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Ohio EPA District Map

Ohio EPA’s Central Office is located in Columbus. Five district offices, located in Bowling Green, Twinsburg, Dayton, Columbus and Logan, manage the Agency's programs at the local level. To find a local contact, refer to the county contact list.

The district offices review permit applications; investigate citizen complaints; investigate and oversee cleanups of spills and releases; monitor compliance with environmental standards; provide technical assistance to help regulated facilities understand and comply with environmental laws and permit requirements; initiate enforcement action against facilities that are not in compliance; provide environmental information and other assistance to the public; coordinate public records requests; and give public presentations.

You are always welcome to contact our employees directly, but if you are unsure who to contact, or have comments or questions about a specific project please email the Public Interest Center. You should receive a reply within two business days. If you have questions about Ohio EPA activities and/or environmental issues, you may also contact the public involvement coordinator listed for your region.

Print a district map.

To Report a Spill, Release or Environmental Crime
Call 1-800-282-9378

Phone Directory and Staff Contacts

To find contact information for an Ohio EPA staff member, go to the appropriate division or office, go directly to the county contact list or search for an employee’s phone number using the State of Ohio Employee phone search.

Division, Office or District Phone Fax
Air Pollution Control (614) 644-2270 (614) 644-3681
Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (614) 644-3469 (614) 644-2807
Director’s Office (614) 644-2782 (614) 644-3184
Drinking and Ground Waters (614) 644-2752 (614) 644-2909
Employee Services (614) 644-2100 (614) 644-2108
Environmental Education (614) 644-2873 (614) 728-1275
Environmental and Financial Assistance  (614) 644-2798 (614) 644-3687
Environmental Response and Revitalization (614) 644-2924 (614) 644-3146
Environmental Services (614) 644-4247 (614) 644-4272
Fiscal Administration (614) 644-2339 (614) 644-1078
Groveport Field Office (614) 836-8800 (614) 836-8795
(614) 836-8810
Information Technology Services (614) 644-2990 ------
Legal Services (614) 644-3037 (614) 728-1803
Materials and Waste Management (614) 644-2621 (614) 728-5315
Operation and Facilities (614) 644-2089 (614) 644-2090
Surface Water (614) 644-2001 (614) 644-2745
Public Interest Center (614) 644-2160 (614) 644-2737
Central District Office (614) 728-3778 (614) 728-3898
Northeast District Office (330) 963-1200 (330) 487-0769
Northwest District Office (419) 352-8461 (419) 352-8468
Southeast District Office (740) 385-8501 (740) 385-6490
Southwest District Office (937) 285-6357 (937) 285-6249
     

Addresses and Directions

Central Office - Columbus

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049

Physical Address:
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-3020

Directions
Latitude: 39.958  Longitude: -083.000
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Webpage

 

Environmental Services Lab - Reynoldsburg

8955 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Phone: (614) 644-4247
Fax: (614) 644-4272
Directions

Website

Groveport

4675 Homer Ohio Lane
Groveport, Ohio

Directions
Latitude: 39.874     Longitude: -082.879

The Groveport Field Office houses:

Central District Office - Columbus

Central District Office Isaac Robinson – Chief
Adam Ward – Assistant Chief

Physical Address
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Mailing Address
Ohio EPA - CDO
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
Telephone: (614) 728-3778
Fax: (614) 728-3898

Emergency Response Hotline
To report an emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-282-9378.

Non-Emergency Complaints
To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-2330 (within Ohio) during business hours.

Directions
Latitude: 39.958     Longitude: -083.000

Counties Served
Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.

 

Northeast District Office - Twinsburg

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Kurt Princic – Chief
Jennifer Kurko – Assistant Chief
Pat Billett – District Administrator

Location and Mailing Address
2110 East Aurora Road
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Telephone: (330) 963-1200
Fax: (330) 487-0769

Non-emergency complaints
To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-6330 (within Ohio) during business hours. 

Directions
Latitude: 41.309     Longitude: -081.462

Counties Served
Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne.

 

 

 

Northwest District Office - Bowling Green

nwdoShannon Nabors - Chief
Eric Getz - Assistant Chief
Glenn Harding - District Administrator

Location and Mailing Address
347 N. Dunbridge Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Phone: (419) 352-8461
Fax: (419) 352-8468

Non-emergency complaints
To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-6930 (within Ohio) during business hours.

Directions
Latitude: 41.375     Longitude: -083.610

Counties Served
Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.

 

 

 

 

Southeast District Office - Logan

sedoJim Sferra – Chief
Mark Stello – Assistant Chief
Joe Anderson – District Administrator

Location and Mailing Address
2195 Front Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
Phone: (740) 385-8501
Fax: (740) 385-6490

Non-emergency complaints
To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-7330 (within Ohio) during business hours.

Directions
Latitude: 39.526     Longitude: -082.374

Counties Served
Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southwest District Office - Dayton

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Bonnie Buthker - Chief
Mike Proffitt - Assistant Chief
Barb Clary - District Administrator

Location and Mailing Address
401 East Fifth Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (937) 285-6357
Fax: (937) 285-6249
Directions
Latitude: 39.757     Longitude: -084.184

Non-emergency complaints
To submit a complaint or report a non-emergency
environmental situation, please call 1-800-686-8930
(within Ohio) during business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except state holidays.

Counties Served - Click on the county of your inquiry
for a list of specific contacts by division.

Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton,
Darke
, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami,
Montgomery
, Preble, Shelby and Warren

 

 

Reporting Environmental Violations and Concerns

Please help protect Ohio’s environment by identifying and reporting environmental concerns and violations. If you are witnessing a significant release or an environmental emergency that is ongoing, please call Ohio EPA's 24-hour emergency hotline (1-800-282-9378). To report a suspected non-emergency, environmental violation or concern, contact the appropriate Ohio EPA district office during normal business hours (M-F between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Once a complaint is filed, Ohio EPA will further investigate your concerns.

  Toll-free in Ohio
Outside of Ohio
Counties Served
Central District Office
1-800-686-2330
(614) 728-3778
Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union.
Northeast District Office 1-800-686-6330  (330) 963-1200
Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne.
Northwest District Office
1-800-686-6930
(419) 352-8461
Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.
Southeast District Office
1-800-686-7330
(740) 385-8501
Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington.
Southwest District Office 1-800-686-8930
(937) 285-6357
Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.
       

What actions may be considered environmental violations?

  • Illegal disposal and abandonment of waste (solid waste, hazardous waste, tires and construction and  demolition debris).
  • Dumping or discharging industrial or agricultural waste into rivers, lakes ditches, storm sewers or to wastewater treatment plants.
  • Malfunctioning wastewater treatment plants.
  • Smoke or heavy dust emissions from industrial facilities.
  • Drinking water with unusual tastes, odors or loss of water pressure.
  • Burning of trash, garbage, oily wastes, tires and other materials.
  • Destruction, draining and/or filling of wetlands.
  • Demolition projects in buildings containing asbestos.
  • Falsification of environmental documents such as manifests, sampling results, and discharge reports.
  • False statements made to regulatory personnel.

Are you witnessing an environmental emergency?

An environmental emergency is an immediate and significant threat to public health and/or the environment due to the release of materials to the environment. While an emergency can also constitute a violation, an emergency should be reported immediately to Ohio EPA’s 24-hour spill hotline at 1-800-282-9378. Examples of emergencies to be reported by calling 1-800-282-9378 include:

  • Petroleum spills;
  • Chemical spill;
  • Fires involving chemicals and/or petroleum;
  • Accidents causing the release of pollutants to Ohio’s waterways. Industrial chemicals when not properly managed can cause environmental problems; in addition, spills of materials that seem harmless can cause environmental harm if not properly addressed.  For example, large spills of milk and molasses have all caused fish kills in Ohio streams.

Does Ohio EPA handle all environmental concerns?

Can I remain anonymous?

You do not have to provide any personal information in order for Ohio EPA to review your complaint. However, by providing your name and contact information, Ohio EPA will be able to contact you to clarify information or gather additional information from you to help investigate your concerns.  All the information submitted, including your contact information may be considered public information and may be released upon request.

Disclaimer:  Information provided in a complaint may be used by Ohio EPA to investigate and potentially seek penalties for violations of law.  Therefore, the information provided must be true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Ohio EPA will use the information you provide to determine whether an investigation is warranted.

Submit a Complaint

If you think a company is having emission problems or causing other violations of Ohio EPA’s regulations, you can file a complaint with the local Ohio EPA district office. Our district offices help citizens who want to report an alleged violation of Ohio's environmental laws and conduct complaint investigations. 

The following toll-free hotlines are operated during business hours to offer advice and information, and to assist anyone who wants to submit a non-emergency complaint or to report an alleged violation of Ohio's environmental laws. You are also welcome to email your request or complaint. You may file a complaint anonymously.

When you talk with the district office, it is important to give as many details about the situation as you can, to help ensure that you get directed to the most appropriate division. Ohio EPA follows up on complaints, or refers them to another regulatory agency when appropriate. Investigations may lead to enforcement against individuals or facilities.

  • Central District Office 1-800-686-2330 (within Ohio)
  • Northeast District Office 1-800-686-6330 (within Ohio)
  • Northwest District Office 1-800-686-6930 (within Ohio)
  • Southeast District Office 1-800-686-7330 (within Ohio)
  • Southwest District Office 1-800-686-8930 (within Ohio)

 

Once a complaint is filed, the appropriate Ohio EPA division(s) follows up on the information by conducting a complaint investigation, often in coordination with the Office of Special Investigations, the criminal investigative branch of Ohio EPA.  

Examples of alleged violations reported to Ohio EPA include:

  • illegal disposal or abandonment of waste (solid waste, hazardous waste and construction and demolition debris);
  • burial of waste at unpermitted locations;
  • unpermitted discharges into waters of the state or to wastewater treatment plants;
  • unpermitted emissions of air pollutants;
  • open burning;
  • bypassing treatment systems;
  • filling of wetlands;
  • “rip and tear” asbestos projects;
  • falsification of documents such as manifests, waste receipt logs and monthly operating reports; and,
  • making false statements to regulatory personnel.

Verified Complaints

The person submitting a verified complaint must claim that he/she has been or will be aggrieved or adversely affected by the alleged violation. The complaint must identify a violation of any law, rule, standard or order, license, permit, variance or plan approval. These violations must relate to air or water pollution, solid or hazardous waste, infectious wastes, construction and demolition debris or a public water supply. Also, alleged violations of a law, rule, standard or order may relate to cessation of chemical handling operations. The complaint must be in writing and labeled VERIFIED COMPLAINT. Ohio Revised Code Section 3745.08 requires the complaint to be verified by the affidavit of the complainant, his agent or attorney. The person before whom the affidavit is taken shall certify that it was sworn to before him/her and signed in his/her presence.

An investigation of the allegations will be conducted. If the director determines a violation is evident, the director may issue an order to the violator to correct the problem or request the Attorney General's Office to begin legal proceedings. The Attorney General will dismiss the complaint if he or she determines that prior violations have terminated and future violations are unlikely to occur, or if there was no violation.