The Building Inspection Division has the responsibility to insure all residential construction meets all local and state building codes.
The City of Defiance offers a location for citizens to dispose of yard waste.
The Engineering Division is dedicated to giving support and guidance for the administration and construction of a high quality infrastructure that provides a safe environment while at the same time keeping a balance between the interests of the private and public sectors.
Fair Housing Information
The City of Defiance is a member of the Maumee Valley Fair Housing Consortium, which serves Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties.
Fire & Rescue
The Defiance Fire and Rescue Division provides fire prevention, fire suppression and responds to medical emergencies within the City of Defiance and Defiance Township.
Discover information about the Human Resources Division including employment opportunities with the City of Defiance.
The Income Tax Division provides services to citizens by preparing tax related documents, collecting tax payments, educating the public, and more.
Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Division oversees and maintains Riverside Cemetery and all City Parks.
A Permit is needed for anyone having a special event, closing a street or sidewalk for various reasons, or selling food from a truck or trailer in the City.
The mission of the Defiance Police Department is to maintain public trust by providing Quality Services in Partnership with our Community.
Stormwater | Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
The City of Defiance Stormwater Division is responsible for implementing a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) in accordance with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Small MS4 General Permit.
The mission of the Street Division is to provide the safest and most efficient means of travel possible.
Utilities - Water, Sewer, Garbage
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The ability to provide and deliver clean, safe, high-quality drinking water to the citizens of Defiance and surrounding communities is the mission of the City.
Water Pollution Control
Defiance Water Pollution Control (WPC) division is responsible for over 100 miles of sewer lines and 25 pump stations in addition to operating a 6.5 million gallon per day treatment plant.
Water Treatment Plant
The City of Defiance Water Treatment Plant draws water from the Maumee River to replenish its 74 acre upground reservoir. Water is then pulled from the reservoir to provide a constant, reliable raw water supply.