List of urban townships in Ohio

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The List of urban townships in Ohio provides an alphabetical listing of the Ohio townships which have adopted limited home rule government as prescribed by Chapter 504.01(B) or (D) of the Ohio Revised Code. To be classified as an urban township in Ohio, a township must, in addition to other statutory requirements, have a population of at least 15,000 in unincorporated areas of the township.

See also: List of Ohio townships - List of Ohio counties - List of cities in Ohio


















  1. ^ "Trustees and Administration". Anderson Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. Anderson Township operates under a Home Rule form of township government. This special designation allows the township more discretion in matters where specific powers are not granted to townships by the Ohio Revised Code. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Limited Home Rule Townships Report to Liberty Township Trustees". Liberty Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Home Rule Enabling Resolution for Limited Home Rule Government". Boardman Township. October 12, 1999. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Delhi Township Website". Delhi Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. Delhi Township is a home-rule township whose policy-making authority is vested in an elected three-member Board of Trustees. 
  5. ^ "Township Government". Fairfield Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. Since January 1st, 1992, Fairfield Township has operated under Limited Home Rule, which was voted on by the electors of the Township the previous November. 
  6. ^ "Trustee Board". Retrieved 2010-12-07. The section that covers Optional Limited Self-Government can be found in section 504 of the O.R.C. This section explains the extra benefits that were given to Townships through its passage in 1991. Hamilton Township adopted it by vote of the public in 1993. 
  7. ^ "Township Information". Howland Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. The township form of government in Ohio predates the formation of our state government. As a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, Howland Township's powers are limited to what is specified in the Ohio Revised Code. However, as a limited home-rule township under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 504, Howland Township has the ability to take certain actions that non-home rule townships cannot take. 
  8. ^ "Perry Township Unincorporated Area Home Rule Question (November 2011)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Home Rule". Plain Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  10. ^ Narciso, Dean (October 29, 2011). "Voters weigh request for home-rule powers in Perry Township". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Township History". Sylvania Township. Retrieved 2010-12-07. From 1835 until 1999 Sylvania Township operated entirely by the authority given to them by state laws governing townships. On November 2, 1999, shortly after a new state law was enacted to benefit the larger townships throughout the state, the residents of Sylvania Township voted at a general election. At this election a majority of the residents voted in favor of establishing "Limited Home Rule - Urban Government" as authorized by section 504.01 and 504.02 of the Ohio Revised Code, giving the Sylvania Township Trustees an additional tool to deal with specific problems that arise in larger townships. This new "Home Rule" government went into effect in Sylvania Township on January 1, 2000. 
  12. ^ "Welcome to Violet Township, Ohio". Violet Township. Retrieved 2009-09-27. Violet Township is a home-rule Urban Township whose policy-making authority is vested in an elected three-member Board of Trustees who oversee all township functions and services. 

Also: Ohio's Limited Home Rule Townships (document in PDF format)