Grove City Call Center | Community Help Line

The City of Grove City opened a call center in response to helping residents and business owners with coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns.

The call center is available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Members of the public can call the line at 614-277-3560 with questions or concerns. Call center workers are ready to provide resources or put residents in touch with the help they may need. The services and resources will be modified as the needs change.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping those in need, please leave a message with your name, email and phone number at 614-277-3561.

Please continue to monitor the following websites:


Friday, April 3 | To-go Lunch and Dinners for South-Western School Familes in Need

During South-Western City School District spring break, those in need can pick up a meal provided by The Naz (lunch) and Mid-Ohio Foodbank (dinner).

  • To-go Lunch: The Naz, 4770 Hoover Road, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • To-go Dinner: Westland High School, 146 Galloway Road, Monday, April 6, Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 | Governor DeWine Extends Stay at Home Order

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order, in effect from midnight Monday, April 6 until 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 1, unless the order is rescinded or modified.

Download the April 2 Stay At Home Order.

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Review the Stay at Home frequently asked questions or download the Stay at Home frequently asked questions.


Construction & Inspection Scheduling

The construction industry is deemed an essential infrastructure exception. Construction projects may continue as long as construction site workers, supervisors and inspectors maintain a safe and sanitary work environment for all by complying with social distancing requirements, which include maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals (no more than 10), washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces and not shaking hands. Many construction projects have implemented more stringent Infection control measures.

The Building Division continues to review plans, process permits and complete inspections daily.  Building Division staff members are available to answer questions and assist you with obtaining permitting and inspection services. As a reminder, the following protocol is available so you can manage your Building Division needs via a call, email or online.

• To contact the Building Division, call 614-277-3075
• For Permits, complete the application form, attach appropriate documents and email to the Building Division
• Visit the Building Division inspection web page to schedule an Inspection online or call 614 277-1815.
• For additional inspection information, please contact Amy Morrow at 614-277-3075
• More detailed information is available on the Building Division web page.

A heartfelt thank you to all our tradespeople for their tremendous dedication and service in keeping our nation moving forward in these unprecedented and challenging times. Thank you for your cooperation. The Building Division staff will continue to update the Building Division web page as information is available.


Wednesday, April 1 | Central Ohio MORPC COVID-19 Resource Hub

The Central Ohio COVID-19 Resource Hub website is designed to help Central Ohio communities find resources and tools related to community services and operations during the COVID-19 community health situation.


Tuesday, March 31 | CORRE Virtual Hiring Event

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, One Columbus has joined the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and OhioMeansJobs Columbus, Franklin County to help furloughed workers connect to businesses needing employees to continue vital services.

Throughout April, there is a series of Central Ohio ReEmployment & Resource (CORRE) Virtual Hiring Events that will help jobseekers navigate multiple resources and obtain employment. Your company is invited to participate in a Virtual Hiring Event. Download the Virtual Hiring Event flyer for details.

To learn more or register/participate in the event, visit the Ohio Means Jobs, Franklin County website, or call 614-559-5052 for details.

If you are looking for a job? Register for the Virtual Hiring Event on the OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County website.


Construction & Online Scheduling

 The construction industry is deemed an essential

infrastructure exception. Construction projects may continue as long as construction site workers, supervisors and inspectors maintain a safe and sanitary work environment for all by complying with social distancing requirements, which include maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals (no more than 10), washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces and not shaking hands. Many construction projects have implemented more stringent Infection control measures.

The Building Division continues to review plans, process permits and complete inspections daily. Building Division staff members are available to answer questions and assist you with obtaining permitting and inspection services. As a reminder, the following protocol is available so you can manage your Building Division needs via a call, email or online.

A heartfelt thank you to all our tradespeople for their tremendous dedication and service in keeping our nation moving forward in these unprecedented and challenging times.

Thank you for your cooperation. The Building Division staff will continue to provide updated information pertaining to the Division of Building as it is available.


Tuesday, March 31 | IRS, State of Ohio & Grove City Extends Filing & Payment Deadlines

The Ohio Tax Commissioner announced the State of Ohio and all Ohio municipalities will match the extended July 15, 2020 federal income tax due date for returns and taxes originally due April 15, 2020.

This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS, the City of Grove City or the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief.

Business and individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension by submitting Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or with the IRS. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004 with the IRS. Filing an extension with the IRS automatically extends your Grove City/RITA filing due date (but not the payment due date) beyond July 15, 2020. Please note that any extension granted to a taxpayer who files a Form 4868 or Form 7004 is based on the original due date of April 15; i.e., a six-month extension would make the new filing due date Oct. 15 with a pay due date of July 15.

Please be aware that taxes due prior April 15, 2020 are not affected by the automatic extension and should be paid.

First and second quarter estimated tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Penalties and interest will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of July 16, 2020. You will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the taxes paid by July 15.

Visit the IRS Coronavirus web page for additional information.


COTA Modifies Service in Grove City Amid COVID-19

In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading infectious disease, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) requests customers limit non-essential bus travel until further notice. COTA is assessing and directing its service daily, based on the needs of the community.

Line 61 to Grove City is no longer in service, but COTA Plus is still in service.

All services have been modified. Please find the adjusted schedules on the Major Service Change Announcements web page.

• Line 61 to Grove City is no longer in service. COTA Plus is still in service in Grove City. Please find the adjusted schedules on the Major Service Change Announcements web page.

• COTA has temporarily suspended AirConnect service.
• COTA has temporarily suspended Night Owl service.

COTA announced all fares are waived for bus service, including COTA Plus, effective immediately. Thank you for following special protocol during this pandemic.

Bus riders should:

  1. Enter the buses from the back. The front bus doors will be closed. This is to provide their drivers some distance from the public.
  2. Don’t sit right next to another rider. Maintain as much physical distance between riders as possible.
  3. Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus. Use it when you get on and off.

COTA reserves the flexibility to make adjustments to bus schedules as this situation evolves.

For the latest service information from COTA, please visit the COTA website, call COTA Customer Care at 614-228-1776 or sign-up for text or email alerts at www.COTA.com/alerts.


Monday, March 30 | Mayor’s Court Sessions Suspended

To promote the safety of our community and staff, Mayor’s Court sessions are suspended until Wednesday, April 29.

Our staff is committed to assisting you with questions about your case. All emails are routinely checked and processed. Please contact us at 614-277-1715 with questions or concerns. Visit the Citation Payment web page to pay your citation online.


Wednesday, March 25 | Temporary Pandemic Child Care

Beginning Thursday, March 26, only child care programs with a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license will be permitted to operate in Ohio, serving only essential workers defined by the state with priority for key health and safety occupations.

Action for Children’s website hosts information for families including an interactive map of the ODJFS-approved Temporary Pandemic Child Care programs in Franklin and the surrounding counties. Action for Children will update the map twice daily as the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services approves new programs and some programs request removal. Families can also submit a help request online or call specialists at 614-224-0222, ext. 299, for help connecting with a provider.

Please refer families and employers that might need Temporary Pandemic child care to Action for Children’s website.


March 23, 2020 | Governor DeWine Stay at Home Order

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced Ohio will be under a “Stay at Home” order, effective at 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 23 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m., Monday, April 6, unless the order is rescinded or modified.

Read the full order.

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Review the Stay at Home frequently asked questions or download the Stay at Home frequently asked questions.


March 22, 2020 | Local Business Updates

Visit Grove City and the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce are continuing to compile a list of activities to do at home and share update information regarding businesses that are open. This is the perfect opportunity to experience something new and supportGrove City  businesses. Visit the Adventures In Solitude website.


March 22, 2020 | Local Waste Services on Schedule

Local Waste Services, LTD., the refuse provider for Grove City residents, is on schedule with trash collection. They asking for your patience and assistance to keep crews safe while collecting trash. Please remember to bag all trash, helping reduce exposure to items such as tissues and personal hygiene products. Continue placing recyclables loosely in the large recycle containers. Please place your trash at the curb the night before your scheduled pickup day. To reduce high-call volumes, please utilize the Local Waste Customer Service Portal. First-time users must register.


March 21, 2020 | Ohio Department of Veterans Services Update

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is no longer accepting walk-in visitors. If you are a veteran in need of assistance, call 614-644-0898 or 877-OHIO-VET or visit the Ohio Department of Veterans Services website.


March 18, 2020 | Jackson Township Fire Department Update

The Jackson Township Professional Department, along with our partners in public safety, has increased the level of personal protective equipment as a preventative measure to protect first responders and patients from possible cross-contamination of COVID-19. If we arrive in your neighborhood, you may notice firefighters and paramedics in masks, gowns and eye protection. This effort is to reduce the exposure to our responders and the public and in no way reflects the patient’s condition, nor does it confirm an infectious person resides inside the residence. This precaution is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. To learn what you can do to combat this virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 web page.


March 17, 2020 | Spectrum Offers Free Broadband

To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter Communications (Spectrum) commits to the following for 60 days:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
  • Charter will not terminate service for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Charter will not charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic.
  • Additionally, Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, our high-speed, low-cost broadband program for eligible low-income households.

Download the Spectrum March 13 press release.


March 16, 2020 | COVID-19 Update

Grove City officials continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and further updates will be communicated here and on the City Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have questions regarding your business, visit the Ohio Development Department website.

If you have questions regarding unemployment, visit the Ohio Job and Family Services unemployment benefit website.

If you have questions regarding employment, visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or call 1-877-644-6562

Please continue to monitor the following websites:


March 13, 2020 | All Parks Actvities Canceled

The City of Grove City is closing all Parks and Recreation programs, activities, reservations of rented City facilities, the Welcome Center & Museum, Evans Center and senior programs including transportation services effective 4 p.m., Friday, March 13 until further notice.

Parks, paths and playgrounds remain open to the public. Please use your best judgement, consider social distancing and practice good hygiene.

Download the Ohio Department of Health Order to limit mass gatherings, issued March 12, 2020.

Grove City officials will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and further updates will be communicated here and on the City Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please continue to monitor the following websites:


March 4, 2020 | COVID-19

Grove City, county, state and federal health officials are monitoring the rapidly developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Please review and update personal preparedness and business emergency operation plans and consider measures to promote safety.

Additional information can be found on the following websites:

We will continue to share updates from Franklin County Public Health.