Welcome to Bellbrook!

The City of Bellbrook was settled in 1816 and was named for one of its founders, Stephen Bell. The City first attained a population of over 5,000 in 1970 when Bellbrook annexed a large part of western Sugarcreek Township. This led to official city status in 1974. The current census numbers residents at approximately 7,000 today. Bellbrook is unique because it provides a full range of services without a local income tax, being one of about 4 of Ohio’s over 250 cities without an income tax.

Bellbrook Fire Department Child Safety Seat Inspection Program

September 16, 2014 - Join the Bellbrook Fire Department as we target car seat safety during out 4th annual drive through Child Safety Seat Inspection Program.  Your safety seat will be inspected and properly installed by a certified passenger safety seat technician.

When: Sunday, September 28, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Bellbrook Fire Station #2, 4254 West Franklin Street

Read more in the event flyer

Read more in the Fire Department Press Release

Go to the Fire Department page.

Bellbrook Fire Department Open House: October 7

September 12, 2014 - The Bellbrook Fire Department and the Bellbrook Firefighters Association would like to invite the entire community to join us at our annual Open House.

When: Tuesday, October 7, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Bellbrook Fire Station #2, 4254 West Franklin Street.

The Open House is a collaborative event between the Bellbrook Fire Department and the Bellbrook Firefighters Association. The Open House allows the Fire Department and the Association to educate the public on safety topics, emergency preparedness, and the various emergency response equipment.

For more information, go to the Fire Department page.

City Council Seeking Candidates for Vacant Council Position

August 28, 2014 - The Bellbrook City Council is currently accepting resumes to appoint a City Council Member to fill an unexpired term.  This term expires on December 31, 2015.

All candidates must be registered voters and reside in the City of Bellbrook.  City Council Members receive compensation of $4,000 per year.  City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm and other meetings as required.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume to Carrie Smith, Clerk of Council.  Resumes accepted until filled.

For more information, go to the Employment Opportunities page.

Council Member Joe Ritzel to Resign After More Than Ten Years on Council

August 26, 2014 - Council member Joe Ritzel has announced that effective September 1, 2014, he will be resigning from the Bellbrook City Council.  Mr. Ritzel is relocating outside of the City and, therefore, will no longer be eligible to serve on City Council.  Mr. Ritzel has served on City Council since January 1, 2004 after being elected in November 2003.  Prior to his election to City Council, Mr. Ritzel co-chaired the City's 2003 Charter Review Committee and served on the Village Review Board.

Read more in the Press Release

Go to the News & Announcements page.

Utility Billing Office New Location

August 4, 2014 - The Utility Billing office is now located in the City of Bellbrook Administration Building at 15 East Franklin Street in downtown Bellbrook.  The Utility Billing office can be found inside the Police Department lobby on the first floor.  A new utility payment drop box has been installed at the front entrance to the building.

Office hours for the Utility Billing office have changed to 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  The office will be closed on observed holidays.  The Utility Billing office can be contacted at (937) 848-4638 or email them at bellbrookutilities@cityofbellbrook.org.

For more information on water and waste collection services, go to the Utility Billing page.

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August City Newsletter Available

August 4, 2014 - The August City Newsletter is available!  Each residence and business will receive a copy in the mail.  Current and past newsletters are also available on the City Newsletters page.

The newsletter contains information on the Bellbrook Lions Club Festival to be held in downtown Bellbrook from August 14 - 16.  The newsletter also contains important information on community organizations and city government activities.  Also, don't miss the Bellbrook Business Spotlight featuring The Blind Spot.

Go to the News & Announcements page.

Bellbrook Police Vacation House Check Program

June 25, 2014 - The City of Bellbrook Police Department wants to remind residents of the Vacation House Check program.  The department provides a free residential security check for residents who go on vacation or are away from their home for an extended period.  The Vacation House Check program is part of the Bellbrook Police Department's greater goal of keeping the City of Bellbrook a safe community in which to live and work.

Read more in the Press Release

Go to the News & Announcements page.

Help Support the Bellbrook Historical Museum

June 17, 2014 - The Bellbrook Historical Museum Trustees and the City of Bellbrook invite the community to help with the continuing restoration of the Bellbrook Historical Museum by purchasing commemorative bricks.  Proceeds for the Commemorative Brick Fundraiser will go toward the restoration of the Museum building.  Pave a path for the future of your beloved Museum!

Read more in the Press Release

Go to the Museum page.

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Public Meeting Schedule and Event Calendar

Looking for a Meeting Space? Use our Community Room!

The Municipal Building (15 East Franklin Street) has a meeting room for use by residents and local organizations. The Community Room fits about 30 people and has tables and chairs. Food is discouraged from being brought into the room. The room is not to be used for business or for-profit organizations.

You may reserve the Community Room for one time use, or on a recurring basis, by calling the Administrative Office at (937) 848-4666.

Hours of use are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Website Comments and Suggestions

If you have a comment or suggestion that you would like to share with us, please email Don Buczek at don.buczek@cityofbellbrook.org.  We would like to know what you think of the new site!