Public Safety Director

Major Responsibilities
Oversees Police, Fire and Building/Code Enforcement Divisions; deals with traffic and parking problems; coordinates erection of parking, handicap, speed limit, etc. signs with the Street Superintendent; serves on Board of Control.

Standard Services Provided
Presents traffic orders to Council, issues various licenses (taxi, skating rink, arcade, carnival, theater, ambulance, sidewalk, tree, parking lot); provides weed control program; approves barricade permits and street/curb cuts.

Areas of Service Not Generally Known
Schedules and coordinates the handling of banners for special events; gives permission for parades, bike races, special walks and other special events; issues junk yard licenses (inside city limits); oversees the litter Prevention/Recycling Program manager.

Contact Information

Doug Merry, Interim Public Safety Director
401 Market Street
City Hall – Second Floor – Room 227
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone 740-617-4914
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed holidays)
Email: doug.merry@coz.org

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City of Zanesville, Ohio