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500 South Sandusky Avenue
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820-2623

Fax: 419-562-4013


The City of Bucyrus located in Crawford County, hereinafter referred to as “the City”,is soliciting Statement of Qualifications from engineering firms, hereinafter referred toas “the Firm” or “City Engineer”, which have five (5) years or more of comprehensiveexperience in providing municipal engineering services as outlined in the SCOPE OFSERVICES section of this request.On an on-going basis and as subject to contract renewal terms as defined by the City,the City intends to have the Firm selected function as the “City Engineer” to reviewproposed commercial and residential development plans in order to determine compliance with applicable laws and ordinances implemented or adopted by the City,and also to function as a consultant to the City in development matters. The City further intends to have the Firm design and/or monitor the construction ofmunicipal projects, including roadway/street, water, storm water, and drainage aswell as a variety of other projects. The services requested will require the Firm to belicensed to practice engineering in the State of Ohio and must also employ ProfessionalEngineers licensed in the state of Ohio. The City reserves the right to select an engineer other than the designated City engineer on a specific project basis as determined by the City Administration to be in the best interest of the City. 


Engineer: Brandstetter Carrol Inc.

The Bucyrus Engineering Department is here to help you with your development needs.
From fences to Subdivisions we are here to help guide you through the development process.

Commercial Inspections

The City of Bucyrus has partnered with the Richland County Building Department for commercial building inspections and permitting. Learn More

Permit FAQs

Learn more about the need for permits in Bucyrus

Flood Hazard Area

Important section about Flood Hazard Area Develpment and the National Flood Insurance Program Learn More

Common Engineering Subjects

Contact The Bucyrus City Engineering Department for more information


City of Bucyrus
Summer Update

Schedule of Upcoming Projects as of August 2, 2019

BCI (Jeff McMullen) has spoken with Jon Roseler at ODOT about SR 4 North scheduling and he said Kokosing hasn't yet provided a full schedule because they have been waiting on notice of structures delivery from the precaster. He said they expect to have delivery in about a week and they will begin when they arrive. He will keep me posted on their timeline as soon as he hears from Kokosing. As far as SR 4 South, Jon expects that project to be completed in about two weeks. Paving is complete, striping and cleanup has started. He will advise when he gets confirmation.

Group 2 - Dirt Dawg Excavating  ( Union, Failor, Highland Ave., Fair, Whetstone)
Project Start - 07/29/2019 - Pre-Construction Videoing has been completed.
Structures and Pipe delivery on Monday, August 5th
Week of the 5th will be staking, saw cutting and will begin installing pipe on Highland.
Contractor expects to be complete by November 2019

Arrowhead Drive - Dellinger Excavating
Waiting on Dellinger to provide schedule, but anticipates starting mid to late August 2019, Complete by November 2019. I will advise when I receive his schedule.

Whetstone & E Mansfield - Buckeye Excavating & Construction ( Storm Water Drainage)
Contractor anticipates beginning after the week of the Bratwurst Festival.
Anticipated Completion - November 2019

Marion & Beal Signal - Perram Electric
Project Start - August 22, 2019
All underground work will begin as far as borings, trenching, setting pole boxes and pole bases and running all conduit in preparation for the signal pole delivery anticipated to be in late November or December.  Their goal is to be complete by the end of the year, but it is dependent on the pole delivery schedule.

Friendship Trail - Dellinger Excavating -?? Negotiating
BCI (Jeff McMullen) is reviewing the embankment issues and hopes to have a solution next week on the reduction of fill material to discuss with Dellinger Excavating about reductions in their bid total.
If we can come to an agreement on pricing then we could award to Dellinger and he would anticipate completion to be by November 2019. Completion timing dependent on time of award and progress of Arrowhead Drive.

Group 1 – BIDDING ( Whetstone, Cullen Ave.,Cullen Ct., Robinhood, Hopley)
Advertisement #1 - August 1, 2019
Advertisement #2 - August 8, 2019
Bid Open - August 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Anticipate Award - Week of August 25, 2019
Anticipated Construction Start - Fall 2019
Completion - Spring 2020

Group 3A – BIDDING (John, Cross, Hopley, East Southern, Washington, Jefferson, Winchester)
Public Hearing - August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Advertisement #1 - August 22, 2019
Advertisement #2 - August 29, 2019
Bid Open - September 11, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
Anticipate Award - Week of September 16, 2019
Anticipate Construction Start - Late Fall, Early Winter 2019
Completion - Spring 2020

Burger King
BCI (Jeff McMullen) is finishing the review of the storm water management plan for the site. The sidewalks will require a resolution from Council to allow for their placement as proposed.


Please contact us if you have any questions.  We ask for your patience as we build a better Bucyrus!

Jeff Wagner SSD                                                        Jeff Reser, Mayor                                
419.562.6767 ext. 224                                              419.562.6767 ext. 224

Permit Frequently Asked Questions.


This section provides some guidance on when a permit is required; but since every project is unique, the best way to determine if a permit is required is to ask a representative from the Engineering and Zoning Office about your particular project as early in the process as possible.

The permit and inspection process is in place to assure everyone’s adherence to minimum standards to safeguard life and limb and property and public welfare and to uphold the design standards of the community. The nearly universal enforcement of recognized building codes in the United States has resulted in a built environment that is among the safest in the world.


A permit is required before beginning to construct a house or any building or structure of any kind, or enlarge, alter, repair, remodel, improve, rehabilitate, move, raze, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or a portion of it. A separate demolition permit is required before demolition of any building or portion thereof.

Also, a permit is required for the following items: additions, carports, change of occupancy, commercial construction (i.e. apartments, condos, churches, businesses, restaurants), cooling systems, commercial kitchen exhaust hoods, decks, electrical work, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, garages, interior alterations, manufactured home installations, modular home installations, moving buildings, plumbing, remodeling, roofing (including re-shingling), sewer tap-ins, single family dwellings, storage building (with or without a permanent foundation), swimming pools, and towers.

Building permits are not required for door replacement, window replacement, spouting and gutters, interior and exterior painting, insulation, sealing of bricks, flooring, repair of decks, porches or steps, and driveway resurfacing.

All new fence installations require a permit. Fence placement regulations vary by the size of the fence and if it is next to an alley. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements.:

A fence may be placed on the property line provided you have a written agreement with your neighbor and that agreement is submitted with your permit application to the Engineering & Zoning Office.

All new structures require a building and a zoning permit. Placement of the shed varies according to the development standards of each zoning district. No shed may be placed on a vacant residential lot without the approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements

Yes, all new structures require a building and a zoning permit. Placement of the patio varies according to the development standards of each zoning district. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements.

Swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs containing water more than 24 inches in depth shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall at least 48 inches in height with an operable gate and lock. Swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs shall not be located in any front yard. Spas and hot tubs with a lockable cover shall be exempt from the above requirements. All new swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs require a zoning and building permit prior to installation.

New driveway installations require a permit. The driveway cannot be placed closer than three feet to a side property line. The apron material must be constructed of Portland cement from the street to the right-of-way line. The cost for a new driveway permit is two dollars per linear foot as measured along the street. Residential, commercial, and industrial driveways all have specific requirements. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements.

If you are replacing the shingles you only need a building permit. If you are making any structural repairs you need a building and a zoning permit.

Yes, all new structures require a building and a zoning permit. Placement of the deck varies according to the development standards of each zoning district. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements.

Yes, all new structures require a building and a zoning permit. Placement of the handicap ramp varies according to the development standards of each zoning district. Handicap ramps in residential areas, otherwise not in compliance with the zoning regulations, may be approved by the Zoning Inspector in cases of exceptional physical conditions on a case by case basis.

For simple projects such as a residential fence or patio, a general site plan showing the project area with lot lines will be sufficient. Larger projects may require full engineered drawings. Please contact the Engineering & Zoning Office for requirements.

Fill out an application and bring your drawings or sketch of your project to the Engineering & Zoning Office during regular business hours for approval. If you need assistance filling out your application, we will be glad help you.

You will be glad to know that most permits are approved the same day as they are submitted provided a registered contractor is used and the project meets the development standards for the zoning district where it is located. Larger projects may take up to 30 days for approval.

Failure to obtain required permits is a misdemeanor and punishable by fines as much as $500.00 per day, every day the violation persists.

Building permits are valid for six months after the date of issue, and zoning permits are valid for one year after the date of issue.

Guidance For Placing Manufactured Homes Within The City Of Bucyrus

  • Any trailer, mobile home, or manufactured home built prior to 1976 is not constructed to acceptable standards and is prohibited within the City of Bucyrus. (BCO 1139.02 “Mobile Home”)
  • Any mobile or manufactured home that was constructed between 1976 through 1994 must be placed in a manufactured home park. (1139.02 “Permanently sited manufactured home”)
  • Any “Single Wide” manufactured home that is 1995 or newer must be placed in a manufactured home park. (1139.02 “Permanently sited manufactured home”)
  • In order to place the Manufactured Home on a private residential lot it must meet all of the following requirements: (1139.02 “Permanently sited manufactured home”)
    1) The lot must be in a Zoning District that lists single family homes as a permitted use.
    2) The Manufactured Home must meet the development standards for the zoning district where it is proposed to be sited. 
    3) The structure is affixed to a permanent foundation.
    4) Connected to appropriate facilities and utilities. 
    5) The Manufactured home must be at least 900 sq. ft.
    6) The manufacture home must be at least 22 feet wide and 22 feet long on one side.
    7) The Manufactured home must have a 4:12 roof pitch, conventional residential siding, and a six-inch minimum eave overhang, including appropriate guttering.
    8) The Manufactured Home must have been built after January 1, 1995.

Changes In The National Flood Insurance Program

The Biggert-Waters National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 provides long-term changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Under the new law, rates are likely to increase overall to reflect the true flood risk of your home or business and many insurance discounts will be eliminated. FEMA has provided this Q&A document for further information. Also, please see this brochure for ways to help manage your risk.

Bucyrus QBS Policy

The QBS Policy is a qualifications-based selection policy for professional services.
Download the Bucyrus QBS policy.

Our Partnership With Richland County Building Department

The City of Bucyrus has partnered with the Richland County Building Department for commercial building inspections and permitting. While planning for your new commercial development project, check with the Richland County Building Department early for required permits and inspections.
Richland County Building Deparment
1495 West Longview Avenue
Suite 202A 
Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: 419-774-5517 | Fax: 419-774-6317
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bucyrus Engineering Department Staff

  • Brandstetter Carroll Inc.

    contracted engineering services
  • John S. Rostash is our:

    Planning & Zoning Administrator
    Floodplains Administrator
    and our Website-IT Administrator
  • Landyn T. Hill


Contact The Bucyrus City Engineering/Zoning Department For Info Regarding:

City Street Maps Annexations
Contractor Registration Building & Zoning Permits
Drainage Problems Flood Plain Regulations
Material Bids City Planning
Property and Survey Questions City Building Improvements
Storm water Utility Property Easements and Lot Splits
Street Improvements & Repair Subdivision Development
Traffic Signals Zoning District Regulations
Utility Location/Maps Zoning Maps
Water and Sewer Improvements