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Changes to City Services due to Coronavirus

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During the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, all critical Youngstown City services will continue. However, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Parks & Recreation Garage, Street Department, Traffic Sign & Signal, Waste Water, Water Engineering, and 20 Federal Place office locations are closed to the public until further notice, with limited exceptions. In addition, the Municipal Court building is operating on a reduced and restricted schedule (more information below). Be sure to keep track of City meeting cancellations by consulting the City Meetings & Events Calendar (opens in new window).

Youngstown City services will continue under the following conditions:

City Hall & Health Department

  • As of Monday, September 14, 2020, Youngstown Water Department Customer Service will be open for all transactions, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A maximum of five customers will be allowed in the lobby, masks are mandatory, and temperature checks will be administered.
  • Effective November 25, 2020, through January 4, 2020, Mayor Brown is placing a moratorium on all disconnections. However, customers are encouraged to make regular payments. The Water Department will continue to monitor accounts during this period. Accounts identified as having engaged in illegal activity will be subject to the Water Department’s policies and procedures to have service restored.
  • Youngstown Water Department will temporarily cease the in-home water meter change-out program.
  • The issuing of all other City department permits is temporarily suspended.
  • Any trash at the curb that is not bagged or in a City supplied trash cart or a personal trash cart will not be picked up.
  • Vendor Invoices can be emailed directly to the Finance Department at VendorInvoice@youngstownohio.gov. In your email, please indicate if you will accept payment by purchasing credit card without a fee. This process will expedite receiving payment.
  • The Vital Statistics Division of the Youngstown City Health District (Youngstown Municipal Court Building, 9 West Front Street) is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call (330) 743-3333 for an appointment.
  • The Reproductive Health and Wellness Clinic at the Youngstown City Health District (Youngstown Municipal Court Building, 9 West Front Street) will be open by appointment only. Call (330) 743-3333 to schedule an appointment.

Parks and Recreation Department

  • Parks Pavilion Rentals: Cancelled until further notice.
  • Parks Outdoor Pavilions and Restrooms: Closed until further notice.
  • Northside Pool: Closed until further notice.
  • Splash Pads: Closed until further notice.
  • Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center: The Center is open only for Fitness Room access; the gymnasium is closed.
  • Playgrounds and Playground Equipment: Closed until further notice.
  • Basketball Courts: Closed until further notice.
  • Workout Equipment at all city parks: Closed until further notice

Police Department

  • The media/news hook will be available in the 1st floor outer lobby.
  • If a police report is needed, please call the information desk at (330) 742-8926.
  • If a towed vehicle release is needed, please call the Accident Investigation Unit: (330) 742-8946
  • If you need a copy of a police report, please call the Record Room at (330) 742-8907 or (330) 742-8934
  • When possible, police reports will be taken over the telephone. Copies of police reports will be emailed or mailed to the requestor.
  • If you have any other questions, please call the police desk at (330) 742-8926.

Fire Department

  • Fire inspections performed on any buildings, daycares, foster homes, etc. are temporarily suspended.
  • If a fire report is needed or you have any other fire department related questions, please call the office of the main fire station at (330) 747-7403 ext. 0.

Youngstown Municipal Court Emergency Operations Plan

  • The Youngstown Municipal Court is now open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Those who enter the building must be listed on the court docket for that particular day.
  • Only the person scheduled to appear and their court representative, if applicable, may enter the building.
  • Witnesses in civil and criminal hearings whose presence is necessary for the effective administration of justice will be granted entry into the Court.
  • No guests are permitted on-site.
  • A face covering is required to appear in Court and in the Youngstown Municipal Court Building.
  • If you have a case pending in Youngstown Municipal Court on the criminal, traffic or civil docket and your case was reset by the Court for a later hearing date due to COVID-19 during the months of March, April and May and your address or phone number has changed call 330-742-8868.

The Youngstown Municipal Court will hold limited in-person hearings beginning June 8, 2020 for the following types of cases:

  • All Traffic Court initial appearances and misdemeanor arraignments are being held in Judge Carla J. Baldwin’s Courtroom. Individuals who received a summons by mail must appear on the date listed.
  • All video arraignments will be handled by Judge Baldwin.
  • All Preliminary Hearings will be handled by Judge Renee M. DiSalvo.
  • All civil hearings including limited Evictions and Garnishment hearings will be held In Magistrate Anthony Sertick’s Courtroom.
  • For those in custody at the jail, arraignments will continue to be held remotely by video.

Youngstown Municipal Court

Court Administration - (330) 742-8824
Judge Baldwin's Court - (330) 742-8855
Judge DiSalvo's Court- (330)742-8853
Magistrate Sertick's Court - (330) 742-8857

Clerk of Court

Fax- 330-742-8786
Small Claims/Eviction Cases - (330) 742-8866
Parking- (330) 742-8846
Civil Cases - (330) 742-8863
Criminal Cases - (330) 742-8860

Thank you for your understanding and patience throughout the duration of the coronavirus emergency.

Youngstown Wins Insurify's 2020 Safest Cities Award for Ohio

Photo of traffic and parked cars on West Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown; Insurify 2020 Safest Cities Award badge; City of You logo.

Insurify has selected the City of Youngstown as its 2020 Safest Cities Award winner for the State of Ohio. The award is given to one city in each state "whose drivers demonstrate exceptional dedication to their own safety and to the safety of others around them", as determined by Insurify's safety selection criteria. For a description of Insurify's award selection process and a list of all 2020 award winners, visit the link below.

Insurify is a company that facilitates online comparisons of top national and regional insurance companies and enables buyers to quickly and easily purchase policies online or over the phone.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Youngstown City Health District (YCHD) are working together to monitor the coronavirus outbreak.

Visit the Youngstown City Health District page for important COVID-19 information and resources.

COVID-19 Hotline: (330) 502-4276 - Call or Text

Youngstown SMART2 Network

SMART2 logo and artist renderings of proposed project design

The Youngstown SMART2 Network will connect Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology & Training centers in the heart of the Mahoning Valley region, by enhancing mobility, improving safety, and integrating technology into a modern and efficient multimodal transportation system in Downtown Youngstown that is responsive and adaptive to the needs of current and future users.

SMART2 will incorporate improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities, autonomous transit shuttles, transit waiting environments, green infrastructure, streetscaping, and wayfinding connecting major regional destinations that include Youngstown State University, Mercy Health, Youngstown Business Incubator, Eastern Gateway Community College, and WRTA Federal Station.