• 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, 2016:

    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 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.

  • 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.

Bucyrus Police Black Utility Vehicle
  • Government

Join the City of Bucyrus Maintenance Team!



The City of Bucyrus will conduct a Civil Service examination for a Maintenance Utility I position in the Maintenance Utilities Department to establish an eligibility list for an immediate opening.  This position is with full benefits and OPERS.  The minimum starting rate of pay is $20.64 - $25.04 per hour, based on qualifications.  Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.
Job responsibilities include:

  • Perform carpentry, masonry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and general maintenance work
  • Ability to use small hand tools and power tools
  • Perform maintenance and repair of traffic signals
  • Maintain heating, ventilating air conditioning systems and electrical systems throughout the City buildings
  • Repair electrical motors, overhead signs, maintenance of radio lines, replace ballasts
  • Repair/maintenance to City buildings and all City owned park buildings
  • Be able to work independently and multi-task
  • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor conditions
  • Other duties as assigned by the Foreman or Service-Safety Director

Applications are available at the Mayor/Service Director Office, Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Monday, April 17, 2017 or can be downloaded from the City of Bucyrus website at  All applications shall be returned to the Mayor/Service Director Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017                 with a $15.00 nonrefundable application fee paid by cash or money order only and a copy of a valid driver’s license.  The examination will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820.  A passing score of 70% or greater is required.  Applicants claiming extra credit for honorable, active state and federal military service must substantiate that claim by an ATTACHMENT to their completed application at the time of submission.  Attach copies of any certifications applicable to the job responsibilities to the application.  A passing score is required to receive military credit.



  • 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 Traffic Commission will hold a meeting at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Council Chambers.

  • First Federal Community Bank Sponsors Bucyrus Car Show

    Crawford County CHIP Program Applications Now Available


    The Crawford County CHIP Program is now accepting applications for the 4th Round of Owner Rehabs starting April 17th running thru May 11th, 2017.  Owner Rehabilitation is intended to correct sub-standard 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 @ 419-562-6583 and to set up your appointment.

  • Leaves piled up in the street gutter. 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.

Bucyrus Police Black Utility Vehicle
  • Government

Join the Bucyrus Police Force!


The City of Bucyrus, Ohio will conduct examinations for the position of  Police Officer for the Bucyrus Police Department to establish an eligibility list.

The Bucyrus Police Department serves the City of Bucyrus, which has a population of approximately 12,000 people and an area of 12 square miles.  Bucyrus is located 60 miles north of Columbus on St. Rt. 4.  The Department has an authorized strength of 22 sworn officers, plus civilian employees.

Bucyrus has a progressive and pro-active department working in a community oriented policing system. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to enter into and excel in the law enforcement profession. Employment includes a competitive benefits package with medical, dental, vision and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Plan. Starting wage is $21.62 per hour with step increases and longevity pay.


  • Age 21 at time of appointment and not yet 41 years of age by the date of appointment.
  • High School graduate, or equivalent, and possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a physical fitness test based on Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s Institute Research

(the criteria to pass fitness test is included in application, page 18)

  • Must participate in oral and written interviews
  • Must pass a Civil Service written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher
  • Must be able to pass an in-depth background investigation, psychological examination, polygraph, physical and vision testing
  • Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officers Basic Training certificate or an academy letter of basic training enrollment with date of expected academy completion and certification by time of hire based on Civil Service guidelines.  Applicants can also claim extra credit for military service.  Copies of the Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate or academy letter and a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge must be submitted with the application.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory physical fitness testing and Civil Service exam. A score of 70% or greater is required as a passing score for the Civil Service exam.

Applications can be obtained at the Bucyrus Police Department, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 or downloaded at beginning February 24, 2017.  Applications can be submitted in person or by U.S. Mail no later than March 31, 2017. Applicants must include a non-refundable $15 application fee (cash or money order only, payable to Bucyrus Civil Service Commission.). Failure to have application complete or return the application within the stated guidelines will disqualify the applicant from testing.  The physical fitness testing will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Bucyrus High School, 900 W. Perry St., Bucyrus, Ohio.  The Civil Service examination will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bucyrus City Hall, 500 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio.


Bucyrus Police Chief Koepke
  • First Federal Community Bank Sponsors Bucyrus Car Show

    First Federal Community Bank Donation
    Cruisin with the COPs!


    The Bucyrus Police Department, Mayor Jeff Reser, and the Bucyrus FOP Lodge #68 would like to thank First Federal Community Bank for their generosity in being a corporate sponsor for the first Cruisin' with the COPs car show.

    First Federal Community Bank Logo

  • First Federal Community Bank Sponsors Bucyrus Car Show

    Dillinger's Event Center and Breezy's Pizza Donation
    Cruisin with the COPs!


    The Fraternal Order of Police 68 is thankful for car show sponsorship of Dillengers and Breezzy's Pizza for the June 10th event. Thanks to Breezzy for a generous donation of $1,200 to get the event off the ground. Here is Shawn presenting the check to F.O.P. members, Officer Stahl and Detective Keegan. Dillinger's will be having a 'JOURNEY' tribute band performing on June 10th.
    Coincidentally, the classic car inside Dillingers is very similar or the same model as the first Bucyrus Police Car. Can you name the make, year and model of the car pictured?


  • 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

  • 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.

    Street Closings


    April 18, 2017

    No closings to report.

  • 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 11, 2016
    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.