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: Street Laborer Position

The Village of Archbold is accepting applicants for the position of Street Department Laborer 1. The employee will work under the general direction of the Street Superintendent. An employee in this class will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled laborer tasks in order to assist with the maintenance of streets and other Village facilities.

Minimum qualifications include; High School Diploma or GED and one or more years of related experience and/or training; or combination of education, experience and trainings which provide the required knowledge.  Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and remain insurable under the Village’s vehicle insurance plan.  Must possess or be able to acquire within (6) months of employment a valid Class B CDL from the State of Ohio.




Please provide a copy of your Resume, a Cover Letter, and a completed Archbold Application Form, to Donna Dettling on or before August 6, 2021.  Items may be dropped off at Village Hall, 300 N. Defiance Street or scanned and emailed (pdf format only) to

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, OVER $350,000 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.