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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Until further notice, the Rootstown Zoning Office will be closed to public contact. Please contact the Zoning Office via phone, 330-325-9341, e-mail,, or the drop box outside the office door.

Other Township business meetings will be held on an as-needed basis. Trustee meetings will be held at normal time and location, but will be abbreviated and no public comments will be heard at the meetings. Any attendees will be seated at least 6 feet from each other and anyone with any type of ill symptoms will be denied entrance.

Akron Regional Air Quality Management District Offers Lawnmower Exchange Program for Spring 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill 21 temporary positions in Rootstown to help cover the 2020 Census count. 9 of these positions are still available and applicants are urgently needed. Click here for more info or go to to apply.

The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming precinct election officials (PEOs). On Election Day, nearly 600 citizens are needed to staff 129 precincts. Without PEOs, elections cannot be held. They are present to ensure our elections are fair, impartial, and conducted according to Ohio law. To be a PEO, one needs to be registered to vote in Portage County, attend a training class, and have transportation to their assigned polling location. Election Day hours are 5:45am until all necessary work is completed after the polls close at 7:30pm. Those serving as PEOs receive $130. The next election will be the Primary Election held on March 17, 2020, and the Presidential Election held on November 3, 2020. To sign up or for more information, please contact the Portage County Board of Elections at 330-297-3512 or 330-297-3515 or visit their website at

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.