Paulding County Zoning Inspector Meeting                                                 December 7, 2023

PAULDING – The fourth quarter and final Paulding County Zoning Inspector meeting was hosted recently at the Paulding County Economic Development (PCED) office.  Sarah McCabe from the Paulding County Auditor office shared 2023 permit reports with inspectors present from their respective townships and villages.

PCED Director Tim Copsey provided updates on land bank projects and informed the group about where the land bank stands on Ohio Department of Development funding and how funds remaining from the previous round are being allocated.  There is a growing list of structures being accumulated now for the next round of funding.  Applications for this funding will be due April 1, 2024.

Copsey also shared that as blight is being removed and properties are being remediated, there is also an opportunity for the land bank to purchase these open lots with the purpose of selling to residential builders for building new speculative homes.  As these opportunities transpire, it is important for the zoning inspectors to have accurate zoning information available and be involved early in the building discussions.

McCabe then closed out the meeting showing the Paulding County Auditor GIS website and sharing information about how to navigate the site along with helpful hints in finding the critical information in research.

The 2024 first quarter meeting will be held on March 14 at 6 pm at the PCED office.