Archives: FAQs

Can I use my cell phone while driving?

As of April 4, 2023, it is illegal to use or hold a cell phone or electronic device in your hand, lap, or other parts of the body while driving on Ohio roads. If an officer sees a violation, they can pull you over. For more informaiton, visit:

How Do I Apply To Work For The Streetsboro Police Department?

The Streetsboro Police Department hires patrol officers and dispatchers through a civil service testing process. No prior training or experience is needed in order to be considered for the position of dispatcher. Patrol officer positions require that a candidate obtain OPOTA certification by time of appointment. When a test is being given, a notice will … Continued

Are Fireworks Legal?

In 2022, it became legal for the average person to discharge consumer grade fireworks in Ohio during certain holidays between the hours of 4pm until 11pm. For example, they are legal on July 3, 4, and 5, and the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays immediately preceding and following July 4. For specifics, as well as a … Continued

Is it okay to call the fire station direct for help?

Any time you need our assistance – you need an ambulance or other fire department assistance – it’s best to call 9-1-1 or 330-626-4113, even if it’s for a ‘non-emergency’ situation. If the fire department duty crew is off station when you call our business line, the phone call will not roll over to the … Continued

Who are the city’s largest employers?

In no particular order, the top private sector, non-retail employers in Streetsboro are:  Step2, Sealed Air/Automated Packaging, Delta Systems, Soft-Lite Windows & Doors, Micro-Poise Measurement Systems, International Paper, Viking Forge, Permco, and L’Oréal.

I’m interested in starting my own business. What should I do?

The Economic Development Director would be pleased to set up some time to talk.  He can assist you in finding resources, locations, assistance with business planning, finding financing and even possibly referring you to some other Streetsboro businesses that might be interested in partnering with you.

How do economic development deals help me as a resident?

Streetsboro has a strong track record of structuring deals in a way that results in a true public-private partnership.  Our negotiations have resulted in money and land for a new city park, an annual donation for our food bank, the creation of a scholarship for our students and even requiring recipients of an abatement to … Continued

What is the city doing about vacant properties?

The city is aggressively pursuing redevelopment opportunities and has had remarkable success.  The former True North gas station on SR 14 was vacant for many years but we provided a tax incentive to demolish it and it will soon be home to a butcher shop.  We also were able to repurpose the old Steak N … Continued

Are there tax abatements for home owners?

Yes.  In some areas of the city the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) will allow for a reduction in real property taxes for residents.  Remodeling projects, like painting or new carpet or even a kitchen remodel won’t typically add to the tax book value and likely will not result in an incentive.  However, adding new square … Continued

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