Resident Information

 

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Animal Concerns, Sick/Wild Animals Marriage License
  Mayor's Court
B Monroe Historical Society
Board of Elections Monroe Messenger
Boil Advisory Instructions  
Bulk Trash N
  Noise
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Cable Television O
Community Room Open Burning/Fires
   
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Dead Animal Removal Pipeline Safety
Decks Pool Permit
Dog Licenses Post Office
Door-to-Door Solicitation Potholes
  Property Taxes
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Electric/Gas R
Electric Permits Recreation/Sports Organizations
   
F S
Fallen Trees Storm Water Utility
Fences Swimming Pool
Fire Hydrants  
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H Utility Lines
Hazardous Waste  
  W
I Water Meters
Income Tax Water Service
   
L Y
Leaves Yard Waste
Libraries  
Licenses/Title Agencies  

Animal Concerns, Sick/Wild Animals

Contact the Monroe Police Department at 513-539-9234 or the Butler County Animal Shelter at 513-867-5727. (top)

Board of Elections

The Butler County Board of Elections governs local elections.  For questions about polling places and voter registrations, call 513-887-3700.  Voter registration cards may also be obtained at the City of Monroe Administrative Office. (top)

Boil Advisory Instructions

Under certain circumstances, residents are publicly notified with instructions to boil the water.  If the area is reasonably small, notification is given to customers by house-to-house door tags.  The City of Monroe will advise all news media, including local radio stations, TV stations, and newspapers, as well as send out an email alert and utilize CodeRed.  If a boil advisory is issued, residents should assume the water is unsafe to drink because of the potential contamination.  It is important to follow the advisory directions because of the potential contamination.  Under a boil advisory, it is advisable to bring the water you will use for drinking, cooking, and all personal hygiene usage to a rolling boil for three minutes.  For more information, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 513-539-7374 ext. 1002. (top)

Bulk Trash

Rumpke will not collect bulk items on your regular collection day.  Bulk items include any item weighing more than 75 pounds, large furniture, and metal appliances.  Appliances containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), for example, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, or icemakers, are not collectible until CFC removal is complete.  Please call Rumpke at 1-800-582-5107 to receive the necessary refrigerant recovery forms and to obtain a complete list of CFC removal companies.  Once CFC removal is certified, please place the item at the curb for collection with a CFC removal sticker and the completed Refrigerant Recovery Statement (the recovery statement that you received from Rumpke). (top)

Cable Television

Time Warner Cable is the cable television franchise operator for the City of Monroe.  For information, call Time Warner Cable at 513-424-2408. (top)

Community Room

 Located at the Community Center at 6 East Avenue there is a small conference room perfect for groups with 20 or less.  Also located at the Community Center is a community room that holds 150 people and has a small kitchenette area.  There is a fee charged for the use of these facilities and reservations are required.  For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 513-539-7374 ext. 1000 (top)

Dead Animal Removal

The Public Works Department will remove dead animals from public streets and the public rights-of-way.  For information, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 513-727-8953. (top)

Decks

A building permit is required for construction of new decks.  Applications are available from the Development Department, located at the City Administration Building. (top)

Dog Licenses

Ohio law requires dogs to wear a tag.  The dog warden may impound dogs without licenses.  If you have a new puppy, you must buy a license by the time it reaches three months old.  If you have just moved into Butler or Warren County or if you just acquired a new dog, you must purchase a license.  In Butler County, you may purchase a license at the Auditor's Office at 130 High Street, Fourth Floor, Hamilton, Ohio 45011 or from a neighborhood vendor. In Warren County, dog licenses can be purchased at the Auditor's Office at 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, or from an authorized agent(top)

Door-to-Door Solicitation

Prior to issuing a temporary license to solicitors, the City attempts to screen the persons requesting a permit.  The issuance of a permit is not a product endorsement by the City of Monroe.  Please keep in mind that just because a person has a license from the City, you do not have to permit them in your home, or purchase their product.  If a license has been issued, the person soliciting must be able to provide you with proof that a license has been issued.  All permits expire on December 31 in the year when issued. If you experience "high pressure sales", an abusive salesperson, or a solicitor who makes you uncomfortable, we encourage you to contact the Monroe Police Department at 539-9234.  If you would like to solicit door to door in the City of Monroe, the application can be obtained by clicking here, or from the City Manager's Office located in the Administration Building at 233 South Main Street, Monroe. (top)

Electric/Gas

Duke Energy provides billing for electric and gas services and maintenance of distributions lines for the City of Monroe.  For information, contact Duke Energy at 513-421-9500 or 1-800-544-6900.  To report electric trouble, call 513-651-4182 or 1-800-543-5599.  To report gas trouble, call 513-651-4466 or 1-800-634-4300. (top)

Electric Permits

Permits are required before any electrical work is done to any structure.  For information, contact the Development Department at 513-539-7374 ext. 1020. (top)

Fallen Trees

A tree that has fallen on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.  For a tree, that has fallen onto the street, contact the Public Works Department at 513-727-8953. (top)

Fences

For fence regulations, contact the Development Department at 513-539-7374 ext. 1020. (top)

Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are flushed once a year by the Monroe Fire Department.  Dates will be announced in advance in the Middletown Journal and on the City's web page.  For more information, contact the Fire Department at 513-539-8380. (top)

Hazardous Waste

Rumpke will not pick up hazardous waste including:  liquid paint, motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, chemicals, tires, lead acid batteries, and items containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's).  For more information, contact Rumpke at 1-800-582-5107.  Butler County Environmental Services does sponsor free collection events for residents each year.  For information, contact BCDES at 513-887-3066. (top)

Income Tax

All Monroe businesses and residents are subject to City Income Taxes.  For more information and free assistance with filing, contact the Monroe Income Tax Department at 513-539-7374 ext. 1004 (top)

Leaves

The Public Works Department crews conduct curbside leaf pickup through residential neighborhoods annually from mid-October through December.  The schedule is published in advance in the Monroe Messenger and on the City's web site.  For information, contact the Public Works Clerk at 513-737-8953 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (top)

Libraries

Monroe Lending Library
www.monroelibrary.net
6 East Avenue
513-360-0714 (top)

Licenses/Title Agencies

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
www.bmv.ohio.gov
2323 Roosevelt Boulevard, Middletown 45044
513-422-7225 (top)

 Marriage License

A Marriage License can be obtained from the Butler County Probate Court located at 101 High Street in Hamilton.  For information, contact them at 513-887-3294 or visit them at www.butlercountyprobatecourt.org.  Or in Warren County at the Warren County Probate/Juvenile Court Building, 570 Justice Drive, Lebanon, 45036.  For more information, contact them at www.co.warren.oh.us/probate_juvenile/probrate/marriage.htm.   (top)

Mayor's Court

The Monroe Mayor's Court is located in the City Building.  It operators under the Magistrate, who is separate from the City of Monroe's administration.  For information, visit the Mayor's Court Page. (top)

Monroe Historical Society

The Monroe Historical Society Museum operates two museum buildings displaying artifacts depicting the history of Monroe and the surrounding areas.  For more information, contact them at 513-539-2270 or visit their website http://www.monroeohhistoricalsociety.org. (top)

Monroe Messenger

The Monroe Messenger is a bi-monthly newsletter published by the City of Monroe in an effort to provide valuable public information to the community.  The Messenger is mailed to all residents and is available in the Administrative Office.  For article submission, and more information, contact the Peggy Stiver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-539-7374 ext. 1000 (top)

Noise

The City of Monroe has a noise Ordinance.  Complaints about the intensity or duration of noises that unreasonably disturb the peace of residential areas should be directed to the Monroe Police Department at 513-539-9234. (top)

Open Burning/Fires

For information and restrictions, contact the Fire Department at 513-539-8380. (top)

Pipeline Safety

Ohio is oil and gas country.  This means there are buried natural gas and oil pipelines in Ohio.  The oil and gas industry is concerned about your safety.  Therefore, BEFORE YOU DIG, in Ohio, please call toll free at 1-800-925-0988, or to LOCATE an underground pipeline facility simply call or fax 740-587-0446 a locate request.  You can also download a line locate request form at www.ogpups.com.  Other underground facilities may be covered by another protection service.  For further safety, call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 1-800-362-2764. (top)

Pool Permit

Above or in ground, swimming pools may require building, zoning, and/or electrical permits.  If you have a new pool, or are going to acquire a pool, please contact the Development Department at 513-539-7374 ext. 1020. (top)

Post Office

Monroe Post Office
www.usps.com
301 South Main Street, Monroe
513-539-1086
Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, closed Sunday. (top)

Potholes

To report potholes, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 513-727-8953 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (top)

Property Taxes

For information regarding property taxes, contact the Butler County Treasurer at 513-887-3181, or the Warren County Treasurer at 513-695-1235. (top)

Recreation/Sports Organizations

Indoor Soccer/Sand Volleyball
The Field Sports Arena
215 American Way, Monroe
513-539-8873
Monroe Sports Association-Baseball/Softball
Website: www.monroesports.net
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pee Wee Football
Mike Kaiser-513-360-3329
Soccer
Website: www.monroesoccer.net
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 513-298-1788 Ext. 3
Swim Team
401 Old Street
Monroe, Ohio 45067
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: mwwswimteam.weebly.com(top)

Storm Water Utility

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires that steps be taken to aggressively prevent storm water pollution and control runoff to improve water quality.  City Council set an equitable approach to funding storm water management services and facilities with a schedule of service charges place upon properties that are related to the burden of storm water quality control service requirements and cost.  These funds go toward the reduction of the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate requirements of the Clean Water Act in accordance with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  For more information, contact theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 513-539-7374 ext. 1002. (top)

Swimming Pool

The Monroe Swimming Pool
401 Old Street
For more information, pricing, and dates and times of operation, contact Kevin Shaffer at 539-9719. (top)

Utility Lines

Ohio's "Call Before You Dig" number to identify the location of underground utility lines is 1-800-362-2764. (top)

Water Meters

Most homes in Monroe have new electronic water meters.  By simply driving by the residence, the Meter Reader receives a transmission from the water meter on his portable unit.  The portable unit is then downloaded into the City's utility billing system.  Meters are normally read between the 20th and the 25th of each month.  The reading date will be stated on each bill.  All new homes in Monroe are required to have water meters installed in pits in the front yard.  Older homes will probably have meters located inside the premises.  Please be careful while mowing or working around the pit lid.  You may damage the radio read unit located in the lid of the meter pit if you have your blades set too low on your lawn mower.  If we are unable to read your meter due to damage to the radio read unit, the homeowner will be billed for the repairs.  Please do not cover the water meter pit with sod or landscaping.  If the pit has been covered with landscaping we may not be able to read the meter.  If you think your meter is inaccurate, you may request your meter be certified by removal and testing of the device.  If the meter is tested and meets the accuracy standard, you will be required to pay the charge set forth in the rate schedules for the test (presently $24.00).  If the meter is found to be registering more water than is truly passing through it, above the standard, you will not be charged for the test, and billing adjustment will be made to compensate you for the over registration.  For more information, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 513-539-7374 ext. 1002. (top)

Water Service

Residents can register for water services at the Administrative Offices.  For an application or more information, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at 513-539-7374 ext. 1002. (top)

Yard Waste

You can mix yard waste, such as bagged leaves and other tree and brush material with your trash.  Please tie twigs and limbs into 4 foot by 4-foot bundles, weighing less than 75 pounds each.  For more information, contact Rumpke at 1-800-582-5107.  (top)