Paulding County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank)

115 N. Williams Street, P.O. Box 437 Paulding, OH 45879    419.399.8215


The Paulding County Land Reutilization Corporation (PCLRC), also called the Paulding County Land Bank, was formed in July 2017. The Land Bank’s mission is 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, according to the Ohio Revised Code §1724.03.


Board of Directors

Roy Klopfenstein, Chair

Lou Ann Wannemacher, Vice Chair

Mark Holtsberry, Director

Mike Kauser, Secretary/Treasurer

Greg White, Municipal Representative


After forming, the Land Bank applied for funds from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency through the Neighborhood Initiative Program. The Land Bank received $350,000 in reimbursable funds to acquire, demolish, green, and dispose of vacant, abandoned, and/or tax delinquent properties. Seven target areas were approved in the application, which outlines the municipal boundaries for Antwerp, Paulding, Oakwood, Grover Hill, Cecil, Broughton, and Payne.



109 E. Daggett Street Antwerp before demolition.



109 E. Daggett Street after demolition and greening. Thank you to Ryan Bowman Excavating for the demolition work and to Ewing Landscape and Design for the landscaping!


This program is designed to provide grants for the demolition of commercial and residential buildings and revitalization of surrounding properties. If you have a property that you would like demolished, please email the County Treasurer at:, the property card and photos of the property that you want demolished so that they can consider your property for demolition. The deadline to submit your demolition interest to the County Treasurer is January 31, 2022.

Eligible Properties

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.


The Maumee Valley Planning Organization frequently procures services for Paulding, Fulton, Defiance, Williams, and Henry Counties in Northwest Ohio. These services include asbestos inspections, asbestos abatement, and demolition.


If you are a contractor and would like to be added to the list for when we are seeking these services please fill out and submit the information below. You will be added to the list of contractors and contacted as needed.

Thank you,

Maumee Valley Planning Organization


1300 E. Second Street Suite 200

Defiance, Ohio 43512.


The Land Bank has been busy taking action to improve the County. More details about the Land Banks success can be found in the "2020 Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) Report".

Meeting Schedule


Meetings are typically held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the annex room across from the Paulding County Commissioners' Office, 115 N. Williams Street, Paulding, OH 45879. The meetings are open to the public. 

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