Resident Information

Police Department

Our police officers continue to make our City one of the safest places to live in the greater Cincinnati area. The majority of crimes of a serious nature committed over the past year have been closed. Don’t forget, we do home and business checks. If you plan to be away from home, please stop one of the officers or call the Police Secretary at the Police Department’s non-emergency number 441-6289. For emergency calls DIAL 911.


St. Elizabeth Hospital (Ft. Thomas) – 85 N. Grand Avenue Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

VA Medical Center – 1000 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

St. Elizabeth Hospital (Covington) – 1500 James Simpson Way Covington, KY 41011

St. Elizabeth Hospital (Edgewood) – 1 Medical Village Drive Edgewood, KY 41017

St. Elizabeth Hospital (Florence) –  4900 Houston Road Florence, KY 41042

The Christ Hospital – 2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219

Cincinnati Chidren’s Hospital Medical Center – 333 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229

University of Cincinnati Medical Center – 3229 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229

Water and Sewer Utility Services

For water services you will need to contact Northern Kentucky Water District – (859) 578-9898 or

For sewer utility services you will need to contact Sanitation District 1 – (859)578-7450 or

Stormwater Utility

For any Stormwater issues please call The City of Cold Spring Stormwater Hotline (859) 441-6863

City Clerk’s Office

The City Clerk’s Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Trash Collection

The City of Cold Spring partners with Rumpke Waste & Recycling to provide residents with once weekly trash and recycling collection on Fridays.

All single-family households were provided a 95-gallon, brown cart for trash collection. Smaller 65-gallon carts are available upon request. Additional trash carts are available upon request. Residents should place all trash completely inside of cart and place it at the curb weekly the night before scheduled collection.

Residents can place one large item such as furniture or appliances at the curb weekly for collection.

Upholstered furniture and mattresses must be wrapped and sealed in plastic prior to collection. Appliances containing Freon, must have the Freon properly removed by a certified technician prior to removal. Go here ( to obtain required documentation.

Bulky materials including drywall, concrete, bricks, dirt or rocks are not acceptable, and will not be collected curbside.

Loose shrubbery or lumber must be bundled and tied in lengths no larger than 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. Bundles should not exceed 50 pounds.

REMINDER: Not everything can be discarded in your trash cart. According to federal law, Rumpke is not permitted to accept batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as hazardous.

Recycling Collection

Rumpke provided all single-family households with a 65-gallon green cart to collect recycling. Residents should place all recycling loose inside of the cart, don’t enclose in plastic bags, and place cart at the curb the night before scheduled collection.

Rumpke accepts the following items in its recycling program

Cardboard – please breakdown to fit inside of cart. If boxes are too large, breakdown and set beside cart.

Paper products including office paper, envelopes, junk mail, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and paperboard. Please DON’T include paper cups, plates, napkins or tissues.

Glass bottles and jars of any color. Please empty and place metal lid on container.

Plastic bottles and jugs. Please empty, flatten and place plastic lid on container. Please note that only bottles and jugs are accepted. Please DON’T include containers, tubs or toys.

Cartons such as milk or juice cartons. Please DON’T include egg cartons

Aluminum cans. Please DON’T include foil or pans.

Steel cans. Please DON’T place steel items that aren’t cans in recycling bins.

All material should be clean and empty.

For specific recycling questions – please contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171.

NKY Solid Waste Resource Guide

Property Taxes

Property taxes are sent out mid-October of every year. They are due December 31, after that date a 10% penalty is added to the amount due, as well as 1% interest per month. If a mortgage company requests your tax bill to pay through escrow, that is where the bill will be sent. If you wish to receive a copy of your tax bill, you can stop in the office or give us a call and we will provide you with one. You can also see the property tax information here on our website.


Parking of privately owned motor vehicles “for sale” is prohibited within the City, unless the vehicle is parked on the vehicle owner’s rented or owned property. Vehicles may be advertised for sale across the street from a resident’s home if parking is prohibited in front of the residence. Vehicles may also be parked at the owner’s place of work only during the hours that they are working. All other locations, such as businesses or church lots are subject to fines.

The City continually tries to enforce “no parking in fire lane” laws. Besides being a potential hazard in an emergency (Fire or Police), it is a greater hazard to traffic and pedestrians who must maneuver around these vehicles.

Building Permits

Building Permits are required for room additions, decks, fences or any other construction on your property. Campbell County Planning and Zoning handles all building permits and requests for the city. Please plan ahead, since review of a permit takes a minimum of two weeks. You can contact Campbell County Planning and Zoning at 859-292-3880.


Dogs must be kept contained within the owner’s property, or while off the property be secured by means of a collar or harness with a chain or leash and held by the owner or keeper. The City has a “pooper scooper” law, and any pet owner is required to remove and clean up the animal’s excrement from public or private property.

Meetings & Events

June 22
- Movie in the Park @ Dusk

June 24
- Yoga in the Park @ 10am
- Council Meeting @ 7:30pm

June 27
- Concert (Gary Bertsch) 7pm - 9:30pm






Mail Applications To:

Mayor D. Angelo Penque
City of Cold Spring
5694 East Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076

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City Building                859.441.9604
Police Department     859.441.6289