Codified Ordinances

The Sylvania Municipal Code

What is the Municipal Code?

The municipal code is actually a collection of codes – laws and regulations grouped together (or “codified”) according to the activities they regulate (traffic, income taxes, fire prevention, etc.). This collection forms the city’s overall legal code.

The municipal code is organized in outline form. Each individual code is literally a “part” (Part One – Administrative Code, Part Three – Traffic Code, etc.) of the overall code. Each code then narrows to “titles” (Title One – General Provisions, Title Three – Legislative), then “chapters” (as in Chapter 103 – Official Standards) and “sections.”

At the beginning of each chapter, under the title, you’ll find the sections listed by number with the topic of that section (like a table of contents). Be sure to check the cross-references just below. They’ll tell you where to find other chapters and sections where your topic is mentioned.

Also, be sure to note any amendments to the laws in that chapter, such as the amendment to Chapter 171, the Income Tax code. Any amendments may have made significant changes in how the law affects you.

How We Can Help You?

We offer two ways to find the information you need in the municpal code. The first way is by accessing them online.

The City of Sylvania has contracted with the Walter H. Drane Company to provide ordinance codification and related publishing services. The site will allow you to search, browse, print, save or email the Codified Ordinances for the City of Sylvania.

In order to access the Codified Ordinances Online for the City of Sylvania please click the link below.

City of Sylvania Codified Ordinances Online

The second way is to contact us directly by calling 419-885-8931,  We are available weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm and would be more than happy to assist you.

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