Designed in the likeness of a public building that stood in Hartford, Connecticut, the Franklin Township Hall was built in 1837. It was used as an office for the Franklin Silk Company; after the company failed, the Franklin Township Trustees completed the Franklin Township Hall in 1840. 

Franklin Township provides specific services to its residents.  The Franklin Township road crew provide efficient and effective services in a timely manner.  

Contact this department for right-of-way permits, road improvement schedules, chipping schedules and more.

We provide contact information for all of our zoning boards, maps, and a detailed list of zoning codes.


If you have questions that have not been answered on the site, please feel free to contact us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 at Township Hall and Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Township garage.  


Northcoast Medical Training Academy

Northcoast Medical Training Academy

Northcoast Medical Training Academy Are you interested in a career in the medical field? As you may have heard, there is a huge demand for medical professionals on many levels! However, due to the pandemic, Northcoast Medical Training Academy has witnessed 75% reduction in enrollment. To help defray costs to prospective students, the Northcoast Medical Training Academy is reducing tuition by $5,000 for the Practical Nursing Program, and reducing tuition by $2,000 for several other programs.



Corral Address: 6689 State Route 43 Kent, Ohio 44240 Phone: 234.706.8410 Corral is the perfect space for a birthday or anniversary party, bridal or baby shower, family reunions and more. $35/hr Monday-Thursday; $50/hr Friday-Sunday.

University Chiropractic and Wellness

University Chiropractic and Wellness

University Chiropractic and Wellness serves families and individuals of all ages. We assist patients in achieving a greater quality of life through a holistic healthcare model. Not only do our services alleviate pain, but we also strive to educate our patients and inspire them to take hold of their health and contribute to the well-being of future generations. Call our friendly staff - 330-678-9999

Commercial Property 2108 St Rt 43

Commercial Property 2108 St Rt 43

Prime Office Space and/or Retail Space for lease (up to 7765) square feet) in a highly desirable location in Kent, Ohio. Very high traffic counts and this exceptionally attractive building can be used for pure office space or retail/ restaurant usage. The completely refurbished building is located on five acres of land, and fronts on State Route 59- a four lane main highway with daily traffic counts of over 25,000 cars. For additional information contact Frank McMillen at 330-671-9995.

East of Chicago Pizza

East of Chicago Pizza

Dan Thomason and Mary Beth Haas are excited to be opening an East of Chicago Pizza in Franklin Township at 1665 East Main Street (Next go Evergreen Buffet). The pizza shop prides itself on making dough fresh daily and is well-known for its different crusts which include traditional pan, "authentic" deep dish Chicago style, loaded, and thin varieties. Call 330-677-9977.

Pebblebrook Apartments

Pebblebrook Apartments

Come visit Kent's most distinctive, brand new apartment community located just off Route 59 adjacent to the Kent State Golf Course and just minutes from Kent State University and Westbranch State Park. Pebblebrook, where affordability meets luxury! Pet Policy Pet Friendly Community - Call for details.


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View our newest section for the latest JOBS in Franklin Township.  

Road Superintendent

Franklin Township is seeking a Road Superintendent, a working supervisory position on the Road Crew.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Applicants must be physically fit and hold a Class A CDL.  Applications may be obtained from the Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or downloaded from our web site at .  Applications shall be accepted along with resume and letter of interest until a qualified applicant has been selected.  Franklin Township is an equal opportunity employer. Click here for a complete job description. Click here for an application.

Road Crew Laborer

Franklin Township is seeking a Road Crew Laborer.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Applicants must be physically fit and hold a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.  Applications may be obtained from the Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or downloaded here.  Applications shall be accepted until a qualified applicant has been selected.  Franklin Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Seasonal Snow Plowing Position

Franklin Township, Portage County, is accepting applications for part-time snow plowing and possibly some other duties. Applicants must be 18 years or older, and a Class A commercial driver’s license is preferred.  Wage is negotiable.  All applicants must pass physical and drug tests.  Applications may be obtained from the Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or downloaded here.  Franklin Township is an equal opportunity employer.


Christmas Tree Clean Up

The township road crew will be collecting Christmas trees through the month of January.  Please place your tree by the curb but not too close to where a plow may hit it.  Place the stem end closest to the road.


JEDD Committee Members Needed!!

Would you like to get involved in a committee that would make a difference? The Township Trustees are forming a committee to explore, discuss and form a Joint Economic Development District going north on S.R. 43.  Committee members can be township residents AND non residents!  Streetsboro and Sugar Bush Knolls residents or business owners that are interested in partnering with Franklin Township are welcome to get involved and see what possibilities are out there.  Please contact Township Administrator Jenny August at 330-673-2194 or email her at

Fall Leaf Collection Program

The Fall Leaf Collection program is now finished.  If you still have leaves, you will need to make other arrangements for your leaves.                                  

Are you ready to recover?  

Call the Portage Addiction Helpline at 330-678-3006.  Treatment works and is available.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin.  Fentanyl has been found in heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other prohibited drugs.  Fentanyl test strips and drug testing education helps people be aware of the danger of fentanyl presence and their risk of overdose.  The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County is sponsoring a program that provides for fentanyl test strips being made available upon request.  The strips will allow users to test heroin or other drugs for fentanyl which will prevent or at least reduce the number of overdoses.  The information and a few test strips are available the the township hall during office hours of 1-4 pm week days. 


               Also, click here if you are looking for an  Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the area.  

Are you looking for something to do? 

Click here for recreational opportunities in Portage County.  Click on the Portage County tab, and then click on any activity that sounds like something you feel like doing!

Don't be Victimized by Phone or Email Scammers

There has been a surge in scam phone calls and emails in the area requesting money from the person being solicited.  Here are signs of a scam:

  • Being asked to wire money to a stranger or friend in need

  • Being selected for a mystery shopping job, especially if you never applied

  • Pressure to “act now!”

  • Being asked to buy a prepaid money card

  • Sending money in advance to secure or insure a loan

  • Winning a contest you’ve never heard of or entered

  • Having to pay a fee to receive your “prize”

  • Requests for your personal information

  • Requests for a large down-payment

  • A company that refuses to provide written information

Are You a Portage county resident who has experienced financial hardship due to COVID19?  Emergency funds are available if you need help paying any of the following: Rent/ Mortgage/ Electricity/ Gas/ Oil/ Propane.  See this website for an application NOW : 

****Franklin Township COVID Protocols****

Please observe social distancing  and wear masks if you have not been vaccinated and need to meet with Township employees.   Township Office has resumed regular office hours of 1-4pm Monday through Friday, and the Garage will be open by appointment only.  Those having appointments will be required to wear masks if not vaccinated.  


Contact Road Department at 330-673-6222 or 330-673-2194 ext. 1

For Zoning issues contact Joe Ciccozzi at 330-673-2194 ext. 2 

Facial Coverings in Franklin Township are only required for those that are not vaccinated.


The meetings will still follow some of the Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of  face coverings for those that are not vaccinated, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, no Covid-19 symptoms...

If you would like the Trustees to address a concern or question at the meeting, please call the Township Hall at 330-673-2194 between the hours of 1- 4 pm on the Monday before or the day of the meeting or email the township offices at before 3 pm on the day of the meeting.  Please include in the subject line: For Trustee Meeting.  If you would like minutes of the meeting, please communicate that also.  Draft minutes will be available approximately one-two weeks after the meeting.



Need Wood Chips?

Call the Township Garage @ 330-673-6222.  Free delivery.  Township Residents only.

Bridge Closed on Ravenna Road

Effective 12/21/2017 Ravenna Road Bridge # 248 is closed over the Norfolk Southern Rail Road Tracks  (Near Towner's Woods in Franklin Township.)  This is an indefinite closure