Legal/Public Notices and Announcements

In the rare event that 9-1-1 lines are out of service, call 419-739-6565, which is a local call for New Bremen.

The Village of New Bremen Water Treatment Department has completed the monitoring cycle of the New Bremen public water supply for volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) as required by the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-81.

Upon completion of each VOC monitoring cycle, state regulations also require the owner or operator of a public water supply to notify its consumers of the availability of the VOC analytical results for the period tested. Persons wanting to review the VOC results should contact the village administrator, Brent Richter.

P.O. Box 27
New Bremen, Ohio 45869
Phone: (419)629-2447

Branches and limbs will be collected at the curb on Mondays. No pickup will occur if any type of plastic material is mixed in.

If you have a large amount of material to be picked up, please call 419-629-2802 for assistance and arrangements will be made for a vehicle to be delivered for use. There is no charge for disposal.

Rapid entry boxes are required on properties that have alarms or medic alert alarms. This allows fire, emergency squad or police department personnel to enter the building without breaking a window or door. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the fire chief at 419-629-3101.

Contact the Fire Department

If you plan to dig, call 1-800-362-2764 to have your underground utilities located. The Village of New Bremen is a member of the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), which you can reach by calling the toll free number shown above.

If your digging project includes construction of a structure, a building permit is required.

Permits and Forms 

New Bremen utilizes a siren system to warn residents in the event of a tornado. The sirens will only be activated when a tornado has been sighted near or approaching the Village of New Bremen. The sirens will not be turned on for tornado watches, only for actual sightings of tornadoes or extremely high winds that could cause harm.

Sightings are confirmed by the National Weather Service, any law enforcement or fire department agency in the New Bremen area.

When sirens sound, residents are advised to seek cover immediately. The sirens will be sounded continuously as long as there is danger. When there is no further known danger, the sirens will be turned off. The stopping of the sirens is to be understood as the “All Clear” signal to resume normal activities.

If you live near a siren and notice it is not activating during the weekly test, please report the faulty siren by calling the village office at 419-629-2447 or post a concern via the village website.

NOTE TO NEW RESIDENTS:  All New Bremen sirens are tested weekly at noon on Saturdays.


FAQ Sheet

Once a decade, America comes together to count everyone living in the United States, raising national awareness of the decennial census and its invaluable statistics. The decennial census was first conducted in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution.

Data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs—impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. They also are used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Beginning mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census. Once you receive it, you can respond online. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that haven’t responded to the census.

The Census Bureau will never ask for a Social Security number, bank or credit card account number, money or donations, or anything on behalf of a political party.

sources:; 2020 Census Toolkit for State and Local Officials

Periodically, the Village of New Bremen will be selling various items that are no longer needed or used in daily operations.  These items will be posted at
To bid on items you will be asked to create a user name and password on the website.

If you have questions regarding the items posted by the Village of New Bremen, please contact

Recent Announcements

LEASE OF APPROXIMATELY 70.998 and 54.823 tillable (82.3650 and 57.0850 total) ACRES OF FARM


Sealed bids for the lease of 70.998 AND 54.823 tillable (82.3650 AND 57.0850 total) acres, more or less, of farm ground located in Section 18, Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Ohio, along State Route 274, owned by the Village of New Bremen, Ohio and being parcel numbers 54-0418100.005 and 54-0418200.002 will be received by the Village of New Bremen at the Municipal Building, 214 North Washington Street, New Bremen, Ohio 45869 until September 20, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Lease will be for a one year term commencing on January 1, 2022 and terminating on December 31, 2022. Bids shall be for a total rent sum for the year and both tracts collectively and shall not be bid on per acre.  Bids are to be based upon a one half installment of total rent due on June 1, 2022 and the remainder of the rent payment due on November 15, 2022. A copy of the lease with full terms and a map of the lease area may be obtained from these village website Links, Farm Lease, Map Bid Tab or the Village Utility office and questions may be directed to the Village Administrator at

Bids will be publicly opened and read September 20, 2021 at 10:00 am in the Council meeting room located at 214 New Bremen, Ohio 45869.

The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive irregularities in any bid and to accept any bid which is deemed by the owner to be most favorable to the owner.

The bid advertisement is also available in The Evening Leader Newspaper

Owner: Village of New Bremen

By:          Brent Richter

Title:      Village Administrator

Date:     August 20, 2021

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Village of New Bremen

New Bremen Bike Paths and Resurfacing Rebid

Bids for the New Bremen Bike Paths and Resurfacing Rebid project will be received by the Village of New Bremen at the Village Council Chambers, 214 N. Washington Street, New Bremen, Ohio 45869, until Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work: A bike path project and a resurfacing project within the Village of New Bremen.

Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found and downloaded at the following website: All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office of Choice One.

State Ohio Fund 7031 or 7035 monies are being used to assist construction and relevant state requirements will apply.

The project will be awarded contingent upon OPWC approval which is expected on or around July 15, 2021. Work may not begin until after this date.

All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required.


Bidder must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Auglaize County and the Village of New Bremen, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

Owner: Village of New Bremen

By:          Brent Richter

Title:      Village Administrator

Date:     June 17, 2021

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