Street Closings


    August 7, 2017

    The City of Bucyrus is installing new sanitary sewer infrastructure along Southern Avenue. Please use caution when driving in this area.

    July 17, 2017

    Sandusky Avenue (State Route 98) will be closed at the Norfolk and Southern Railroad crossing from August 21st until August 30th.


    May 12, 2017

    The City of Bucyrus is installing new stormwater infrastructure along East Southern Avenue. This area may be temporarily closed at various times. Please use caution when driving in this area. 

  • historic Lincoln Highway marker in Washington Square of Bucyrus Ohio

    Scheduled Meetings


    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the

    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 1:45 PM in Council Chambers of City Hall to award the S. East Street, Oakwood Avenue, and Nora Street Waterline Project.

    The Bucyrus City Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

  • Crawford County Land Bank Website

    Crawford County Land Bank


    The Crawford County Land Bank will be working to help return vacant, low value properties to productive use. This involves acquiring properties and sometimes managing the demolition of unwanted, blighted residential structures. The land bank will not seek to hold properties for extended periods of time but can transfer land to interested and eligible landowners.

    Currently, the Crawford County Land Bank is working to acquire blighted, vacant homes that have been recommended for demolition, using funding provided by a grant from the State of Ohio. We need to have 35 vacant homes in our possession by May 18, 2017 in order to continue to qualify for the full amount of the grant funding. We can receive properties by the Tax Foreclosure process and donations. At this time, it would be beneficial if any property owner would like to donate an unwanted, low value residential property to the land bank for demolition. Please contact Barb McCullough, manager at 419-562-7861 or send a message for further information.

  • Crawford County Land Bank Website

    Meeting Announcement

    Community, Government

    The Bucyrus City Tree Board has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus.  

    The purpose of the meeting will be to prepare the presentation of the Bucyrus Tree Program and select photos and slides.

    The public is invited to attend the meeting. The Board reserves the right to amend the agenda as needed.

  • historic Lincoln Highway marker in Washington Square of Bucyrus Ohio Government

    Construction seaseon is upon us.
    Please visit our Engineering Page for the latest information.

  • Kids holding a banner asking you to vote for the Bucyrus Police Department Dare Program Community

    The BPD DARE program has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program.    We are one of just 200 from 2000 original applications.  Only 40 applications from the 200 finalists will be awarded a grant of $25,000.   

    We need your help to make sure our application is in the final forty!  Here is where you and all your friends come in.   You need to vote for our submission--early and often!

    Voting begins tonight at midnight and you can vote up to ten times a day per email.  So make sure you use all your email to the full and legal advantage.   Here is our unique URL:

    copy, paste and vote ten times each day and share this with your friends!

    Thanks to Nathan Hinesman and State Farm Insurance for the opportunity to receive this Grant and to Chief Koepke and all those who work with the DARE program.  Studies have proven that this is an effective program and we need to make sure that it continues in our city schools.

    Thanks for your help.

    Mayor Jeff Reser

  • Bucyrus compost for your garden

    City of Bucyrus Compost Site


    Located at the Bucyrus Wastewater Treatment Plant 1500 West Southern Avenue

    March 10th to December 31st, 2017:

    Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Fridays 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Please note the compost site is for yard waste of Bucyrus residents only. Please be prepared to provide photo I.D. showing proof of residency. No commercial waste will be accepted. Yard waste to be accepted consists of leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks, and stumps, holiday trees, and clippings from trees or shrubs. ALL WASTE MUST BE REMOVED FROM BAGS OR CONTAINERS 
    The City of Bucyrus has the right to refuse waste materials they feel are not in compliance.

    Thank you.

  • Child having fun in the pool

    Guidance For Private Swimming Pools


    When locating your private swimming pool, be sure to follow these requirements of the Bucyrus Codified Ordinances:

    • Make sure the pool is located in the back yard or side yard. Do not place a private pool in the front yard.
    • The swimming pool shall be enclosed completely by a wall or fence constructed so as to prevent uncontrolled access. The fences or wall shall not be less than four feet (4') in height and have a self-closing and self-latching gate. The self-latching device is to be a minimum of 54 inches above the bottom of the gate and the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate.
    • All lights for the pool shall be located so as to confine the direct beam to the parcel on which the pool is located.
    • The pool shall be constructed to meet the setback requirements of the zoning district it is located.
    • All swimming pools require a permit prior to installation.

    A private spa or hot tub with a lockable cover and garden ponds shall not be considered as a "swimming pool" subject to the provisions of this section.

  • garage sale sign

    Guidance for Garage Sales

    • No garage sale sign may be posted on a utility pole. Signs posted on utility poles will be removed immediately. Anyone posting a sign on a utility pole is subject to a misdemeanor with fines of $50 to $500 plus court costs.
    • Do not post a garage sale sign within the road right-of-way. As a rule, the street right-of-way is between the street and the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, generally the right-of-way includes 10 feet from the edge of the street or curb.
    • When you are out of the right-of-way, you are now on private property and you will need to get permission from the property owner to post your sign on their property.
    • Garage sale signs shall not be located in a manner that creates a safety or visibility hazard.
    • Garage sale signs are allowed to be displayed for three consecutive days.
    • Garage sale signs may be removed if they are not placed in the proper location as stated above.
    • Garage and yard sales may be conducted on a residential property for 6 days and only three such sales are permitted per year.

    Please visit the City’s website to view the Business and Sign Codes on line, or call the Zoning Administrator 419-562-6767 ext. 226 with questions regarding Garage Sales.

  • First Federal Community Bank Sponsors Bucyrus Car Show



    Your water had high turbidity levels.

    The City of Bucyrus Did Not Meet Treatment Requirements

    Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. We routinely monitor our water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. Water samples taken May 8 and May 29, 2017 showed turbidity levels of 13.3 and 2.47 turbidity units. This is above the standard of one turbidity unit.

    What should I do?

    • You do not need to boil the water or take other precautions.  We do not know of any contamination, and none of our testing has shown disease-causing organisms in the drinking water.  


    • People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly people may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

    What does this mean?

    • This is not an emergency.  If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.

    Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

    • The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.


    What is being done?

    We are investigating and taking the necessary steps to correct the problem as soon as possible.

    For more information, please contact the Chief Operator, Chad Slagle at 419-562-7951 or by mail at: 500 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, OH 44820

    General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

    Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


    PWSID#: OH1700011    Date distributed: 6-30-2017


    Tier 2: SWTR Notice - Single Turbidity Exceedance


  • Bucyrus compost for your garden

    City of Bucyrus Utility Aggregation Program



    We have a new rate for the City’s electric aggregation starting on your July billing 2017 for the month of June 2017. This contract is valid for 3 years (36 months). The new rate from AEP Energy is .05787 per kilowatt. The current rate is .0632 until June billing for the month May of 2017. If you are currently on the program you will be receiving a letter with detailed information.



    We have a current rate of .4686 per cf on the City’s gas aggregation that started in December of 2016. The supplier is Constellation. This is 2 year term (24 months).

    Please check your electric and gas bills to make sure you are getting charged the right rates if you are on the aggregation program. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Mayor or Service Safety Directors office 419-562-6767 ext. 223 or 224


    Jeff Wagner
    City of Bucyrus
    Service Safety Director

  • New Alarm Ordinance 32-2015

    Police, Safety

    Beginning January 1, 2016, residents and businesses that have alarm systems will no longer be required to register and pay an alarm permit fee. False alarms will be addressed in the following manner:

    In any consecutive twelve month period,

    • Two (2) false alarms will receive a written warning.
    • Five (5) false alarms will result in a $50 administrative fee.
    • Ten (10) false alarms will result in a $100 administrative fee.
    • Fifteen (15) false alarms will result in a $150 administrative fee.
    • Twenty (20) false alarms will result in a $200 administrative fee and a disconnect order may be issued.
    • Twenty five (25) false alarms will result in an order to disconnect the alarm system.

    A person or business who fails to pay the administrative fees imposed within 30 days shall be in default, and an additional $25 will be added for the delinquency.

    The Police Department will respond to all alarms received and will make every attempt to contact the resident or a key holder. It is up to the alarm holder to update their contact information with the Bucyrus Police Department.

  • Tenant-Landlord Facts Page Now Available

    Community, Property Maintenance

    As a service to our community the City of Bucyrus has published our Tenant-Landlord Facts online to help you better understand your responsibilities and rights under the law. We hope that your will read it carefully and use it as a guide for better Tenant-Landlord relations.

  • Transparency In City Government


    Fellow Residents of Bucyrus:

    Thursday was an historic day in Bucyrus.  Transparency in local government is here to stay!  I led the effort to open our city's finance to you the taxpayer by being one of the very first municipalities in the state to sign up for   I met with Ohio State Treasurer, Josh Mandel on September 24 in Columbus for the announcement.  Just go to and click on the "Local Gov and Schools" tab in the upper right hand corner.  Enter "Bucyrus" to view our city's checkbook and see how we spend your tax dollars.

    Thanks to City Auditor Joyce Schifer for providing support to Treasurer Mandel's office during the implementation of the program.  Joyce's support was critical in making Bucyrus a leader in government transparency.

    Mayor Jeff Reser

  • What to do with those old tires

    Property Maintenance, Safety

    Old tires on your property can become a problem. Not only are they unsightly, they hold rain water creating a breeding pool for mosquitoes. If you have old tires, you can dispose of them at the Crawford County Solid Waste Management facility located at 5128 Lincoln Highway East, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. You can download the list of fees or visit the Crawford County Solid waste Management's website for more information on recycling material.


  • Know Ohio's open burning regulations

    Fire, Property Maintenance, Safety

    In the State of Ohio it is never allowed to burn garbage, materials containing rubber, grease and asphalt or made from petroleum, such as tires, cars and auto parts, plastics or plastic-coated wire. Please view Ohio EPA's Fact Sheet on Open Burning Regulations.


    By Bucyrus Utility Department

    The City of Bucyrus Water Department will begin their annual flushing of fire hydrants on Monday July 10, 2017
    Flushing will continue Monday – Friday thru September
    Discolored water may be temporarily present in homes and businesses following hydrant flushing. Please be advised to flush cold water through a faucet until it runs clear.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please call the City of Bucyrus Utility Office at 419-562-6767 option 2 during weekday business hours.