Defiance County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)
ABOUT THE LAND BANK
The Defiance County Land Reutilization Corporation (DCLRC), also called the Defiance County Land Bank, was formed in 2019 with a mission to reclaim, rehabilitate, and reutilize vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or other real property in the County. The Land Bank Board is made up of two County Commissioners, the County Treasurer, a municipal representative from the largest municipality, and a township representative, as required by the Ohio Revised Code §1724.03.
Board of Directors
David Kern, President
Curt Sigg, Vice President
Vickie Myers, Secretary/Treasurer
Niki Warncke, Appointed Director
Mick Pocratsky, Appointed Director
At times, the Land Bank has funds to demolish properties. If you have a property that needs to be demolished please submit the form below so that we can contact you when funds become available.
BUILDING DEMOLITION AND SITE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
The Defiance County Land Reutilization Corporation recently applied for Ohio Department of Development funds to demolish residential and commercial properties throughout the County. All documentation from interested property owners was due on January 31, 2022. The land bank is no longer accepting properties to participate in this round of demolition using these grant funds. By participating in this grant program, the Land Bank hopes to inspire reutilization in the region.
If you are a demolition contractor and would like to bid on any future demolition projects, you must be pre-qualified. Complete the demolition pre-qualification form found on the Bids & RFQs Tab.
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
The Defiance County Land Bank is currently selling zero (0) properties.
In the fall of 2019 the Land Bank applied for and received $475,000 to clean up the former SK Hand Tool brownfield site at 135 Hickory Street in Defiance. The project is funded through the U.S. EPA's Brownfield's program, which was established to help revitalize local economies and protect the environment by transforming properties that may be contaminated by hazardous pollutants so they can be returned to productive use. The project is currently underway; project updates and community outreach information will be made available at this site.
The former SK Hand Tool site, which will be cleaned up using funds awarded through the US EPA's Brownfields program.
Meetings are typically held monthly on the last Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the E911 Conference Room in the Commissioner's Building. The meetings are open to the public.