Police Department

Frequently Inquired About Ordinances

Dogs Running at Large/Barking Dogs: It is against the law for you to allow your dogs to run loose on public property, or on another's property without their permission.  Although there is no leash law, your dog must be under your control when it is off your property.  It is also against the law to allow your dog to continually bark or howl in such a manner that it disturbs the peace and tranquility of the neighbourbood.

Roadside Parking: Roadside parking is prohibited throughout the Village except where posted, such as in the business district or on Old Mill Road near the Hunt Club.  An exception is that a resident may park in front of his own property and may allow others to do so, for special events, as long as it does not create a hazard to others using the roadway.  We encourage you to notify us in advance of these occasions.  During the winter season, we urge special care for on-street parking so that you do not impede the plowing of roadways.

Have a parking concern or question?  The Gates Mills Police Department can answer any questions that you may have.  Please contact Sgt. Randy Savage by phone at  (440) 423-4405 ext. 129 or by email at rsavage@gatesmillsvillage.com for information or to inquire about off duty police services available.

Noise or Loud Music: Loud music or other noises that disturb your neighbors are prohibited, with the exception of necessary noises (lawn mowers, chain saws, hammering, etc.) during hours when such disturbance would be minimal.

Trespassing: It is important that you ascertain that property you plan on entering is public property open to the public, rather than restricted public property or private property.  Trespassers are subject to citation and/or arrest.

Traffic Offenses: In order to promote safety for our residents, particularly our children, we strongly encourage voluntary compliance with our traffic code, especially speeding, stop sign and school bus regulations.

If you have questions about these Ordinances, please contact the Gates Mills Police Department at (440) 423-4405.


Chief Gregg Minichello 440-423-4405 x112 Send Email
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