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Zoning Commission: Position Available

The Rootstown Twp. Zoning Commission has an opening for an alternate member position. The position is open to any resident of Rootstown Township. The Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month and reviews amendments to the Zoning Resolution and Zoning Map, as well as development plans. Please note, this is a volunteer position, not paid employment. Anyone interested should email a letter of interest to

Zoning Commission Hearing

The Rootstown Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Rootstown Town Hall, 3988 St. Rt. 44, Rootstown OH on Tuesday August 16th, 2022 at 7:00 PM. Any person interested will be afforded the opportunity to be heard on the following:

Zoning Amendment 2022-004

  • Section 430.05 B - Screening of Accessory Uses

    Zoning Amendment 2022-005

  • Section 620.02 B - Conditional Use Approval

    Zoning Amendment 2022-006

  • Section 380.02 - Use Regulations, Parks and Recreation District

    Zoning Amendment 2022-007

  • Section 620.10 - Significance of an Approved Final Development Plan; Plan Revisions

    The proposed zoning amendments can be read in full here.

    Those interested may submit comments or request to attend online (via Zoom) by email to, or to the dropbox at the Rootstown Zoning Office, or by mail to Rootstown Township Zoning Commission, 4152 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown OH 44272.

    Jordan Michael, Zoning Commission Secretary

    Fitness in the Park

    Saturdays from June 4th through August 27th, May 14th, 10-11 am.
    Click here for more info.

    Zoning Office/Operational Changes

    • The Zoning Office is now located at the Fire Station, address 4152 Tallmadge Road. Please use the State Route 44 entrance and enter through the front door.
    • The phone number, 330-325-9341, will remain the same.
    • This change is also in effect for pavilion and Town Hall reservations. Please go to the Zoning Office at the Fire Station to make a reservation and pay fees.
    • If you're interested in renting the Town Hall, you may schedule a time to look at it by calling 330-325-9341.

    Rootstown Recycling Schedule

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

    Recycling Notice from Portage County Solid Waste Management District


    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.