- How do I receive an address for a parcel of land?
A copy of your deed and legal description is needed, and a survey drawing, while not necessary, is helpful in establishing an address. Stop by our office with these documents, and we will issue you an address. There is no cost for this, and no appointment is needed, just stop by during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).Please note that the Planning Commission Office assigns addresses for all parcels in the unincorporated area of the county, as well as for some villages. The Planning Commission also assigns location addresses to all platted subdivisions in Wood County.
If you are unsure who issues the address, contact our office at 419-354-9128. Please also note that we can only assign addresses to the person or entity that is the record owner of the parcel.
- Are Planning Commission meetings open to the public?
Yes, the meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.If you have questions regarding a particular item on our agenda, or need to find out meeting locations, dates, and times, please contact our Office at 419-354-9128 and we will be glad to provide you with this information.
- I would like to receive US Census Data regarding Wood County, how do I go about doing so?
The Planning Commission Office is the local office in charge of storing and compiling all United States Census Data regarding Wood County. Please contact our Office at 419-354-9128 for this information.
- Does the Planning Commission's authority override a Township's authority?
In matters of zoning, the Township has the ultimate decision regarding zoning matters. Statutorily, the Planning Commission may only recommend to a Township whether or not to approve or deny a zoning action.
In matters regarding traditional platted subdivisions, the Planning Commission and by extension, Wood County has control over all issues regarding the construction of platted subdivisions. This authority pertains to design standards, density, and minimum improvements.
- How can I find out how a particular piece of land is zoned?
If the land in question is located within a Township, the Planning Commission Office can provide you with the zoning classification of the land.
For more detailed zoning information such as permitted uses, the Zoning Inspector of that particular Township needs to be contacted. Click here for a list of all Zoning Inspector’s in Wood County.
- Can the Planning Commission Office tell me who the Zoning Inspector is for my particular Township?
The Planning Commission Office can provide that information. Click here for a list of all Zoning Inspector’s in Wood County.
- I am interested in subdividing or splitting property. Can the Planning Commission Office provide me with information on how to go about doing this?
Yes. Our Office can provide information regarding the number of parcel splits available to a particular piece of property, and also explain the process of subdividing. Click here to read more about our parcel split policy.
- I am curious if a particular piece of land has any floodplain located on it. Can I find out by contacting the Planning Commission?
Yes. We can determine not only if a piece of land contains a special flood hazard area on it, but also the particular zone that the floodplain is classified as. This information may be obtained by calling our Office at 419-354-9128.
- I am interesting in the CHIP housing program. How do I find out more information on this program?
Poggemeyer Design Group administers the CHIP Program for Wood County. Specific information can be obtained by contacting their Bowling Green Office at 419-352-7537.
- If I have a fair housing related issue, do I contact the Planning Commission Office?
Yes. The Planning Commission Office serves as the main Office involved in Fair Housing matters. We will asses these issues on a case by case basis, and forward the complaints to the proper agencies.
- I am looking to locate a new business in Wood County. Do I contact the Planning Commission for information regarding available sites, and tax incentives that may be available?
The Planning Commission Office handles the reporting and procedural end of tax incentives in Wood County. For information regarding available sites, and incentive programs, please click here to contact the Wood County Economic Development Office.