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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

Demolition Properties 

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. 

Demolition Contractors

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. 

Paulding, Ohio Theater

In 2022, grant funds became available to the Land Bank through the Ohio Department of Development to clean-up and demolish brownfields. After testing was conducted, it was determined that the old Paulding  Theater is unsafe and riddled with hazardous materials. The land bank has applied to the ODOD brownfield program to demolish this property. Due to safety concerns, no individuals are permitted to enter the premises.



Paulding, Ohio Theater pictured right > 


848 West Perry Street, Paulding

Demolition 2018 – Resale 2022



848 West Perry Street, Paulding



848 West Perry Street, Paulding


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".

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.

NIP Report Pic.PNG

Meeting Schedule

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

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