At the Avon Lake Police Department, Records Division.
The cost is $1.00.
You need to call the number on your electrical bill.
No. Call the number on your bill. You have to call and report your area to the electric company. They will have questions for you about your outage and your account.
Leave them alone and they will move on. Stay away from them.
The Avon Lake Police Department does not trap nuisance animals (raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, etc.). A list of nuisance trappers can be found here: Commercial Nuisance Wild Animal Control Operators , the Lorain County listings start on page 20.
ODNR's website has the following advice for dealing with and preventing coyote encounters:
Ohio wildlife biologists are frequently contacted by concerned residents who spot coyotes in highly developed areas. This is often not cause for alarm. Coyotes are highly adaptable animals that live in a wide variety of environments thus there is no need to report sightings to wildlife officials unless the animal appears hurt, sick, or habituated. Here are a few steps to keep in mind when you encounter an urban coyote in the Buckeye State.
1. Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties and are regularly seen within city limits. Read more about coyotes at www.wildohio.com.
2. There are no wolves living in the wild in Ohio.
3. If you spot a coyote on your property, make sure to remove all “attractants” to deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food primarily before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Do not feed coyotes directly.
4. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. However, interactions with domestic pets do occur sometimes. Keep small dogs and cats inside (especially after nightfall) or leashed when outside. Motion-sensitive lighting tends to be helpful too at keeping wildlife away from your home.
5. Occasionally, an inquisitive coyote will stay put and watch you curiously. Make noise. Clap your hands and shout; the coyote will likely move on at this point. If it doesn’t, throw objects like rocks at it to scare it away. A coyote that loses its fear of humans could potentially become a threat.
6. If the coyote visiting your yard does not respond to harassment techniques such as loud noises or it is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Nuisance trappers use highly regulated techniques to reduce urban wildlife conflicts. Coyote populations in rural areas can be managed through legal hunting and trapping methods. Consult the yearly “Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations” digest for more information.
For more information about coyotes please visit http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/species-and-habitats/species-guide-index/mammals/coyote
For information about removal of nuisance animals please refer to question 6 on this page.
You may contact Mike Cottom at 440-236-8114. You may also visit Mr. Cottom’s website at
12 years old - 10:00p.m.
13 - 15 years old - 11:00 p.m.
16 - 17 years old - 1:00 a.m.
- Contact ALPD and inform dispatch of the animal's description - Is it wearing a collar? Does it have an ID tag? Does it have a county license tag #? Does it have a microchip? Also list the animal's name, size, coloring, gender, and breed.
- Inform dispatch of when it went missing and the Owner's address and contact information.
- Contact Love-A-Stray (216-314-0321) and give them the same information that was given to ALPD Dispatch.
- Contact local veterinary offices to see if the dog/cat was turned in at their location.
- Contact neighboring police agencies - dogs and cats can travel far.
- Contact the Lorain County Dog Warden (440-326-5995).
- Follow up with these agencies is encouraged in the event your animal is not immediately located.
Located in the Safety Center lobby is a prescription pill turn-in container and a separate container for medical sharps.
- Pills cannot be put in with any packaging. Remove them from the bottle and deposit them in the container. Before throwing away your empty pill bottle, black out your name and any other personal information or remove label.
- Syringes deposited in the sharps container MUST be empty. We do not collect syringes with any liquid/medications inside them.
- If you need assistance ask at the Records or Dispatch desks.
Parking on streets in the City of Avon Lake is prohibited from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day of the week.