Welcome to

Van Wert, Ohio


Welcome to

Van Wert, Ohio


Van Wert, Ohio

Police Department


Van Wert, Ohio

Fire Department


Leaf pick up will begin in Van Wert the week of November 16, 2020 and run every week until the week of December 7, 2020.

City residents should make sure that their leaves are in paper biodegradable bags and placed by the curb by 7 a.m. Monday of each scheduled week. If leaves are not placed in paper biodegradable bags and by the curb they will not be picked up.

There is no breakdown from ward to ward, so make sure leaves are out by 7 a.m. each Monday of the following weeks:

  • November 16, 2020
  • November 23, 2020
  • November 30, 2020
  • December 7, 2020 (final)
  •  Brush will NOT be picked up.

Welcome to the City Of Van Wert, Ohio!

Mayor, Kenneth J. Markward

Phone: (419) 238-0308
E-Mail: kmarkward@vanwert.org

Van Wert, located in the Midwest heartland, is poised for the future. Industrial and commercial development sites are available with full city services. Supporting our future growth is a new housing development on the southwest side of town. This is located within walking distance to all three public schools. Augmenting our educational facilities is the Brumback Library. The Brumback was the first public library in the United States and is ranked one of the nation’s best libraries.

Our state of the art educational facilities include a professionally managed Performing Arts Center, featuring renowned entertainment throughout the season.

For those students or adults who choose to enter the workforce, or that desire enhanced training, Vantage Career Center offers a wide range of technical training programs addressing the country wide need for skilled employees.

Van Wert is a great place to raise a family. We are very proud of the many civic organizations like Main Street, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Chamber of Commerce for the many volunteer hours associated with vast number of events that are offered each year.

Additionally, Van Wert offers many opportunities for integration into the community through memberships in one of the many service organizations, such as, Rotary, Optimist, and the Van Wert Service Club. The YMCA, YWCA, and many houses of worship in the community all contribute to the growth of health and spiritual values within our youth.

Upcoming Events

  • Leaf Pick Up 2020

    Leaf pick up will begin the week of November 16, 2020 and will run every week with the last week of ...

    November 30 @ 7:00 am - December 4 @ 3:00 pm
  • Final Leaf Pick Up 2020

    Leaf pick up will begin the week of November 16, 2020 and will run every week with the last week of ...

    December 7 @ 7:00 am - December 11 @ 3:00 pm
  • Entry Level Exams for Police and Fire Department

    The Civil Service Commission of the City of Van Wert, Ohio, will hold a competitive examination to c...

    December 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Judiciary and Annexation Committee Meeting

    Van Wert City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. The meeti...

    December 14 @ 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Council Meeting

    Council Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month

    December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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