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Sylvania Today

What’s Happening in Sylvania?

Check this page for highlighted events and current announcements. This page, as well as Facebook and Twitter, are ways that we can communicate with our residents and others in order to bring them the most up-to-date information.

Natural Gas Aggregation Program Information

The City’s current natural gas customer supply agreement with Constellation will expire with the May, 2024 billing period. CLICK HERE for more information. Please note that pricing from a supplier lower than Columbia Gas was not found, therefore your natural gas supplier will go back to Columbia Gas.

Information on the US23/Monroe Street Interchange Project

A public meeting was held on May 9, 2023 at Northview High School.

Click Here for more information on the project.

Legal Notice to Cut Weeds

To all owners, lessees, agents or tenants owning or having charge of land within the City of Sylvania, Ohio, which has noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation about to spread or mature seeds growing on same, take notice that the said noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation must be cut and destroyed within ten (10) days after the date of publication of this notice.  Failure to comply with this notice shall result in the Director of Public Service causing such noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation to be cut and/or destroyed.  All costs and expenses, including costs of giving notice, incurred by the City, in cutting and/or destroying said noxious weeds and/or rank vegetation shall be a lien upon the property from which they are removed and if the same are not paid within twenty (20) days after they are incurred by the City, they shall be certified to the County Auditor who shall place the same on the tax duplicate, with the interest and penalties allowed by law, and they shall be collected as other municipal taxes are collected.

Important Information on Managing Through a Power Outage From First Energy

Please click here to read important information on how to manage safely through a power outage. With the possible threat of severe weather on the horizon, we want all our residents to stay safe and be informed. 

Downtown Transportation Improvements Project & Downtown Vision Planning

CLICK HERE for exciting information on 2 new projects getting underway in the near future.

Keeping Rights-of-Way Clear From Obstructions

A letter has recently been sent out to some City residents regarding rights-of-way obstructions. CLICK HERE to view the letter and to stay informed.

Sylvania Consumer Confidence Report

The City of Sylvania’s water system met all EPA drinking water health standards for the 2021 calendar year.  An electronic copy of the Consumer Confidence Report can be found at  Paper copies can be picked up at the Utility Billing Office, or mailed to you.  If you would like to request a copy call 419-885-8733 or email

TIF District Being Considered for Downtown Area

The City of Sylvania is considering establishing a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) in the Downtown Area. To find out more about a TIF please click on the links below. If you have any questions on this contact Bill Sanford with the City of Sylvania at 419-885-0482 or 

TIF Presentation Handout

TIF Meeting Audio & Video

Did You Know Mobile Food Truck Registration is a Yearly Requirement?

The City of Sylvania requires all mobile food venders to obtain a City of Sylvania Registration to operate a mobile food vehicle in the City.  This is a yearly requirement (January – December) and is required prior to operating in the City of Sylvania. 

There are four steps to take to obtain an approved registration in the City:

  • Complete and pass a Fire Inspection from the Sylvania Township Fire Department. This can be done by contacting the Sylvania Township Fire Department at 419-882-7676 ext. 1670.  Mobile Food Vehicles are required to be inspected yearly and are subject to random spot inspections.

Sylvania Township Fire Food Truck Inspections

  • Please call for an appointment at 419-882-7676 ext. 1670 Complete and pass a Lucas County Health Department inspection. The Lucas County Health Department can be reached by contacting 419-213-6250.  The form can be found at:

  • Complete a registration with the City of Sylvania Tax Department. The Sylvania City Tax Department can be reached by contacting 419-885-8940.  The form can be found at:

  • Complete a City of Sylvania Mobile Food Venders Registration. You can reach the City of Sylvania Zoning Office by contacting 419-885-8948.  The form for the City Zoning Registration can be located with the following link:

For submission, you must have completed and provide written approvals from the following: Sylvania Township Fire Inspection, Lucas County Health Department Inspection, and the City of Sylvania Tax Registration.  Full packets can be delivered to the City of Sylvania Zoning Office with payment of $100.  We accept cash, check, or money order. 

The full information packet (including all submission forms) can be found with the following link:

Harroun Park River Trail Stream Restoration Project.

This project aims to improve streambank conditions to reduce the amount of sediments and attached nutrients entering Ten Mile Creek, which eventually flows to Lake Erie. This project, along with many others being implemented across the region, will help make progress towards water quality improvement efforts undertaken by
the State of Ohio in an effort to help combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.  Click here for more details!

Clear Choices Clean Water

The Stormwater Coalition has launched a new web-based educational program called Clear Choices Clean Water-Greater Toledo Lake Erie. This program aims to educate residents on how to keep Lake Erie clean. Take a moment to visit the site by clicking on the following link:

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