Smoke Free Workplace Program

Smoking is prohibited in public places and workplaces in Ohio. Ohio voters approved the Ohio Smoke Free Workplace Act on Nov. 7, 2006. The indoor smoking ban became effective December 7, 2006 under a new chapter of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). This law requires all public places and places of employment to prohibit smoking.  These businesses and organizations must also post “No Smoking” signs at all entrances.  The enforcement of the indoor smoking ban is a responsibility of the Ohio Department of Health Environmental Health Division.

The Shelby City Health Department investigates all local smoking complaints filed with the Ohio Department of Health.  Complaints submitted to ODH will be referred to Shelby’s Director of Environmental Health for investigation and inspection. Inspections are conducted within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.

To file a complaint, complete the online complaint form, call the Ohio Department of Health at (866) 559-OHIO (6446) or email

Links and Resources


  • 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