Links to information regarding living in the Village are provided here for your convenience. Don’t hesitate to contact the Village for further information. 419-865-7104
Solid Waste and Recycling Collection
Tuesday collection of both refuse and recycling is provided by Village contract with Lucas County and Republic Services.
Carts may be placed to the curb after 6 pm on Monday and must be removed form the curb by 6 pm Tuesday.
Extra bag tags for refuse bags that do not fit into the cart are available at the Village offices. Cost is $1 per extra bag.
Bulk item tags for large items such as mattresses are also available at a cost of $10 per item.
The Village only accepts cash up to $10, personal check or money order may be used for purchases above $10.
The Village contracts with the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) for collection of its 2.25% local income tax. Filing is mandatory whether tax is owed or not. You may register with R.I.T.A. by calling 1-800-860–7482 Extension 5002 or at www.ritaohio.com. All inquiries regarding taxes should be directed to R.I.T.A.
An application for a block party can be obtained by clicking here. The Village will provide road barricades with the maintenance department delivering and picking the barricades up for the event. Party organizers are responsible for erecting and dismantling the barricades.
A permit is required for a garage, yard or basement sale. The permit fee is $3.00 and allows the resident to hold the sale for a three day period. Each residence is limited to two permits per year. Signs may be placed out before and removed after the sale.
Once a year, usually in May, the Village sponsors a Village wide garage sale and waives the permit fee. We also compile a listing of participating addresses for distribution and place a print ad in the local paper. The 2020 Village Wide Garage Sales will be held May 14-16.
Residents are asked to observe the posted signs regarding on street parking. During winter months residents will be required to remove vehicles from roadways when more than 2 inches of snow is predicted. This will help the snow plow clear your streets more efficiently. Vehicles may be moved back to the roadway once the plow has cleared the street.
Right of Way Parking
Parking of vehicles in the right of way in front of a residence on a permanent basis requires approval from Plan Commission and the area must be hard surfaced with stone, asphalt, etc. Those parking areas in existence prior to 2004 are grandfathered and their use may continue until the roadway is improved with curbs. No right of way parking areas are permitted on curbed streets.
Driveway regulations require residents to obtain a permit for any change to their existing driveways. This includes paving existing stone or enlarging driveways. Section 3118 of the zoning code further explains these regulations.
Recreational vehicles such as motor homes, boats, jet skis, etc. may be stored on residentially zoned property as long as those vehicles are stored BEHIND the main building. There is a limit of 2 recreational vehicles per property. Additional regulations apply and may be found in Section 3004 of the zoning code.
Properties in the Village are required to be maintained at less than 8 inches. Any property with grass, weeds or other vegetation over 8 inches will be posted and required to be mowed within 5 days. If not mowed, the Village will mow the property and invoice the property owner. Invoices not paid within 30 days will be assessed to the property taxes. Properties will be posted only once during a given season which allows the Village to mow the property as needed.
Properties abutting sidewalks are responsible for their upkeep including any needed repairs. Sidewalks are required to be kept free of any obstacles including snow and ice. Snow and ice are required to be removed from the sidewalks within 24 hours of accumulation. Failure to clear snow and ice from the walks in that time frame will result in the Village clearing the walkways and invoicing the property owner. Invoices not paid within 30 days will be assessed to the property taxes. The Village is NOT required to give any notice prior to clearing the walkways.
Use this link to determine whether your Holland address is really in the Village!
Street lights are the responsibilty of Toledo Edison. Outages, flickering or any other problems with a street light should be reported to them. This is best accomplished by reporting to their website at Edison Street Light Outages .
Trees planted in the right of way area are referred to as street trees. There are certain species of trees that cannot be planted in the right of way. Please check the street tree list and ordinance for more information.
Storm Water runoff and the pollutants it picks up are directly deposited back into waterways without being treated. The Village is a member of TMACOG’s Stormwater Coalition and co-permitte on the Lucas County NPDES permit required by the federal EPA. Be sure and visit the storm water page on this site to find out how you can help make sure only rain goes into the drains!
The Village is part of the North West Ohio Aggregation Coalition. The NOAC negotiates pricing with electric and natural gas suppliers on behalf of it’s member commuities residents. The current aggregated electrical supplier is First Energy Solutions A list of frequently asked questions about the electrical aggregation program can be found here. The contract with First Energy Solutions expires June 2019.
Volunteer Energy is the aggregation supplier for natural gas. If you have not made any other contracts with natural gas suppliers, you will automatically be enrolled with Volunteer Energy. The contract with Volunteer will be in force May 2021. Consumers who have entered into agreements with other suppliers need to check with those suppliers to determine if it is feasible to switch back to the aggreation supplier. There may be fees involved in changing suppliers. Residents may contact Palmer Energy at 419-539-9180 with questions regarding the aggregation program.
The Village has contracted with Clean Wood Recycling, 6505 W. Bancroft to accept grass clippings, plant material, brush, and other yard waste from Village residents at no cost to the resident. This is a drop off service, any requests to Clean Wood to come pick up the waste will incur a charge.
Stop in the office to pick up your yard waste identification card and a flyer listing the types of materials accepted and operating hours.
The yard waste card will need to be shown along with a driver’s license in order to use the free drop off service.
Frequently Called Numbers
Police, Fire or Rescue Emergency 9-1-1
United States Post Office Holland Branch 419-865-2601
Springfield Township 419-865-0239
Springfield Township Fire 419-865-4136
Springfield Local Schools 419-867-5600
Springfield High School 419-867-5633
Springfield Middle School 419-867-5644
Holland Elementary School 419-867-5656
Toledo Area Mosquito Control 419-726-7891
Toledo Edison- Street Light Outages 1-800-447-3333
Norfolk Southern Railroad Police 419-254-1551
Ohio State Highway Patrol 419-865-5544
Lucas County Sheriff 419-213-4941
Lucas County Auditor – Real Estate Taxes 419-213-4420
Lucas County Building Regulations 419-213-2990
Lucas County Sanitary Engineer 419-213-2926
Lucas County Board of Elections 419-213-4001
Lucas County Dog Warden 419-213-2800
Lucas County Health Department 419-213-4100
Lucas County Road Maintenance 419-213-2892
Toledo Area Humane Society 419-891-0705
Holland Springfield Chamber of Commerce 419-865-2110
Holland Branch Library 419-259-5240
City of Maumee Building Regulations 419-897-7075