Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Village is managed by a full-time Administrator. The Administrative staff also includes the Finance Director and two Administrative Assistants.
The Code Enforcement Official’s main task is to ensure property owners are maintaining their property and are compliant with the Zoning Code.
Planning & Zoning
Permits are required for fences, sheds, pools, garages, additions, and any structural changes. Forms can be found here or at the Village office.
Memorial Pavilion can be reserved from April through October. Swanton Community Center can be rented year-round.
South Main Street
Fire & EMS
Fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention & inspection
Both basic life support & advanced life support squads on station
EMS billing is handled by Fulton County
- Community services
- Investigative services
- Patrol operations
- Support services (records & dispatch)
Public Works & Utilities
- Street maintenance
- Facilities management
- Park maintenance
- Water distribution/waste water collection (water main breaks, sewer cleaning)
The Water Plant, a class 3 plant, is classified as a 1.250 million gallon a day lime soda softening water treatment plant. The water source is Swan Creek supplying the Swanton reservoir, which has a capacity of 100 million gallons.
Water Resource Recovery Facility
The Swanton WRRF, a class 2 plant with an average daily flow of 0.92 MGD, has two systems to treat wastewater. The first utilizes primary clarifiers and trickling filters. The second, an oxidation ditch, utilizes activated sludge for treatment.
Handled through Republic Services Inc. This is contracted with you, the resident. You must call to set up service 800-234-3429. Refuse is collected each Monday; there is a limit of six bags or cans. They collect recycling twice a month. Further, residents who have an account may reach out to schedule a bulk pick-up, once a quarter; restrictions apply so please contact Republic Services for more details. When there is a holiday on that Monday, the pick-up will be Tuesday. Refuse and recycling can be put to the curb 8:00 p.m. the night before. The schedule can be found here.
Medication Drop-Off Box
Residents can drop off unwanted, unused drugs, at the Police Station, and a Police Officer will properly dispose of the medications.
The deadline for filing municipal income tax returns is tied to that of the State of Ohio. Since the State of Ohio extended its income tax filing due date, the municipal filing due date is also extended – automatically- to May 17, 2021.
The Village of Swanton levies a tax of 1.50% on all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation, earned within the Village The maximum credit you can receive on your Village income tax return for taxes paid to another municipality is 50% of up to 1% of workplace municipality income tax withheld. If you work in a municipality where the tax is 1.50%, you would owe 1% income tax to the Village.
Employers within the Village are required to withhold income tax on employee compensation and remit the tax to the Village either monthly or quarterly, as specified by ordinance. All residents with an earned income are responsible for a 1.25% payroll tax. The Village of Swanton contracts with the Regional Income Tax Authority (R.I.T.A) to collect income tax.
Sample Credit & Tax Liability
For example, your credit and tax liability will be calculated as such:
Workplace tax withheld: $600 (Wauseon @ 1.5%)
Resident tax liability: $600 (Swanton @ 1.5%)
Workplace: Credit for taxes paid $200 (50% of 1% *$40,000)
Tax owed: $400