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Rootstown Recycling Schedule

Please see the Recycling link for the recycling pick-up schedule.

Portage County Comprehensive Plan 2050

Please take a short online survey to help from the first county-wide comprehensive plan. We are collecting input from the community to find out which issues are important to residents, businesses, and property owners. Which issues are important to you? Click here to take the survey.

The Rootstown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH on Tuesday January 18th, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Any person interested will be afforded the opportunity to be heard on the following:

Zoning Amendment 2021-018

  • Re-zoning of the following parcels from C-2 to L-I:

    Zoning Amendment 2021-019

  • Section 230.05 C - Agricultural Uses - Dairying, Animal and Poultry Husbandry

    The proposed zoning amendments can be read in full here.

    Anyone who is interested in submitting comments can do so via email to, or to the dropbox at the Rootstown Zoning Office, or via mail to Rootstown Township Zoning Commission, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH 44272. All comments received by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 will be forwarded to the Zoning Commission prior to their scheduled hearing.

    The public hearing will also be available virtually on the Zoom video conference platform. Anyone who is interested in participating virtually may send a request to by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Jordan Michael, Zoning Commission Secretary

    Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District

    The Rootstown Township Trustees would like residents to be aware the parking ban goes into effect when there are 2 inches of snow or more. Violators will be towed at the owner's expense.


    Welcome to Rootstown Township's Web Site

    Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.

    We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.