Code Enforcement

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The Division of Service works in conjunction with Franklin County Code Enforcement and the Franklin County Board of Health to address various code violations. Township staff responds to complaints and patrols neighborhoods for high grass, weeds, trash and other waste, inoperable cars, in addition to working with agencies to improve abandoned properties or vacant houses.

Good property maintenance can make a a world of difference in the quality of life for our neighbors. Most common property violations can lead to bigger problems, including rodents, crime and lower property values. Property owners and residents should consider the following with regard to their property:

Grass and Weeds

Noxious weeds and grass are not to exceed 12 inches in height. If a property owner does not comply with an order from the Code Enforcement Officer, the Franklin County Board of Health will intervene and order the mowing of the property. The township will then mow and/or clean up the property and establish a lien against the property for payment for services.

Junk, Trash or Waste

Every resident in Mifflin Township is required to maintain a property free of junk, trash and waste products. All residents are required to have trash collection service through the provider with which the township contracts with to pick up all resident refuse, with the exception of tires, items with Freon and any item containing a hazardous material (batteries, lawn mowers, etc). Paint cans must have the lid removed and paint dried before they can be picked up.

Abandoned or Inoperable Vehicles,Campers or Commercial Vehicles

No commercial vehicles are permitted to park in residential areas. All vehicles must have a current registration and be operable. No vehicles are permitted to sit on jacks, blocks, etc. No more than one inoperable or wrecked vehicle will be allowed per one dwelling unit. Any permitted inoperable vehicles must be parked or stored by completely enclosing it within a permitted or accessory structure, or by screening it with a 100 percent opaque fence no less than 6′ and no more than 8′ in height so as to not be visible. Those in violation are subject to zoning violations and will be referred to the Franklin County Development Department for disposition, if not corrected.

Trash Collection

All residents are required to contract with the service provider of record for refuse pick-up. Trash cans are to be removed from the curb no later than Friday evening. All trash is to be secured in bags and trash cans. 

The property owner is responsible for the payment for refuse removal. If you are a renter, check with the property owner to determine who will pay the bill. Senior township residents receive a discounted fee for service.

Report a Code Violation or Unsafe Property Condition

Contact

Franklin County Economic Development Planning, Code Enforcement
150 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 525-4660

Office Hours:
M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.