Maumee Valley Planning Organization
Serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties in Northwest Ohio
Fulton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)
152 S. Fulton Street, Suite 270 (419) 337-9255
ABOUT THE LAND BANK
The Fulton County Land Reutilization Corporation (FCLRC), also called the Fulton County Land Bank, was formed in 2021 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
Joe Short, Land Bank President and County Commissioner Representative
Keith Torbet, Land Bank Vice President and Municipal Representative
Charlene Lee, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeff Rupp, County Commissioner Representative
Gene Wilson, Township Representative
R.J. Lumbrezer, Appointed Director
Richard Perkins, Appointed Director
BUILDING DEMOLITION AND SITE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
The Fulton County Land Bank strives to clean up blighted properties and return them to their original glory. The land bank does this by funding the demolition of residential and commercial properties in two ways;
1. If the property owner would like to remain the owner, the Land Bank is willing to pay for 50% of the clean-up while the property owner is responsible for the other 50%.
2. The second approach is for the property owner to donate the property to the land bank. After the land bank takes ownership of the property it will pay for 100% of the clean up costs and dispose of the land as they wish. The owner that donates the property cannot take possession of the property after clean-up is complete.
**The land bank board selects properties for demolition on a case by case basis.
While funding is not always available, the Land Bank Board is always interested in learning about properties that land owners are interested in demolishing. This allows the board to quickly select projects when funding is available. As of January 2022, the land bank does have funds available. To be considered for property demolition please fill out the "FCLRC Property Demo Form".
Blighted, vacant or abandoned structures are eligible for demolition. Commercial and residential buildings on sites that are not brownfields are eligible properties. Commercial properties include buildings that were used for retail, office, manufacturing, industrial, industrial warehousing, institutional, or other non-residential or mixed-use (meaning any mix of these uses or a mix of residential and commercial uses) purposes.
Non-vacant and blighted structures are not eligible, unless they are contiguous and/or connected to vacant and blighted structures that are necessary to demolish. Agriculture buildings are not eligible.
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.
The Fulton County Land Bank was created in December of 2021. The Fulton County Land Bank Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. Meetings are held in the Fulton County Administration Building Conference Room located at 152 S. Fulton Street, Wauseon, Ohio, 43567.