Frequently Asked Questions


We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help provide our community with the information you need. Just click on any of the titles below to view a list of questions and answers pertaining to each department. If you have a question and cannot find the answer here, please feel free to contact any of the departments below. You can find our contact information at the bottom of each section as well as on the About Delhi page of this website.


Fire Department (17)

Yes, for Delhi Township residents. The Delhi Township Fire Department has several qualified Car Safety Seat Techs. Please visit our Child Safety Seat page or call 513-922-2011 to set up an appointment.

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CPR classes are held once a quarter from 6pm – 10pm. This class includes training for the basic use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The cost is $40 per person. Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants receive a CPR Pro for Professional Rescuers certificate.
Babysitting classes are held periodically. Please check the Community Events Calendar. The cost is $40 per person.

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Periodic beeping (one short chirp every 15-20 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.

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In a ranch 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.

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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”.

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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 a picture ID as proof of identity. Once the paperwork is filled out and approved, a copy of the report will be released to you. There is a fee of $0.05 per page for each report requested. Because of the HIPAA law, you cannot obtain copies of reports for relatives, friends, etc.

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Please call 9-1-1 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.

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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.

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Routine fire hydrant maintenance is (in the Spring & 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.

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No. Open burning is not permitted in Delhi Township. If you have questions, please call Delhi Township Fire Department at 513-922-2011.

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No, they do not. The pool owner is responsible for filling their swimming pool.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 9-1-1 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.

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We offer an education and support program (Juvenile Firesetter Program) for youth firesetters and their parents. For more information contact Lt. Dan Albertz 513-922-2011.

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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 $5.00 per report.

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Douglas S. Campbell Jr., Fire Chief
697 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 922-2011 Office • (513) 922-8767 Fax
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
For general information, send email to:
fire@delhi.oh.us

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Police Department (7)

Call our office at 513-922-0060 between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm. The cost is $1.00 per report.

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Call our office at 513-922-0060. If no clerk is on duty leave a message and an officer will get back with you.

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Yes. In August of 2008, the Board of Trustees passed Township Resolution 2008-117, adopting a curfew for minors within the Township. The curfew hours are as follows:

  • 11 :00 p.m. on any Sunday through Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following day;
  • 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Friday or Saturday;
  • 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday from September 1 through May 31 while school is in session at any public or private school or alternative.

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Yes. In 2007, the Board of Trustees passed Township Resolution No. 2007-015 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.

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Yes. In May of 1998, the Delhi Township Trustees passed Township Resolution 98-32 which details what is and is not permitted to be parked on township streets.

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Please refer to Resolution 91-155 for the Control of Dogs in Delhi Township.

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James A. Howarth, Chief
934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 922-0060 Office • (513) 922-0127 Fax
Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm M-F
For general information, send email to:
police@delhi.oh.us

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Economic Development (7)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For a snap shot of Delhi Township, including basic demographic data, please visit the township demographics page or you can find additional information at the United States Census Bureau.

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Administration (3)

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.

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Delhi Township’s major source of income is from property taxes. Townships are not permitted to impose income, earnings, or sales taxes.

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Jack Cameron, Administrator
934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 347-5120 Office • (513) 922-9315 Fax
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
For general information, send email to:
administration@delhi.oh.us

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Planning & Zoning (12)

  • Residential projects including: new homes; home additions; deck and porches (if raised off of the ground); accessory structures (sheds, fences, garages) and swimming pools.
  • Commercial projects including: new office, commercial and industrial buildings, additions to buildings, accessory structures and signs.
  • Commercial changes including: anytime a new business or use occupies an existing building or building unit.

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  • Residential projects including: interior renovations that do not increase floor space or the number of dwelling units; flat work (including concrete/asphalt/paver patios, walks and driveways outside of the right-of-way); and walls less than 4-feet in height.
  • Commercial projects including: interior renovations that do not increase floor space and/or do not increase required off-street parking.

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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 on-line or at the Office of Community Development.  If you have any questions, please contact of the Department of Community Development Division of Planning/Zoning at 513-922-2705.

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Zoning Certificate Application fees vary depending on the type of work being undertaken or proposed.  Please see the approved Township Fee Schedule to estimate your fees.  Questions concerning fees should be directed to the Department of Community Development Division of Planning/Zoning at 513-922-2705.

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In general, improvements other than fences and accessory structures (less than 200 sq. ft.), pavement at grade and retaining walls less than 4-feet in height require building permits.  For detailed information on the building permit process and how to obtain a building permit, please contact Hamilton County Building & Inspections at 513-946-4550

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In front yards fences may be up to 4-feet in height provided that they are at least 75% open (typically chain link and split rail type fencing).  In side yards fences maybe up to 4-feet in height provided that they are at least 50% open (typically picket type fencing).  In rear yards fences may be up to 6-feet in height and less than 50% open (typically stockade and privacy type fencing).  The finished side of the fence is required to face outward (supports and framing inward).  Fencing materials are not regulated but a Zoning Certificate is required for all fences before installation.

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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:

  • Accumulation of debris including garbage, trash, junk and other discarded materials
  • Inoperative motor vehicles which are wrecked, disassembled and/or unable to operate under their own power and have been in such condition for a period of thirty (30) or more days
  • Excessive vegetation including grass and/or weeds in excess of 12” in height on a property one acre or less in size

Dangerous structures including 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

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The most common violations include:

  • Construction improvements including: building additions, fences, sheds, decks, and detached garages, without first obtaining a Zoning Certificate
  • Parking vehicles on unpaved surfaces (approved pavement materials include concrete, asphalt and pavers; gravel is not an approved pavement material)
  • Recreational vehicles including: trailers, campers and boats being stored in front and/or side yards
  • Excessive vegetation and debris on properties less than one acre in size

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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 at (513) 922-2705 or you can use the township’s Action Line

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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 too, 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.

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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.

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Gregory J. DeLong – Director                      Thomas Stahlheber – Zoning Coordinator
Tony Roach – Zoning Inspector                  Donna Wuebbling – Clerical Specialist

Delhi Township
Department of Community Development
697 Neeb Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233
Phone: (513) 922-2705   Fax: (513) 922-8767
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)

Email: zoning@delhi.oh.us

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Parks & Recreation (11)

The Administrative Offices of the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department are located on the second floor of the Fire Headquarters (Station 33) located at 697 Neeb Road. You can also reach them by calling 513-451-3300.

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The parks are open 365 days a year. Posted hours of operation are from dawn until dusk.
(Note: 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).

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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).

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There are five shelters in Delhi Park that are available for Delhi residents to reserve. Please submit a Reservation Request. Shelters at Story Woods Park and Five Points Park are public shelters and cannot be reserved.

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Any Delhi Township resident may reserve a picnic shelter one year prior to the current date. Reservable areas are very popularand may not be available on the date you wish. Please call the Parks Office for the quickest response to your shelter needs.

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Call the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department at 513-451-3300, or visit the Programs & Events pages and the Public Events Calendar.

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Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities and to apply to be a volunteer.

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For fastest service to reserve the Park Lodge or Senior/Community Center please call 513-451-3300 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm to speak to a park representative.

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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 11:00pm. To request a field permit, please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 513-451-3300.

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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 (3 games of tennis or one hour whichever is the lessor).

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Joshua P. Torbeck, Director
697 Neeb Road, 2nd Flr, Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 451-3300 Office • (513) 922-9600 Fax
After-Hours Emergency (513) 919-4137
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
For general information, send email to:
parks@delhi.oh.us

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Public Works (18)

Call the Duke Energy Electrical Division – 513-651-4182

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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.

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No, two private companies provide garbage collection in Delhi Township:
Rumpke: 513-851-0122 or Bavarian: 859-485-4416

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All County roads, private drives and undedicated streets. Undedicated streets are the responsibility of the subdivision’s developer. View the Road Designations portion of this website for a complete listing of all streets in Delhi Township.

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Sanitary or combination sewer lines, MSD: 513-352-4900
Storm water and storm sewer lines on Township roads, Delhi Township: 513-922-8609
Storm water and storm sewer lines on County Roads, County Engineer’s Office: 513-946-4969
Other storm water and storm line problems, County Public Works Office: 513-946-4750

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In right-of-way only, on Township Roads 513-922-8609, County Roads, 513-946-4969.

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Hamilton County Engineer: 513-761-7400.

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All signs in the Township are placed in accordance with Ohio Law. You may request a sign by sending a letter to the Delhi Township Board of Trustees (934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233). The request will be researched for legal conformity and will be placed, if approved.

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No, yard waste questions should be directed to the Hamilton County Solid Waste District at 513-946-7879.

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Yes, you can get a permit at the Delhi Township Public Works Department (665 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233) between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm. The cost is $20.00 (cash or check) and an inspection is required. Permit forms are available here.

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Delhi Township Public Works Department will patch a needed curb on any Township streets.

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The markings represent underground utilities and proposed excavation according to the Utility Location & Coordination Council Uniform Color Code.

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Most creeks that flow in the Township are privately owned and the homeowner’s responsibility to keep clean of debris.

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Township Roads – Delhi Township Public Works: 513-922-8609
County Roads – Hamilton County Western Division: 513-946-4969
Or complete and submit the Fix-It Form.

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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.

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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 Efforts page or contact Dan Ryan by email or phone at 513-922-8609.

Hamilton County Computer Recycling Program
Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
Hamilton County Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Sites

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Level 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Level 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

For more information visit the OCSWA Snow Emergency Classifications web page.

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Ronald A. Ripperger, Director
665 Neeb Road Cincinnati, OH 45233
(513) 922-8609 Office • (513) 922-8635 Fax
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm M-F
For general information, send email to:
publicworks@delhi.oh.us

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