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Currently, there are 9 firefighters on A, B & C Shift, with the minimum number of firefighters being 6. There is also an administrative staff consisting of the Chief, Assistant Chief, Training Captain, an FPB Lieutenant and Dispatcher.
First and foremost is to respond to emergency calls. Whether they are a request for an ambulance at someone’s house, a fire call to a business or a motor vehicle accident, firefighters are always prepared to respond at any moment. Firefighters start their day by checking each apparatus to ensure each and every fire department unit is ready to respond. A thorough check of each apparatus is performed on particular days. We want to thoroughly check each truck for fluid levels, tire pressures and fuel status.
After the daily and weekly checks, firefighters and their officers will go out and perform fire safety inspections of businesses or perform maintenance on the hydrants. In the afternoon, firefighters and their officers will perform training evolutions. These range from engine and truck company operations to EMS skills and knowledge. The late afternoon is for personal study, physical training (personal workout), dinner and reflection on the day.
No matter what the firefighters and officers are doing at the station or around in the city, we are always ready to respond.
If you live in an apartment or a multi-family development where curbside recycling is not available to you, there is a large (8 yard) recycling container OUTSIDE of the corral in the Avon City Hall parking lot, located at 36080 Chester Road, specifically for your use. You may recycle the same materials that can be placed in the curbside containers. View for a list of acceptable recyclable materials (PDF). Please place the items in the bin loose (no bags) and please break down cardboard boxes.
Secure drop off collection boxes for unwanted prescription medications and hypodermic needles are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the foyer of the Avon Police Station, located at 36145 Detroit Road.
Each year, the City of Avon offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive documents that you do not want to put in your refuse or recycling containers. Documents containing personal information, such as your Social Security Number, medical records, tax and banking information, etc. can be brought to the parking lot at Avon City Hall, located at 36080 Chester Road, to be safely shredded while you watch. In 2019, the Secure Document Shred Events will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:00 am to Noon.
Used car seats turned into the recycling program are inspected and evaluated for potential future use. Those that are safe to be reused are cleaned and offered to those without the means to purchase a new car seat. Seats that cannot be reused are dismantled and recycled—keeping them out of landfills.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a page that tells you what to do, please see the EPA's page regarding this.
Click HERE for a list of acceptable items at the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District Collection Center located at 540 S. Abbe Rd., Elyria. 440-329-5440. The hours of operation are: Monday - Noon to 4pm, Wednesday - Noon to 6pm and Saturday - 9am to 3 pm. You MUST show proof of residency in Lorain County.
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Our office cannot refer you to a specific attorney or endorse any attorney in private practice; however, if you are in need of legal representation for a private matter you may call the Ohio Bar Association 1-800-282-6556.
No, the Law Director cannot give legal advice to citizens of Avon on their own private legal matters.
All criminal matters are handled by the City Prosecutor who works under the City’s Law Director.
Please check the waiver schedule to see if your citation is waiverable.
Costs of the citations can be found on the waiver schedule.
Thomas Stringer - MagistrateRichard Kray - Prosecutor
The court date is noted on the bottom of the citation you received. For any other questions regarding a court date, please contact the Clerk of Courts office, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Yes, but it must meet the following criteria:
Call 440-934-1234 to report any suspicious activity, incidents of crimes or non-emergency accidents.
Call 911 for Emergencies Only.
Contact the Records Department at 440-934-7860 on Monday -Friday from 7:00AM- 3:00PM.
There's no charge, but donations are always welcome to offset the cost of supplies. Keep checking our Kid Print site for updated information and dates.
The Avon Police Department does not have a dedicated animal control officer. If you have an issue with an animal, please contact our non-emergency phone number 440-934-1234. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.
View the Mayor's Court website for detailed information. Contact the clerk at 440-937-7802.
View the Avon Lake Municipal Court website for detailed information.
Tuesday & ThursdayTraffic & Criminal Cases (Avon & Avon Lake)8:00 am - 11:30 am
Phone: (440) 930-4103Fax: (440) 930-4128
Please don't call before 1:00 PM on court days
Visit: Ohio Department of Public Safety
You will need to fill in the following fields:
County (47 Lorain), Crash Date with the year the crash occurred (format 01/01/2017), Jurisdiction (Avon 3352), Law Enforcement (Avon Police Department 04702) and the last name from the report.
To get results click "Get Report Data" and then "Select Report".
Please keep in mind reports may not be immediately available, if after five (5) days they are still not online, contact the Avon Records Department. Private property crashes (parking lots) will not appear on this site. These reports will need to be obtained from the Records Department at 440-934-7860, Monday- Friday from 7:00AM- 3:00PM.
In partnership with University Hospitals, CVS and the Lorain County Drug Task Force, the Avon Police Department has installed a drop-box for both prescription medication and hypodermic needles in the lobby of the Avon Police Department.
Annually, the Avon Police Department partners with the Lorain County Sheriff Drug Task Force to facilitate a day to turn in outdated or no longer needed medications. Please check our website for updates.
In order to solicit within the city of Avon, Ohio solicitors are required to have a valid solicitation permit issued by the City of Avon, Ohio. In order to obtain a permit to solicit within the city solicitors are required to fill out and submit the Solicitation Permit Application found on the city's website.
The City of Avon has available to all residents a sticker that can be placed at your home's entrance, informing peddlers, solicitors and canvassers to not knock on your door. Residents can obtain this sticker by stopping by Avon City Hall or the Avon Police Department.
Color codes: RED - Electricity, BLUE - Water, GREEN - Sewer, ORANGE - Cable and Communications, YELLOW - Gas
Weather permitting, the Service Department will pick up your raked leaves at the curb beginning the last week of October through the first week of December. ( See Leaf Collection Services for more details).
The city offers curbside chipping services throughout the year, except during the leaf pickup and snowplow seasons. If you have branches that you would like to have chipped, please call the Service Department at 440-937-5729 to be added to the list (see Curbside Chipping for more details).
You may BAG your yard waste using brown refuse bags and put them out on trash day for Republic Waste Services to pick up. This service is offered year-round.
The tree lawn belongs to the city. However, the owner or occupant of the premises fronting the tree lawn or boulevard, which is defined as that area between a sidewalk and street, shall be the custodian of the tree lawn or boulevard and shall be responsible for the necessary mowing and maintenance to keep the same in good condition, mowed and free of trash or debris. If your tree lawn tree constitutes a safety hazard, then the Service Department may contact you.
It is the owner of the land fronting the tree lawn's responsibility to take care of the tree and maintain it. The Tree Commission has prepared a list of trees which are deemed to be unsuitable for planting in Avon.
Fall is the best time to plant trees. The temperatures are milder during the day and cooler at night and the soil temperatures are still warm enough to encourage root growth. You may plant trees in the spring, but they may experience stress due to high temperatures and lack of rainfall.
Mulch around a tree should be spread out like a donut, not piled up like a volcano. Mulch should not touch a tree’s bark, nor should it be piled higher than three to four inches. Mulch that is too deep decreases the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which can lead to fungal and bacterial diseases.
You should contact a Certified Arborist to evaluate.
Statements are run on the first of every month. You will receive your statement by US postal service during the first week of each month. The statement will show all open transactions and the balance due. If you have any questions regarding your statement please call our Utility Department at 440-937-5740.