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To protect our water, sewer, and gas lines the Village and Arlington Natural Gas Co. need you to call the Ohio Utility Protection Service (OUPS) at 1-800-362-2764 or 811 before you dig.  This service is free and your local utility company will identify these lines for you.  It is also required by law to call; otherwise, you may be responsible for damages to the water, sewer, gas lines, and/or other underground structures. It’s the Law!


Social Media:

Please follow us on the Village website at www.vanburenohio.org, on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/VillageofVanBuren and hit the “Like” button or Twitter@vanburenoh.  We will also be posting information in the Village display case at the Post Office and The Findlay Courier.  These four communication options will provide you with what the council is working on, the latest news, events, and alerts.

Village Council Meeting:

The Village Council meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Van Buren High School Community Room.  If you are unable to attend a council meeting, you can submit your questions or concerns on the Village website under the “Contact Us” tab.


Planning Commission:

The Planning Commission is held the 4th Tuesday for the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 7:00 p.m. in the Van Buren High School Community Room.  When planning a new project, please consider the application time for zoning approval before starting.  If you need a copy of the Zoning Code and Land Use Plan or various zoning forms such as fencing, utility fees, etc., please visit the Village website and click on the “Zoning” tab.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

The Zoning Board of Appeals is held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Van Buren High School Community Room. Applications are due 10 days prior to a hearing unless there are no agenda items for review.


Preserving and enhancing the Village’s natural assets is a high priority in Van Buren. The efforts of the Environmental Stewardship Committee , which consist of council members, have resulted in budgeting and planting 10 new trees for each of  the past several years. We ask that no person plant, prune, brace, cable, spray, or otherwise perform work on a tree street right-of-ways without first obtaining the prior approval of the Environmental Stewardship Committee. The Village wants to extend to each resident the opportunity to create a lasting memorial by donating a tree in memory of relatives, friends or in honor of a commemorative occasion. Contact Don Wills at 419-306-0531 for further information.


A Recycling Drop-Off Center is located on the Van Buren Schools property just east of the bus garage. The center will be open 24/7 and handle glass (brown and clear), plastics (#1 & #2), tin cans, aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, and cardboard only. Recycling is a simple way for the residents to help out the environment and help preserve natural resources from being depleted.