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Nelsonville City Code §11.08.03 requires an owner of rental property to register the property with the Nelsonville City Manager prior to occupancy by providing the information below. If the rental property is owned by a corporation or business entity other than an individual or sole proprietor, the information must also include the name of an officer, partner, manager, trustee, or associate with whom contact may be made or to whom correspondence may be directed. A post office box will not be accepted as a physical address but should be listed if mailings are to be sent there instead of the physical address.

Nelsonville City Council Ordinances 24-16 and 10-17 require a thirty dollar ($30.00) annual fee, due January 1 of each year, for each dwelling unit listed in the application. Failure to pay the fee shall result in a $100 per unit penalty.

In order to comply with Ordinances 24-16 and 10-17, you will need to update your Application for Rental Property Certificate and pay the appropriate fee. If you need additional forms, they can be obtained at www.cityofnelsonville.com under the Properties tab or picked up at the City Manager’s office.

The completed Application and $30 fee for each unit for 2020 must be returned to the City Manager’s Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager at (740) 753-1314 or email citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com

-Charles Barga City Manager, City of Nelsonville


Monday, October 14th in Observance of Columbus Day

The City of Nelsonville Government Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019, in honor of Columbus Day.

The City Offices will re-open on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.



Starting October 12, 2019, the Athens County Land Bank will be demolishing the structures at:

  • 708 Poplar Street
  • 217 Harper Street
  • 394 Madison Street
  • 62 Grover Street

Residents are advised to be cautious and attentive to directions from the contracted demolition crew as well as Nelsonville authorities as machinery moves around the City.

For more information about the Land Bank and a list of available properties, please visit www.athenscountylandbank.com.


Starting October 9, 2019, the Athens County Land Bank will be demolishing the structures at:

  • 708 Poplar Street
  • 217 Harper Street
  • 394 Madison Street
  • 62 Grover Street

Residents are advised to be cautious and attentive to directions from the contracted demolition crew as well as Nelsonville authorities as machinery moves around the City.

For more information about the Land Bank and a list of available properties, please visit www.athenscountylandbank.com


Monday, October 7 at 11:30 am

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) will be holding a public meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:30am, at City of Athens First Floor Meeting Room.

ORCA will be discussing the Bailey’s Mountain Bike Trail System.

The public is invited to attend.



Nelsonville City Code §11.08.03 requires an owner of rental property to register the property with the Nelsonville City Manager prior to occupancy by providing the information below. If the rental property is owned by a corporation or business entity other than an individual or sole proprietor, the information must also include the name of an officer, partner, manager, trustee, or associate with whom contact may be made or to whom correspondence may be directed. A post office box will not be accepted as a physical address but should be listed if mailings are to be sent there instead of the physical address.

Nelsonville City Council Ordinances 24-16 and 10-17 require a thirty dollar ($30.00) annual fee, due January 1 of each year, for each dwelling unit listed in the application. Failure to pay the fee shall result in a $100 per unit penalty.

In order to comply with Ordinances 24-16 and 10-17, you will need to update your Application for Rental Property Certificate and pay the appropriate fee. If you need additional forms, they can be obtained at www.cityofnelsonville.com under the Properties tab or picked up at the City Manager’s office.

The completed Application and $30 fee for each unit for 2020 must be returned to the City Manager’s Office, 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager at (740) 753-1314 or email citymanager@cityofnelsonville.com

-Charles Barga City Manager, City of Nelsonville


Monday, October 14th in Observance of Columbus Day

The City of Nelsonville Government Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019, in honor of Columbus Day.

The City Offices will re-open on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.



Starting October 12, 2019, the Athens County Land Bank will be demolishing the structures at:

  • 708 Poplar Street
  • 217 Harper Street
  • 394 Madison Street
  • 62 Grover Street

Residents are advised to be cautious and attentive to directions from the contracted demolition crew as well as Nelsonville authorities as machinery moves around the City.

For more information about the Land Bank and a list of available properties, please visit www.athenscountylandbank.com.


Starting October 9, 2019, the Athens County Land Bank will be demolishing the structures at:

  • 708 Poplar Street
  • 217 Harper Street
  • 394 Madison Street
  • 62 Grover Street

Residents are advised to be cautious and attentive to directions from the contracted demolition crew as well as Nelsonville authorities as machinery moves around the City.

For more information about the Land Bank and a list of available properties, please visit www.athenscountylandbank.com


Monday, October 7 at 11:30 am

The Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) will be holding a public meeting on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:30am, at City of Athens First Floor Meeting Room.

ORCA will be discussing the Bailey’s Mountain Bike Trail System.

The public is invited to attend.


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Important City Phone Numbers

  • Office: 753.1314
  • Police & Fire Emergency: 9 1 1
  • Police Non-Emergency:
    753.1922 or 753.1736
  • Fire Non-Emergency: 753.1244