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Annual Fireworks Event at St. Marys Area High School - Program Schedule

Clean Up Day Info - Click Here


2019 Street Sweeping Schedule - Click here

Changes to City Street Sweeping Program - Click Here


Due to unforeseen circumstances the Lemans Road Project is on hold until futher notice.

Residents will be notified when the project is rescheduled.

504 Notice of Officer and Grievance Procedure for 2018


 The City of St. Marys Zoning Ordinance of 2005 requires residents and businesses to acquire zoning permits for the paving or installation of concrete or asphalt on parking lots, driveways, parking areas, and sidewalks.  Applications for these improvements are available at City Hall, 11 Lafayette Street, and can be submitted by the contractor or the property owner; the cost of which is $25.00.

Some examples of when a permit is required are: new asphalt or concrete installation, asphalt or concrete installation over existing gravel, stone, tar and chip areas, and expansion of existing asphalt or concrete areas. 

Some examples of when a permit is NOT required are: sealing of existing asphalt or concrete areas, milling and/or resurfacing of existing asphalt or concrete areas with no increase in size, and no separate permit is required for asphalt or concrete improvements if an application is received for another improvement i.e.; a house is being built that proposes a concrete driveway.  The zoning permit application for the house should state that a concrete or asphalt driveway is proposed and it will be reviewed then.

The City of St. Marys would also like to advise its residents to use caution when choosing an asphalt paving or concrete contractor. Citizens should be wary of promises of a “special deal for cash” and/or “left over material” claims. There have been instances in the past where substandard work has been performed under these circumstances.

 If you have any questions regarding this Ordinance, please feel free to contact the City’s Zoning Officer at 781-1718 Ext 227.


The City of St. Marys’ Code Enforcement Office would like to explain to City residents the recent changes made to the Outdoor Fire Ordinance.

 In the past, one of the biggest challenges for the Code Enforcement Department dealt with recreational fires in backyards. Those types of fires were not permitted under the prior Ordinance. With the new changes, brush and firewood may be burned, uncontained, in the outlying areas of the City known as the Rural Conservation (RC) Zoning District. If a property is located in the more populated areas, toward the center of town or in developed neighborhoods, the brush or firewood must be burned in a container, such as a fire ring or fire-proof container. The revisions to the Ordinance allow residents to burn dead branches that have fallen from their trees, or to have a recreational fire in their backyard. Those individuals burning larger, uncontained fires located in the RC Zoning District are required to make a 24-hour notification to City Hall and/or the Crystal Fire Department.

 General restrictions still apply to any type of outdoor fire, including a 20-foot setback distance from property lines to the edge of the fire. Also, outdoor fires that discharge noxious odors, dense smoke, or fly ash are not permitted. All outdoor fires must be maintained by at least one adult person. No outdoor fires are permitted during any period for which the Chief of the Crystal Fire Department has issued a burn ban, and no outdoor fire shall be set or maintained for the purpose of disposal of garbage, processed wood, petroleum products, tires, and other similar materials.

 If a resident should have any questions regarding the changes to the Outdoor Fire Ordinance, or are not sure which Zoning District their property falls into, they should feel free to contact the City’s Code Enforcement Office at (814) 781-1718 ext. 239, and the Code Enforcement Officers would be happy to answer questions.




At the public meeting on Monday, May 20,2019, at 7:00P.M. at City Hall, St. Marys City Council will consider for adoption an ordinance entitled:

Quality of life ticketing ordinance

The proposed ordinance incorporates definitions from various sections of the City Code and regulates the existence of various conditions on private property, such as the accumulation or disposal of rubbish or garbage or animal waste, outdoor burning, high grass and weeds, motor vehicle nuisances, outdoor storage of appliances or furniture, hazardous materials, improper storage of recyclables and other conditions that adversely affect the quality of life for neighboring residents. The ordinance allows for the issuance of tickets for violations, permits abatement of such conditions by the City if necessary and imposition of the costs thereof on the property owner, establishes a schedule of fines and penalties for tickets, allows for the filing of a citation against persons who fail to timely pay tickets and establishes a procedure for appeals.

A complete copy of the text of the ordinance may be examined at the City Manager's Office, 11 Lafayette Street, during regular business hours or on the City's website on the pending legislation link under the City Council tab


The Next 25 Town Hall August 13th



Expanded Options for Sewer Bill Payments

  Sewer Bill Direct Pay Form

Zoning Permits Required for Structures





2018 Vision Statement

2016 City Vision Statement

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