• 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 restripe 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

  • 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.

  • Leaves piled up in the street gutter.

    Holiday Garbage Pick-Up Schedule


    Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) - The City will be closed except the Safety Forces employees. Monday's trash will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29th.

  • grass in the Bucyrus street

    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

    The City of Bucyrus Board of Control will meet on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:30 am to award the Airport Project in Council Chambers of City Hall.

  • We Are Hiring Police

    Police, Safety

    The Bucyrus Police Department is hiring for Police Officers. All FrontLine National testing must be completed by the close date, June 11th, 2018. Bucyrus application for employment must be completed and turned in to the Bucyrus Police Department prior to the test closing date. The application can be DOWNLOADED HERE or picked up at the police department.

    The City of Bucyrus is now utilizing National Testing Network for the Civil Service Exam. National Testing Network directly contracts with public safety departments across the country to test candidates for jobs. Once a candidate completes this simple process, information and test scores will be sent directly to each department.

  • Schines Art Park Sunset Movie Schedule


    Movie Schedule: (Due to licensing issues we are not allowed to promote the names of the movies)
    May 4, May the Fourth be With You. No it's not Star Wars, who could afford that license fee? But there will be Aliens and they will likely reside in the upstairs portion of someones house. May 12 WEATHER CANCELATION - make up date June 22, Introducing the Oneders!

    June 1, Everyone's favorite princess and I am pretty sure she gets married.
    June 9, It's the Car Show and John Travolta and Olivia Newton John is some singing and dancing movie you might have heard of. Greasers welcome.
    June 22 - (this is the make up date from May 12), Introducing the Oneders!
    July 6, First Friday and its Christmas in July. Lets hope we are well guarded by these legendary holiday heroes.
    July 14, 1970's Drive In Saturday Night Double feature. A giant building in flames, followed by little Ronnie Howard as a hard driving outlaw.
    August 3, A modern remake of those three classic knuckleheads and their misadventures. The Mayor says it is his favorite.
    August 11, He is the son of a god and everyone's favorite dyslexic superhero but unfortunately the sea is full of monsters!
    September 8, He is blue and maybe evil with a giant brain, but a love-able villain nonetheless.

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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 intersection of Marion Road-SR 4 and West Southern Avenue is closed until the afternoon of June 19, 2018 for final street repairs.



    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


    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.

  • graphical image of Bucyrus extended out from an outling of Ohio

    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

  • Bucyrus Schines Art Park Mural with the sculpture Idea Taking Flight Photo Courtesy of Crawford County Now

    Bucyrus Art Park Is Getting A Stage!


    Senator Dave Burke has announced that the City of Bucyrus is the beneficiary of a State of Ohio Grant for $125,000 for the permanent stage at Schines Art Park.   Schines Art Park has been a model for state and local cooperation and has turned a blighted corner of downtown Bucyrus into one of the most unique parks in all of Ohio.  The addition of the permanent stage on the east end of the park will be host to concerts, plays and other events during the year.  Development of the stage design will begin soon. Mayor Jeff Reser expressed his gratitude to Senator Burke and Representative McClain for their support of this worthwhile project.

  • 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.

  • magnifying glass

    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.