One North Plum Street, Germantown, OH 45327 | (937) 855-7255 (937) 855-7270

Search our site:

Government

 

Germantown adopted a council-manager form of government on June 8, 1976. The City is governed by a mayor and six council members, all elected at large. The city manager supervises the daily operations of the government. Departments include Service Department, Planning & Zoning, Finance Police, and Fire.

The Service Department is responsible for the streets, water, sewer, and parks. The Service Department maintains the streets, plows snow, coordinates leaf pick-up, maintains the water system, chlorinates and fluorinates the water, and maintains the sewers. The Service Department oversees and maintains Veterans Memorial Park, Kercher Community Park, and the Germantown Aquatic Center.

The Planning and Zoning Department promotes safety through the enforcement of codes, ordinances and regulations.

The Finance Department ensures the City of Germantown’s financial resources are protected through strong financial management. The Finance Department oversees various essential business services of the City including budgeting, purchasing, utility billings, tax collection, and financial reporting.

The Police Department is responsible for protecting the persons and properties within Germantown City limits; enforcing criminal and traffic laws and city ordinances; maintaining peace and order; preventing and solving crime and working with residents to solve problems that threaten safety or lead to crime.

The Fire Department performs the function of fire suppression, rescue, and other related services within the City of Germantown and German Township. The overall responsibility is conducting annual safety compliance inspections for each business, new construction, and renovations. The department investigates all fires and provides fire safety education to the citizens of Germantown.

A number of citizen organizations are established by ordinance with advisory or decision making responsibilities. They include the Board of Tax Appeals, Board of Zoning Appeals, City Beautiful Commission, Economic Development, Fire Oversight Committee, Parks Board, Parks Oversight Committee, Personnel Board, Planning Commission, and Pool Board. Pool Oversight Committee, Records Commission, and Senior Oversight.



How We Can Help

<center>How We Can Help</center>

The Municipality of Germantown would like to have your input on new ideas and feedback on how we are doing. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Send Us Your Feedback »


Ohio Checkbook

<center>Ohio Checkbook</center>

Check out Germantown Spending by going to https://germantown.ohiocheckbook.com for a detailed financial report.

learn more »


Stormwater Education & Outreach

Stormwater Education & Outreach

Storm water runoff is...any water that is not soaked into the ground after a rain storm.

Consequently, storm water runoff can pick up pollutants while flowing into local streams and rivers. The Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), launched in 2003, is ODOT\'s inter-agency effort to control pollutants in storm water discharge.

 How you care for your lawn can affect your local waterways. Runoff, yard clippings, chemicals, where and what you plant are just some of the components that can create stormwater pollution.

Go to https://youtu.be/b4r88u8euYU for healthy lawn care practices including pollution prevention.

For more ways to prevent stormwater pollution from your lawn, refer to: What You Can Do in Your Yard article below provided by the EPA.

Thank You for doing your part. 

What you can do in your yard »