City Facilities Re-Open to Public on June 1

All Painesville City facilities, excluding the Fire Department, will re-open to public foot traffic beginning Monday, June 1. The City and the Lake County General Health District have been in close communication regarding all Covid-19 precautions and guidelines. Please note, all plans and procedures are subject to change per the Ohio Governor’s orders.


Painesville City Hall and Office Buildings

As visitors enter City Hall, they will be greeted with new signage and check in procedures that must be followed in order to keep employees and other customers as safe as possible.

  • Signage indicates the max number of visitors allowed in the building and the new health procedures required to enter. Signs are in both English and Spanish.
  • Floor stickers show the social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6 foot distance.
  • All visitors must fill out a health assessment form and have their temperature taken before fully entering the facility.
  • It is recommended that all visitors wear face coverings.

Painesville utilities customers are still encouraged to use alternative methods of payment for their monthly bills including by phone, credit card, automatic bank withdrawals, mail or use of the two Utility Drop Boxes, located at City Hall and behind the Fire Station. For more information on payment methods, visit


City Parks and Cemeteries

All City parks and cemeteries are open, however, based on State of Ohio guidelines, features like playgrounds, baseball diamonds and pavilions are not open to the public.

  • No sports leagues are permitted to play, including Painesville Little League
  • No pavilion or facility rentals
  • No playground equipment or fitness trail equipment
  • Basketball hoops are removed until contact sports are permitted
  • Recreation Park restrooms are closed


City Garages, Plants and Work Areas

While we love residents who stop in for quick tours or questions, we ask the public to please wait until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted before visiting. No water plant, electric plant, waste water plant, or garage tours will take place until further notice.


Fire and Police Departments

The Painesville City Fire Department will remain closed to the public through the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is to protect our front line employees from being exposed at the station. The Painesville Police Department has installed a new Ring doorbell system outside their station so they can communicate with potential visitors without exposure. Light foot traffic is allowed in the police department.