Shelby Spring Clean Up:

This annual program is a great way for residents to help maintain a clean city environment. Residents can get rid of brush, trash, and other large items on their property. Dates: May – TBD .

Shelby Bicycle Days

The health department participates in the annual Shelby Bicycle Days festival. Stop by our booth to receive public health information and materials or pickup a Lead test kit for houses built prior to 1978.  The 2020  festival is July 9 – 11, 2020.

Creating Health Communities Coalition 

The Shelby Creating Healthy Communities coalition is part of a  coalition coordinated by Shelby Health Department. The coalition’s goal is preventing and reducing chronic disease in the city of Shelby. This goal is achieved by promoting and encouraging residents to make health food choices, increase physical activity, and eliminate tobacco use.

2020 Meeting Dates

Meetings are held in the City Hall Conference Room, 43 West Main Street, Shelby
Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00pm –  Marvin Memorial Library
Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00pm

Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School program encourages students to walk or bicycle to school. Through the Ohio Department of Transportation, funding is provided to improve crossing and sidewalks and for educational programs.

Richland County Suicide Prevention Coalition 

The Richland County Suicide Prevention Coalitions works to reduce the number of suicide-related deaths in the county. The coalition has been in place since 2004 and is led by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Richland County.

Health Fairs and Community Events

Health department staff regularly attend health fairs and other community events to provide public health information to the community. Look for our booth or table and stop by to hear about our most recent programs and events! Look for us at events TBD in 2020

Birth – 12 Months
Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear–facing car seat. There are different types of rear–facing car seats: Infant–only seats can only be used rear–facing. Convertible car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear–facing position, allowing you to keep your child rear–facing for a longer period of time.

1 – 3 Years
Keep your child rear–facing as long as possible. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both have released new recommendations to keep children rear–facing until age 2. It’s the best way to keep him or her safe. Your child should remain in a rear–facing car seat until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rear–facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward–facing car seat with a harness.

4 – 7 Years
Keep your child in a forward–facing car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward–facing care seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat.

8 – 12 Years
Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Law states that every child under 8 years old must ride in a booster seat or other appropriate child safety seat unless the child is 4’9” or taller. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: your child should still ride in the back seat because it’s safer there.


  • 419-342-5226

  • 43 W Main St
    Shelby, OH 44875


Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Saturday – Sunday Closed

For After Hours Emergencies and Reports, call 419-342-5226. Your call will be transferred to the Shelby Police Department