What We Do

The City Planning Department is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the City’s planning function including the preparation and updating of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan.  The Department also administers some Ordinances implementing the adopted Plan.

These implementation mechanisms include The Access Management Policies and Guidelines, the Subdivision Regulations, and the Zoning Code  Additionally, the Department has oversight of the contract with the Wood County Health Department for the Housing Code.

For helpful information regarding landlord/tenant rights click here.

Health, Safety or Sanitation Concerns

Click on the link to view the City of Bowling Green’s 2011 Exterior Housing Evaluation Survey.  A map of the neighborhood sections is accessible by clicking here.  The Wood County Health Department conducts this survey every 5 years, with the next survey commencing in spring of 2016.  Please call the Planning office at (419) 354-6218 or the Wood County Health Department at (419) 354-2702 for any concerns regarding sanitation or health-related issues for a structure or property (such as litter removal, unsafe structures, peeling paint, etc.).  Click here to review the health department complaint procedure.  Click here for contact information on how to determine if your house or apartment is safe and up to code.

Building Inspection

For information regarding Building Inspection:

http://wcbinspect.co.wood.oh.us/ or call 419.354.9190
For information regarding civil citations/fines:
www.bgcourt.org or call 419.352.5263

For information regarding underground utility location:
www.oups.org or call 1.800.362.2764