Public Safety


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Director of Public Safety

The Director of Public Safety is the Appointing Authority for the Police and Fire Departments and makes all necessary rules and regulations for the Department of Public Safety. 

Dumpster Permits

If you are the property owner or have the property owner's permission, a Dumpster Permit is not needed for a dumpster placed on your property. 

If the dumpster will be placed in the City of Barberton right-of-way you will need a Right of Way Permit, which can be obtained from the Building Department located on the first floor of the Municipal Building or this link: Permit

Examples of Right of Way: 

  • Tree Lawn or Devil Strip
  • Side Walk 
  • Street 
  • Alley 

Temporary Street Closure Permits

Completed Street Closure Permits must be sent to the Director of Public Safety at least four (4) weeks in advance of your event. 

Temporary Street Closure Permits are permitted for the following types of events:

  • Graduation/Birthday Party
  • Neighborhood Block Party
  • Church or Non-Profit Events

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on City streets including within a designated area covered by a Temporary Street Closure Permit. 

A Temporary Street Closure Permit will not be issued for the following types of events and a Right-of-Way Permit must be obtained in the Building Department. 

  • Large gatherings (more than 50 people), commercial events such as car and motorcycle shows and rallies 
  • Repair work to driveway or driveway apron
  • Tree trimming or removal
  • Construction 

Magic Alerts

Find information about Barberton's Emergency Alert System.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

City of Barberton Hazard Mitigation Plan