Repairing or replacing a damaged street sign?
Contact Chris Basinger in the Streets Department at 419-435-4115. As you can imagine, the Streets Department employees are often out and about completing projects around town, so please leave a message and they will get back with you.

I would like to add or remove a stop sign, yield sign, or other traffic sign that affects traffic patterns. How do I go about requesting this?
For most traffic sign changes affecting traffic patterns, it must go through City Council. First you will want to contact your council person and attend the next city council meeting. You may also want to contact the Safety Service Director directly.

My street has potholes or is in disrepair. How do I get this fixed?
The city receives an annual budget of $200,000 to repair city streets. Streets are taken care of in order of their condition, with worse streets being repaired first. To request your street be put on the list for repair, contact Engineer Dan Thornton at 419-435-9775 or email cityengineer@ci.fostoria.oh.us for an evaluation.


Welcome to the City of Fostoria’s Department of Public Safety & Service!

The Department of Public Safety & Service directs Fostoria’s Police Department, Fire Department, Municipal Works supervisors and Municipal Works employees.  We are committed to providing excellence in safety and service to the citizens of Fostoria.

213 S. Main St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 (2nd Floor)

Phone:   419-435-2561
Fax:  419-435-4192

Safety Service Director

Tel: 419.435.8282

213 South Main Street, Fostoria, Ohio

Deb Hellman

Safety Service Director


Monday, Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to Noon
Thursday, Friday ​8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Email: ssd@fostoriaohio.gov