We are pleased to welcome you to the Jackson Township community. Jackson Township is a wonderful place to live, work, play and to raise a family. Located in Stark County in the heart of Northeastern Ohio, the business corridor between the East Coast and the Midwest, Jackson Township offers newcomers the very best in suburban living with easy access to metropolitan amenities and jobs.
To help you become familiar with the community and its services, we have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, contact the Jackson Township Administration office at 330-832-7416.
Again, welcome! We are pleased that you have chosen Jackson Township as your home.
Below are frequently asked questions and their answers that are common to new and established residents alike.
Q. I am moving to Jackson Township. Who do I contact for my utilities?
A. Utility company information: http://www.jacksontwp.com/Downloads/uth.pdf
Q. How do I contact local law enforcement?
A. Contact the Jackson Township Police Department at 330-834-3960 for non-emergencies or visit Police Department website at http://www.jacksontwp.com/Police_home.aspx
For emergencies, call 911.
Q. Where is the closest fire station to my home?
A. Jackson Township has five fire stations located throughout the Township. Find the one closest to you by contacting the Jackson Township Fire Department at 330-834-3950 for non-emergencies or visit the Jackson Township Fire Department website at http://www.jacksontwp.com/Fire_home.aspx.
For emergencies, call 911.
Q. Are there any parks in Jackson Township?
A. Jackson Township has an extensive park system consisting of eight parks. Find the one closest to you by contacting the Jackson Township Park Department at 330-832-2845 or visit the Park Department website at http://www.jacksontwp.com/parks_home.aspx
Q. Are there any upcoming special events in the area?
A. You can view the Jackson Township Parks special events page http://www.jacksontwp.com/parks_home.aspx or visit the Stark County Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitcantonstark.com/
Q. Does Jackson Township have curbside recycling?
A. No, but you can contact the Jackson Recycling Station at 330-833-7365 or visit their website http://www.jacksonrecycling.org/
Q. Where do I register my children for school?
A. Contact the Jackson Local School District at 330-830-8000 or visit their website at http://jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/
Q. Where can I find the closest public library?
A. There is a branch of the Stark County District Library located at 7487 Fulton Dr. NW, Massillon, OH 44646 or you can contact them at 330-833-1010
Q. Are there youth sports organizations in Jackson Township?
A. Jackson Township has several youth sports organizations. You can find links to many of them at http://www.jacksontwp.com/YouthOrganizations.aspx
Q. How do I register to vote?
A. Contact the Stark County Board of Elections at 330-451-7017 or visit their website at http://www.starkcountyohio.gov/board-of-elections/voter-registration
Q. How do I find out if there is a Homeowners Association in my neighborhood?
A. Check the deed to your home or contact the Stark County Recorder at 330-451-7443 or visit their website at http://www.starkcountyohio.gov/recorder
Q. Is public transportation available is Jackson Township?
A. Public transportation is provided by the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. You can contact them by calling 330-47-SARTA or by visiting their website http://www.sartaonline.com/
Q. Is there a post office in Jackson Township?
A. Visit the United States Postal Service website at www.usps.com to find the nearest location.
Q. Where is the nearest airport?
The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is conveniently located just north of Jackson Township. CAK’s Visitor Information Center can be reached at 330-499-4221 or you can visit their website at www.akroncantonairport.com
Q. My family is going on vacation, any safety tips?
A. Yes, please check out the Police Department's Vacation tips page.
Q. How are my real estate taxes spent?
A. The Jackson Township Fiscal Officer’s webpage offers very valuable information about the distribution of your real estate tax. You can view the information on their webpage http://www.jacksontwp.com/fiscaloffice.aspx
Q. Is there an income tax in Jackson Township?
A. No, we are a township.
Q. Where is the local Chamber of Commerce?
A. Contact the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce at 330-830-4400 or their website www.jbcc.org
Q. Who maintains the sidewalk and tree line in front of my house?
A. Property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and tree line.
Q. Who provides the repair and maintenance of my road?
A. Roadways in Jackson Township are maintained by three different jurisdictions. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), The Stark County Engineer, and the Jackson Township Highway Division each has responsibility for their own jurisdiction of roadways. You can view a list of the roadways at http://www.jacksontwp.com/RoadwaysinJacksonTownship.aspx
You can also contact the Highway Department by calling 330-832-4016.
Q. What are the zoning requirements for sheds, decks, pools, etc?
A. You can find all of the zoning requirements by calling the Jackson Township Zoning Department at 330-832-8023 or visit their website http://www.jacksontwp.com/zoning_home.aspx
Q. When and where do the Jackson Township Trustees meet?
A. Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 4:00 p.m. for Executive Session and/or Work Session; 5:00 p.m. for General Business. Meeting are held at the Jackson Township Administration building at 5735 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44646.
Q. When and where do the Jackson Township Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission meet?
A. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the first and/or fourth Thursday of the month as needed at 5:30 PM. The Zoning Commission meets the third Thursday of the month as needed at 5:00 PM. Both boards meetings are held at the Jackson Township Administration building at 5735 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44647. Scheduled hearings can be found on the website at http://www.jacksontwp.com/zoning_home.aspx