Info For Residents
New to Bexley? Welcome! We've compiled a wealth of information for you below. If you'd like to have it all in an easily accessible format, click on the image below to download the "Bexley New Resident Information Packet." It's loaded with information about the community and all it has to offer. Think of something missing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know about it!
Bexley is blessed with a wealth of educational institutions, with more students per capita than any other city in central Ohio. For information from Bexley's educational institutions, visit www.bexley.org/education.
Trash Pickup Information
Trash, yard waste, and recycling is picked up on Monday mornings of each week. The City of Bexley contracts with Rumpke, a third party waste management contractor, to provide this service. Residents with alleys should place their trash at their alley frontage in lidded trash cans, and place their recycling and yard waste at their front yard between the sidewalk and the curb. Residents without alleys should place their trash at the top of their driveway, with recycling and yard waste placed between the sidewalk and the curb.
You may pick up a recycling bin at City Hall, located at 2242 East Main Street. Recycling will be picked up by Rumpke every Monday. Please do not put trash, yard waste, or recycling out more than 24 hours before collection and please retrieve the bins within 12 hours of collection.
The City of Bexley purchases its water from the City of Columbus. We administer all utility billing for the City of Bexley. Residents are billed quarterly and most businesses are billed monthly, with charges including water, sewer, and refuse. Bexley offers a senior citizen discount on the refuse for homeowners 60 years of age or older. To enroll in automatic payment deduction fill out the application form that is posted to the Water Department’s page at www.bexley.org/water-department.
Important Phone Numbers:
|Police Non-Emergency Phone Number:||(614) 559-4444|
|Fire Department:||(614) 221-2345|
|Poison Control:||(614) 228-1323|
|Building and Zoning Department:||(614) 559-4240|
|City Attorney:||(614) 559-4200|
|City Council:||(614) 559-4210|
|Development Department:||(614) 559-4200|
|Finance Department:||(614) 559-4260|
|Mayor's Office:||(614) 559-4210|
|Police Department:||(614) 559-4444|
|Recreation and Parks:||(614) 559-4300|
|Service Department:||(614) 559-4220|
|Franklin County Public Health:||(614) 525-3160|
|Capital Area Humane Society:||(614) 777-7387|
|Bexley Public Library:||(614) 231-2793|
Bexley City Code establishes a minimum standard that structures and exterior property are to meet. The laws and codified ordinances can be found under the Public Documents page. The Building and Zoning Department will, on extremely rare conditions, issue a citation to a citizen. In almost all cases there will be two violation notices distributed to the home owner explaining the violation and then a grace period allowing the owner to resolve the violations. For an overview of bexley code specifications, please visit the code enforcement overview page.
Bexley Leash Laws:
Bexley is full of animal lovers and has an active population of pet owners. However, Bexley law requires (Chapter 618 of Bexley City Code) that dog owners keep their dogs on leash at all times while walking. Also, dog owners are prohibited from allowing their dogs to run at large upon public property or on others' property. Please pick up after your dog while walking. The laws and codified ordinances can be found under the Public Documents page.
Are you thinking of making upgrades and changes to your home and property? Building Permits are required for: Additions, Decks, Driveways & Approaches, Electrical, Enclosures of porches, Excavations & Trenches, Fences, Garages, Hot Water Heaters, Plumbing, Pools & Spas/Hot Tubs, Public Sidewalks, Sheds, Stoops/Steps, Roofs, Siding, Sun Rooms, Water, Sewer & Gas Line Work, and Windows. See the Building Department page for more info.
Garage/Yard Sale Permits
Use this easy fillable PDF form to register for a garage/yard sale permit. Sales can be held for no longer than three days in duration and only one sale can be held every nine months. We must receive the form by the day before your yard sale.
Recreation and Parks:
Each year the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department (BRPD) releases 3 seasonal activity brochures. Winter/Spring Broachure is released in January, Summer Brochure is released in April, and Fall Brochure is released in August. To find out what events are planned for this season and how you can participate, download the latest brochure here. For locations and descrpitions of Bexley parks click here.
Keep Up With What's Going On:
There are several ways to keep up with what's going on around the City of Bexley.
City of Bexley Calendar
The "Bexley Blast" Weekly City Email: Learn more and sign up
Bexley.org News Feed: click here to see the City's news feed
Quarterly City Newsletter: Delivered quarterly with your water bill
ThisWeek News: weekly paper and online community news and information