information for new residents
Hello! Mayor Ben Kessler here. Welcome to Bexley! I am glad you have chosen to make Bexley your new home, and while I’m obviously biased, I don’t think you could have chosen a better community in which to work, live, and play. Inside this packet, you’ll find useful information to get you up and running and informed about the City of Bexley.
You will quickly learn that Bexley is a close-knit and accessible community. Your elected officials all work hard to be responsive and accessible, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or at (614) 559-4210. To stay connected to what is going on in the community, sign up for the Bexley Blast at the bottom of this page, and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook.
Again, an enthusiastic and warm welcome to Bexley!
Bexley City Hall
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
New Resident Welcome Packet
Additional Information for New Residents
The City of Bexley purchases its water from the City of Columbus. We administer all utility billing for the City of Bexley. Residents are billed quarterly and most businesses are billed monthly, with charges including water, sewer, and refuse. To set up a new water account, or to transfer ownership of the account, please contact Janet Mercurio in the Water Department at (614) 559-4270.
Residents 60+ years of age are eligible to receive a 10% discount on refuse portion of their quarterly refuse and water bill. The individual on file must be the head of the household or the account holder. Along with the application form (link below), we will need a copy of the account holder's drivers license, or any identification, that has the birthdate and proof of address.
To apply for a discount, please complete this form.
Completed forms can be emailed to to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off in-person at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209.
Bexley City Code establishes a minimum standard that structures and exterior property are to meet. The laws and codified ordinances can be found under the Public Documents page.
In almost all cases of a citation, there will be two violation notices distributed to the home owner explaining the violation and then a grace period allowing the owner to resolve the violation(s).
For an overview of Bexley code specifications, please visit the Code Enforcement page.
Bexley's solid waste, recycling, and yard waste pickup service is provided through a contract with Rumpke. Trash and recycling is picked up on Mondays. For residents with alleys behind their property trash and bulk items need to be placed in the alley - recycle and yard waste are placed in the tree lawn. For residents without on alley trash, recycle, yard waste, and bulk items should all be placed in the tree lawn.
Bulk items are also collected on Monday, however, this requires advanced notice to Rumpke. To schedule a bulk pick up please call 1-800-828-8171.
We are proud to offer curbside composting as a service to every household in Bexley. This is a newer service offered to residents, and we encourage every individual and family to participate!
According to the USDA, 30-40% of the country’s food supply is wasted, with 31% of this being at the retail and consumer levels. In 2010, this equated to 133 billion pounds of food (almost 220 pounds per person) worth $161 billion. It is time to act.
Bexley's curbside composting program is serviced through a contract with Innovative Organics Recycling. Composting receptacles are collected on Mondays and need to be placed in the tree lawn separate from any trash, yard waste, or recycling. Rumpke is not responsible for any food waste collection.
To learn more about this program, or to register, visit our Curbside Composting page.
Are you thinking of making upgrades and changes to your home and property? Building Permits are required for: Additions, Decks, Driveways & Approaches, Electrical, Enclosures of porches, Excavations & Trenches, Fences, Garages, Hot Water Heaters, Plumbing, Pools & Spas/Hot Tubs, Public Sidewalks, Sheds, Stoops/Steps, Roofs, Siding, Sun Rooms, Water, Sewer & Gas Line Work, and Windows.
See the Building Department page for more information.
Each year approximately one-third of the city sidewalks are inspected running north to south. This allows the entire city to be inspected on a three-year rotation. Inspection involves walking each street and visually inspecting the sidewalk for damage.
Panels are marked either with an "X" denoting the deficiency is the responsibility of the property owner to repair or replace, or with a “C” denoting the deficiency is the responsibility of the city and will be replaced or repaired at the city's expense.
For more information about this program, including an FAQ, visit www.bexley.org/sidewalks.
Bexley is full of animal lovers and has an active population of pet owners. However, Bexley law requires (Chapter 618 of Bexley City Code) that dog owners keep their dogs on leash at all times while walking. Also, dog owners are prohibited from allowing their dogs to run at large upon public property or on others' property. Please pick up after your dog while walking. Click here to view the City of Bexley Codified Ordinances.
Note: No dogs, leashed or unleashed, are permitted at Bexley parks, including Jeffrey Mansion.
To register for a garage/yard sale permit, please fill out this form. Sales can be held for no longer than three days in duration and only one sale can be held every nine months. We must receive the form no later than the day prior to your sale.
Each year the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department (BRPD) releases 3 seasonal activity brochures. Winter/Spring Brochure is released in January, Summer Brochure is released in April, and Fall Brochure is released in August.
To view the most recent Activity Brochure, click here.
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