Defiance County Planning Commission

The Defiance County Planning Commission is responsible to review subdivisions of land in the unincorporated areas of Defiance County. The Defiance County Planning Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month on an as needed basis at the following address:  

Maumee Valley Planning Organization

1300 E. Second Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Defiance, OH 43512

Subdivision and Variance Information

Minor Subdivisions ($75.00) -  is a proposed subdivision of land in an unincorporated area of Defiance County, where such subdivision creates parcels of 5 acres or less. These parcels must have at least 150 feet of road frontage and cannot exceed a 2.5:1 depth to frontage ratio. See Section 330.1 of the Subdivision Regulations of Defiance County for a more detailed explanation. Use the Minor and Major Subdivision and Conforming Variance Form.

 

Major Subdivisions ($75.00) - is a proposed subdivision of land in an unincorporated area of Defiance County, where such subdivision creates parcels from 5.01 acres to 20 acres. These parcels must have at least 250 feet of road frontage and cannot exceed a 3:1 depth to frontage ratio. See Section 330.2 of the Subdivision Regulations of Defiance County for a more detailed explanation. Use the Minor and Major Subdivision and Conforming Variance Form.

 

Conforming Variance ($100.00) – is when you are taking acreage from one parcel and adding it onto an adjoining parcel where the frontage and depth to frontage ratios conform for the modified parcels final acreage.

Use the Minor and Major Subdivision and Conforming Variance Form.

 

Variance* ($100.00) – is a modification to a parcel up to 20 acres that does not follow the frontage and depth to frontage regulations for the parcel size. See Section 705 of the Subdivision Regulations of Defiance County for a more detailed explanation. All variances must be appealed before the Defiance County Planning Commission Board. Use the Variance Form.

*Variance Applications have to be approved during a Planning Commission meeting. Planning Commission meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month (unless it falls on a holiday and then it will be held on the 2nd Thursday). All applications need to be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Forms

Minor and Major Subdivision and Conforming Variance Form
Variance Form

Helpful Links to Complete Forms

Defiance County Township Directory

Defiance County General Health District

Defiance County Soil & Water Conservation District

Defiance County Subdivision Regulations

List of Surveyors

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Maumee Valley

Planning Organization

Defiance County East

1300 E. Second Street, Suite 200 Defiance, OH 43512

Open Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 419-784-3882

Fax:  419-784-2061

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