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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.

Temporary River Trail Closure Begins November 14, 2022

The portion of the Sylvania River Trail that runs from Harroun Road to Monroe Street (near Burger King) will be closed for about 1 month beginning 11/14/2022 while contractors complete elevated walkway repairs. Thank you for your patience during while this work takes place.

2022 City Leaf Collection

Leaf collection in the City of Sylvania is scheduled to begin October 24th and run through December 12th. 

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.

Monroe & Silica Intersection Improvements Project

Construction will begin in March 2023 on the Monroe Street & Silica Drive Improvements Project. Click Here for more information. 

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!


View our new “Downtown Master Plan” video.

This is the latest video detailing our Downtown Master Plan.  It is presented by Environmental Design Group & Hosted by Michelle Johnson, Director of Community Planning and Design.  


Check out our “Creating a Thriving City” Presentation.

View this exciting presentation created by Environmental Design Group & Hosted by Michelle Johnson, Director of Community Planning and Design.  The video is entitled “Creating a Thriving City: Economic Development and Proactive Planning in the City of Sylvania”.

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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