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.  


No Trick or Treat in Franklin Township this year.

In order to help keep Township residents and children safe during these pandemic times, the Trustees have decided to not establish any times for trick or treat this year.

2020 Leaf Pickup to Start in November

The Franklin Township Vacuum Leaf Collection Service will again be offered this fall from November 2 through November 27.  Remember - residents must rake leaves to the curbside on the Sunday before the leaf pickup week and there will be only one scheduled pickup per neighborhood.  Please click here for more complete instructions and the 2020 schedule.


You can improve your lawn and be more helpful to the environment if you mulch your leaves instead of using the leaf pickup service.  Read here about how you can do that.

Want to help Franklin Township?  Consider serving on the Zoning Commission.

The Franklin Township Board of Trustees is actively seeking township residents who would like to serve on the Zoning Commission.  Interested parties should send a letter of interest with a resume to Franklin Township Trustees 218 Gougler Ave.  Kent OH 44240.

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

Please observe social distancing  and wear masks if you need to meet with Township employees.   Township Office and Garage will be open by appointment only.  Those having appointments will be required to wear masks.  Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission meetings continue to be suspended until further notice. 


Contact Road Department at 330-687-8085.  For Zoning issues contact Joe Ciccozzi at 330-697-6534. 

Facial Covering required in Franklin Township

The Franklin Township Trustees passed a resolution requiring a facial covering and 6' separation in indoor areas accessible to the public.  For outdoor areas accessible to the public, 6' separation is required.  If 6' separation is not possible in outside areas, persons must wear a facial covering.  The full text of the resolution can be downloaded here.


The meetings will follow Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of  face coverings, 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.

Can you get a lower rate for homeowner insurance?

The City of Kent Fire Department has notified us that their overall rating from ISO (The Insurance Service Office) remains at 2/2Y (in the top 3% of all USA fire departments), but they have achieved an overall score of 89.33 which is a significant increase over the prior score of 80.48. Many insurance companies use this score in their determination of homeowner insurance rates.  Check with your insurance carrier to see if you can lower your cost with this new score.

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.




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.


Contact Us

Zoning Fees

Swift 911

 Zoning Resolution




Fire FAQ

A high speed notification program with the capability of rapidly delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager.

Portage County Health District

Township Hall


Township Garage


Township Hall

218 Gougler Ave. Kent, OH  44240   

Township Garage

Visit by appointment only. Call 330-673-6222 for an appointment. 


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