increased presence of mosquitos. Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff are included in Franklin County Public Health’s Mosquito Management Program. For information on the products used,vto sign up to receive email notifications for spraying or fill out a Do Not Spray request for your property, visit the Mosquito Management Program page.  

April 28, 2020 - We know many of you are spending some of your extra time at home cleaning and organizing. One household item that must be safely and properly disposed of is prescription medication. A limited number of Deterra Drug Disposal bags are available free of charge at the Municipal Building, 1016 Grandview Ave. The bags can be picked up at your convenience by the information table in the vestibule.Deterra Bag

April 27, 2020 - Mayor’s Court Order regarding COVID-19

April 26, 2020 20200422_164041514_iOSAs we continue to deliver information in new ways, we’ve moved our information table from the lobby to the vestibule at the Municipal Building, 1016 Grandview Avenue. While access to the Municipal Building remains limited to essential personnel only, you can now pick up items such as recycling stickers, the Parks & Recreation Spring brochure, and information from many of our partner organizations at any time. Remember, you can always find information on our website or call 614-488-3159 from 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday with general questions.

April 25, 2020 - Due to the annual Garage Sale event being canceled this year, bulk pickups will be available by request only at this time. If you would like to schedule a bulk pickup, please call the Service Department at (614) 488-4728.

April 23, 2020 - Beginning Monday April 27, several COTA lines will be adjusted to 30-minute and 60-minute arrival intervals. They will continue to provide service every day between the hours of 7a-9p, with one downtown lineup at 8p. To see if your line is affected, please go to COTA.com or call (614) 228-1776.

April 22, 2020 - Today is the 50th annual Earth Day! While we can’t gather together for a celebration, our Parks & Recreation staff is offering a fun activity from NASA you can do at home. Turn an old t-shirt into a handy, reusable bag for a trip to the beach, pool, or grocery store! Use a t-shirt with the instructions below:earth day t shirt bag-page-002


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April 20, 2020 - While you’re out in the parks social distancing, walk the paths and try out our path workouts! There is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option on each sign. Find them on the paths at Wyman Woods, Pierce Field and Buck Park. We will change the signs for a new workout on Wednesday, April 29.

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April 18, 2020 - Fire Medic Robert Stults was featured by NBC4 on how he and employees in our departments are keeping our community Stults 1and themselves safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are proud of our employees and the innovative ways they find to deliver services to the community! 

April 17, 2020 - As a reminder, recycling will be collected on Monday, April 20. Again, please note the important information below:

 Recycling was collected Monday, April 6, and will be collected every other Monday after April 6 until further notice. Yard waste was collected April 13, and will be collected every other Monday after April 13 until further notice. Please do not put recycling or yard waste out for collection on your normal trash days. Recycling or yard waste will be picked up only on respective Mondays. This schedule will be followed until further notice, and is subject to change based on City Service Department operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 Trash collection remains on its normal weekly collection schedule. Please place your trash, recycling, and yard waste at the curb if you are physically able, unless you have alley collection. Call the Service Department at (614) 488-4728 with any questions.

April 16, 2020 - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is warning of many scams that are currently circulating. The Attorney General’s website advises that:

  • "Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources with special advice or information about the coronavirus. Legitimate information is available for free on the CDC’s website.
  • Ignore online advertisements promoting cures for the coronavirus. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “There currently are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) online or in stores.”
  • Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns before donating. A database of registered charities is available on the website of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Avoid groups that pressure you into donating, and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods of scammers.
  • Be cautious of anyone going door to door offering coronavirus testing or temperature readings and requesting personal information. Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious person. Never let strangers into your home.
  • Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for your personal, financial and medical information. When in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your bank or a government agency, confirm that it is legitimate by calling the organization at a phone number you have verified.
  • When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or pop-ups and never download any suspicious email attachment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious software designed to steal your personal information or lock your computer until you pay a “ransom.” "

Please visit their website for more resources and information on specific scams.

April 15, 2020 - In need of a mask? We have you covered! Thanks to our Parks & Recreation Department, you can pick up a free no-sew mask kit from the park bench at Wyman Woods. Kits will be available in the plastic bin pictured, so stop by whenever is convenient.Mask Pickup

April 14, 2020 - In the interest of public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that the events listed below will not be held as planned:

 Earth Day Activities – April 22
 Arbor Day Activities – April 24
 Great Garage Sale – May 2
 Senior Skip Day Clean-Up – May 12
 Step Up for Stefanie 5K Run – June 6
 Tour de Grandview Bike Race – June 12

Fall Fest will be held September 24 and National Night Out is postponed until October 6. As other events are evaluated, we will update you on their status. We look forward to hosting these events again in 2021. Despite the circumstances, our staff has been working hard on creative and safe ways to celebrate. We are excited to share these so stay tuned for more information!

April 13, 2020 - On April 15 the Fire Department will start their annual fire hydrant flushing. Over the course of the next month, crews will work their way around Grandview Heights to flush each hydrant. Flushing the hydrants ensures that each one is properly functioning and also removes sediment and debris from the water lines. Sometimes hydrant flushing can make the water temporarily appear rust-colored because the iron and mineral deposits in the water get stirred up. We assure you this is safe and advise you to run your cold tap for 2-3 minutes or until the water turns clear.

April 12, 2020 - COTA will require customers to wear masks beginning Wednesday, April 15. To help protect customers and COTA employees from the spread of Coronavirus, they are requiring customers to wear masks. Masks can be either medical or homemade and can include scarves or bandanas.

April 11, 2020 - Franklin County Emergency Management continues to accept donations of home sewn masks and medical PPE. Please Note: Donations are now being accepted MONDAY - FRIDAY from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at at 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus.  More information on making & wearing home sewn masks at https://bit.ly/3dU9yI3

April 10, 2020 - Yard waste collection will start beginning Monday, April 13. However, please note the important information below:

 Recycling was collected Monday, April 6, and will be collected every other Monday after April 6 until further notice. Yard waste collection will occur on Monday, April 13, and will continue every other Monday after April 13 until further notice. For example, the month of April’s recycling will be collected April 6 and April 20. Yard waste will be collected on April 13 and April 27. Please do not put recycling or yard waste out for collection on your normal trash days. Recycling or yard waste will be picked up only on respective Mondays. This schedule will be followed until further notice, and is subject to change based on City Service Department operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 Please note that trash collection remains on its normal weekly collection schedule. As a reminder, please place your trash, recycling, and yard waste at the curb if you are physically able, unless you have alley collection. Call the Service Department at (614) 488-4728 with any questions.

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April 8, 2020 - If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19 or you are an employer, visit our new Employer/Employee Resources tab for links to helpful information.

April 7, 2020 - Warmer temperatures like we experienced today will encourage many of us to be outside in the coming weeks. Please remember to use proper precautions including social distancing and being in groups of fewer than 10 when visiting our parks. In addition to playground equipment being closed until further notice, the tennis courts at McKinley Field and the batting cage at Pierce Field will also be closed during this time.

April 6, 2020 - Tonight at 11:59 p.m., the extension of the State’s Stay At Home Order will go into effect. As the weather changes and more decisions have to be made about events, below are guidelines the City is using to determine what can move forward – and what activities will need to be rescheduled or reserved for a time when the public health orders are no longer in effect:

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The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Wyman Woods has been canceled to comply with the State of Ohio Stay At Home Order. Since we can’t host our traditional Easter Egg Hunt this year, color and decorate your place of residence so we can see it from the street and Grandview Bunnies will hop around delivering goodies! Email Easter@grandviewheights.org your address and how many children at your residence by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 7.

April 5, 2020 - Just a reminder that tomorrow, April 6, alternating biweekly recycling and yard waste collection will begin. Please note the important information below:

Recycling will be collected on Monday, April 6, and every other Monday after April 6 until further notice. Yard waste collection will occur on Monday, April 13, and will continue every other Monday after April 13 until further notice. For example, the month of April’s recycling will be collected April 6 and April 20. Yard waste will be collected on April 13 and April 27. Please do not put recycling or yard waste out for collection on your normal trash days. Recycling or yard waste will be picked up only on respective Mondays. This schedule will be followed until further notice, and is subject to change based on City Service Department operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Please note that trash collection remains on its normal weekly collection schedule. As a reminder, please place your trash, recycling, and yard waste at the curb if you are physically able, unless you have alley collection. Call the Service Department at (614) 488-4728 with any questions.


April 4, 2020 - In an effort to keep our community updated on the latest information for the City of Grandview Heights, all Notify Me subscribers will be added to the Grandview Heights Information alert group beginning Monday, April 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we will begin delivering information to all users regarding public safety and services in our community. This will not change any notifications users have previously signed up to receive.  If users do not wish to receive Grandview Heights Information updates, they will be able to immediately opt out once they receive the first message. 

April 3, 2020 - An announcement from City Council President Emily Keeler regarding public meetings and hearings:

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A few words from our Police Department regarding the Stay At Home Order:GHPD Stay at Home Order Image Opens in new window

April 2, 2020 - All non-essential businesses should be closed at this time until further notice to comply with the State of Ohio Order. If you observe a violation of the State’s Order, please contact Franklin County Public Health.

April 1, 2020 - As Ohio continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, the Grandview Heights City Council is taking proactive steps to protect our community members and staff.  

Based on the cautions of Governor DeWine and the State Director of Health regarding social distancing to limit the potential exposure of COVID-19, in-person Council meetings and other public hearings are being suspended and will take place virtually with a live-streaming feed made available to the public. The state General Assembly and Attorney General have approved the use of virtual meetings as a viable alternative to conducting public hearings during this time, and the City’s alternative complies with the new statutory directives. DO NOT COME TO CITY HALL FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS OR HEARINGS. The live stream can be viewed by visiting here at the posted meeting time.  

In lieu of the in-person “Comments from Visitors” portion of Council meetings, persons may submit comments via email to council@grandviewheights.org. The commenter’s name and subject of comments will be read into the public record and the full comments attached to the meeting notes. All comments must be received a minimum of two hours prior to the start of the meeting. Any comments coming in after this time will be held until the next public meeting. The meeting live-streams are recorded and remain available on the City’s website. 

“We are asking everyone to follow guidelines set forth by our health agencies,” said Council President Emily Keeler. “We understand the disruption, and are putting forth measures to continue city functions while keeping residents out of harm’s way.” 

March 31, 2020 - Municipal income returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020 to align with the State of Ohio and federal filing dates. Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020. Income taxes for the City of Grandview Heights are filed through the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). If you have any questions, please contact the RITA Member Services Department at memberservices@ritaohio.com. The City’s Finance Department’s tax staff can assist taxpayers individually as well. Please contact Tax Administrators Scott Gill or Joe Curtin with any questions. You can reach Scott at 614-481-6207 or sgill@grandviewheights.org; and Joe at 614-439-7778 or jcurtin@grandviewheights.org.

March 30, 2020 - Beginning Monday, April 6, alternating biweekly recycling and yard waste collection will start. However, please note the important information below:

Recycling will be collected on Monday, April 6, and every other Monday after April 6 until further notice. Yard waste collection will occur on Monday, April 13, and will continue every other Monday after April 13 until further notice. For example, the month of April’s recycling will be collected April 6 and April 20. Yard waste will be collected on April 13 and April 27. Please do not put recycling or yard waste out for collection on your normal trash days. Recycling or yard waste will be picked up only on respective Mondays. This schedule will be followed until further notice, and is subject to change based on City Service Department operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please note that trash collection remains on its normal weekly collection schedule. As a reminder, please place your trash, recycling, and yard waste at the curb if you are physically able, unless you have alley collection. Call the Service Department at (614) 488-4728 with any questions.

March 29, 2020 - COTA has announced more major operational changes beginning Monday, March 30. Please visit the Community Resources tab for more information or www.cota.com.

March 28, 2020 - A message from Franklin County Public Health: Please DO NOT call 911 to report a business about operating under the stay home order. 911 should only be called for emergencies. If you have concerns email fcph@franklincountyohio.gov and provide as many details as you can. Thank you! 

March 27, 2020 - As a reminder, recycling service is suspended during this time. SWACO offers recycling drop-off locations around Columbus. To find one near year, visit https://recycleright.org/.

March 26, 2020 - There is a great deal of information circulating related to COVID-19. Be sure to check trusted sources such as this page, coronavirus.ohio.gov, Franklin County Public Health, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most accurate information.

March 25, 2020 - A Few Things to Know During COVID-19: Hear from Mayor Kearns and our first responders about how they are taking steps to keep you and themselves protected during the COVID-19 outbreak by clicking the COVID-19 image. COVID-19 Video Screenshot Opens in new window

March 24, 2020 - Though the State is encouraging many of us to stay at home, we are still finding ways to help you stay active. Our staff at the Grandview Center has created a series of fun workout videos to keep you active while we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Watch them now. If you are venturing out to one of our parks for some fresh air, please remember to do so safely and practice social distancing. Additionally, all playgrounds are closed at this time per the State of Ohio’s Stay At Home Order.

COTA: COTA is making major changes to its routes, including Line 13 serving Grandview Heights. For more information, visit the Community Resources tab or COTA’s website.

Building Department: Effective Tuesday March 24, 2020 – The Building and Zoning Department will continue to provide inspections to construction projects currently under construction and not occupied in accordance with the State of Ohio “Stay at Home” order. During any interior inspections, the building, floor or area to be inspected must be vacated by any workers/persons before the inspector enters to complete the inspection. (If required, per specific job-site safety requirements, only with the project site superintendent with proper social distancing). Our inspectors have the right to cancel an inspection if someone at the site is displaying signs of illness or workers have been asked to self-quarantine. Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – our inspectors will no longer inspect residential structures that are currently occupied. Any/all other business inspection types, exterior inspections and emergency inspections (i.e. siding, roofing, sewer repairs, etc..) will continue on a case by case basis, as always call us at (614) 481-6220. Under this emergency condition - Building Inspectors reserve the right to reschedule inspections if deemed necessary. If you, your contractor, or anyone at the site has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive, please call (614) 481-6220.

March 23, 2020 - Tonight at 11:59 p.m., the State of Ohio’s Stay At Home Order will go into effect. Below is a letter from Mayor Kearns regarding this Order and the status of the City operations. The Proclamation for 2020.03.23 L to residents Civil Emergency COVID-page-001 Opens in new windowthe State of Civil Emergency can be found here. To comply with the State, playgrounds at our City parks will be closed. Trash collection will remain on schedule this week, but please take trash on your trash collection day to the curb if you are physically able unless you have alley trash pick-up. 

March 22, 2020 - This afternoon, Governor DeWine announced a much-anticipated “Stay at Home” order that will go into effect tomorrow, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. until April 6. This order mandates that Ohioans stay at home unless they are traveling to work for an essential business or doing an activity that is declared essential. More information on how this will impact the City’s operations will be made available soon.

March 21, 2020 - Due to the impact of the extremely heavy rains overnight, the City will be offering a one-time special trash collection on Monday, March 23 for any items that were impacted by basement flooding. Please place items that may have been damaged by flooding that you would like to have hauled away at your curb or alley before 7:30 am on Monday. Regular trash collection will remain on schedule next week so please do not include items for regular trash collection in Monday’s pick up. As reminder, please place trash out for regular collection at your curb or alley on your scheduled date if you are physically able to do so.

March 20, 2020 - Want to get COVID-19 and City operations notifications delivered via text or email? Sign up for Notify Me through the City’s website and opt in to receive updates from Grandview Heights Information. Visit the Notify Me page to sign up now! 

Due to Governor DeWine’s order closing most BMV deputy registrar locations, effective immediately the Grandview Heights Police Department will not be issuing citations for expired license plates or driver licenses until further notice.

With yesterday being the first day of Spring, temperatures will trend upward in the coming weeks. If you are enjoying the outdoors, we strongly encourage that you practice safe social distancing as recommended by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health. However, we discourage use of playground equipment in our City parks at this time.

March 19, 2020 - There is a great deal of information being shared right now amid the COVID-19 outbreak. We are updating our website and social media daily with new information. 

Our goal is to provide you with uninterrupted service and maintain critical infrastructure such as Police, Fire/Emergency Medical Services, dispatching/911, public utilities, and trash collection while protecting public health and our employees. Without a healthy workforce and under the current circumstances throughout Ohio, at best we can continue to provide basic services. To ensure that our employees remain healthy, we are practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC as well as rotating employees on shifts. Should one shift be exposed to the virus, other shifts can continue the provision of basic services. Many employees have been redeployed to meet operational needs. Our employees have been placed on emergency standby when not on duty. The number of employees interacting with each other and the public at any one time has been reduced to preserve our manpower as this situation is expected to last weeks into months.

To help minimize potential personal contact and make trash collection more efficient for our smaller Service Department shifts, we ask that effective immediately you please place your trash at the curb if you are physically able to do so. Please note alley trash collection is NOT included in this request. If you would prefer to recycle your items while the City’s recycling service is suspended, please visit https://recycleright.org/ to locate a SWACO drop-off location near you.

We thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented public health emergency.

March 18, 2020 - Community Resources

The Ohio Department of Health recommends the following precautions:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, desks, and tablets.

March 16, 2020 - The City of Grandview Heights is preparing to deliver essential services to you during the COVID-19 outbreak. With the recommendation from the State of Ohio and Governor Mike DeWine to limit personal contact and practice social distancing, the City is scaling back operations to include essential services only. We remain committed to delivering exceptional services and will make every effort to continue to do so during this period. Below is a summary of what to expect by Department. 

At this time, the City will remain open during normal business hours, but residents should attempt to resolve issues through the website www.grandviewheights.org and contact departments by phone or email with service questions. Please do not walk in to conduct City business, as access to the Municipal Building and Service Building will be restricted to essential business only to protect health and safety. Grandview Center is closed to the public. If adjustments to operations are needed, they will be updated on this page. 

Our operations are planned as indicated below: 

General Questions 

If you have general City questions, please call (614) 488-3159 during business hours and we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. 

Police Department  

Police will remain on duty 24 hours a day. If it is an emergency, call 911. In an effort to minimize the potential exposure of COVID-19 to our safety forces and dispatch personnel, call (614) 488-7901 to file any Police reports that are minor or of a low level crime. Please do not walk in to the Police Department. If you are at the Municipal Building and need assistance, call (614) 488-7901 and a Police Officer will meet you outside. We can also be reached on the City webpage to address a concern at www.grandviewheights.org.

Fire Department 

Dial 911 if you are suffering from a medical emergency. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please do not come to the Fire Station/Municipal Building for medical treatment unless it is a medical emergency. If you are feeling symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. If you are showing symptoms related to COVID-19, please tell Dispatch when calling 911. All child car seat inspections are canceled until further notice.

Service Department 

At this time, trash pickup will remain on schedule, but recycling pickup is suspended. For the safety of our employees, please ensure your trash is properly bagged. Hold your recyclables until we are able to restart recycling services or place them in the trash to be sent to the landfill. Bulk pickup is suspended and yard waste pickup will not start as planned in April. Right-of-way and other permit applications should be accessed online or by calling (614) 488-4728. Any other Service-related questions should be directed to (614) 488-4728. 

Building Department 

Building inspections will continue on a case by case basis. Please note that Building Inspectors reserve the right to reschedule inspections if deemed necessary. If you, your contractor, or anyone at the site has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive, please call (614) 481-6220. Building permits are available online as well. All permits, registrations, BZA & Planning Commission applications, etc. and all construction drawing & plan revisions are be required to be submitted electronically by PDF to Building@grandviewheights.org. All Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are canceled until further notice.

Parks & Recreation Department 

At this time, parks remain open, but programs and practices are canceled. The Grandview Center is closed until further notice. All Parks & Recreation programs, activities, rentals, and events are canceled unless otherwise posted, including the Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11. If you have already reserved a space rental, staff will contact you directly. Park restroom facilities will also remain closed.  

Mayor’s Court  

Grandview Heights’ Mayor’s Court will be temporarily postponed.  All pending cases are continued until April 9, 2020 or a later date and will be rescheduled on a staggered schedule to avoid overcrowding at City Hall. Persons scheduled to attend Mayor’s Court between March 17 and April 9, 2020 will receive a notice from the Clerk of Court of their new court date.  

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Finance Department 

As a reminder, all Grandview Heights residents must file with the Regional Income Tax Agency. If you need assistance or have tax questions, please call (614) 481-6207.