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Elected & Appointed Officials

  Dan Policastro


Council Member - Public Works & Services Committee
Kelly Rankin - kellrankincouncil@gmail.com


Council Member - Rules & Law Committee
Maggie Palazzolo - magpal00@gmail.com


Council Member - Health & Recreation Committee
Bill Brown - wbrown1750@gmail.com


Council Member - Public Safety Committee
Avia Graves - aviagraves@gmail.com


Council Member - Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee
Mary Ann Schwartz - maschwartz@mariemont.org


Council Member - Finance Committee
Rob Bartlett - robbartlettcouncil@gmail.com

  Fiscal Officer - Appointed
Tony Borgerding - tborgerding@mariemont.org
Assistant Fiscal Officer - Appointed

Eli Wendler - ewendler@mariemont.org

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Village Administration

For additional contact information, please visit the Contact page.

Administrative Staff
Joanee Van Pelt

Administrative Staff
Sue Singleton

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Building Department

buildingplansVillage of Mariemont residents, property owners, and businesses have not only a unique small community to live
and work in, but also the uncommon convenience of its own Building Department. The Building Department is
responsible for informing and enforcing the Village of Mariemont Zoning Code as well as all applicable Ohio
building codes for permit compliance and final certification upon project completion. Flexibility and responsiveness
to the needs of residents, design professionals, and contractors is a major department goal.

A collaborative attitude has helped create a positive atmosphere wherein contractors and design professionals
actually look forward to working in the Village. The Village of Mariemont Building Department’s willingness to help facilitate work rather
than be an obstacle has been a major factor in continued growth and improvement of our built environment.

Building Department applications, forms, and documents are available online. Please click the appropriate document title below to proceed.
The applications can be filled out online. Once the application is completed you may print, save, and submit the forms as required.


Building Commissioner- Don Keyes

Village of Mariemont Building Department
Col. Donald L. Shanks Municipal Building- Second Floor
6907 Wooster Pike
Mariemont, OH 45227
phone: (513) 271-3315
e-mail: bldgdept@mariemont.org
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

→ To schedule a construction Related inspection, please call the Village Administration Office at 513-271-3246.
→ For a Residential Rental Inspection only, please call the Building Department at 513-271-3315 and if necessary please leave a message.

Application Forms & Supplemental Documents

Note- The applications and forms below can be filled out online, saved and printed. Newer versions of Adobe may be required to complete
them on-line. Click here to download Adobe.

Primary Application Forms:

Secondary Application Forms:

Special Application Forms:

Application Supplemental Documents:




The duties of the Maintenance Department include the maintenance of all parks and other Village-owned properties, minor road repairs, street sweeping, snow removal and collection of brush and leaves. The Maintenance Department has four full-time staff and during the fall season, hires part-time staff to assist with various needs and leaf collection.

For general contact information, please visit the Contact page.


Maintenance Supervisor
John Scherpenberg
e-mail: superintendent@mariemont.org

Leaf Collection  

Leaf vacuum collection typically begins in mid-October. Simply rake leaves to the front of your lawn near the curb (but not into the street) and the Village will collect these leaves. Leaf season generally ends the third week of December. Prior to mid-October and/or after the third week of December, leaves must be bagged for pick up. Do not dump leaves in the swimming pool area. If you do not wish to wait for the leaf vacuum, bag the leaves in clear plastic bags or brown paper yard waste bags (available at most hardware stores and Kroger) and place them at the curb after 6:00pm the day before your pick up. They'll be picked up on the same day your trash is collected.

Brush Collection  

The Village Maintenance Department has a scheduled brush route to collect branches, limbs and brush that can be run through the chipper and turned into mulch. Brush pickup will occur on the same day as your scheduled trash pickup, but only on the FIRST Monday and Tuesday of each month and the THIRD Monday and Tuesday of each month.   Branches, trimmings, and brush should be stacked in manageable bundles not to exceed 8 ft. in length or 50 lbs (do not place in boxes or cans) and set at the curb, or adjacent to the street where there is no curb (NOT IN THE STREET) after 6:00pm the day prior to scheduled day; however, items should be placed no later than 7:15am the scheduled day to guarantee pick up. Residents are cautioned about leaving the brush at the curb for several days or over the weekend.

Street Sweeping  

Street sweeping of Mariemont streets and lanes is scheduled regularly. Residents, where on-street parking is permitted, are given 24 hours notice to move their vehicles. If vehicles are not moved, they will be towed at the owner's expense and citations will be issued by the Police Department. This is done is accordance with Village Ordinance 76.07 - Continuous Parking In Same Location. Anyone going on vacation may want to make arrangements to have their vehicles removed from the street or lane.

Removal of Ice  
and Snow  
from Sidewalks  

While winter can be beautiful, it also poses problems in the area of traffic safety for motorists and pedestrians. Village Maintenance crews work to make the streets are safe for vehicles. Consequently, property owners and occupants are responsible by law to keep the sidewalks that border their property free of ice and snow in the interest of pedestrian safety. The Village Ordinance states that within the first 8 hours after daylight, or within 8 hours of the ceasing to fall of any snow, the owner or occupant or other person having the care of any building, premises or unimproved land abutting any sidewalk where there is a graded sidewalk, or a sidewalk graded and paved shall cause the snow or ice to be removed from the traveled part of such sidewalk. Snow or ice shall not be moved into the street gutter when the gutter has been previously cleaned, and in no event shall snow or ice from any area other than the pedestrian walk be moved into the street gutter. Whenever a sidewalk, or any part thereof along any building, premises or unimproved lot of land shall be encumbered with ice or snow, the owner, occupant, or other person having the care of such premises or lot shall cause the sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by removing the ice from there or by covering the same with sand or other suitable substance. Failure to comply with this section for a period of more than 8 hours during the daytime shall subject the owner, occupant, or person in charge to a fine of up to $50 each day. Please understand this is done to ensure the safety of all residents.

Whose Tree Is It?* 

The Village of Mariemont has been a member of Tree City USA for more than 23 years. The Maintenance Department, which is responsible for the planting and care of trees in the public areas, has received three “Growth Awards”. The Village has a right-of-way on every street. If you are not sure if a tree belongs to you or the Village, please call the Maintenance Department BEFORE doing any cutting of trimming.

Minimum Heat  
It shall be the duty of every person who shall have contracted or undertaken to furnish heat for any building or portion thereof, occupied as a home or place of residence of one or more persons, to heat or to furnish heat for every occupied room in such building, or portion thereof, so that a minimum temperature of seventy (70) degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Centigrade) may be maintained therein between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00pm and a minimum temperature of sixty-four (64) degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Centigrade) between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00pm of each day whenever the outer or street temperature shall fall below fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Centigrade).

Trash and Recycling Services

The annual trash fee for residents occupying a house or townhouse is $75.00. The annual fee for residents of a unit in a building which has multiple units serviced at a common collection point is $45.00. Each year in May, residents are sent an invoice for the annual trash fee. This fee is due by July 1 and can be mailed to or paid in the Tax Office. Additional fees apply for late payments, so be sure to get your payment in on time.

Trash is picked up once per week following the schedule below. For a trash can to be emptied, a trash sticker must be affixed to the can. Trash stickers can be purchased for $2 at our local Kroger, MariElders, The Villager, Walgreens, or the Village offices.

Recycling is picked up once per week, as are large items, yard waste and brush.

Trash cans are picked up from the rear of the house/building. Do not place cans at the curb. Recycling, large items, yard waste and brush may be set out after 6:00 pm the day prior to scheduled pick up. All trash, recycling, large items, yard waste and brush to be picked up must be set out by 7:00 am the day of pick up.

Guidelines for Waste & Recycling Pick-ups

Trash (Household waste, food, non-compostable food, non-recyclable items, etc.) must be placed in cans with tight-fitting lids.

All cans to be emptied must have a clearly visible trash sticker attached. One sticker is required for cans up to 45 gallons. Two stickers are required for cans larger than 45 gallons.

Recycling (mixed paper, newspaper, aluminum cans, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs, glass, corrugated cardboard) is collected once per week (Mondays or Tuesdays depending on your street). Items should be placed in recycling bins and set out after 6:00pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00am the day of pick up. Cardboard boxes that will not fit in the bin must be broken down, bundled or placed next to or under the recycling bin.

For more detailed information on what can and can't be recycled, visit the Hamilton County Recycling website.

Trash and Recycling is collected from the back or side of resident lots (note: Rumpke will not enter garages to pick up cans or recycling).

You may also be interested in knowing the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District provides technical support to communities and education to residents to encourage recycling throughout Hamilton County.

Check out their Recycle Right” PDF which you can download, print, and post on your refrigerator for handy reference.

Thank you for supporting recycling in your community!


Yard Waste

(Grass clippings, weeds, pliable cuttings, Spring cleanup waste, leaves or other yard waste too small to be stacked or bundled)

  • Collected once per week
  • Collected in clear plastic bag or 30-gallon lawn/leaf paper bag (While either bag is acceptable, paper is encouraged due to its environmental and labor-saving benefits)
  • See Maintenance page for more details on Fall leaf collection

A helpful tip on grass clippings...these clippings contain nitrogen. So leaving them on your lawn versus bagging them actually fertilizes your yard. And by using a mulching mower or blade, thatch will not build-up.


(Branches, brush and trimmings larger than 24” long)

  • Collected on the FIRST Monday & Tuesday of each month and the THIRD Monday & Tuesday of each month. 
  • Stacked in bundles not to exceed 5 ft. in length or 50 lbs.
  • Do not place in boxes or cans
Large Items

(Items which cannot reasonably be broken down to fit into a 45 gallon can, including large and/or bulky household items such as appliances, furniture, carpeting)
Collected once per week. Place at the curb after 6:00pm the day prior to pick up or by 7:00am the day of pick up.

Note: It is suggested that, whenever possible, residents have the company delivering a new appliance, furniture or carpeting, remove the old items or donate usable items to a charity that will remove them for you. This will save you the inconvenience of setting items out on pick up days.

Upholstered furniture and mattresses must be wrapped in plastic to prevent the spread of bed bugs.

Construction debris created during construction and/or remodeling, such as small pieces of drywall, lumber, bricks, broken asphalt roofing shingles, etc., should be removed by the contractor. When construction is done by the homeowner, please call Rumpke at 242-4401 for instructions & pickup schedules.

Household Hazardous Waste Items such as car batteries, used oil, unused gasoline or other fuels, oil-based paint, paint thinners, pool chemicals, etc., are considered to be Household Hazardous Waste and cannot be picked up by Rumpke or the Maintenance Department. For a complete list of Household Hazardous Waste and/or for information about disposal of such materials, please stop by the Village office for more information or call the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District at 946-7734 or 946-7777.


Christmas Trees


Beginning December 26th and continuing through February, Christmas trees left at the curb will be picked up by the Village and ground into mulch.




Since Mariemont uses a consumption-based fee system for trash, throwing away more means more cost to you. Conversely, throwing away less can save you money. Consider composting as a way to lessen weekly trash volume. Composting non-meat food scraps is simple, easy, and nearly odorless. Further, "cooked" compost is a great fertilizer for your garden and plants!


Why are tight fitting lids so important?


Several years ago, the Village of Mariemont passed an ordinance requiring all trash be kept in cans with tight-fitting lids. This helps to discourage wildlife such as raccoons, rodents and possum from coming into yards and green spaces. It also helps to avoid unsightly trash which detracts from the uniqueness and beauty that makes us proud to call the Village of Mariemont our home. If trash is set out in bags or in cans without lids, not only will you attract wildlife, but you could also face a fine of up to $100. So keep those lids tight!

Trash Schedule

Trash is collected from all residences and businesses on Tuesdays.  The only holidays when Rumpke does not collect trash are Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  In those cases, they will collect trash the day after the holiday.


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