The City of Bexley maintains high standards of personal and professional conduct for its employees. A citizen who wishes to file a formal complaint against a City employee can do so on this page. Click the 'Citizen Complaint Form' button on this page to open an interactive PDF. Mailing and drop-off instructions are located at the bottom of the second page.
Individuals who would like assistance completing the form are encouraged to contact one of our Complaint Liaisons. This is free assistance for complainants, however it is not legal representation.
A citizen who wishes to file a formal complaint against a City employee will be asked to provide as much detailed information as possible so that the alleged violation can be fully and fairly investigated. Any allegation that may involve criminal misconduct will be investigated following current criminal procedure and rules of evidence.
Any citizen who has questions regarding an employee’s actions or departmental policy and/or procedure is encouraged to speak with a supervisor to resolve their questions. The information requested on the form is the information that is necessary to properly complete a complaint investigation.
If the complaint involves alleged criminal activity, the matter will be investigated as a criminal offense. Every effort will be made to resolve a complaint in a timely manner while safeguarding the rights of the accuser as well as the accused. Your patience in dealing with the complaint investigation is appreciated.
The Complaint Liaison program was created to assist individuals in filing complaints, navigating the complaint process, answer questions, and serve as a resource throughout the process at no cost to the complainant.
Sam Marcellino has been a practicing attorney since 2014, serving as an associate at two different law firms here in Columbus. Prior to graduating with his Juris Doctorate, Sam was awarded several accolades and a scholarship to honor his commitment to equal opportunity, public service, and student involvement. Currently, Sam is involved with the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, among other roles within community organizations.
Mary Younger has provided direct legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in Franklin County for 36 years. Her work has included negotiating appropriate charges with police, prosecution, and continuing representation until the conclusion of the case. Her background as a public defender provides her with a strong sense of empathy and familiarity with issues facing citizens from all walks of life.
Bexley City Hall
ATTN: Natalie Vawter
2242 E. Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
If a citizen does not want to mail in completed forms, they can be dropped off in-person at City Hall, or in the water bill payment drop box in the parking lot. If you have any questions about the application or the Complaint Liaison process, please contact the Mayor's Office at (614) 559-4210.
Initial complaint reviews are handled internally, and responses are provided directly to the complainant. If you are unsatisfied with the response received, you will be given the option to appeal the results of your complaint to the Mayor's office. In instances of complaints involving alleged discrimination or bias, a third-party review of the complaint will first be conducted by the Bexley Citizen Review Advisory Board, and the report of the Advisory Board will be referenced in the review of the appeal.
If you have additional questions or concerns involving the complaint process, or would like assistance completing the necessary paperwork, please call (614) 559-4210.