Accident Reports, LPD
Accident reports may be acquired without charge from the Loveland Safety Center (126 South Lebanon Road) between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
Animal, Road Kill.
The Department of Public Works will pick up road kill on City streets only. Dead animals on streets not in the City should be referred to the appropriate township. Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to discard.
Animal Complaints, Dogs
The LPD will respond to loud dogs, vicious dogs or other similar animal complaints. For non-emergency response, call Northeast Communications at 513-677-7000.
Animal Complaints, Injured.
The LPD will respond to resident concerns about distempered raccoons and wounded deer. These animals are typically destroyed. The LPD will not remove a carcass from private property, but will see that a carcass in the public right-of-way be removed.
Animal Complaints, Wild (e.g. deer, fox, coyote).
The LPD does not trap, kill or remove wild animals. Residents with deer, fox, raccoon or coyote complaints should contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-WILDLIFE (or 1-800-945-3543). Loveland is located in District 5. (Visit their website at www.dnr.state.oh.us
or e-mail them at email@example.com
). If the wild animal is aggressive, the LPD should be contacted to ensure a coordinated response or an emergency response.
The Loveland Police Department can perform the following criminal background checks:
- Loveland-only records, free of charge.
- Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI &I, Ohio-only Web-check) for a fee which covers their cost to do so. As of January 2011, this fee is $25.00 (cash or check only). This is not a national criminal background check.
The Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail is owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Complaints about trail conditions should be directed to ODNR, however, the City Department of Public Works will pick up a dead animal, remove a tree limb, etc. as a courtesy to ODNR and to expedite response.
Birthday Party Appearances.
LSFD crews on duty are available for appearances at child resident birthday parties. Advanced scheduling is required and appearances are subject to change due to emergency demands. Residents interested in this service should contact District Chief Mike Books at 513-774-3016 to make arrangements in advance.
Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
The BZA board is a quasi-judicial body that can hear appeals of residents, employees or property owners who disagree with a decision of the chief building official or Planning and Zoning Commission. The BZA also serves as the body that can grant variances from the Zoning Code or the Flood Code.
Brush Drop-off, Year-Round
. Residents may receive a free voucher from City Hall. Vouchers should be taken to Evans Landscaping (9700 East Kemper Road) for year-round brush drop-off. This is in addition to, not instead of, the biannual Department of Public Works’ curbside brush collection. Permits can be obtained from City Hall Customer Service by calling 513-683-0150.
The City collects brush at the curbside twice per year, usually starting in March and again starting in mid to late November. Limbs cannot exceed 10” in diameter at the cut section, length not restricted. Place limbs with the cut section facing the street. Small twigs and sticks should be tied with twine in bundles not to exceed 12” in diameter. No leaves, pine needles or grass clippings. Rumpke will pickup bundled brush that does not exceed 50 lbs and is less than 4’ long.
Camping in City Parks.
Camping is not allowed in any City parks.
Cars, parked in yards.
Cars must be parked on a permanently surfaced driveway or parking area, defined as cement, blacktop, brick, pavers or gravel. The surface material must meet certain guidelines refer to the Building and Zoning department for requirements.
Child Safety Seat Installation.
The LPD can assist parents and grandparents with the installation of a child safety seat. Call 513-583-3000 in advance to arrange an appointment.
Per the 2010 Census, the City of Loveland official population is 12,081.
City Population, Historical.
The biggest period of growth was between 1950 and 1960. In Ohio, when a village population exceeds 5,000, the community becomes a city instead of a village. Loveland was a village from 1876 to 1961.
2000 – 11,677
1990 – 10,122
1980 – 9,990
1970 – 9,106
1960 – 7,144
1950 – 2,149
. As of 2011,Loveland is 5.26 Square miles. Of this, the following square miles are in:
Hamilton County – 3.28 square miles (62.35% of the City’s area)
Clermont County – 1.21 square miles (23.00% of the City’s area)
Warren County – 0.77 square miles (14.64% of the City’s area)
Christmas Tree Disposal.
This annual service runs from the first business day after Christmas until the second Friday of January. If a resident misses this schedule, they may drop off a tree at Rumpke using the City’s brush drop-off program or discard it during the spring brush collection. Please remove all lights, plastic bags, and ornaments from the trees since they will be composted.
Code of Ordinances.
The City’s Code of Ordinances can be found online at www.conwaygreen.com
. A paper copy is also available at the Loveland Public Library (649 Loveland Madeira Road). The Code is updated annually and the City makes no representation as to the accuracy of the code on-line.
The Clerk of Council maintains a listing of all City Committees, its members, and the members’ contact information. For more information contact Clerk of Council by calling 683-0150.
To recycle old or unwanted computers, the nearest drop-off center to Loveland is Environmental Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) (4650 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232). For more information call them at 513-772-2818 or visit www.eeienv.com
. For information about other drop off locations call Hamilton County’s Recycling Hotline at 513-946-7766 or visit www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org
Council Chambers/Conference Room Argo.
These rooms are used for Council meetings, Mayor’s Court, city committee meetings and other public or neighborhood meetings. The chamber and conference room are available for free, though City business takes priority over non-city organizations (pursuant to Council Policy, §115.07 (g)). To reserve these rooms, contact the Clerk of Council at 513-707-1437.
. Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 8 p.m., and as otherwise called by the Mayor. Meetings are advertised at least 24 hours in advance (unless needed by a state of emergency). Meetings are posted on the board at the west entrance to City Hall and on the website.
County Water Area (CWA).
Pursuant to a 1988 agreement between the City and Hamilton County, the City provides exclusive potable water service to certain areas of Symmes Township. Non-residents have the option to take trash services from the City, are billed for sanitary sewer by the City if they have sewer, and are not charged stormwater fees because they are not under our Stormwater Code.
The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department sponsors CPR classes quarterly. If interested visit the LSFD website at www.lsfd.org
and select the “Programs” button to complete an on-line registration. There is a fee for the class and it is open to both residents and non-residents.
Crime Stoppers is a program that allows members of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. The local number is 513-352-3040. The website is www.crime-stoppers.us/
The City’s curfew is set by § 507 of the Code of Ordinances. No person under the age of 18 is permitted outside between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are exceptions, such as if the child is with their parents, traveling to and from work, involved in extracurricular activities, or working for the LSFD.
Licenses can be obtained through the appropriate County or through an authorized dog licensing agent. Agents near Loveland include:
- Animal Health Track & Feed, 1517 St. Rt. 28, 513-248-8030
- O’Bryan’s Wine & Liquor, 8972-A Columbia Road, 513-683-2082
- Kings Veterinary Hospital, 3335 W. St. Rt. 22 & 3, 513-697-0400
- Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway, 513-625-2700 (Clermont County Residents Only)
. Maintaining driveway aprons are the responsibility of the adjacent property owners. It may be possible to coordinate this with the City’s annual sidewalk replacement program, but the City does not offer a reimbursement or a 50-50 match for the apron.
Eagle Scout, Letter from the Mayor.
. The environmental fee covers environmental costs the City incurs to maintain environmental safety in servicing utilities. Both commercial establishments and residents pay this fee and it is part of the City’s Sanitation and Environment charge on the utility bill.
Emergency Siren Testing
. Warning sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of the month at Noon. The outdoor warning siren system for the City of Loveland and Symmes Township consist of nine sirens throughout the district. Location of sirens:
- Station 60 – 9425 Loveland Madeira Road
- Station 61 – 11949 Mason Road
- Phillips Park – 11670 Rich Road
- White Pillars Farm – 7079 State Route 48
- Loveland Middle School – 801 South Lebanon Road
- Hopewell Park – Humphrey and Steeplechase Roads
- Camp Denison – 8151 Glendale Milford Road
- Loveland Commerce Park – 122 Commerce Boulevard
- Loveland Public Works – 10980 Loveland Madeira Road
The Loveland Farmers Market season is June to October on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Loveland Station. For more information, please visit www.lovelandfm.com
The LPD offers traditional ink-rolled finger printing for Loveland residents who may be applying for a position requiring one. For more information contact the LPD at 513-583-3000.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm inside the City limits, pursuant to §549 of the Code of Ordinances. For more information contact the LPD at 513-583-3000.
Firearms, concealed carry
. Residents of Ohio who apply for proper permits are allowed to carry concealed firearms. Please call the LPD at 513-583-3000 for more information.
Fire arms, public buildings
. It is illegal to carry firearms (concealed or otherwise) into public buildings. Law enforcement officers are an exception.
Fire arms, ceremonial discharge.
Approval must be obtained 24 hours in advance for a ceremonial discharge of blanks. Approval must be obtained from the City Manager’s Office. For more information, call 513-683-0150.
Fire Hydrants, Maintenance.
All white and green fire hydrants are owned by the City of Loveland and are maintained by the Department of Public Works. If a hydrant is not working or appears to be leaking, please provide the location by calling 513-683-0150.
Fire Inspection, Commercial.
Annual fire inspections for commercial establishments are coordinated by the LSFD District Chief. For more information, businesses should contact 513-707-6110.
Residents may have fires in properly constructed or fabricated fire pits. For more specific questions, call the District Chief at 513-707-6110.
LSFD’s District Chief is available during normal business hours every day of the week to coordinate fire prevention programs. Interested individuals should call 513-707-6110 for more details.
Health Contract and Services.
The City of Loveland contracts with the Hamilton County Health Department each year to handle health services for all of Loveland, including areas in Warren and Clermont County. Visit www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org
for more information.
. The Honor Guard is an LSFD unit that was created to show respect and dignity at funerals of emergency service personnel in the Cincinnati area. For more information about the Honor Guard visit www.lsfd.org/honorguard.php
and to schedule an appearance call the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department at 513-583-3001.
Household Chemical Disposal.
Typical hazardous products including pesticides, automotive products, home improvement products, and cleaning products can be dropped off at Environmental Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) (4650 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232). EEI accepts most materials except biohazard, radioactive, and explosive wastes. A fee is charged depending on item. For more information call EEI at 513-772-2818 or go to www.eeienv.com
. For specific information about a product you would like to dispose, call Hamilton County’s Household Hazard Waste Hotline 513-946-7700 or visit www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org
. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be safely thrown away with your regular trash once it is solid. Simply leave the lid off and mix in sand, sawdust, or kitty litter to speed up the process. Once it is solid, place the can next to your trash with the lid off so your waste hauler can see that it is dry.
The City charges impact fees for new construction in the City, which are set by ordinance. For more information, contact the Building and Zoning Department at 513-683-0150.
The City collects one-percent (1%) income tax pursuant to Loveland Code of Ordinances Section 183 and offers a full 1% credit for municipal income tax paid to another jurisdiction. For questions or concerns, contact the City’s Financial Analyst at 513-683-0150. Also, see Regional Income Tax Collection.
The LPD does not operate a jail. LPD is certified by the State of Ohio as a temporary holding facility. Persons may be held at the Safety Center for up to six hours for processing or while waiting transport to a detention facility.
Jobs and Job Applications.
The City of Loveland does not accept job applications or resumes unless we are actively recruiting for a posted position.
. The Knox Rapid Entry System is a secure rapid entry program utilized by the LSFD that enables fire departments to enter buildings in case of an emergency, with a master key that gives access to commercial and residential properties located throughout the response district. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time and property damage. If you are interested in having a Knox Box® installed for your property, please call the LSFD Headquarters at 513-583-3001.
. The City performs two officially planned passes each fall. If you have leaves to dispose of before or after the scheduled pickup should compost them, bag them in brown yard waste bags, or dispose of them in the trash.
Leaves, Burning of.
It is illegal to burn leaves inside the City of Loveland. If you see someone burning leaves inside the City, please report this promptly to the LSFD by calling 9-1-1.
Library, Public Library of Cincinnati Hamilton County (649 Loveland Madeira Road).
Any resident of the City of Loveland, regardless of County of residences, may enjoy the benefits of the Hamilton County library at the Loveland Madeira Road location.
L.I.F.E. Food Pantry.
For questions about obtaining a liquor permit, please contact the Clerk of Council, at 513-683-0150.
Liquor Permits, Special Events.
To obtain a liquor permit for a special event, the City Manager must grant permission for alcohol to be sold and then the event organizer must contact the Ohio Department of Liquor Control to obtain an application for the license. This application also requires the City Manager’s and Police Chief’s signatures. Once the event organizer completes the form, the application can be forwarded to the City Manager’s office for processing.
The LPD will gladly assist any motorists who have locked their keys in their car inside the City limits. If this occurs, please call 677-7000 for assistance.
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department.
The City contracts with the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department for fire services. The services listed below are provided by LSFD.
Birthday Party Appearances 774-3016
Fire Inspection, Commercial 707-6110
Fire Pit Questions 707-6110
Fire Prevention Programs 707-6110
Senior Expo 774-3016
Smoke Detectors 707-6103
Loveland’s Mayor’s Court is presided over by a magistrate. Mayor’s Court is conducted on the First and Third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Loveland Safety Center, 126 South Lebanon Road. or as needed for special court sessions. For questions please contact the Clerk of Court at 513-774-3006.
Each year, the City organizes four to six meetings for various Loveland neighborhoods. The goals of the meetings are to take City Hall into the community, learn from residents, and to work to solve problems and facilitate two-way communication. The Loveland Neighborhood Action Team (L-NAT) coordinates these meetings and the leader of the L-NAT is the Assistant Police Chief. Schedules of the year’s meetings are usually posted in April each year.
Neighborhood watch programs are an important aspect of community-oriented policing.Residents who wish to reconstitute or start a neighborhood watch program are encouraged to contact the LPD to express interest. The LPD will help to provide resources, organization and contact information. Please call the non-emergency line at 513-583-3000.
Nisbet Park Rental.
Three shelters are available for rent in Nisbet park. The amphitheater, large shelter (near the playground), and the small shelter (near the bike trail and restrooms). Loveland residents can rent the shelters for $25 while non-residents are charged $75. Applications are submitted to the City Manager for approval. The City does not rent other parks or portions thereof. Please call 513-683-0150 to rent.
Noise complaints should be referred to the Loveland Police Department.
Northeast Communications Center (NECC).
The LSFD operates a dispatch center known as NECC out of the Loveland Safety Center at 126 South Lebanon Road. NECC dispatches LPD, LSFD, Sheriff’s deputies in Symmes Township, and is the after hours contact for water leaks, downed tree limbs blocking roadways, etc. The number is 513-677-7000 for non-emergency calls.
. For notarization services, authorized notaries are available in City Hall and the Loveland Safety Center. Please call 513-683-0150 to schedule an appointment.
For policing services, LPD officers can be hired for parades, special events, security details, etc. Please contact the Assistant Chief at 513-583-3000 to make arrangements. The 2011 rate is $35 per hour with a three hour minimum.
Residents who wish to address City Council at a City Council meeting are welcome to do so at the Open Forum portion of the meeting (second and fourth Tuesday of the month). Residents must sign up to speak and comments are generally limited to five minutes per person.
Parade permits are issued by the Police Chief. Permit forms are available on the City’s website, www.lovelandoh.com
and should be submitted directly to the Police Department. Contact Chief Sabransky by Email or at 583-3000 with any questions.
Park hours are set pursuant to Recreation Board Policy.
Parks, Field Usage.
Park fields are awarded by the Recreation Board pursuant to adopted policy. Preference is given to organizations with higher proportions of Loveland residents. The City Manager’s Office manages the awarding of fields.
Paying City Bills.
The City allows the following methods to remit payments for fines, fees, charges or taxes:
- Credit Card (only through Official Payments on-line and with a nominal user charge)
- Electronic funds transfer
Permit to Distribute Advertisements.
Door to door sales are prohibited in Loveland. However, non-subscribed deliveries are permitted with proper permits. Any material that is to be distributed must hang on mailboxes. Any applicant wishing to obtain permission to distribute must submit a completed application and $50 application fee to the City Manager’s office. If possible the applicant should provide a sample of the advertisement. Permits must be renewed annually.
Pedi-Med Program (LSFD).
Like the Senior-med program, Pedi-Med allows a young resident with special medical needs to have a pre-determined response plan for a medical emergency. LSFD will have information about the person’s prescriptions, response plan, contact numbers, etc. When seconds count, a pre-plan is essential. If interested, please contact LSFD at 513-583-3001. Residents may also inquire at LSFD’s website, www.lsfd.org
and click on the program section of their website.
Planning and Zoning Committee.
This committee oversees development according to the Zoning Code and assists City Council with determining land use matters and policy in the community. This Committee meets once a month or more as needed.
Police Academy, Citizens.
Typically starting in September, the LPD hosts a ten week Citizens Police Academy which enables residents to learn more about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. For more information, please contact the LPD at 513-583-3000.
. Copies of police reports can be obtained at the Loveland Safety Center (126 South Lebanon Road) during normal business hours.
Property Tax Payments.
Property owners wishing to pay their property taxes need to pay the appropriate County Treasurer’s office. The City does not accept payments for property taxes since collection is a county function in Ohio.
Public Records Requests.
Records may be requested and made available for inspection and copying during normal business hours. Requests may be verbal but written requests are preferred. The City charges $0.05 per copy for an 8.5 x 11 page if the copy is black and white.
The Recreation Board is responsible for policies that govern parks and recreation. For specific policy questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 513-683-0150.
Recreational Vehicles and Trailers.
Trailers, recreational vehicles, boats, trucks in excess of one ton load capacity, semi-trailer, commercial vehicle, or any construction equipment, cannot be parked on any portion of any street, highway, or alleyway where a residential use is principally or conditionally permitted in the City except in those cases where such parking, stationing or storing of such vehicle or equipment is necessary for the purpose of making a pickup, delivery or service call at a premises abutting such street or for actively performing construction services on any such premises, or for undertaking construction pursuant to a public works project approved by the City.
The vehicles listed above cannot be parked in front of or on any portion of the front yard of any real property where a residential use is principally or conditionally permitted in the City. Any such vehicle must be parked behind the front corner of a house located upon such premises, which corner is closest to the property line. On corner lots, such truck in excess of one ton load capacity, trailer, semi-trailer, boat or recreational vehicle must be parked, stationed or stored in the rear or side yard of such property, provided that any such parking, stationing or storing shall be on a permanently surfaced driveway or parking area as defined in Section 351.03(a)(20).
The following items are permitted (and strongly encouraged!) to be recycled in the City of Loveland, as of January 2011. No sorting is required:
- Plastic bottles and jugs (no caps because these are made from different plastic types)
- Glass bottles and jars (any color)
- Steel cans
- Empty aerosol cans (please remove the plastic tips)
- Newspapers, magazines, paper, telephone books, office paper, paper grocery bags
- Junk mail and envelopes (just check for confidential information)
- Paper board (e.g. cereal boxes and other thin, cardboard-like paper).
- Clean pizza boxes (no greasy areas or food debris)
- Cardboard (must be flattened)
The City offers five large dumpsters for residents and non-residents to use located between Rick Ogden’s Heating and Cooling and the railroad trestle, both off of Karl Brown Way. It is on the west side (or the river side) of the street.
Residents can select to receive either one 65-gallon wheeled cart or up to three 18 gallon bins. All are the property of the City and are to be left at the household when the resident moves out. All cart options are subject to availability. For requests, call 513-683-0150.
Regional Income Tax Collection (RITA).
Since 2010, the City has contracted with RITA to collect income taxes for the City of Loveland. Please call 1-800-860-7482, visit www.rita.to
, or contact the City of Loveland at 513-683-0150 for assistance or additional information.
Each year, the LPD hosts a multi-week Senior Academy, which enables older residents to learn more about age-appropriate topics (e.g fraud protection, wills and estate planning, emergency planning, home security, etc.). For more information, please contact the LPD at 513-583-3000.
LSFD traditionally hosts a Senior Expo in the spring. This expo brings together seasoned residents and vendors for a specified program. For more information, visit www.lsfd.org
Sidewalk 50-50 Reimbursement Program.
Under this program, residents (who are responsible for maintaining sidewalks adjacent to their property) may be eligible to receive 50% of the cost of repair or replacement. The City Engineer oversees this program. For more information, contact the City Engineer at (513) 707-6114.
Sidewalks, Annual Inspections of
. In 2009, the City began a ten year inspection process of all neighborhoods in the community which have sidewalks. Residents in the inspected area who have one or more sidewalk sections which need replacement will be notified. They will have several options pursuant to City policy to help them pay for the cost of repair. This includes the 50-50 reimbursement program, the City-managed option, and the ability to put the cost of the repair on their property taxes. For more information call 513-683-0150.
Special Event Permits.
An event which requires an application be made to the City Manager’s Office for review and approval. This involves checking with Fire, Police and Public Works too, and special events may be declined for any reason. The following events are held annually in Loveland:
- Rat Race – Held in April each year, raises money for Leukemia research and sponsored by Paxton’s.
- Community Easter Egg Hunt – Sponsored by Loveland Health Care, date varies.
- Memorial Day Parade and Service – Held on Memorial Day, parade begins at 9 a.m. followed by a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park and then services at local cemeteries. Parade line up begins at Loveland Elementary School and disburses at Veterans Memorial Park.
- >Loveland’s Amazing Race – Held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend.
- Fourth of July – Parade begins at 7 p.m. followed by entertainment in Nisbet Park and fireworks at dusk. Parade line up begins at Loveland Elementary School and disburses downtown.
- The Loveland Art Show– Held in September in Nisbet Park, date varies but is typically on a Sunday
- Seth Mitchell Hero’s Run – Held in September or October, date varies. Started in 2010 to honor fallen Marine Captain Seth Mitchell of Loveland
- Loveland Homecoming Parade – September/October date varies but is typically on a Thursday night. Parade begins at 6 p.m. Line up begins at the VFW and travels to the High School, followed by the Girls Powder Puff Football Game
- Halloween/Beggar’s Night/Trick-or-Treat – Held on October 31st of each year from 6-8 p.m.
- Christmas in Loveland – Third Saturday in December, 4-9 p.m.
If a resident is in need of a smoke detector but cannot afford one, please contact the LSFD at 513-707-6103.
Like the Pedi-med program, Senior-Med allows a senior or special needs resident to have a pre-determined response plan for a medical emergency. LSFD will have information about the person’s prescriptions, response plan, contact numbers, etc. When seconds count, a pre-plan is essential. Residents should contact LSFD at 513-583-3001 or inquire at LSFD’s website, www.lsfd.org
, by clicking on the program section.
If you are experiencing a sewer backup, you should contact the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) immediately at513-352-4900.
Most of Loveland is in the Loveland City School District (513-683-5600), however, some portions of Loveland are in the Little Miami School District and other areas are in the Sycamore School District.
Door to door sales are prohibited in Loveland, but people can sell wares in public spaces or private property accessible to the public. To do so, one must obtain a permit issued by the City Manager’s Office. To obtain the permit to solicit, hawk, or peddle in a public place, the applicant must submit an application to the City Manager’s office with a $50 application fee. The applicant must also undergo a background check. This can be scheduled at the Loveland Safety Center (126 South Lebanon Road) for an additional charge. Applicants must also provide a 2×2 picture of themselves. Permits must be renewed annually.
The Building and Zoning Department takes reservations for the two areas where banners can be stretched across West Loveland Avenue. The banner fee is $50 and space is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Banners may be displayed for up to 2 weeks. This is only available for not-for-profit groups or organizations.
If you (or your contractor) want to cut into a City street to hook up to a water line, sewer line, electrical utility, or some other similar project, it must be approved in advance by the City Engineer. Please contact 513-683-0150 for more information.
The Police Chief may authorize a street closure for a block party or other such activity. A Street Closure application can be found on the City’s website under on-line services, on-line documents, Police Division.
Individuals building new homes or businesses and wishing to connect to the water or sewer system must pay a tap fee. The tap fee is set by ordinance and recovers some of the utility system cost that the new property will create, so that the previous investments, which have been made in the system, are partially offset.
Tax Counseling, AARP.
Tax counseling is offered in February and March each year by AARP to individuals who cannot afford to hire a professional, by appointment only.
Traffic Calming Policy.
The City has a traffic calming policy if residents would like to install speed humps, etc. The policy is located in the City Manager’s Office.For more information call 513-683-0150.
Traffic Ticket Payouts.
Individuals wishing to pay a ticket should do so at the Loveland Safety Center (126 South Lebanon Road). If paid during normal business hours or at Mayor’s Court, individuals can pay by credit card. After normal business hours payment may be made only by cash or check.
The City utilizes the services of Rumpke for recycling and trash pick-up. Residents may set out one large item per week. Rumple will take leaves that are in trash bags. Rumpke will not take paint, freon or tires. A refrigerant recovery statement form must be attached to refrigerators or air conditioners. This form can be obtained from the Utility Billing Clerk at City Hall.
Pursuant to §953.03 (c) of the Loveland Code, residents are not supposed to put their trash cans out earlier than 6 p.m. on the day proceeding their trash day, and their trash cans are supposed to be removed the same day as their trash is collected.
Tree Planting, Memorial.
Current residents can purchase a tree to be planted on behalf of a deceased family member. Non-residents can purchase a tree to be planted on behalf of a deceased City of Loveland resident. An application and $300 fee must be submitted to the City Manager’s office for approval. Call 513-683-0150 for more information.
Utilities, Registering for.
New residents wishing to have utility services in their name must visit City Hall during normal business hours and arrange to have services turned on. Call 513-683-0150. A photo ID is required.
The LPD offers residents who are traveling a vacation check service to ensure their house is safe and secure. Interested residents should contact the LPD at 513-583-3000.
Veterans may be honored through the purchase of a brick at the Loveland Veteran’s Park. Each brick costs $50 and is installed in May prior to the Memorial Day service. Interested residents should call 513-683-0150.
Water, EPA Report.
On or before June 30th of each year, the City of Loveland sends an annual water report to all consumers.
Water, Hardness of.
Loveland’s water has 20 grains per gallon.
Water, Red or Brown.
Water out of the tap can on occasion become discolored because of hydrant testing or some other disturbance inside the water main. This water is not harmful and should be simply flushed down the drain. Residents should open their water taps in their house (for about five minutes) to run this water through the pipes, or until it is clear. If this is not successful, please call 513-683-0150.
Water, Source of.
The City has three well fields at Betty Ray drawing water from an underground aquifer approximately 85 feet deep. The City treats the water with chlorine and fluoride only. It is not softened.
Water Main Break.
The typical water main break takes between 5 to 8 hours to repair.
The Mayor charges $100 to conduct a wedding at City Hall. Weddings can be scheduled at 6:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month depending on the Mayor’s availability. The couple must obtain their marriage license in the county in which they live. The license can be issued in any Ohio county but the Mayor can only perform the ceremonies in Hamilton, Warren, or Clermont County. Witnesses are not required. Couples should bring a photo identification and marriage license to the ceremony. For more information, residents should contact the Clerk of Council at 707-1437
Zoned, What is my Property?
For specific zoning questions, please contact the Building and Zoning Department at 513-683-0150.