Village of Pemberville

Founded on the Forks of the Portage River

From the Desk of the Mayor

From Mayor Carol Bailey
August 24, 2020

Being approximately 5 months into CoVid19 I believe that it is time to refresh and renew a few items in and around Pemberville.

To date the village has fared very well in regards to CoVid cases. With that comes a false sense of security and we can become careless.  Please don’t let your guard down! The virus is still out there and will undoubtedly be with us for the foreseeable future.  Please need to continue with social distancing, sanitizing, washing hands and wearing masks where appropriate. As they say, “We’re in this together”

Unfortunately, there have been many things that have had to change in the village due to the pandemic. Things like the closure of the pool, the cancellation of the fair and other events. Please know that none of these decisions, whether made by your Council and Mayor or any other groups, were made easily. Please understand and accept that much care, thought and consideration for you and your family’s safety all played into the decision-making process.

We are trying to return to some sense of normalcy. The playground and basketball courts are open, restaurants and stores are operating again, albeit in a different way than you may be used to, but they’re open! Please try to support local businesses, especially those effected by CoVid19 as it has been a very difficult time for them. All have risen to the situation though and done Pemberville proud! Thank you to all!

Our employees are in the town hall office, with reduced hours, from 9am-1pm daily. The doors are locked however. If you need to speak with someone, please call and make an appointment, (419-287-3832). All village services including police and fire and rescue are running as normal. If you need assistance, please call #911. Public restrooms remain closed due to sanitation concerns.

Per the state, the Village of Pemberville is once again implementing utility late fees and shut offs for non-payment. Please call the office at 419-287-3832 to discuss payment options. If needed, we will work with account holders on an individual basis, but you must call! If we don’t know that there is a problem, we can’t address it! The utility and tax drop box remain outside the town hall for your convenience.

Council meetings remain online via Zoom until further notice and information on how to join those can be found on the main page of the Village website

CodeRED - Is a wonderful system that alerts you to problems on your street, town or countywide. Storms, floods, CoVid19 announcements all can come directly to you. It’s free and easy and now would be a good time to add the CodeRED app to your phone or home computer. Information for that can be found at

R U OK? - a new service to check on seniors. Please take a look and if this service would benefit you or someone you know please sign up. Contact Deputy Brianne Cooper at 419-354-9005

IF YOU ARE A SENIOR AND REQUIRE MEAL ASSISTANCE - call the Wood County Committee on Aging 419-353-5661 Or call the Mayor 419-419-9645 Also the WCCOA is looking for volunteers to deliver Mobile Meals in the Pemberville area. It takes about 1 hour and you can volunteer weekly, or even once per month. Please consider volunteering, it is extremely rewarding!

If you have old, outdated prescription (or other drugs) there is a ‘dropbox’ in the lobby of the police station. They may be safely disposed of there. NO SYRINGES please!

If you are going away for a bit, let the Pemberville Police know! They offer a service to watch your home for you. You can find a form on their website,

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES - can be made by calling 419-287- 3832 or my personal cell 419-419-9645 for Mayor. I will do my best to answer all calls. After business hours and you need to leave a message please do so and you will receive a call back as soon as possible.

UPDATE YOUR INFO Many people now have cell phones instead of landlines. If that is you, please contact the office and give us your updated contact information so we have it on file should we need to contact you.

Generally, it is illegal to use any structure, building created, erected, changed, converted or enlarged, wholly or partly, until a Zoning Certificate has been issued by the Zoning Inspector.  If you are making any change or addition to your property, you need to contact the Village Zoning Inspector. Please take a few minutes and see if anything listed here affects you and if you have questions, look them up, or call Eric Campbell @ 419-287-4768. Remember, our zoning ordinances are listed on the website on the Village Government page
Below is information on some common zoning issues that are either not known to everyone or have not been enforced for several years. In order for the village to remain the village that we know and love, we must enforce our zoning. There are many zoning rules, but here are a few that are commonly used (and abused). I encourage all residents that are considering any changes to their property visit the website and read the zoning that relates to your planned project.
  1. Swimming pools  #702  A permit is required once a pool goes beyond a certain size. It makes no difference if it is above or below ground. There are also fence regulations in regards to pools. Make a call before you make a mistake.  
  2. Fencing #904  A permit is always required. Please consult the zoning ordinances and if in doubt, call Mr. Campbell.
  3. RV’s, and recreational vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. #701.2 There are rules regarding how many, where in your yard and even IF you can have these in your yards. Currently there are many illegally parked recreational vehicles, trailers, etc. in the village.  Please check out the rules in this regard and make adjustments before you are contacted.
  4. Accessory buildings.  #505.2 Utility sheds, garages, etc.  Again, consult zoning and seek assistance to understand the zoning prior to making your purchase by call Mr. Campbell @ 419-287-4768
We will be addressing problem areas. Please consult zoning with your questions before proceeding.

Next Brush pickup is October 5th. Please DO NOT place brush at the curb prior to the weekend BEFORE brush pickup. This is a service that most villages do not provide. Of course, you may take your brush to the municipal building brush pile anytime. Remember that no grass clippings are allowed there, and that the brush pile is under surveillance at all times. Abusers will be contacted.

If you put something at the curb for pickup and it becomes obvious that is not going to picked up by the garbage, i.e. they leave it behind, please DO NOT leave it sit out there for weeks on end. Please take the appropriate steps to dispose of it yourself. Please keep your neighborhood clean and your neighbors happy!

Remember to follow the rules for the recycling bins, scrap metal dumpster and brush pile all located at the village garages. Remember that these services are under recorded surveillance at all times and illegal dumping is punishable by fines.

As time progresses, we will hopefully see things return to a bit more of what we think of as normal. Until then, please be aware of your surroundings, family and neighbors (especially if they are elderly), and do whatever you can to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Planning Commission Meetings To Be Held Online

The meetings will be held online while social-distancing protocols are in place. Select the button below to access the meeting.

Village Council, Finance and Personnel Meetings to be held online until further notice

You must register for the meetings in order to receive the link. Once you've submitted the registration form, you will be automatically sent an email with the meeting link. This link can be used for both meetings. Select the button below to access the registration page.

Finance & Personnel Committee meeting is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM. Village Council meeting is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Land & Buildings and Parks & Rec Committee Meetings To Be Held Online

The meetings will be held online while social-distancing protocols are in place. Select the appropriate button below to access the meeting.

Land & Buildings Committee meeting is on the 3rd Monday of the month at 3:30 PM Parks & Rec Committee meeting is on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Pemberville Free Fair

Visit Pemberville each August for one of Ohio's last "free" fairs. The Free Fair is be held at Memorial Park.


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