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Licenses for dogs are available at:
Calls concerning animals should be directed to the Police Department at 330-925-8040. The city has an ordinance against animals running free and against certain animals being kept at all within the city limits. The city also has a vicious dog and barking dogs ordinances.
For more information, call the Police Department, and review city animal ordinances.
Driver's licenses and vehicle license plates can be obtained at:
Driver's license information can be found through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Ohio vehicle titles can be obtained at:
Ohio vehicle title information can be found through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Bicyclists must obey all traffic regulations including riding the same direction as traffic. Bicycles are not permitted to operate on the sidewalks in the City of Rittman.
Bicycles are not required to be registered but may be registered at the police department to aid in recovery if lost or stolen.
Mopeds, or motorized bicycles, must have a license plate, and their operators must be licensed and follow safety regulations. License plates for mopeds are available at a deputy registrar's office. Ohio recognizes only a few models of "mopeds" as street legal and plateable for use on the roads; view the Approved Moped Models List from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (PDF).
Skateboards or rollerblades are not allowed on public sidewalks or streets except in areas zoned residential and then only on the sidewalks where the safety of pedestrians is not violated.
Building and zoning permits are required for any construction.
Zoning permits are issued at City Hall and must be applied for and obtained prior to applying for and obtaining a building permit. Zoning applications (PDF) can be picked up at City Hall and the clerk can be reached at 330-925-4819.
Building permits are issued by:Wayne County Building Department428 W Liberty StreetWooster, OH 44691
The city operates one cemetery, Rittman Cemetery, off DeCourcey Road. Information about the cemetery is available at City Hall by contacting the Service Director 330-925-2061 or the Cemetery Clerk 330-925-2059.
The historic Pioneer Cemetery is located off Gish Road.
The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery is located at 10175 Rawiga Road in Rittman; more information can be obtained by calling 330-335-3069.
All applications for employment with the city are taken at City Hall. Download the city employment application (PDF).
Positions such as police officers require a civil service exam.
Anyone who wishes to hold a garage or yard sale must complete and submit a Garage Sale Signage Permit (PDF) to City Hall. There is no fee for a garage sale permit.
It is a registration and you are provided with a copy of the regulations, most of which pertain to signage. Permits are not required for the Saturday of the Sleepwalker Festival Community Garage Sales.
Garage Sales are prohibited on Sundays. Once you have obtained a permit, you may hold a garage sale any other day; permits are not required for the Saturday of the Sleepwalker Festival Community Garage Sales.
Open burning is prohibited within city limits except for cooking fires and some fires related to occupational use. In all cases, these fires may not be used to burn garbage and should be as small as possible.
Any questions regarding open burning should be directed to the Police Department at 330-925-8040.
The following information can be found on the Open Finances Portal:
OpenGov allows you to explore historical finances in a simple graphical user interface.
The five ways to visualize data are:
OpenGov is a technology company based in Silicon Valley focused on building the most powerful financial intelligence and transparency platform ever created for governments. They are transforming how state and local governments analyze, share and compare their financial data.
To focus on specific data—like a fund, department, expense type, or any combination—use the menu on the self-side panel. The "Broken Down By" drop-down allows you to specify which breakdown you want the graphs and table rows to represent on the graph. You can analyze the expense and revenues data by fund, department, or type.
Yes. Use the Data Filter on the left side panel to make specific selections within the data. The Data Filter shows you the hierarchical relationships of Funds, Departments, and Account Types. You'll notice the title of the graph you are viewing on top along with the account type selector. You can use the filter to see the data of most interest to you.
Hover over any area of the graph to see the actual or budgeted amounts for that period. Or, just scroll down to see a table with detailed information below the graph.
In the upper right-hand corner, you will see options for the different graphs and tables. There are five graph types:
Additionally, there is always a table view below any graph. The table allows you to zoom in on the detailed financial data selected in the chart or graph above.
In reviewing multiple years of data, you may see "spikes" in the individual years; this can be due to unexpected expenses, such as a hard winter, equipment failure, a capital project, or a specific event that required additional funds. You can drill-down into our OpenGov platform to learn more about where exactly those expense or revenues are categorized.
Yes, there are Share and Download buttons in the upper right corner. You can share any view on a social network or by email. There are also options to download the displayed data in.csv spreadsheet and.png image formats. Additionally, you can copy and paste the URL at the top of the page you are viewing.
Use the Help menu on the top right corner to navigate to the "Contact" option to send a message to your organization.
Or, you can contact the Finance Director at 330-925-2064.
Permission to hold a parade or to block a street must be obtained from the City Manager.
There are typically two parades a year in the City of Rittman, the Memorial Day parade and the Sleepwalker Festival Parade.
Complaints about vehicles violating parking restrictions should be placed by calling the Police Department at 330-925-8040.
A parking ban on city streets is in effect from 1 to 6 a.m, during which time cars will be ticketed if parked on the street. It is forbidden to park an inoperative or unlicensed vehicle on private property for more than 10 days. The police issue parking tickets to vehicles that violate the city's parking ordinances.
Parking tickets are payable at:
Tires are not accepted and will not be picked up with the regular trash collection. Tires may be dropped off at the Goodwill Industries in Wooster.
Refrigeration and air conditioning units will be accepted only if it can be documented that the coolant has been removed by a certified technician.
Kimble is the company the city has contracted with for its waste hauling. To contact Kimble please call 800-201-0005.
Curbside recycling is also included and should be set out at the same time as your regular trash in the recycle cart provided and it is picked up by a separate truck. For more information visit the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District.
Household trash items are picked up on regular trash pickup days (Tuesdays) by Kimble.
The property owner or occupant is responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks in front of their property. City crews clear roadways.
Individuals wishing to clear driveways as a business must have a permit and meet certain requirements. Please contact the Police Department regarding snow removal permits at 330-925-8040.
Rittman has a 1.5% income tax which provides operating funds and money for capital improvements. The income tax office is located in City Hall and the Tax Administrator can be reached at 330-925-2057.
Quarterly filings are required and credit is given up to 1% of income taxes paid to other cities. View and download tax forms.
Tree lawns (trees located between a roadway and a sidewalk) are the property of the city; however, property owners are responsible for trimming trees and mowing the tree lawn.
Permission must be obtained from City Hall before removing a tree from the tree lawn. Please contact the Service Director regarding removal of a tree from the tree lawn at 330-925-2061.
Zoning ordinances govern land use within the city limits. The City Manager has the authority to make decisions about enforcement of zoning ordinances and issues permits for signs, construction, and changes in land use.
The Board of Zoning Appeals, consisting of five members appointed by Council, hears appeals or requests for variations from the city zoning code regulations. Access more information about zoning in Rittman.