Golf carts and other under-speed vehicles are regulated by the State of Ohio.  Additional regulations on golf carts went into effect in January of 2017.  Golf carts on public streets and highways require that the golf cart be registered with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  To obtain a registration, the golf cart must be inspected to ensure it meets the requirements of Ohio law.  The Village is in the process of passing an ordinance that would allow the Antwerp Police Department to perform these inspections and to issue a Certificate of Inspection to the owner of the golf cart which can be presented to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in obtaining title, registration, and license plates for the golf cart.  The third reading of this ordinance will be held on May 15, 2017, during regular council meeting.   The inspection process will be in effect after this date.

Inspections will be conducted at the Antwerp Police Department at 118 North Main Street, Antwerp, Ohio, and the inspection will be provided for a $25.00 charge.

Please note the requirements listed on the Golf Cart Under-Speed Vehicle Inspection Sheet are all requirements of the State of Ohio and must be met before a Certificate of Inspection can be issued.  Some of the requirements to note are a valid driver’s license for any operation of the golf cart on public streets, proof of insurance on said golf cart along with all of the listed safety items, such as, seat belts, tail lights, turn signals, head lights, etc.  Please note children under the age of 16 that do not hold a valid driver’s license cannot operate a golf cart.

A copy of the checklist that will be used is shown below or you may click here to download a pdf of the checklist.  Again, the Village of Antwerp did not make these regulations, but is required to ensure all golf carts and under-speed vehicles meet these requirements set by the State of Ohio under the Ohio Revised Code and effective as of January 1, 2017.  Once the Village of Antwerp’s ordinance is passed on May 15, 2017, inspections can be conducted by the Antwerp Police Department during regular business hours.  Questions can be directed to the Antwerp Police Department at 419-258-2627.

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State of Ohio Law: Golf Carts

The State of Ohio will be changing its laws in regards to golf carts effective January 1, 2017. The Village of Antwerp will observe and enforce these new laws. For more information, you may contact the Antwerp Police Department at 419/258-2627.

ALERT: Break-Ins County Wide

There has been a rash of vehicle break-ins county wide. Several villages, including Paulding, Payne, Oakwood, and Broughton, have been hit as a whole.

Please be sure to lock your doors and DO NOT leave valuables in your vehicles!

If you see anyone suspicious, contact the police immediately at 419-258-2627 or the Paulding County Sherriff’s office at 419-399-3791.


Residents and salesman, of any kind, should be made aware that selling in the Village of Antwerp requires a Solicitor’s Permit before going door to door. The Solicitor’s Permit is issued by the Antwerp Police Department and must be made available for view to any buyer questioning whether or not a permit was obtained. If a village resident still questions the validity of the permit produced by the seller, the resident should call the Antwerp Police Department at 419-258-2627 to check that the permit is real. The requirement of a permit from the police department helps to ensure that the seller is not running a scam or con. If you have any questions on selling in the village, please feel free to contact the police department.


As a reminder with the summer months upon us and school being out, the Village of Antwerp has a curfew for residents under the age of 18.  The curfew hours are:


Sunday through Thursday:  11:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:             Midnight

The Antwerp Police Department will enforce curfew for individuals under the age of 18 if  a violation is observed.

Mayor Ray E. Delong

118 N. Main St.
Box 1046
Antwerp, OH 45813
Phone: 419-258-7422

Ray was born and raised in Antwerp, Ohio and has two son’s, Andrew and Anthony, who both reside in the Antwerp area. Ray graduated from Antwerp Local School and went on to serve in the United States Army Airborne Division. Ray worked for International Harvester Corp. in Fort Wayne, Indiana until closing in 1982. He then went on to work at the local Spec-Temp Corp. for 25 years in supervision, retiring as Plant Manager in 2008.

Ray has been elected and served two previous terms as Antwerp Village Council and one previous term as Antwerp Village Mayor. He is a member of VFW Post 5087, Antwerp American Legion, Antwerp Conservation Club and the N.R.A. Ray loves to spend time with family and enjoys bowling, golf, hunting, fishing and watching high school, college and pro sports.

Jan Reeb (Council President)

Jan Reeb pic602 North Main Street


Jan is a lifelong resident of Antwerp and graduate of AHS. Jan first served the Village as Clerk-Treasurer. After resigning from that position, she ran for and was elected to Antwerp Village Council where she is in her fourth term. Jan is married to John Reeb and has two sons, Jason (deceased) and Matthew (Carrie). Jan has three grandchildren; Issac, Reese, and Jameson. Jan enjoys working for and with the people of Antwerp and welcomes any calls or input from the residents of our village.

Term Expires: December 31, 2019

Village Utilities Contacts

The Antwerp Village Utilities comprises of billing and maintenance of all the water and sewer lines within the city limits. If there are questions or concerns email the Water Clerk here:

April Litzenberg
503 W. River
Box 1046
Antwerp, OH 45813


For water line breaks contact:
Sara Keeran, Village Administrator
Village of Antwerp
503 W.River
Box 1046
Antwerp, OH 45813
Ph: 419-258-2371
Fax: 419-258-1564
Cell: 419-506-0205

Dean Rister: Council Member

506 W. River

Dean is a life long resident of the village. He has been faithfully married to his wife Gayle for over 25 years. He graduated from Antwerp High School in 1987 and attended Vantage Vocational School his Junior and Senior year.  Dean has worked in construction his entire life and has been an electrician for over 30 years. He and his wife built their own home in Antwerp in the early 2000’s with a lot of help from friends and family. Dean ran for council with hope of helping our community move forward in a forever changing future.

Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Rudie J. Reeb: Council Member

Rudie J. Reeb

210 West Daggett Street

419.258.4025 home

419.258.0620 cell

Rudie was a local business owner for 21 years. He is a retired vocational teacher. He and his spouse Nancy (deceased) have been married 34 years. Rudie would like to see Antwerp grow and prosper. Please feel free to contact Rudie with and questions or comments.

Term Expires: December 31, 2021