For Your Information This Fall

Fall is here and with the change of season come questions on programs and services offered by the City of Mentor. Here is some information on some common topics.

Deer Season
2018/2019 Deer Bow Hunter Permit Applications are available at the Mentor Municipal Center, or for download. Hunting is only permitted on properties where the owner has granted permission. An archery proficiency test form must be returned with your application.

Fall Yard Waste Collection
The amount of yard waste homeowners can put out each week increases from 12 to 25 units the week of October 22nd. A unit is one bag, bundle or container of yard waste. Visit our Waste Removal and Recycling page for details. If you have additional questions about the Yard Waste Program, call the Public Works Department at 440-974-5780.

Open Burning
Burning trash, brush, or leaves is not permitted in the City of Mentor. Small, attended campfires for cooking purposes are permitted during favorable weather conditions without prior approval. Bonfires require prior approval of the Fire Prevention Bureau by calling (440) 974-5768.

Power Outage – Who Do I Call?
If your power goes out call the Illuminating Company’s Automated Outage Reporting Line at (888) 544-4877 or through their website. Doing so will allow the Illuminating Company to restore service that much quicker. Please do NOT call 911. Only call 911 to report a crime in progress, or a fire, or if an ambulance is needed.

Electric Utility Customer Assistance Programs
There are many programs available to Ohio customers who are having difficulty paying their electric utility bills. First Energy has information on different programs which you may qualify for. Download the flyer or contact The Illuminating Company at (800) 589-3101 for additional details.

Stay Up To Date
Download the City of Mentor App and receive timely alerts involving road closures and other emergencies. Did you cut the cord? You can now watch the Mentor Channel live on ROKU, Apple and Android devices on our Mentor Channel App. Both apps are FREE. Click here for download links.

If you have any additional questions on programs or services offered by the City, please contact the Public Information Office at (440) 974-5794 or

2018-09-27T13:56:21+00:00October 4th, 2018|Resident Information|