Archbold, Ohio is that rarity among communities-a town where growth is based on an already thriving infrastructure.A town prepared to support further growth because it has mastered the process. A town of 4346 people which supports well over 4,000 jobs. A town which is prepared to help you succeed. In 1999, Archbold chose to become a “Community of Character.” The village, churches and businesses are working to prove that together we can promote positive character qualities in our youth and community.

In The Spotlight: Refuse Service Fee Changes

Effective with the January 2021 water billing, the monthly refuse fee has increased $1.75.  This will bring the refuse fee to $13.00 per month per household.  This refuse fee increase is necessary so that 80% of the revenues to cover refuse can be collected from the residents.  The Village of Archbold general fund continues to subsidize refuse expenses at 20%.  (see below)  The current general fund subsidy is not sustainable, as village council established a 20% subsidy to cover refuse expenses as the maximum subsidy.  Archbold is committed to providing the very best Solid Waste services to the residents of Archbold as the lowest price possible.

It currently costs the Village of Archbold $16.25 per household for refuse pickup each month.  Village residents will now pay $13.00 per month for refuse pickup.  The Village of Archbold pays $3.25 towards each household refuse charge.

Ruihley Park Splash Pad

Are you interested in learning more or want to know how you can help the Ruihley Park Splash Pad become a reality?  Click here!  You will be able to view the approved conceptual drawings, make a tax deductible donation and learn more about this exciting project!   SO FAR, $104,695 HAS BEEN DONATED BY YOU!


Click HERE to be directed to the Archbold Lion’s Club Community Calendar.  It’s information from Archbold Area Organizations, churches, schools and groups!  It’s all the information you will need, easy to find, in one place!

Council Agenda

Click below to see the latest Village Council Agenda.

Village Council Agenda


Click here to learn about a new way to be informed of emergency and routine notifications in Archbold and Fulton County.


The Archbold Plan Steering Committee is proud to announce that the Archbold Comprehensive Plan is ready for your review and comment.  We would like to thank the many people that helped us in framing this plan over the past year.  Over 950 responses were generated by three different surveys (community survey, student surveys, and community preferences survey).  The Plan will be reviewed and approved by Planning Commission at their February 22, 2021 meeting, 7:00 pm at the Ruihley Park Pavilion.  From there, the Plan will be presented to Village Council for formal adoption in March 2021.

Here is the link where you can download the Plan.  It is in PDF format, so you’ll need Adobe or another PDF view to review it.

If you have any questions concerning the comprehensive plan or on the process or by which it was developed, please contact Village Administrator Donna Dettling by email,, or by phone, (419) 445-4726 or Village Engineer Dexter Krueger by email,, or by phone, (419)446-2109.  Feel free to reach out to our Planning Team lead, Glenn Grisdale at, or by phone, (419) 353-7372.