Bay View Village, Ohio

The village of Bay View is a coastal community that boasts some of the best fishing and nature-viewing areas in the Central Shores region. Located at the northwestern corner of Erie County, Bay View also offers overnight accommodation options as well as great views of sunsets over Sandusky Bay.
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Local Businesses

Please help support our local businesses

We are a small community that strives to give its local businesses the support they deserve. Click here to find out businesses located in our village.

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Keeping You Up To Date

Newsworthy Events

There are a couple of places to get current information about what's happening in Bayview. Follow us on Facebook or check out the Mayor's Corner to keep informed.

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Looking Back

Our History

The Bay View area has a rich history. Check out what made our area so special. You will definitely be entertained by the stories and pictures.

Local Government

The Village of Bay View Council and Mayor will work together within the budget to provide beneficial services to the residents and visitors. We will strive to maintain a Police, Fire, Maintenance, Building and Zoning Departments which will ensure that residents and visitors will experience a safe, clean and enjoyable environment.

Police Dept.

It is the mission of the Bay View Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of crime, and to enhance public safety while working within the community to improve your quality of life.


Fire Dept.

Our firemen never know what they will encounter on each call but proceed with the same level of commitment and service. Firefighter appreciation isn’t just a once a year affair because firefighters are there for each of us every day.



This Department of Village Maintenance and is responsible for development and implementation of the Villagewide property maintenance management and oversees the Parks, Streets, maintenance of Vacant Lots, and shorelines.



In local government, it's very clear to your customers - your citizens - whether or not you're delivering. Either that pothole gets filled in, or it doesn't. The results are very much on display, and that creates a very healthy pressure to innovate.


Village Council

Men and women of Bay View who want to be a part of the community and give something back. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.



Zoning determines where items can be placed on a property. Zoning also regulates what uses can go where. Such as, before a business starts up or property is purchased or leased for a use, zoning should be contacted to determine if the proposed use is legal there.

Council Minutes

We publish the minutes from each village council meeting. Contained are the last 3 years of council meetings. The rest are archived and attainable upon request.


Close to Catawba Island, Marblehead, Lakeside, Sandusky, Port Clinton, and Ohio’s Lake Erie Island ferry access. A lovely village in the heart of Ohio’s North Coast “Vacation Land”.
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On The Bay

Sandusky Bay leads out to Lake Erie with access to all the Great Lakes. Clemons Boats and Marina is located in Bay View.

Close To Everything

Thomas A.Edison Memorial Bridge on US Route 2 connects Bay View to Marblehead, Catawba Island, Port Clinton, and Lakeside.

Fishing Paradise

Enjoy all the great sportsman activities Lake Erie has to offer. A great family place.

Annual Catfish Tournament

They come from all over to compete for the biggest catch.

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