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Parking fines can be paid in three different ways:
Cash and checks only are accepted. No credit/debit cards. The Police Division will also not accept a large number of coins as payment.
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Police reports can be made in several different ways:
All police auctions will be advertised via local media outlets, including the local newspaper.
You will need to obtain a release for your vehicle from the Bowling Green Police Division. There may be conditions for the release of your vehicle (unpaid tickets, parking fines, court sanctions, etc.). Please stop by the Police Division or call prior to attempting to obtain the release.
All background checks are performed by the Records Section of the Bowling Green Police Division. More information on the Records Section Page.
Additionally a statewide or Federal Bureau of Investigation background check can be obtained by first calling the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation office in London at 745-845-2000. They will provide instructions on how to get the background check. If you need to be fingerprinted for a background check you can contact the Wood County Sheriff's Department at 419-354-9001.
No. Any deviation from this policy must be approved by the Chief of Police.
Police reports can be obtained from the Bowling Green Police Division Records Section Page.
For the City of Bowling Green Ordinances, please visit the Amlegal Website. The Ohio Revised and Administrative Code can be viewed on the State of Ohio's Codes website.
All City of Bowling Green job opportunities are posted by the Personnel Department. More information can be found at the City of Bowling Green's Personnel Department's webpage.
The Wood County Sheriff is responsible for registering and tracking sex offenders within the county. More information can be found at the Wood County Sheriff's Office webpage.
Please visit the Bowling Green Municipal Court's website for more details.
Fines can be paid at the Bowling Green Municipal Court located at 711 South Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. For more information on the fines schedule, please visit the Bowling Green Municipal Court's Traffic Division website.
For further information on Civil Citations, please visit the Civil Citations information page on the City of Bowling Green's website.
The address to the Bowling Green, Ohio Police Division is:175 W Wooster StreetBowling Green, OH 43402
Yes, all complainant information is public record and that information will be released if requested. Exceptions to the release of this information may apply to victims of crime or cases where the safety of the complainant is of concern.
Visit the Police Division page or review Chapter 76 of the Codified Ordinances to learn more about Bowling Green's traffic and parking regulations.
Contact the Bowling Green Police Division Communications Section by calling 419-352-2571 and request to speak to the on duty supervisor.
Please see Section 99.20 of the Codified Ordinances to learn more about the relevant regulations. The Codified Ordinances constitutes grass eight inches or more in height and noxious weeds, as defined by the Ohio Director of Agriculture, a health hazard and/or nuisance to the occupants of neighboring properties.
Please see Section 70.40 of the Codified Ordinances to learn more about what qualifies as an inoperable vehicle.
Recreational vehicles (RVs), include, but are not limited to boats, campers, and RVs. These cannot be parked within a front yard in a residential district in excess of ten days per calendar year. RV's can only be driven, parked or stored on a hard, dustless surface (this includes any type of vehicle). These types of violations are subject to citations. Please see Section 98.17 of the Code of Ordinances regarding approved off-street parking surfaces and Section 70.41.