General Information

What are your hours of operation?
8:00AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday (closed holidays)

Where is the Township Administrative Complex located?
8540 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

How do I get to 8540 Kenwood Road?
From I-71 exit Montgomery Road, turn west onto Montgomery Road, travel approximately 3 traffic lights to Kenwood Road intersection, turn right onto Kenwood Road, travel approximately 3 intersections, the Township Administration Building is on the right. (It is the first of three similar buildings)

How do I get in touch with one of the Trustees or the Fiscal Officer?

Chairman Tom James – (513) 791-8447,
Vice Chairman Jim LaBarbara – (513) 791-8447,
Trustee Thomas J. Weidman – (513) 791-8447,
Fiscal Officer Rob Porter- (513) 791-8447,

Or, any of your elected officials may be reached at

When are the scheduled Township meetings?

  • Board of Trustees meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 P.M.
  • Zoning Commission meetings are the second Monday of the month at 6:00 P.M.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are the third Monday of the month at 6:30 P.M.
  • Parks Advisory Committee meetings are the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M.
  • Citizen Finance Committee meetings are held at the discretion of the committee. Please see the website calendar.
  • JEDZ and CIC meetings are generally held quarterly on the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December.

All meetings are held at the Township Administration Building at 8540 Kenwood Road unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Video of recent Trustee Meetings and Workshops may be found HERE.

I have a street light out, whom do I call?
Please call Duke Energy at (513) 651-4182 or click here to report online.

Service Line
If a storm has caused tree damage to the service line serving your home, please call Duke Energy at 513-651-4182 or 1-800-543-5599 so they can get a tree crew out to clear the way for line technicians to restore power to your home without delay. Line crews are not equipped to remove significant tree damage.

Meter Boxes or Weather Heads
If the meter box or weather head (part of the fixture that connects the service/supply line to the meter box) to a customer’s home is damaged or pulled away from the building, customers need to contact a licensed electrician for repairs and their local county inspection office for an inspection. Customers should turn off their main breaker until damage is repaired.

Who is responsible for the trees between the sidewalk and the curb?
The Township will remove the tree if it is dead or poses a safety problem. All other reasons for removal are the responsibility of the homeowner.

How do I request a Digital Speed Radar Sign?
The Township has digital speed radar signs that may be temporarily installed on your street to collect and record traffic data. If you would like to request one, please complete an Action Line Request or contact Tracy Kellums at 513-792-7257 or email at

Who is responsible for the sanitary sewers?
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati  (513) 352-4900 or

Who maintains the creek behind my house?
Most creeks that flow through the Township are privately owned and are the property owner’s responsibility to keep clean of debris.

To whom should I report potholes in the road?
If the pothole is on a Hamilton County Road (Kenwood Road, Galbraith Road, Blue Ash Road, Grooms Road, Kemper Road, Fields Ertel Road, Sycamore Road, Euclid Road, Ken Arbre Road, portions of Kugler Mill Road, west side of Hosbrook) call the Hamilton County Engineers Department at (513) 946-4250. If you have a question about a State Road (Montgomery Road, I-71 Reading Road and Ronald Reagan Highway/State Route 126) call the Ohio Department of Transportation at (513) 821-1409 or report online. If the pothole is on a Township Road, call the Township Maintenance Department at (513) 792-7257 or complete a Action Line Request.

What do I do with old paint, motor oil, gasoline and chemicals?
Call Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District for information at (513) 946-7766.

Latex Paint Disposal Information

Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off

How do I dispose of used batteries?
Call Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District for information at (513) 946-7766 or click here.

What are my options for trash removal and recycling?
Call Rumpke at (513) 742-2900 or 1-800-828-8171 or Republic (513) 771-4200 or 1-800-543-1339 to inquire about rates and if they service your particular street.

Recycling Information

Where do I find answers to questions I have about draining my sump pump?

Hamilton County Public Health Sump Pump Fact Sheet

Does Sycamore Township have gas and electric aggregation programs?
Yes!  For Natural Gas Aggregation information, call Constellation at 866-996-7922 or click here.
For Electric Aggregation information, call Dynegy at 888-682-2170.

Are there senior services available in the Township?
Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio

Senior Guidance

Where do I vote for elections?
Call the Hamilton County Board of Elections at (513) 632-7000.

Who are my congressmen and representatives? In what district am I?
Call the Hamilton County Board of Elections at (513) 632-7000.

Whom should I call if I would like to plan a Block Party on my neighborhood street?
Call Sycamore Township at (513) 791-8447 for a Block Party Permit form or click here to print one from your computer.

Do solicitors need to register at the Sycamore Township Administration Building?
Yes, anyone going door to door soliciting business or selling items, must register with the Township and go through a police check to receive a permit. The charge for a 90-day permit is $75.00. For a list of current transient vendor permits in the Township, click here.

I had an accident in Sycamore Township, how do I get a copy of the report?
Call the Records Unit at (513) 946-6220

I just got a job that requires my fingerprints, where can I go to get fingerprinted?
Fingerprinting is done at the Hamilton County Justice Center, 1000 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH. Please call (513) 946-6400 for more information.

Will the police watch my home when I go away on vacation?
Yes, call The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 825-1500 to request a Vacation Watch.

What is a non-emergency number for the police?
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department NON-emergency number is (513) 825-1500 or (513) 825-2280. District Three phone number is (513) 683-3444.

Where may I find information on emergency management and preparedness?
Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security at (513) 263-8200 or

Sign Up for Alert Hamilton County & Smart911

Are there any rules on feeding the deer in Township?
The Ohio Division of Wildlife discourages the feeding of deer: FAQ’s

For more information on deer, please Click Here  or contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife at 1-800-WILDLIFE.

I saw a coyote in my neighborhood, what should I do?
Urban coyote information may be found on the Ohio Division of Wildlife website and a fact sheet is available here.

What are my rights as a landlord, renter or tenant?

General Guidelines: Ohio Tenant – Landlord Law

Whom should I call about habitually barking dogs?
Call the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at (513) 825-2280. Resolution 1991-45

Do we have a pooper scooper or leash law?
Yes, both are enforced by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at (513) 825-2280.
Resolution 1993-26 Resolution 2013-112

Does the Township have a noise ordinance?
Yes. The noise ordinance is enforced by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department at (513) 825-2280.
Resolution 1994-16

Sycamore Township