• Be responsible - clean up your pet waste!

    Pet Waste Sign

    Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family.

    There are several very common diseases that can be transmitted to dogs, cats and people through feces. These include giardia, roundworms, salmonella, and Ecoli. In addition, your dog can spread or contract parvovirus or coronavirus through infected feces. All of these diseases are very serious and common and every effort should be made by pet owners to keep their pets and family away from potentially infected feces.

    Cleaning up after your pet is as easy as 1 – 2 ‐ 3:

    1. Bring a bag.
    2. Clean it up.
    3. Dispose of waste.

    The City of Nelsonville ordinances require pet owners to clean up pet waste. Failure to clean up pet waste could result in a fine of up to $150.

  • Planning Commission Meeting

    Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm

    The Nelsonville City Planning Commission will hold a will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:00PM, at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss legislation on Tiny Homes.

    Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to by 1PM, Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021. The meeting will be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel ( The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Boil Order Notice

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    The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Burr Oak Boulevard and Poplar Street and Walnut Street East off Burr Oak Boulevard, and the Village of Buchtel.

    The reason for this Boil Order was to repair a leak on the mainline.

    When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

    This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

  • Boil Order Canceled

    The Nelsonville Water Department has CANCELED the boil order for North Oakley Drive, South Oakley Drive and Duncan Drive in Buchtel. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this incident.

  • Employment Opportunity

    City of Nelsonville Division of Fire

    The City of Nelsonville Division of Fire is accepting applications to immediately fill open part-time positions and to build an eligibility list for future dates.

    Applicants must have a state of Ohio FF1 certification for entry level part-time firefighter or FF2 certification for full-time firefighter, at the time of the exam date.

    Applicants must successfully pass a written civil service exam per Ohio Revised Code 124.42, must be at least 18 years of age and not yet reached his or her 41st birthday on the date of the exam.

    Application packets cost $20.00 each and will be available at the City of Nelsonville Auditor's/Water office from Monday, July 26th, 2021, through Tuesday, August 31st, 2021, from 8 am to 4 pm.

    Applications can be found on the Job Opportunities page, and also downloaded at the link below. As a reminder, the packet fee must be paid on or before the exam date, and cash, check, or money order are the only form of payment that are accepted. The packet fee may be mailed in, please include the applicant's name.

    The written examination will be administered on Thursday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

    Nelsonville Division of Fire Application Documents

  • City Council Meeting Canceled

    The Nelsonville City Council regular meeting scheduled for tonight Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:00PM has been canceled. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

  • Hocking River Level Staff Gage to be Installed on SR 278 Bridge

    Wednesday, July 28, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

    The City of Nelsonville in cooperation with the National Weather Service Office in Charleston, West Virginia will be installing a Hocking River level staff gage on the Lake Hope Drive, (SR 278) bridge. The staff gage installation will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Crews will be working in the Hocking River under the bridge and on the bridge deck during this time. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area during this time and watch for workers on and around the bridge.

    The river staff gage is being installed to help officials better monitor river levels. The gage will help to get a better idea of what levels will cause impacts to the Nelsonville area once, it is correlated to the Athens gage downstream.

    What is a staff gage? Staff gages look like oversized rulers, that are permanently installed in a body of water. They provide a quick visual reference of the water level. Their simplicity and effectiveness mean they are quite useful in monitor changing water levels.

  • Large Item Disposal

    Read below to learn how to leave large items for trash pickup

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    The City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office wants to remind Nelsonville residents that you must have a City Utility Office large item sticker for large item collection. Whether you are cleaning out your house, or making room for that new appliance or couch, sometimes you need to get rid of things that do not fit in your waste cart. The good news is you can still get rid of those large item’s curbside with the Nelsonville large item sticker program.

    Large item collection includes household items such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances, carpets, padding and similar large items that will not fit into the waste wheeler. Do not place extra bags or cans of trash out for a large item pickup, this service is only intended for items that are too large to fit in your trash container.

    Large item stickers can be purchased for $5, by calling the City of Nelsonville Utilities Department at (740) 753-2151 or stop by Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm at 211 Laker Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

  • Green Team Cleaup

    Saturday, August 8, 9:00 am

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    The Nelsonville Green Team will be doing a cleanup on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9AM. The group will be cleaning up around the Public Square. With The Parade of The Hills Festival approaching, it would be wonderful for the City to look it’s best. Nelsonville Rotary Club members will also be out and cleaning up along Canal Street.

    The Nelsonville Green Team volunteers would like to encourage Nelsonville businesses and homeowners to take time and spruce up around their businesses and homes. Our town is on display to visitors from around the state during The Parade of The Hills week, and weekly as well for ATV riders and cyclists from the Baileys Trail System and Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Let’s work together cleaning up our little town

    Persons interested in volunteering will meet on the Public Square at 9AM to organize into work sections. Volunteers need to bring their own gloves and garden tools. We recommend volunteers have their names on any gloves and tools.

    The Nelsonville Green Team is looking for volunteers who are18 years or older and willing and able to help and possibly make a commitment to volunteer once a month for various green up projects around Nelsonville. Volunteers will need to physically able to pull weeds and perform general clean up tasks.

    Anyone having questions can contact Nan Shafer by Email at Nanniegoat811@hotmail. We look forward to a great turn out.

  • Winning Bid for Jefferson Street Property

    Jefferson Street House Sold

    The City of Nelsonville announces the winning sealed bid on property located at 126 Jefferson Street Nelsonville, Ohio. This property was deemed unnecessary for public use. Bids for the property were accepted from June 14, 2021 until June 28, 2021. The winning bid was placed by Robert Ryan as the only bidder for $7,617.72 plus closing cost with the property being sold as is.