Welcome to Question Mark, Ohio

Information for our Residents

Streets and Sanitation

At Streets and Sanitation, our mission is to ensure that the streets of our community are well-maintained and litter-free, providing a safe and clean environment for our residents. Here are a few of the services that we offer:

a photo of a silouetted figure sweeping a downtown street at night. the figure is large and hulkish, his broom looks almost homemade. streetlights shine overhead in a mist. car headlines can be seen approaching.

Streets and Sanitation worker Mr. Bruno Ellis hard at work for you!

Street Cleaning: Our team is dedicated to keeping the streets of Question Mark free of litter and debris. We regularly clean and maintain all public areas, including sidewalks, streets, and parks, to ensure that our community is safe and beautiful.

Snow Removal: During the winter months, our team works to keep the roads clear and safe for drivers. We prioritize main roads and intersections, but also make every effort to keep all residential streets passable.

Bulk Trash Pickup: Twice a year, in the spring and fall, we provide bulk trash pickup for all residents. During this time, you can dispose of oversized items such as furniture, appliances, and other large items. Please note that items must be no larger than a large adult male in order to be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns about the services offered by the Streets and Sanitation Department, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is always here to help keep Question Mark a great place to call home.

The Question Mark Public Library

The Question Mark Public Library is one of the most important public buildings in Question Mark’s historic downtown area. Located just steps from Town Hall and across from the beautiful Town Square, the recently refurbished library has been restored to its original splendor, with some modern touches added along the way. It is a place where the town of Question Mark goes to ask big questions and seek important answers.

a photo of a library reading room with high arched windows, bookshelves, comfortable seating.

Curl up with a book in our magnificent reading room.

Originally built by Reginald Willey in 1867 to preserve his extensive correspondence and numerous publications, the library was later expanded in 1908 by Reginald Willey Jr., to include several resources including the Catalog of Unfinished Manuscripts and the Willey Viewing Room. Reginald Willey Jr.’s wife, Rebecca Willey, was the town’s first head librarian. Together the Willeys helped to build a monument to knowledge that was accessible to the entire community. While fires destroyed the Town Hall twice, the Question Mark Public Library has stood tall for over 150 years.

Unfortunately, like much of Question Mark, the Public Library fell into disrepair during the economic downturn of the 1990s, but thanks to the leadership of Mayor Elizabeth Zisk, the library now shines as brightly as the first day Reginald Willey first broke ground on it.

a photo of a children's room at the library. fun paintings on the wall, low seating, very inviting and fun.

Our newly renovated children's room is now open.

The library’s friendly staff is available to answer your questions or to assist you in searching through the largest known card catalog still in regular use. Please be prepared to bring your own pen and paper. Check out an exciting mystery or sci-fi novel from our fiction section or make an appointment to investigate one of a dozen historical town maps.

But the Question Mark Public Library is not just about the past; it’s also where the future of the town comes to gather. Enjoy the laughter of young people at play after the recent renovation of our children’s room! A welcoming place for children to learn and explore, the children’s section also hosts Story Time every Friday at 10am.


Welcome to the Parking page for Question Mark, Ohio. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to navigate parking in our town, including street cleaning schedules, parking options, and regulations.

Street Cleaning

Street cleaning is an important aspect of maintaining the appearance and safety of our community. Street cleaning schedules are posted on the town website, and we encourage residents to be mindful of the posted days and times, and to move their vehicles accordingly.

look, mistakes were made and lives were lost and we do not need to describe this photograph of such an awful tragedy.

Please abide by all snow parking restrictions so we don't repeat the mistakes of the past.

Snow Parking

In case of snow, we enforce alternate-side parking regulations to facilitate snow plowing and snow removal. So please make sure to check our website or local news for updates on snow parking regulations, as they can change depending on the weather.

Friday Free Day

In addition, downtown Question Mark offers a Friday Free Day program, where parking is free for all visitors and residents on Fridays. This is a great opportunity to explore the downtown area and take advantage of the many businesses and restaurants it has to offer.


We have recently noticed that some parking signs have been disappearing in certain areas of the town. We are working to address this issue and replace the missing signs as soon as possible. However, please be aware that parking rules and regulations are still enforced, even if the sign is missing. So make sure to check the regulations and parking signs before leaving your vehicle.

If you have any questions or concerns about parking in Question Mark, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to ensuring that parking in our town is safe, convenient, and accessible for all residents.

Vital Records

Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing official copies of birth and death certificates for individuals who were born or died in our town. We do not file reports on the disappearances of people or objects.

a photograph of the vital records office. The flourescent lights are bright and cast a deeply sick green pall over everything. There is a large bank of filing cabinets and every surface is piled high with documents.

Your most important information is kept safe at Vital Records!

Birth Certificates

Obtaining a birth certificate is a simple process, and you can request a copy in person, by mail, or online through our town website. To request a birth certificate, you will need to provide the full name of the individual listed on the certificate, their date of birth, and their place of birth. You will also need to provide a valid government-issued ID and pay a small fee for the certificate.

Death Certificates

Similarly, to request a death certificate, you will need to provide the full name of the individual listed on the certificate, the date of death, and the place of death. You will also need to provide a valid government-issued ID and pay a small fee for the certificate. Please note that just because a person is missing does not necessarily mean they are dead.

If you have any questions about the process or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff is always ready to assist you and provide you with the necessary information to obtain your vital records.