Auditor's Office 
  (513) 458-4570 | [email protected]

Elected by citizens of Norwood to a four-year term. Oversees annual budget and matters involving City accounts. Yard sale permits can also be obtained through this office.


Building Department
(513) 458-4510 | [email protected]

Part of the City's Safety Department. The Chief Code Official/Plans Examiner is the main enforcement individual in this Division which consists of 4 personnel. This Division enforces the Ohio Basic Building Code, Norwood Building Code, Norwood Property Maintenance Code and Norwood Zoning Code.


City Council
(513) 458-4594 | [email protected]

Elected by citizens of Norwood to a two year term. Consists of 4 ward representatives, 3 at large representatives, and a President of Council/Vice Mayor. Regular meetings conducted the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of Norwood City Hall.  


Civil Service 
(513) 458-4594  

Ensures that all appropriate civil service examinations and procedures are applied. 


Fire Department
 (513) 458-4550 |[email protected]

Part of the Safety Department and is directed and supervised by the Fire Chief. Consists of approximately 60 personnel, including line firemen (all Emergency Medical Technicians), certified Paramedics, aerial truck operators, pump truck operators, supervisors, and Bureau of Fire Investigation. Programs include the Junior Firesetters Program which offers counseling to children fascinated with fire and a Smoke Detector distribution program.


Health Department
(513) 458-4600 | [email protected]

The Norwood City Health Department works with the Board of Health to enforce codes for safe and sanitary conditions. These codes are enforced within the City through inspections of homes, restaurants and other businesses. We handle complaints of nuisance grass, weeds and dead trees as well as handicap parking requests. Other programs include wellness checks for the city of Norwood’s residents by a registered nurse, communicable disease tracing, immunizations and child protective seat (car seat) checks.


Law Department
(513) 458-4585| [email protected]

Elected by the citizens of Norwood to four-year terms, since 2016, Law Director Keith Moore has been providing legal advice to City elected officials, boards, department heads and employees in their City duties. The Law Department represents the City in litigation, including pending lawsuits and appeals, and serves as prosecutor in Norwood's Mayor's Court. Finally, the Law Department is responsible for preparing and reviewing City contracts, and City legislation, including ordinances and resolutions. Ohio Revised Code section 733.51.

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Mayor's Court
 (513) 458-4535

Handles all court related issues, such as payment of fines, all automobile accident reports, and court scheduling. Court is conducted in Council Chambers, located on the 2nd Floor of Norwood Municipal Building on Mondays and Thursdays.


Police Department
(513) 458-4520 | [email protected]

Part of the City's Safety Department and is directed and supervised by the Police Chief. Consists of approximately 70 personnel, including patrol officers, canine unit, criminal investigative section, drug task force unit, and 911 operators and emergency dispatchers. The Police Division also has a SWAT participation, major accident team and grant coordinator.


Public Works
(513) 458-4615 | [email protected]

Part of the City's Service Department and is directed and supervised by the Superintendent of Public Works. Consists of Park Crew, Paint & Sign Crew, Street Crew, Water Crew, and Municipal Garage. This division has approximately 15 personnel.

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Recreation Department
 (513) 531-9798 | [email protected]

Coordinates various sports programs and other activities throughout the City and scheduling/reservation of all ballfields and parks. The Recreation Department is supervised by an executive director.


Safety Service Director
(513) 458-4503 | [email protected]

Contact the Safety Service Director for information on the oversight of Police, Fire, Building & Property Maintenance, and Water Departments.  


Tax Department
(513) 458-4590 | [email protected]

Visit the Tax Department page for forms, documents, and further information on municipal income taxes.


Treasurer's Office
(513) 458-4580 | [email protected]

Elected by Norwood citizens to a four-year term. Collects, invests, and safeguards the city's cash balances. Manages and leads the Treasury and Earnings Tax departments.


Water Department
(513) 458-4518 | [email protected]

The water department handles water service applications, shut-offs and billing for residential, factories/schools and all fire lines in Norwood. If you would like to establish water service as a new home owner or as a tenant or have any billing questions, please call our office at 513-458-4518 if we can be of any assistance to you.