Service Ottawa Vision
The City of Ottawa is committed to putting the needs of Citizens first and developed a Service-Ottawa initiative that provides a one-step access to services and information. Council has identified Service Delivery a priority. Therefore Service-Ottawa was created under Service Excellence to standardize the City’s front-end service delivery.
The vision of Service-Ottawa is to achieve better outcomes for Ottawa residents and businesses by providing a consistent and positive client experience across multiple channels with a focus on Service Excellence.
Service-Ottawa: 3-1-1 Call Centre
Service-Ottawa provides three doors to access City of Ottawa services- one is by calling 3-1-1 (613-580-2400), attending a Client Service Centre in person, or by completing a form online through Service Ottawa. Citizens can call Service-Ottawa for various services provided by the City of Ottawa. Some of these services include:
Garbage and Recycling
Parking in Excess of Time Limits
Property Violations – Exterior
Property Violations- Interior
Apartments- Blue Recycling Carts
Apartments- Recycling Grey Bins
Apartments- Recycling Yellow Bin
Curb Side Collection
Black Box- Curb Side
Blue Box- Curb Side
Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Garbage Collection- Curb Side
Garbage Collection Calendar
Order a Garbage Collection Calendar sent in the mail.
Roads and Transportation
Water and Environment
Drain Covers on Roadways
Sidewalk and Path Maintenance
Parking in Excess of Time Limits
Pay& Display Machine
|Graffiti on Private Property
Graffiti on Public Property
After contacting the Service-Ottawa call centre by dialling 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400, a Service-Ottawa call centre agent will provide information regarding municipal services, as well as a create a service request when further action is needed. If a service request number has not been created, agents will provide you with a reference number to allow you to keep track of the progress made on the issue or concern.
Service -Ottawa Gateway Online
Accessing the City Services and information received a technological upgrade, when the City launched an enhanced ottawa.ca with the new Service Ottawa gateway. This gateway allows citizens to complete over 250 different types of service requests online, using the click of a button, removing the need to call or visit a Client Service Centre.
The information entered by the citizen will be electronically generated with a tracking number and notification sent directly to the resident, and request sent to the field crew in one step.
Here are some of the top service transactions that can be completed online:
- Report an issue with green bin collection
- Report an unauthorized vehicle parked on private property
- Report a vehicle that has been parked longer that the allowed time limit
- Pay a parking ticket
- Report a Pothole on the road
- Register for recreation classes and activities
- Request a garbage and recycling collection calendar to be mailed to you
Following up on Service Request
Residents will receive a request number upon completion of a service transaction online. Using this tracking reference number and their email for authentication, residents can track the status of their request and the estimated response time through the Service-Ottawa gateway on ottawa.ca.