As you look around your neighborhood, it is clear that not all of your neighbors care for their properties in the same way you would. If you have concerns that a property may be classified as a nuisance you may contact Norwich Township at (614) 876-7694 (calls can remain anonymous) or submit your concerns below.
Most Frequent Nuisance Concerns
Junk Motor Vehicles
On occasion, we receive concerns about junk motor vehicles on a Norwich Township property. In those situations, we work closely with Franklin County Zoning and follow the Ohio Revised Code 505.173 to determine if the vehicle meets the definition of a “junk motor vehicle”. The criteria followed is:
- Three model years old, or older;
- Apparently inoperable; and
- Extensively damaged, including, but not limited to, any of the following: missing wheels, tires, engine, or transmission.
If a vehicle meets the criteria, we are able to issue a resolution requiring the removal of the vehicle (pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 505.871). Contact Norwich Township at (614) 876-7694 (calls can remain anonymous) to notify the Township of a junk vehicle or contact the Franklin County Zoning Department directly at (614) 525-3094.
When a homeowner’s grass, vegetation, garbage, refuse and other debris creates a problem, Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87 allows the Township to visually inspect it and declare it a nuisance. Documentation of the nuisance must be approved at a Norwich Township Trustee meeting on the first or third Tuesday of the month. Once this occurs, the homeowner is notified and given seven days to remove the nuisance. The process takes time; however, it typically resolves the problem. Contact Norwich Township with any issues or concerns about high grass at (614) 876-7694 (calls can remain anonymous).
Mosquito control within Norwich Township is provided by a contract with Franklin County Public Health (FCPH). More information can be found by visiting www.myfcph.org. You can report mosquito problems directly on the FCPH website, as well as request information on spraying in your neighborhood.
Yard or Garage Sales
According to Section 503 of the Franklin County Zoning Resolution, not more than four residential garage sales including but not limited to yard sales, block sales, and moving sales shall be permitted in any 12 month period. Each residential garage sale shall not exceed four consecutive days. Contact Norwich Township with any issues or concerns about yard or garage sales at (614) 876-7694 (calls can remain anonymous).