Moving Here


Welcome to Sylvania!

You’ll find we’re eager to help in any way we can. We hope the information here makes the move to your new hometown a lot easier.

To obtain a New Resident Packet call the Utility Office at 419-885-8950.

While we update all our web pages periodically, we recommend you also check area telephone listings, just in case.


Phone numbers and links for entertainment venues and other attractions in Sylvania and the area.


Read the Sylvania ordinance regarding open burning within the city limits.

Bus Schedules

Visit for information on bus service to and from Sylvania and bus schedules. Schedules also can be found in kiosks at any branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

City Income Taxes

Find everything you need to know about Sylvania income taxes, including printer-friendly forms.

City Offices

Get a listing of all city officials and departments here.

Childcare Services

Childcare is available with Sylvania Community Services and the YMCA & JCC of Sylvania and a range of private providers.

Clubs & Organizations

Contact information for business, hobby, sports, social and fraternal organizations.

Dog Licenses

Lucas County requires that all dogs be licensed annually and wear a tag. The program is administered by the Lucas County Dog Warden.

Driver’s License

Apply for your Ohio Driver’s License and get a current copy of Ohio traffic regulations at the Ohio BMV. For shorter waits, call ahead to find out which days and times are best.

Sylvania License Agency

4900 N. McCord Rd.
P: 419-885-0201

Emergency Services

For emergency police, fire and EMS, dial 911 immediately.

The City of Sylvania is proud of its highly skilled, professional fire, police and emergency medical personnel. The Emergency Services page is the gateway to information on Sylvania’s emergency medical services and Fire Department, and to the Sylvania Police Department website.

Family Services

Social services to help family members or friends with all types of needs.

Homework Help

Homework help is available on the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library website at central city branches and the main library, and from private tutors in the Sylvania area.

Library Card

Visit the Sylvania branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library to apply for a library card. Photo identification and verification of current address are required to obtain a library card with full borrowing privileges.

Online registration is available for new patrons only who are residents of Ohio and 17 years of age or older. Online applicants receive a temporary card good for 30 days, which may be updated to a permanent card by stopping at any branch and signing a borrower’s agreement.

Sylvania Branch Public Library

6749 Monroe St.
P: 419-882-2089

Noise Restrictions

There are several ordinances within the Sylvania Municipal Code regarding noise restrictions, including one pertaining to businessesdisorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, and general public nuisances.


Search our online database for City of Sylvania ordinances.


Street parking information is found in this section of the Sylvania municipal code. Off-street parking restrictions in Sylvania can be found here.

Recreation & Sports

Contact information and links for facilities, athletic fields, places to swim and all public parks, plus senior centers, local leagues, game and rink schedules, memberships, lessons, clinics, hiking trails and more.

Refuse & Recycling

Sylvania residents pay an annual fee for curbside refuse and recycling. (We’re big on recycling and “green” living.) We also provide periodic large-item pickup and yard waste pickup for mulching.


Sylvania’s public schools are some of the finest in the region, rated as Excellent by the State of Ohio. Here’s where you’ll find everything about area education opportunities – public, Montessori and those associated with a faith community – plus links to nearby colleges and universities.

Senior Services

Services especially for seniors can be found throughout Sylvania and Lucas County.

Sylvania Senior Center
7140 Sylvania Ave.
P: 419-885-3913

Sylvania Arts

Connect with Sylvania’s arts and cultural communities.

Tax Forms

City of Sylvania tax forms are found hereFederal and State of Ohio tax forms and instructions are available at any branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.


The City of Sylvania provides water distribution services to Sylvania residents. For information on setting up new service, paying your utility bills and opting for the automatic deduction payment plan, click here.

Zoning Permits

All city permits for construction, demolition and related activities are available from the Zoning office, Visit the Zoning Division for more information.

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