Effective Tuesday, March 17, and until further notice, City of Sandusky buildings will be closed to the public. The lobby of the Sandusky Police Department at 222 Meigs Street will be open, however, we strongly encourage those wanting to file a police report do so by calling 419.627.5900. City employees will continue to report to work and will be available to assist residents via phone and email.
The Sandusky Municipal Court at 222 Meigs Street will be closed to the public. Court will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9am for ONLY individuals that are scheduled for court. NO family members or friends will be allowed in the building. During court hours the probation department will be checking people in. Court employees will be available for issues and questions Monday and Thursday from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm. For questions regarding Civil Department, please call 419.627.5927; Criminal Department 419.627.5926; Probation Department 419.627.5727 (Adam) or 419.627.5923 (Lisa).
Many questions can be answered over the phone, by email or online:
- The main line to the City of Sandusky is 419.627.5844 - you can be routed to any Department from that number.
- Our website is cityofsandusky.com – on the website there are phone numbers and online contact forms listed for each Department.
- Questions and complaints may be reported online using our Ask the City feature.
- Permit and license applications, building permit applications, and other forms are available on the city’s website at cityofsandusky.com/permits.
- City Commission Meetings will continue to be held, until futher notice. As a reminder, Commission meetings are televised on Buckeye Broadband Channel 76. Meetings are televised on the day of the meeting at 8:30 pm, again the next day at 5:00 pm, and finally, on the following Monday at 8:30 pm. Commission meetings are also available on the city’s YouTube channel.
- Boards and Commissions will be cancelled beginning on Monday, March 23. If it is determined that essential meetings are identified, notice will be made to the public.
- Water and sewer bills can be paid the following ways:
- Visit www.cityofsandusky.com/BillPay for the following options:
- Automatic Bill Pay (ACH) is also available and FREE. ACH is where the monthly bill amount comes directly out of your bank account at no cost. Just fill out the ACH form and return the form along with a deposit slip or voided check from your bank account. You can return the documents to customer accounting by placing them in the drop box located on E. Washington Row and Columbus Avenue.
- Click “View or Pay Your Bill Online.” Register for an account, or sign in if you have already registered. You can also choose to pay online with One Time Pay, no registration required. There is an online service fee of $3.25 for online bill pay.
- Those who prefer paying with a check can use the drop box located curbside at the corner of E. Washington Row and Columbus Avenue (please, no coins in the drop box), or mail your payment to 240 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870.To talk with a customer accounting representative, call 419.627.5893 between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
- City Income Tax questions can be answered by calling Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) at 1.800.860.7482 or by visiting www.ritaohio.com.
As a reminder, there are everyday actions people can take to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
- Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
This is an evolving situation. We will continue to work with the health department and remain in close contact with them to provide updates as needed. Our number one priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees and community.
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