Police Department

Milan Police Department

Chief Robert Meister, Sergeant Patrick Fox and Corporal James Blevins make up the full-time staff along with part-time officers completing the department. The officers of the Milan Police Department are dedicated to serve the citizens and maintain a safe community. They pledge to reduce crime through active enforcement, vigilance and cooperation with citizens.

The Police Department is located in the rear of the Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street, with its entrance facing the ally. The Police Department may be contacted at 419-499-2001 or email

The Police Department will accept public records request from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday except Village holidays.

Village of Milan


The Milan Township Volunteer Fire Department is operated by the Milan Township Trustees and while not a department within the Village itself, Village residents are provided outstanding fire service by this organization led by Chief Brian Rospert with two stations, Center Street and SR 13.

Contact North Central EMS at 419-499-2111 for non-emergency communications.  Always call 911 for fire or ambulance emergency needs.  Mail may be sent to the Milan Township Fire Department, 1518 State Route 113 East, Milan, OH 44846.


The Milan Township Trustees have contracted with North Central Emergency Service for providing this vital service to our residents since the mid 1980’s. North Central EMS is a non-profit organization and is nationally known as one of the most diverse transportation services in North Central Ohio. They provide 911 emergency medical attention, and both emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation, mobile intensive care transports, specialized care transports and wheelchair van operations. They have responded to the medical emergency needs of communities throughout North Central Ohio since 1986 with Milan and Milan Township being their second area to contract for services. Their operation began with two stations, three ambulances and twelve full-time paramedics/emergency medical technicians.

Call North Central EMS at 419-499-2515 for non-emergencies and always call 911 for any emergency, fire or ambulance.

Building and Zoning

Building Department

The Village of Milan Building Department is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards to enforce the Ohio Basic Building Code within our jurisdictional boundaries. All commercial / industrial, as well as residential projects, fall under the authority of the Building Department.

The Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the National Electric Code (NEC) are used for all commercial/industrial work. The Ohio Residential Code for One, Two, and Three Family Dwelling Code, the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) are used for residential construction in the City. All personnel employed by the Building Department are certified by the State of Ohio and/or other national code organizations.

The Erie County Health Department handles all plumbing permits and inspections throughout Erie County. Click here for more information. The Village contracts all other building permits and inspection activity with the Huron Township Building Department located at the Huron Township Offices, 1820 Bogart Rd. Huron, OH 44839.

The Building Department may be contacted at 419-433-2755. Office hours are 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Zoning Information

The Village of Milan first established a zoning ordinance in 1966 and has updated the ordinance during the ensuing years. Larry Fridrich has responsibility for zoning oversight. Please contact Larry Fridrich at 419-499-4161 ext. 6, or by email Newly established zoning hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Appointments are appreciated but not necessary. Zoning ordinance is also available on the searchable database of the Village’s codified ordinances.
Click here for the Zoning Map, Click here for the Village of Milan codified ordinances and Click here for Zoning Application.


Beginning April 1, 2013, the Village of Milan's Building Department (Huron Township) started the Roof Replacement Schedule. Huron Township started this Roof Replacement Schedule for two reasons. First, the Ohio Basic Building Standard recommends that they do inspections on new and/or repaired or replaced roofs. Second, they have had numerous complaints from owners that felt their roofs were not done properly. You can obtain your permit by calling Huron Township Building Department at 419-433-2755 or email Tammy Boos at email.

Street Department

Street Department Information

The Street Department is led by life-long resident Brian Rospert along with Tim Heim. Brian oversees all street maintenance including the annual paving projects on the streets and alleys around the Village. The Street Department sweeps the streets several times during the summer months on Friday mornings and plows all the streets and alleys as needed during the winter months. The Street Department is also charged with yard waste collection and brush pickup. Leaf collection keeps the Street Department busy on a nearly daily basis from early October through Thanksgiving each year. Milan is well known for the outstanding care the Street Department takes with its responsibilities. The Street Department is located at the corner of S. Edison Drive and E. Merry Street.

The Street Department operates 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and may be contacted at 419-499-4161 ext. 9 or email

Electric Department

Electric Department Information

The Electric Department in Milan has been providing power to the residents of Milan since 1901. Superintendent Tyson Metz and Joe Hamilton, knows the importance of preventative maintenance and works diligently throughout the year to assure the reliability of our power system. The power used by our residents and businesses is generated by a portfolio of generating plants shares of which are owned by the Village. This ownership position allows the Village to provide power at cost effective rates. Most recently 70% has come from a coal fired generating station in southern Ohio, 14% from a hydro-electric facility on the Ohio River and 8% hydro-electric from dams at Niagrara Falls and along the St. Lawrence Seaway. 22% of the power provided to our residents is currently “green” power provided by renewable sources. New generating projects are currently underway that will increase the amount of green renewable power to upwards of more than 40% of our power needs.

The Electric Department is located at 179 S. Main Street.

The Electric Department operates between 7 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. and may be contacted at 419-499-4161 ext. 7 or email

Please call the police line, 419-499-2001 24/7 to report power outages.

Utility Department

Utility Department

The Utility Office is the "face" of Milan and often the first contact for new residents. Supervisor Julie Stelzer and Nancy Justice are responsible for the collection of utility payments and fines levied by Mayor’s Court. The office is located in the Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street.

The Utility Office is open 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and may be contacted at 419-499-4161 ext. 2 or email Julie Stelzer at email or Nancy Justice at email

Utility bills are mailed the last business day of each month and are due on the 15th of the following month. Payments can be made online at

Please contact the Utility Office should you have any billing questions including help in determining possible sources of high usage you may be experiencing.

Water Department

Entrance needed into a Water Meter Pit or Valve Box

If entrance is needed into a water meter pit or valve box, the Water Department requires you to contact them at

(419) 499-4161 ext. 8 for them to come out and turn the water on or off.

Water Department

Superintendent Brad Simon and Dan Hipp, leads the Water Department. The Village of Milan's Water Department's goal has always been to distribute the safest and highest quality water for all of our customers. In implementing our goal we routinely collect and test water samples, from the water source right to your home. In September of 2017, the Village elected to purchase their water from Erie County and to begin the decommissioning of their water plant.

The Water Department operates 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. and may be contacted at (419) 499-4161 ext. 8.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible

for setting national limits on hundreds of substances in drinking water and also specifies various treatments that water systems must use to remove these substances.

We continually monitor for these substances and report directly to the EPA if they are detected in the drinking water. The EPA uses this data to ensure that consumers are receiving clean water and to verify that states are enforcing the laws that regulate drinking water.

For more information, or for any questions relating to your drinking water, please call Brad Simon at (419) 499-4161 ext. 8 or email

Mayors Court

Mayor's Court Information

In 297 towns throughout the state of Ohio, the mayor or designee dispenses local justice. Ohio allows "Mayor’s Courts" to hear minor cases in cities and villages that do not have their own municipal court. A mayor with legal training can preside over cases but when the Mayor does not have legal training the Mayor will delegate the responsibility to a lawyer. Milan's Mayor's Court is lead by Magistrate Steven Palmer. The majority of mayor's court cases - over 84 percent - are traffic tickets. Mayor's Court is held every Wednesday at 4:30 P.M. in the Council Room of the Administration Building, 11 S. Main Street, Milan.

Court Clerk Julie Stelzer, may be contacted at (419) 499-4161 ext. 6 or email

Pay citations online at