(10-26-20) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 will sell 7 acres of excess land in the city of Van Wert by public auction.

The property will be sold at a tailgate auction to be held rain or shine at the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage, 10238 Van Wert Decatur Road, Van Wert, Ohio, on October 29 at 10:30 a.m. All state COVID-19 health orders will be followed. 

The parcel is 7.3-acres located on the southwest side of the city of Van Wert, northeast of Upp Road and Liberty-Union Road. The land is directly south of the ODOT Van Wert County maintenance garage and has access to Upp Road.

Scott Recker, realty specialist manager for ODOT

“In 1966, ODOT bought the property with the intent to build an interchange. The project never materialized, and the property eventually became home to the ODOT Van Wert maintenance garage and the Van Wert Ohio State Highway Patrol post.”

The remaining parcel is determined to be no longer needed. The bids will open at $40,000. 

More details are available on the Auction flyer here: Van Wert County parcel

For more information, contact:

Shell Miller, real estate administrator, at Shell.Miller@dot.ohio.gov or 419-999-6876

Scott Recker, realty specialist manager, at Scott.Recker@dot.ohio.gov or 419-999-6877

Lisa Steffen, realty specialist, Lisa.Steffen@dot.ohio.gov or 419-999-6842