Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any plans to repave my street?
    Please view the listing of major projects and the Street Rehab program to find out if your street is scheduled for work.
  2. Will the City survey my property?
    No, you need to hire a private surveyor.
  3. How do I locate the right-of-way line in front of my property to install a fence?
    Contact the Permit and License Center at 513-352-3463 and request a right-of-way setback.
  4. Do I need a permit to move an oversized load on city streets?
    Yes. Call the Permit and License Center at 513-352-5274 with the size, weight, origin and destination.
  5. How do I obtain benchmark information?
    Call the Permit and License Center at 513-352-3463 with the benchmark identification number and location.
  6. How do I obtain a reserved handicapped parking space?
    Traffic Engineering will install "handicapped parking only" signs for mobility impaired drivers who have a valid State of Ohio handicapped parking placard and who do not have off street parking at their residence. Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729, Kevin Flaherty at 513-352-3745 or 513-352-6229 to initiate this process.  Qualifying individuals will be sent an application to complete.
  7. What is the procedure to have truck loading zones, parking signs or meters removed, installed, or have the time limits changed?
    Provide Traffic Engineering with the location and the reason for the proposed change. Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or at 513-352-6229.
  8. What can be done to slow traffic on my street?
    The Neighborhood Street Calming Program was established in 1995 in an effort to reduce speeding and cut-through traffic on residential streets within the City of Cincinnati. Go to the Street Calming page for more information.
  9. How can I get an intersection changed from two-way stop to four-way stop?
    The decision to install any stop control is based on the intersection’s recent safety record, visibility, and vehicular and pedestrian volumes. Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or 513-352-3729.
  10. How do I request the installation of a traffic signal?
    The decision to install a traffic signal is based on the intersection's recent safety record, visibility, vehicular and pedestrian volumes and motorist’s delays. Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or 513-352-6229.
  11. Whom do I contact to have a street name sign installed?
    Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or at 513-352-6229 to have a missing street name sign installed. For repairs to existing signs, call 513-591-6000.
  12. How do I obtain a traffic count?
    Call Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or 513-352-6229 for traffic count information within the city limits. For count information outside of the City but within Hamilton County, contact the Hamilton County Engineer's office at 513-946-8400.
  13. Can the green light at the intersection stay lit longer?
    Traffic Engineering staff will initiate an investigation of the signal controller timing and, if applicable, the traffic detector operation at the particular intersection. Contact Jeff Wilhoit at 513-352-3348 or at 513-352-6229 to initiate this process.
  14. Whom do I call if traffic signal timing is a problem?
    If the signal timing was working and now does not, contact Customer Service at 513-591-6000 for repairs. Otherwise, contact Jeff Wilhoit at 513-352-3348 or at 513-352-6229.
  15. What if I have trouble making a Left Turn at a traffic signal?
    If this appears to be a malfunction, contact Customer Service at 513-591-6000 for repairs. Otherwise, contact Jeff Wilhoit at 513-352-3348 or at 513-352-6229 of the Division of Traffic Engineering. Traffic Engineering will initiate an investigation of the intersection’s operation to determine if a left turn arrow is needed or, if one exists, if its time should be increased.
  16. How long do I have to wait for a green light to come up?
    Traffic signals in the City can result in a wait of up to two minutes. If you experience a wait longer than this, please contact our Customer Service office at 513-591-6000 to report a malfunctioning traffic signal.
  17. How do I request the installation of a marked crosswalk?
    Except where prohibited by signage, it is legal for pedestrians to cross the street at all intersections. However, not all intersections have marked crosswalks. The City reserves marking crosswalks to those locations where a large number of pedestrians cross on a daily basis. Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or at 513-352-6229.
  18. How do I get pavement markings on the street changed or repainted?
    Contact Jon Childress at 513-352-3729 or at 513-352-6229 of the Division of Traffic Engineering to request changes to the existing pavement markings. Contact our Customer Service office at 513-591-6000 for repainting of existing pavement markings.