The City of Bowling Green Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing a variety of City Ordinances, however, zoning ordinances are one of the main areas of enforcement activities. Code Enforcement strives for achieving voluntary compliance, with the ultimate goal of providing a high quality of life for Bowling Green residents. A proactive approach to equitable enforcement of City Ordinances is utilized, however, residents are encouraged to contact the City with concerns, also.
Common Code Enforcement activities are broad, but often include:
- Illegal use / over-occupancy of dwelling units
- Parking on illegal surfaces (such as stone and grass)
- Inoperable vehicles
- Parking of boats and/or recreational vehicles
- Illegal construction (no permit or structure does not meet minimum regulations)
- Illegal signs (no permit or sign is not located in the proper location)
- Noxious weeds/tall grass (8 inches and taller)
- Snow removal on sidewalks
- Maintaining visibility triangles and visible structure addresses
- Maintaining a list of nonconforming uses that pre-date 1975 Zoning Code
- Relaying all other concerns to the property authority (such as interior/exterior housing maintenance and sanitation issues to the Wood County Health Department, heavy items left in the right-of-way to Public Works, etc.)
- Assisting with permitting for a-frame signs and outdoor dining for the downtown
Further information can be found under Informational Handouts and Frequently Asked Questions.
304 N. Church St.
Bowling Green, OH 43402