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Ohio townships mainly rely on property taxes for revenue. Ohio townships and are not permitted to collect earnings tax like a municipality (city or village). Ohio townships receive revenue from what is commonly referred to as 'inside millage' and 'outside millage'. Inside millage is set by the State legislators and cannot be more than 10 mills and is not voted on by residents. The inside millage is distributed to Delhi's general fund and the Road and Bridge fund.
In order to fund other operations, Delhi residents have approved 'outside millage' for fire and police services as well as parks and recreation. Each of those levies is continuous. Continuous levies are valid until repealed or replaced, however, they do not increase in revenue generated throughout the years either. Most funds need additional levy support as costs increase with inflation and staffing needs.
Delhi Township also has revenue generated in various departments for fee for service items, rental and program income, emergency medical billing, and various state and federal revenue support.
The Trustees establish a regular meeting schedule of 6:00 p.m., on the second and last Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the Board Room, Administration Building, 934 Neeb Road.
Delhi is a home-rule Township governed by an elected three-member Board of Trustees. Home rule authorizes a township to enact resolutions which are not in conflict with general law. The power granted the Township by virtue of its home rule status has enable the Board of Trustees to proactively address issues it would otherwise be powerless to affect.
The township in partnership with local, state and regional economic development agencies can provide qualifying businesses creative financial incentive programs to promote job growth and development. These local, regional, and state incentives include low interest loans to assist in property acquisition, purchase of machinery and business start-up.
Whether you are looking to network your business locally or regionally, there are many great opportunities. The Delhi Business Association and the Greater Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce provide great opportunities to get involved in the community and market your business throughout the region.
To determine who owns a specific property and for detailed property information, you can contact the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office, a local realtor, or you can contact the office of Community Development and we can assist you.
Your first step in opening a business is to contact the Townships Office of Community Development. We are here to assist you in making your business venture a success by reviewing all economic development incentives and applicable zoning regulations.
Delhi Townships Division of Economic Development is intended to facilitate the growth of businesses within the township in order to create new job opportunities and a strong economic base. The Division facilitates that growth through a variety of methods including financing assistance and site selection services. The Division works collaboratively with local, regional and state economic development agencies to offer and provide various funding and financing programs.
For a snap shot of Delhi Township, including basic demographic data, please view the Delhi Community Profile (PDF) or you can find additional information at the United States Census Bureau.
The advantages of locating your business to Delhi Township are clear, the township is located in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area which has a population of over 2 million (ranked 28th nationally). With a skilled and diverse workforce and easy access to major interstates and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the township has everything to make your business a success.
Trick and novelty fireworks include items such as sparklers, snaps, glow snakes and smoke bombs. In general, these can be sold in Ohio and used in the state, but check with your local community which may have its own rules preventing these from being sold or used.
Firecrackers and sparklers cause the most injuries. Severe burns, injuries to the hands, eyes and face, and even blindness or hearing loss can happen anytime something is burned. For example, legal sparklers burn at up to 1800° Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt gold. Severe burns happen every year. In addition, puncture-type injuries to an eye are common.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a show by a licensed exhibitor.
Display or exhibitor fireworks include aerial shells that are fired from mortars. They can only be sold by a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, or, under limited circumstances, out-of-state shippers. They can only be sold to a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler or exhibitor. 1.3G fireworks can only be discharged by a professional, licensed exhibitor. These fireworks can only be discharged by a licensed exhibitor in accordance with Ohio laws regarding exhibitions, including a properly issued exhibition permit issued by the local fire and police departments.
Commonly referred to as consumer fireworks, these include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and fountains. A license is needed to sell these, and anyone over the age of 18 may purchase these items, but must sign a form certifying they will take the fireworks outside the state of Ohio within 48 hours. It’s illegal to set them off in Ohio.
There are 46 licensed wholesalers in Ohio. There are also seven licensed manufacturers which may manufacture and sell fireworks. There is currently a moratorium preventing the issuance of any new sales licenses.
To buy fireworks in Ohio, you must sign a purchaser form certifying you will take the fireworks out of state within 48 hours. Purchasers are responsible for illegal use of the fireworks, including any damages. Making a false statement on the form is a first-degree misdemeanor. The purchaser’s copy of the form must accompany the fireworks, be attached to an invoice itemizing the quantity of fireworks purchased, the amount of the sale, and made available upon request by a law enforcement officer or fire authority.
Yes. Most first time violations are first-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated by law enforcement authorities. Violations include falsifying the purchaser form, failing to complete the form, failing to transport fireworks out of state within the specified time period, and discharging fireworks.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,400 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year 2013. Children under the age of 15 accounted for 40% of the injuries.
The Department of Commerce actively reviews and works to increase fireworks safety, both in showrooms and for public exhibitions. The Department focuses on the regulation and education of the fireworks industry and those involved in the exhibition of fireworks. The Division of State Fire Marshal operates a Fireworks Incident Team (FIT) to respond to the scene of any fireworks accident to investigate and assist local authorities. Investigations by FIT have led to both administrative and criminal action being taken against exhibitors who fail to follow the regulations.
A permit from local authorities is required for all exhibitions. The permit specifies the date, time, location and various other parameters of how the exhibition will be executed. Authorities inspect the exhibition site before, during and after the exhibition using a State Fire Marshal issued checklist. Only licensed fireworks exhibitors can perform fireworks exhibitions.
During the shoot, only registered employees and the certified fire safety official are allowed within the discharge site. Only licensed fireworks exhibitors can perform fireworks exhibitions. Exhibitors must undergo six hours of training on fireworks laws and safety every three years, and must, in turn, relay that training to all employees annually.
Yes. We offer car seat installation by our personnel who have been trained through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Car seats are installed by appointment only, generally between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm, however, appointment requests at other times may be accommodated for special circumstances. Please note, it is important that you call for an appointment because there are times when a certified car seat installer is not available.
Please call 513-922-2011 for more information or to make an appointment.
Yes, for both! Please visit our Community Risk Reduction page to find out more all of our programs.
Periodic beeping (one short chirp every 15 to 20 minutes) is usually indicative of a low battery. Delhi Township Fire Department recommends changing batteries every spring and fall on the same day you change your clocks.
In a ranch-style home, one smoke detector should be placed in the hall outside the bedrooms and one at the bottom of the stairway in the lower level.
In a two story home, one smoke detector should be installed on each floor. On the second floor, place one in the hallway outside the bedrooms, on the first floor position a detector in a central location (preferably a hallway), and finally one at the bottom of the stairway in the basement.
Delhi Township Fire Department is for emergency transports only. Transporting patients in non-emergency cases are handled by private medical transport companies. Their numbers can be found in the Yellow Pages under "Ambulance Service."
If the EMS run report is for yourself or your minor dependent, a copy of the report can be obtained by stopping by the Delhi Township Fire Department Fire Headquarters located at 697 Neeb Road. Due to HIPAA law, there are forms that must be filled out and you must provide picture identification as proof of identity. Once the paperwork is filled out and approved, a copy of the report will be released to you. Because of HIPAA law, you cannot obtain copies of reports for relatives, friends, etc.
There is a fee of $0.05 per page for each report requested.
Please call 911 for any type of fire or medical emergency, or for medical non-emergencies. For other types of calls, call the administrative offices at 513-922-2011 or, if it is not during regular business hours, call the Hamilton County Communications Center non-emergency line at 513-825-2260. Do not call the fire station, as crews are not always at the station. They may be out doing training or at another emergency.
Charges for ambulance fees help cover the cost of equipment, supplies, and medicines used during the transport, as well as the transport itself. Most insurance carriers have a payment for EMS transports built into their plans, which should cover the costs. If you are a resident of Delhi Township any balance remaining is written off.
Routine fire hydrant maintenance is (in the spring and fall) is handled by the department. If a hydrant is leaking in your neighborhood, please call Fire Headquarters at 513-922-2011 and we will send personnel out to assess the problem.
No. Open burning is not permitted in Delhi Township. If you have questions, please call Delhi Township Fire Department at 513-922-2011.
No, they do not. The pool owner is responsible for filling their swimming pool.
A Knox Box is a secure rapid entry system for emergency services. It is a secure box containing master keys and information about contact persons, materials on the property or and special information that will aid the emergency service.
Yes, you can visit the Knox Box Rapid Entry Systems website or pick up a form at Fire Department Headquarters at 697 Neeb Road. Once the form is filled out, return it with your payment to the Fire Department for processing. When you receive your Knox Box, a Fire Inspector will help you find the best location for installation at your address. After the box is properly installed, Fire Department staff member with the master key to the Knox Box will come and place your Master keys into the box and lock it.
There are many things that give off carbon monoxide. They include gas appliances such as furnaces, water heaters and stoves. Fuel burning space heaters and wood burning fireplaces can give off carbon monoxide. Even warming up your car or barbecuing in your garage can fill your house with carbon monoxide. The problem is that it is an odorless, colorless gas so until you begin to see symptoms, you don’t know it’s there. People experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning feel like they have a flu that came on suddenly. This also affects small pets and even plants.
Carbon monoxide detectors will sense excessive levels of the gas early and warn you to leave. If your family is having symptoms or your detector is sounding an alarm, call 911 and the fire department will respond. We can take readings and provide medical help. Sometimes we can shut off the source of the problem but you will need to call out a technician to check the appliance and make repairs. For more information on carbon monoxide and detectors visit our Carbon Monoxide Safety page or contact Delhi Township Fire Department at 513-922-2011.
We offer an education and support program (Juvenile Firesetter Program) for youth firesetters and their parents. For more information contact Lieutenant Dan Albertz at 513-922-2011.
Complete, print and mail a copy of the Run Report Form and applicable fee or contact the Delhi Township Fire Department Administration office at 513-922-2011. There is a fee of $5 per report.
View the contact information for Fire Department Headquarters to learn more about contacting the Fire Chief.
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Pets are permitted in the parks; however, owners must keep pets under constant control and on a leash. Owners are also responsible for removal of all fecal matter.
Mutt Mitts are available at the beginning of trails at Story Woods Park.
There are five shelters in Delhi Park that are available for Delhi residents to reserve. Shelters at Story Woods Park and Five Points Park are public shelters and cannot be reserved.
The tennis courts are open to the public and do not require a permit to use. When there are more people that want to play than number of courts available, it is expected that those using the courts will give way to others after a reasonable time. This is typically either 3 games of tennis or one hour, whichever is the lesser.
Use of athletic fields is open to all park visitors. For specific use, practice for teams or games, permits will be issued for the time period requested. Permits are required for league use for both youth and adult sports. Permits are required for in season sports for all team practice times. Use of the lights located in some areas of Delhi Park must be requested as part of the permit application. Lights will be turned off at 11 pm.
To request a field permit, please call the Parks and Recreation Office.
For current field conditions please call 513-684-4263.
Delhi Township Parks has a 24 hour hotline for field conditions which can be reached via 513-684-4263 for the most up-to-date information.
Visit the volunteers page for more information about volunteering for the Parks and Recreation department
For the fastest service to reserve the Park Lodge or Senior/Community Center contact the Parks and Recreation department via their business hours.
Any Delhi Township resident may reserve a picnic shelter one year prior to the current date. Bookable areas are very popular and may not be available on the date you wish. Please call the Parks Office for the quickest response to your shelter needs.
Contact information can be found on the Parks and Recreation directory page.
The parks are open 365 days a year. Posted hours of operation are from dawn until dusk.
Delhi Park gates will not be locked unless requested to do so by the Delhi Township Administration, Public Works, Police or Fire Departments. Gates will also be locked if weather or unsafe road conditions warrant.
The Administrative Offices of the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department are located on the second floor of the Fire Headquarters at Station 33.
697 Neeb Road2nd FloorCincinatti, OH 45233
Call the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation department, visit the programs and events page, or check out the public events calendar.
The township cannot resolve property line disputes as this is a civil matter. To best resolve the conflict, it is recommended that you have a survey done by a private, registered land surveyor.
No, the township does not have a property maintenance code, but the township has adopted nuisance regulations which require a limited amount of property maintenance. These regulations prohibit:
Dangerous structures include any structure deemed to be dilapidated, unsafe, and/or unsecured by the Hamilton County Building Department, the Township Fire Department and/or the Hamilton County Department of Public Health.
When filing a complaint, it is your decision on whether or not you wish to remain anonymous. Due to the sensitive nature of some violations and public record laws the township must adhere to, if you file a complaint with your name as the complainant and there is a request for the information, all information related to the complaint (including your name) will need to be released, so please take that into consideration when you file your complaint on whether or not you wish to remain anonymous.
The township encourages residents to report any witnessed zoning and/or nuisance violations. You can report the violation by calling the Department of Community Development or you can submit the Nuisance/Zoning Complaint online form.
Zoning Certificate Application fees vary depending on the type of work being undertaken or proposed. Visit the Zoning Fee Schedule (PDF) for a detailed list of fees. Questions concerning fees should be directed to the Department of Community Development.
The most common violations include:
Visit our Community Development staff directory to find contact information for the department and individual members.
You must complete and submit a completed Zoning Certificate Application along with all required supplemental information (listed on the application). The completed Zoning Certificate Application and materials must be submitted to the Department of Community Development Division of Planning/Zoning. Application can be obtained at the Office of Community Development or downloaded on the applications page.
16.1 Residence District Fence Regulations
The restrictions set forth below shall apply to all fences, excluding dumpster/trash handling enclosures, for all Residence Districts.
A. Non-Corner Lots
1. Rear Yards. Fences shall not exceed six feet in height and may be solid or open in nature.
2. Side Yards. Fences shall not exceed four feet in height, and not less than 50 percent open.
3. Front Yards. Fences shall be used for decorative or accent purposes only and shall not confine or enclose any portion of the front yard. Fences shall not exceed four feet in height, and not less than 75 percent open.
B. Corners Lot
1. Rear Yard. Fences shall not exceed six feet in height and may be solid or open in nature.
2. Side Yard. Fences shall not exceed four feet in height, and not less than 50 percent open.
3. Front Yards
a. For the front yard that include the façade of the residence with the front door and/or other significant or distinguishing architectural features, as determined by the Delhi Township Community Development Direct, fences shall be used for decorative or accent purposes only and shall not confine or enclose any portion of the front yard. Fences shall not exceed four feet in height and be not less than 75 percent open.
b. For the front yard that does not include the façade of the residence with the front door and/or other significant or distinguishing architectural features, as determined by the Delhi Township Community Development Director, fences shall not exceed four feet in height, be not less than 50 percent open, and shall not extend more than half of the distance into the required front yard.
16.4 Fence Materials and Design
A. Approved Fence Materials. Approved fence materials include stone, brick, wood, chain-link, aluminum, vinyl, and iron. Synthetic products or other materials as approved by the Delhi Township Community Development Director may also be used.
B. Razor and Barbed Wire Fences. Razor and barbed wire fencing are prohibited except as follows or unless provided herein. Razor and barbed wire fencing may be utilized to enclose radio, television, or microwave transmission or relay towers provided that the razor/barbed wire strands are not less than eight feet above grade and be a minimum of 30 feet from any residential property line.
C. Fence Design. Fences shall be designed and installed with the most finished side out, away from the subject lot, so that most finished side faces the adjacent lots and any right-of-way, or so that both sides are equally finished.
D. Maintenance. Fences shall be maintained in good repair, be structurally sound, and be attractively finished at all times by the owners and/or occupant of the lot on which they are located as well as the space between such fence and the lot line of any adjoining property.
E. Animal Enclosure Fences. Kennels, pens, hutches, coops, dog runs, etc., constructed solely for the purpose of confining animals, including household pets shall be located in the rear yard and at least 10 feet from every property line.
In addition to the need for a township zoning permit, most improvements also require a building permit. To verify if your improvements require a building permit, please contact Hamilton County Building and Inspections at 513-946-4550.
Yes. In May of 1998, the Delhi Township Trustees passed Township Resolution 98-32 (PDF) which details what is and is not permitted to be parked on township streets.
Yes. In 2007, the Board of Trustees passed Township Resolution Number 2007-015 (PDF) adopting transient vendor regulations within the township. Transient sales or solicitation is prohibited within the township to anyone who has not registered with and been approved by the township to do so.
Call the Police Department office at 513-922-0060. If no clerk is on duty leave a message and an officer will get back with you.
Call the Police Department office at 513-922-0060 between the hours of 8 am and 10 pm. The cost is $1 per report.
Yes. In August of 2008, the Board of Trustees passed Township Resolution 2008-117 (PDF), adopting a curfew for minors within the Township. The curfew hours are as follows:
Please refer to Township Resolution 91-155 (PDF) for the Control of Dogs in Delhi Township.
Contact information can be found on the Chief of Police’s directory page.
You can go to Duke-Energy.com to report a street light repair or call the Duke Energy Electrical Division at 513-651-4182.
While that property is dedicated for public use as right-of-way, the homeowner is responsible for the sidewalk and grass area in between the sidewalk and the street.
No, two private companies provide garbage collection in Delhi Township and they may be contacted at:
All County roads, private drives and undedicated streets. Undedicated streets are the responsibility of the subdivision’s developer. View the Road Designations page for a complete listing of all streets in Delhi Township and who maintains them.
This depends on the type of lines:
In right-of-way only, on Township roads, contact Delhi Township Public Works at 513-922-8609. For Hamilton County roads, call 513-946-4969.
Contact the Hamilton County Engineer by calling 513-761-7400.
All signs in the Township are placed in accordance with Ohio Law. You may request a sign by sending a letter to:Delhi Township Board of Trustees934 Neeb RoadCincinnati, OH 45233
The request will be researched for legal conformity and will be placed, if approved.
No, yard waste questions should be directed to the Hamilton County Solid Waste District at 513-946-7879.
Yes, you can get a permit at the Delhi Township Public Works Department located at 665 Neeb Road in Cincinnati, OH between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm. The cost is $20 (cash or check) and an inspection is required. Permit forms are available on the Public Works page.
Delhi Township Public Works Department will patch a needed curb on any Township streets.
The markings represent underground utilities and proposed excavation according to the Utility Location and Coordination Council Uniform Color Code.
Most creeks that flow in the Township are privately owned and the homeowner’s responsibility to keep clean of debris.
For Township roads, call Delhi Township Public Works at 513-922-8609. For county roads, contact Hamilton County Western Division at 513-946-4969.
Contact Dan Ryan by email or phone at 513-922-8609. Dan will contact the Hamilton County Juvenile Work Detail to get the area cleaned within a couple of days. This is an ongoing program, so keep the requests coming! This program deals with litter only, nothing heavy.
Delhi Township has installed recycling bins at the Senior Citizen and Community Center located at 647 Neeb Road. For more information please see the Delhi Township Recycling page or contact Dan Ryan by email or phone at 513-922-8609.
For more information on snow emergency classifications, visit the Snow Removal Services page.
Find out how to contact the Director of Public Works by visiting our Staff Directory.