West Chester Township does not trap or manage wildlife populations on private property. West Chester Community Services Department only employs wildlife management strategies as it relates to geese on public property.
West Chester is rich in wildlife including raccoons, beaver and coyote which can sometimes become overly familiar and visible in our neighborhoods. Residents are provided with helpful suggestions regarding wildlife management on this website.
West Chester police should be contacted - 911 in an emergency or (513) 777-2231 - if a wild animal appears injured or sick.
Is the Roads Division responsible for all streets in West Chester?
No. West Chester's roads are the shared responsibility of West Chester Township, Butler County and the State of Ohio.
Who is responsible for traffic signals, street signs and other signs?
The West Chester Roads Division and Butler County Engineer’s Office share responsibility for maintenance of signals and signs. Complete a service request for further assistance.
How do I report damaged roads (including potholes, curbs, storm drains) or debris (rocks, mud, trees, trash, dead animals) in roadways?
If there is damage or an obstruction in a public roadway that might pose a hazard to motorists, please contact the Maintenance Division (513) 777-8765 during regular hours of operation or non-emergency communications at (513) 777-2231 during evening or weekends. You can also submit a Service Request. We can remove anything that is in the public right-of-way. Problems on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
When will a particular road be eligible for paving or resurfacing?
Road resurfacing is based on evaluation of road conditions, planning and budget allocations for the entire Township. To check the status of a planned project or suggest a road be considered in the future, please contact the Maintenance Division (513) 777-8765 or submit a Service Request.
Do I need a permit for work on my driveway or ditch?
The Township asks residents to obtain a permit from the Butler County Engineer’s Office for any work in the public right-of-way. The permitting process is intended to protect the property owners from making costly mistakes that could affect their property and their neighbors. For more information.
What can I do if my street has not been plowed?
West Chester Maintenance Division monitors weather forecast throughout the winter and has all trucks loaded and prepared should bad weather move into our area. West Chester has a 24-hour automated calling system that contacts all road crew members when conditions require attention and they report to work. Brine, salt and/or calcium is applied to all Township streets and given time to take affect before plowing. Therefore, even though you may see snow accumulating on your street, there is product working below that aids in the removal of snow. Crews remain on duty until all Township roads are treated. Note that cul-de-sacs and some less traveled streets will be serviced as soon as all Township main and collector roads are cleared. Please consider this information before contacting the Maintenance Division using Service Request. For more information watch this brief video.
Why do the plows always push snow into my driveway?
For a resident this can be annoying, but unfortunately it cannot be helped. The snow must, at minimum, be removed from the traveled portion of the road, but our plow drivers are requested to plow curb to curb wherever possible. When the Township receives a heavy snowfall, if possible, do not shovel your driveway until after the plow has gone by. If you must shovel, do not throw the snow out onto the roadway as you may create a hazard for another vehicle, and if an accident were to occur you might be held liable.
Whom do I contact in cases of snow plow damage?
Please contact the Maintenance Division (513) 777-8765 or submit a Service Request. Please note that there are also private contractors and citizens who drive around with plows on their vehicles. All Township vehicles are clearly marked with the Township name and vehicle number.