• Map showing the proposed reconstruction of North Sandusky Avenue; State Route 4 Engineering, Streets, Safety

    North Sandusky Avenue is in very bad shape and the City of Bucyrus is considering using an ODOT Small Cities Grant for reconstruction of the street. The project will repair, repave and re-stripe the street to provide a bike lane on each side of the street. Additionally, the sidewalk handicap ramps will be upgraded. The signal at Irving Street will also be upgraded to look similar to the ones downtown. We are committed to building a better Bucyrus and using our tax dollars the best way possible. One way to stretch those dollars is by applying for available grants like this one.

    Your opinion matters to us so tell us what you think about this project. SUBMIT A COMMENT


Bucyrus has been partnering with ODOT to rebuild our streets and pave more roads together. Your Street Levey Tax Dollars allows us to use ODOT’s Small Cities Grant. The grant is 80 % funded by ODOT and 20% funded by the local city. It is this partnership that helped provide our beautiful Downtown Sandusky Avenue and is rebuilding Plymouth Street. The partnership between Bucyrus and ODOT is making Bucyrus a much better city.

  • 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 in height and have an operating gate and lock.
    • 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.

    Pools with a water depth less than 24 inches are not considered a swimming pool that must meet these requirements.

  • Bucyrus Documants being signed. Parks

    Bucyrus Lions Park is proud to host the Bucyrus Adult CO-ED Soft Ball League. Visit the Lions Park Page for the latest scores and standings throught the season.

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    No Grass Clippings In The Streets

    Sewers and Drains

    During this mowing season, please do not mow or blow your lawn clippings into the street. Grass clippings are considered a nuisance and get into the sewer drains and will cause problems.

    This is a violation of Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 521.04(a) No owner or occupant of abutting lands shall fail to keep the sidewalks, curbs or gutters in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance. 

    The City of Bucyrus provides a compost site at the Waste Water Treatment Plant located at 
    1500 West Southern Avenue. 

    The hours are: Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 2pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

    Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

  • graphical image Bucyrus meeting notice

    Scheduled Meetings


    For Bucyrus City Council meeting schedule please go to the

    Bucyrus Board of Control

    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will meet on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm to open bids for the 2018 Airport Project in Council Chambers of City Hall.
    The Board of Control will also meet on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8:30 am to award the 2018 Airport Project bid.

    Bucyrus City Property Maintenance Appeals Board Meeting

    The Bucyrus City Property Maintenance Appeals Board has scheduled a meeting for Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The Board is meeting to discuss the following:

    Ron Worcester & Indian Valley LLC. 60 day progress report on 203 W. Mansfield Street.

    The public is welcome to attend the meeting. The Board reserves the right to amend the meeting’s agenda as necessary.

    Thank you,
    Alyssa Graboski
    Legal Assistant

    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will meet on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Council Chambers of City Hall.

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    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 www.cityofbucyrusoh.us to view the Business and Sign Codes on line, or call the Zoning Administrator 419-562-6767 ext. 226 with questions regarding Garage Sales.

  • link image to Art Student Mural Project for Community Unity on NBC 4 Community

    Art teachers and their students in Crawford County have created a mural in downtown Bucyrus designed to bring the community together.


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    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts

    Community, Government

    Sign up for Bucyrus and Crawford Alerts! In the event of an emergency, boil advisory, or severe weather condition, an alert may be sent to the phone number provided by voice, text and/or email.

    This is a free service provided by Crawford County, OH, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). Crawford County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

    Alerts sent from Crawford Alerts will originate from 69310 for text messages and (419)563-1870 for phone calls. Please be sure to save these in your phone under Bucyrus Alerts.

    *Message and Data rates may apply.

    *Text "HELP" to 69310 for help.

    Be sure to choose the alerts for Bucyrus City , Bucyrus Police Department , and Bucyrus Fire Department

  • photo of house at sunset Housing

    The Crawford County CHIP Program is now accepting application for the 7th Round of Owner Rehabs starting January 2nd, 2018 running thru February 13th, 2018. Owner rehabilitation is intended to correct substandard conditions throughout the house so that the homes are safe, healthy, durable, energy efficient and affordable. This is an income based program. Please call the CHIP office for information, applications, and to schedule an appointment (419) 562-6583.

  • 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.

    Street Closings

    Safety, Streets



    The following streets will be closed from August 15th through August 19th for the 51st Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival

    • Sandusky Avenue, from Mary Street to City Hall
    • Warren Street from, Walnut to Poplar
    • Rensselaer Street, form Walnut to Poplar
    • Mansfield street from Walnut to Poplar
    • Charles Street, from East Alley south to just east of the United Bank driveway


    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    The following streets will be milled out in preparation for paving

    • East Charles Street from Lane Street to Jones Street
    • South East Street from Oakwood Avenue to Southern Avenue
    • South Walnut Street from Oakwood Avenue to Southern Avenue


    7-30-2018: SR 98 will be closed from Earl St. up to Sherman St. tentatively beginning Monday (7/30/18) afternoon until storm sewer installation is completed in this area.

    Elite Excavation will soon begin the long-awaited rebuilding of Plymouth Street which includes new curbs, sidewalks along with storm water and sewer separation. They will be bringing in equipment the week of June 11th and begin construction the week of June 18, 2018. The total project is planned to be completed by October.  Traffic will be maintained in one direction on Plymouth Street during the construction process and we expect Irving Street to see more traffic because of the restrictions for Plymouth Street.  

    Please be aware that beginning June 18, 2018, on-street parking on East Irving Street will be temporarily eliminated until the Plymouth Street project is finished in the fall.  Please make arrangements to park in your driveways or side streets during the project.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  This will be a bit of a challenge for all of us who live in the Plymouth Street/Irving Street area but it will be worth it!

    Thanks for your patience.



  • fire buring in a fire ring

    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.

  • Bucyrus compost for your garden

    City of Bucyrus Compost Site



    Located at the Bucyrus Wastewater Treatment Plant 1500 West Southern Avenue

    March 30th to December 29TH, 2018:

    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.

  • row of apartments

    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.

  • snippet image of the Bucyrus Zoning Page Zoning, Government,

    Our new Interactive Zoning Map is now live. It features higher resolution tiles giving you a clearer image of the areas of interest. Also, there is a button at the top of each tile page that will download a high resolution image of the area. Finally, you also have the availability of downloading a full zoning map in .PDF format.

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    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 OhioCheckbook.com.   I met with Ohio State Treasurer, Josh Mandel on September 24 in Columbus for the announcement.  Just go to www.ohiocheckbook.com 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

  • Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan

    Bucyrus Welcomes Congressman Jim Jordan


    The City of Bucyrus is pleased to welcome Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio’s 4th district. Congressman Jordan will hold office hours at Bucyrus City hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Congressman Jordan is very interested in hearing your views on issues of importance to you.

    The Congressman invites you to view his website for more information.