Land Bank

The Van Wert County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) is focused on facilitating the transition of blighted, foreclosed, and abandoned properties.

The Land Bank is a non-profit organization created to acquire, hold, manage, and sometimes redevelop property to return these properties to productive use to meet community goals, such as increasing affordable housing or stabilizing property values. The board meets during the first month of each quarter on the second Tuesday of that month.



SOLD!!  820 N. Washington St., Van Wert

7.75 acres; Zoned Commercial – Vacant Lot. Demolition completed February 2023. 

Contact Van Wert Area Economic Development at 419-238-2999 or email






Kenneth Markward, City of Van Wert Mayor

Jeff McIntosh, Van Wert County Treasurer

Stan Owens, Van Wert County Commissioner

JoAnne Simmerman, Selected Director

Todd Wolfrum, Van Wert County Commissioner