Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I request permission to park overnight?
  2. How do I report a problem with a streetlight, street sign or traffic signal?
  3. How do I report suspicious activity?
  4. How do I report a crime?
  5. How do I report a public nuisance, like loud music, rowdy behavior, etc.?
  6. How do I report a traffic incident?
  7. How do I pay a parking/traffic ticket?
  8. How do I get a police report?
  9. How do I get fingerprinted?
  10. Does Shaker Heights require dogs to be on leashes?
  11. How can I get a background check?
  12. What is a criminal activity nuisance?
  13. How can I find out if my car was towed?
  14. How do I get my towed car released?
  15. Where can I find contact information and hours for the Shaker Municipal Court?
  16. How do I pay court fines?
  17. How do I report an individual who might need help?
  18. What does the Police Department do with found property?
  19. How do I get my property released?
  20. What is the police auction?
  21. How do I report an incident with a dog, including a dog attack, a dead dog or a missing dog?
  22. Am I required to use a bike helmet in Shaker Heights?
  23. What is a bike license and how can I get one?
  24. How do I recover a stolen bicycle?
  25. How do I safely dispose of prescription drugs?
  26. I have a question about a warrant block?
  27. How do I apply for or learn more about the Citizen Police Academy?
  28. I am a member of the press. Whom can I contact with my media inquiry?
  29. How do I post a bond?
  30. How do I find out if someone is in jail?
  31. I want to hire an off duty police officer?
  32. I want to request a police officer speak at my event?
  33. I am going out of town? Can you check my residence?
  34. Does Shaker Heights ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving?
  35. What is the false alarm ordinance?
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