Administration Department FAQs
You can view the Jackson Township Parks special events page ADD LINK HERE or http://www.jacksonamphitheater.com for amphitheater
No. Yellow recycling bins have been placed throughout the township. The bins are clearly labeled paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum. These locations are drop offs only and are not manned. The park and school locations DO NOT accept glass. Glass can be recycled at the Massillon Rec Center, St. Michael’s Parish and Real HOPE Church. If you have any questions about recycling please call the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District at 330-874-2258.
Contact the Jackson Local School District at 330-830-8000 or visit their website at http://jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/
Jackson Township has several youth sports organizations. You can find links to many of them at our Youth Organization Links page.
Yes, please check out the Police Department's Vacation tips page at Vacation Tips Page You can request a vacation check by the police department.
Yes, contact the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at 330-456-7253 or their website https://www.cantonchamber.org/.
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.
Weed and High grass complaints must be submitted in writing to Mary Smith in the Legal Department. email@example.com
Guests visiting or attending scheduled events at the Jackson Amphitheater understand that in addition to the Township’s Rules and Regulations, the existence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and that COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Visitors, spectators, and other invitees (collectively, the “Guests”) participating in Jackson Amphitheater activities, no matter whom is holding the event, are vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, especially the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions. Guests are warned and cautioned that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in connection with attending events with large groups of people, and by doing so will assume such risk. Guests will be responsible for following the safe guards (i.e. social distancing, facial coverings,…etc.) put in place by Jackson Township, or its designees. Failure to follow the safe guards will be grounds for removal from the facility.
As of May 6, 2021, the following safe guards must be followed when visiting or attending an event at the Jackson Amphitheater:
- Facial coverings must be worn at all times when there are more than 10 guest with in the Amphitheater premise to include parking lots.
- Social Distancing.
All bags and other containers brought into the Amphitheater are subject to reasonable and courteous search.
All ticket sales are final.
Please note that there can be no ticket refunds or exchanges even in the event of inclement weather. All performances are subject to postponement, delay or cancellations due to rain or severe weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on stage by the Jackson Amphitheater Venue Manager prior to or during a performance.
- Parking is FREE!
- View our parking and amphitheater map here.
- Handicap designated parking is available in Parking Lot A.
- Motorcycles must use standard vehicle parking.
- No camper, trailer or recreational vehicle parking is permitted at the Amphitheater.
- At Jackson Township’s discretion, the adjacent parking lot and/or other public streets or spaces may be closed and/or restricted in connection with events at the Amphitheater or otherwise. Jackson Township reserves the right to require event organizers to allow for sufficient alternate parking, including handicapped spaces as required by law.
- Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome in designated areas.
- Pop-up tents, canopies and other shade structures are not permitted at the Amphitheater without specific written permission from Jackson Township.
- There is no permanent seating at the Amphitheater. Jackson Township has the right to restrict access to seating areas and walkways, entrances, exits and parking areas, and to designate certain types or areas of seating (e.g., VIP, chair, standing, ticketed or other types or areas of seating), as is advisable in its discretion.
Children 10 years old and younger will be admitted for free for all Summer Concert Series events.
No smoking is permitted at the Amphitheater.
- Guests may not bring food or drinks into the Amphitheater.
- The only alcohol permitted at the Amphitheater must be purchased from a licensed entity approved by Jackson Township. No alcohol may be taken into or removed from the Amphitheater.
- The sale or possession of alcohol may be prohibited during certain times and for certain events at the discretion of Jackson Township. Further, any person exhibiting signs of impairment may be denied service.
- All food and beverage caterers and vendors must be approved by Jackson Township and otherwise be in compliance with law.
No pets or other animals (excluding service or companion animals permitted by law) are permitted anywhere at the Amphitheater.
To ensure the safety and security of the Amphitheater and its users and guests, access to certain areas of the Amphitheater may be restricted or prohibited.
- Possession of a firearm in the Amphitheater is prohibited by Federal law since the Amphitheater is within 1,000 feet of Jackson Local Schools property.
- In the event that there is a D permit issued by the State of Ohio for the Amphitheater and alcohol and/or liquor is being consumed, the possession of firearms is prohibited, subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.
- No weapons of any kind are permitted in and around the Amphitheater.
- A permanent restroom structure is available in the northeast corner of the parking lot adjacent to the Amphitheater.
- Restrooms are located within the amphitheater structure itself, but are subject to restriction or closure at the direction of Jackson Township.
- Temporary restrooms may be available for certain events, as determined by Jackson Township.
- No open flames, pyrotechnics or fireworks are permitted at the Amphitheater without the prior written approval of Jackson Township.
- No grills, smokers, fryers and the like are permitted within the Amphitheater and the adjacent parking lot.
No signage or other item or material may be hung, nailed, glued, affixed or otherwise attached to any surface or portion of the Amphitheater.
Amphitheater guests and occupants are expected to be respectful of other guests and their property and surroundings, as well as their enjoyment of events, and to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with courtesy, common sense and all laws. Abusive, profane, disrespectful or otherwise objectionable or discourteous conduct may be referred to the Jackson Township Police Department and/or other law enforcement agencies to address such conduct according to law.
- Jackson Township reserves the right, without public notice, to waive, modify or supplement these Rules and Regulations from time to time and for specific events, at its discretion. Any waiver of a rule or regulation set forth herein shall not serve as or be deemed to be general waiver of such rule or regulation or any other rule or regulation herein.
- Violation of any rule or regulation set forth herein may result in ejection from and/or restriction of future access to the Amphitheater by Jackson Township, Jackson Township Police or Fire Departments, and/or Jackson Township officials.
Fire Department FAQs
Recreational fires include the following:
These recreational fires must be no larger than 2 feet high by 3 feet across and cannot last longer than three hours. Clean, seasoned firewood or the equivalent is the only combustible material permitted for these types of fires.
As a reminder, the burning of leaves, garbage or other waste products is prohibited in Jackson Township.
Residents who choose to use a propane grill for their outdoor activities should follow these simple safety tips:
- Check the supply hose from the LP tank to the grill for leaks
- Clean excessive grease from the cooking surface
- Move the grill a safe distance away from your home when in use
- Remember to shut off the LP tank valve when not in use
Click on the link below for Ohio's Open Burning Regulations:
- Please note Ohio's annual spring and fall burn bans.
- In Ohio, open burning is prohibited in March, April, May, October and November between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the Ohio Division of Forestry. The ban includes burning of yard waste, trash and debris
If you have any questions regarding recreational fires or propane grill safety, or have fire safety concerns, please feel free to contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 330-834-3951.
Jackson Twp Fire Dept-Canton to see all available options.
Car Seat Inspections
Car seat inspections and installations are held the first Monday of each month. To schedule an appointment, call 330-834-3960.
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Classes
CPR classes are available through your fire department. There is a minimum of ten people per class and a fee of $50.00. To schedule a class or check the availability of one, contact the Jackson Township Fire Department at 330-834-3950. You can also call to be placed on a waiting list as the fire department accumulates enough participants to fill a class.
Can donations can be made at all Jackson Fire Department Stations
7383 Fulton Rd. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
JTFD Station #2
8500 Traphagen St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
JTFD Station #3
6965 Strausser St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
JTFD Station #4
5685 Dressler Rd. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
JTFD Station #5
5800 Everhard Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
There is a prescription drug drop off container location in the lobby of the Safety Center.
Jackson Twp. Safety Center
7383 Fulton Rd. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
The File of Life is a free program, designed to help your local fire department paramedics and emergency rooms obtain your necessary medical history and emergency contact information in an emergency... it could help save your life.
Place in a location where it can be easily be found such as your refrigerator. Keep information up to date as it allows paramedics to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room.
Form can be downloaded and printed from here or pick up a paper copy form with a magnetic File of Life pouch at the Safety Center. These are located in the lobby.
Jackson Twp. Safety Center
7383 Fulton Dr. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
No, we are unable to fill resident’s swimming pools. Please contact a water hauling supply company for assistance.
Fiscal Office FAQs
If you work in Jackson Township and your place of employment is not in one of our Joint Economic Development Districts, there is no earnings tax. If an earnings tax was withheld, contact your employer to have them stop the withholding. Your employer should also confirm the entity for which taxes were withheld. Contact will have to be made with that entity to request a refund.
Streetlights may be maintained by the electric company or your HOA. Check our list here, or if you know your provider:
AEP customers can call 1-800-277-2177 or complete an online service request at - https://www.aepohio.com/outages/report/StreetlightProblem.aspx
Ohio Edison/First Energy customers can call 800-633-4766 or complete an online service request at - https://www.firstenergycorp.com/service_requests/report-lighting-problem.html
A lighting district is a defined area, typically a street, neighborhood or subdivision, where a majority property owners want to have streetlights installed and maintained at the property owners’ expense. The Jackson Township Board of Trustees has the authority to establish a lighting district on dedicated township roads in Jackson Township. The establishment of a new lighting district must be initiated by a street light petition. Jackson Township is billed monthly for the energy usage.in the residential districts. All property owners in a district are assessed equal amounts as a special assessment on their property taxes.
Townships are funded primarily through property tax levies. Unlike counties that may levy both a property tax and a sales tax and municipalities that may levy a property tax and income tax. Ohio townships do not receive any money from sales taxes.
Property taxes (whether it is for a residential or business property) are collected through the Stark County Treasurer. They have several convenient ways to pay your tax bill which you can find by visiting their website.
Highway Division FAQs
The Township can set up lighting districts by going through the paperwork and government requirements to have the lights installed. The expenses are then billed through your real estate taxes. Call the Township Fiscal Office at 330-832-5886 for the details which would be required. Many new allotments are already a lighting district as established by the developer. Older allotments can become a lighting district.
For non-functioning lights call for repair with the address and pole number if possible at:
AEP: 1-800-277-2177 or AEPcustomer.com
OHIO EDISON: 1-800-633-4766 or Firstenergycorp.com
For damaged lighting call the Township Fiscal Office with a description of the problem at 330-832-5886.
Call with the location and problem to the Township Fiscal Office at 330-832-5886.
The temporary cul-de-sac is a requirement whenever a street may someday be extended on to undeveloped land. It must stay in place, and is owned and maintained by the public until the road is legally extended. That could be many years.
Every snow or icy condition is different. Our seventeen truck routes take about three hours to salt the 208 miles of roadway when the conditions are only slippery. An average snow requiring plowing takes our crews about 6-8 hours. If the snow is persistent and steady, it readily escalates to 16 hours plus. Prevention of accidents and prevention of property damage is very important and is emphasized to our drivers.
Our Road Superintendent is always alert to weather reports and road conditions. The Jackson Police also alert him 24 hours a day of changing conditions. Then he makes a personal judgment and begins telephone call outs.
Remember when it snows or gets slippery it can immediately convert all of our 208 miles of roadway to a hazardous condition. The trucks are out but it takes time to cover all areas. Some roads will be first and some will be last. If the snow is persistent your road may have been first and several inches of snow may have fallen after the truck made its pass.
The truck driver’s priority is to clear main roads with one pass first. He then comes back to do the minor traffic situations such as cul-de-sacs. His secondary priority is also to widen the roads near curbs and mailboxes after the main traffic roads are passable.
In tight areas there is very little room to put snow. The driveways and mailboxes must not be blocked. This is especially difficult on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways.
The public’s transportation on main roadways must be first. You can help yourself if you clean your driveway snow to the far side of the drive considering the snow plow truck direction. This is helpful to our drivers.
Salt prices vary year to year and are publicly bid. In the 2021-2022 season, we bought salt through the Stark County Engineer's office at $66.43 per ton delivered to our yard. Salt consumption varies based on the severity of the winter but Jackson Township expects to use 8,000 tons in a winter season.
North Park – March 1 through November 30 - 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. - December 1 through February 28 North Park is open sunrise to 8:00 p.m.
South Park, Crystal Springs Bridge Park, Edward & Mary Zink Park, Joseph E. Fisher Park, Nelson M. Keck Park, Strausser Park or Stuhldreher Street Fields Park from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
No person shall bring into, possess, carry, serve or drink alcoholic beverages including, but not limited to, beer, wine, liquor or beverages containing alcohol whatsoever in any area of the Parks.
No person shall hunt, pursue or trap game birds, game quadruped or fur bearing animals within the Parks.
Do not handle the animal. Call the Wildlife Center at 330-477-0448.
Pets are not permitted in the North Park, with the exception of special circumstances where written permission is obtained from the Jackson Township Parks & Recreation Superintendent or designee.
Pets are permitted in the other parks. All pets, while on any other Park grounds, lots, streets, drives or any other Park facilities, shall be controlled by a leash connected with a person or fixed object. Do not leave pets unattended.
Clean up after your pet if it defecates. Pet waste disposal bag stations will be available at four locations in the Jackson Township Park System. One station is located at Fisher Park, and three stations are located throughout the South Park.
Fishing is allowed only in the North Park Pond during the hours the Park is open. No fishing is permitted from the gazebo. Unauthorized stocking or dumping of fish or bait is prohibited.
Swimming or wading in the North Park Pond is prohibited.
There is a 1.1 mile paved walking track in the North Park. The walking track is marked with yellow hash marks at every one tenth of a mile.
There are four pavilions that can be rented in the park system.
North Park Pavilion has picnic tables (seats maximum150 people) and three charcoal grills. It is 100 yards from the restrooms and playground.
South Park "A" Pavilion is located closest to the varsity baseball field. It is directly accessible from the parking lot. There are picnic tables (seats maximum 100 people), three charcoal grills and restrooms at this pavilion.
South Park "B" Pavilion is located closest to the Bog. There are picnic tables (seats maximum 100 people), and two charcoal grills at this pavilion. The restrooms are located 100 yards from the pavilion. There is a small playground, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and athletic fields. This pavilion is not directly accessible from the parking lot.
Fisher Park Pavilion has picnic tables (seats maximum 100 people), two charcoal grills, a playground, and restrooms located on the property.
To reserve a pavilion, athletic field, or tennis court please call the Park Division at 330-832-2845 to inquire about availability BEFORE submitting your on-line application.
Applications can be found on our web page at www.jacksontwp.com and can be submitted electronically. Forms are also available at the Jackson Township Administration Building. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Permits for pavilions or fields MUST be picked up one week prior to the event.
There is NO CHARGE for Township Residents and Non-Profit Organizations.
$10.00 per hour charge for Non-Residents, For-Profit Organizations and Companies.
To reserve an athletic field, or tennis court please call the Park Division at 330-832-2845 to inquire about availability BEFORE submitting your on-line application.
The Jackson Township Parks have many special events throughout the year. Some of the events are:
The Jackson Community Celebration
Easter Egg Hunt
Movie in the Park
Holiday in the Park
To get more information on any events in the parks call the Park Division at 330-832-2845 or visit www.jacksontwp.com and click on the Parks & Recreation Division.
The Jackson Amphitheater has a variety of children program, food trucks, a farmers market and a concert series. Please visit www.jacksonamphitheater.com for more information.
Police Department FAQs
- A prescription medication drop off box has been made available inside the Safety Center during business hours.
- The medication drop off box is available for residential use only.
- The medication drop off box is provided for prescription pills only.
- Please do not place any liquids, creams, needles or inhalers in the drop off box.
- Please see the FDA’s website for additional information on the proper disposal of all other medications.
- Car seat inspections and installations are held by the Fire Department on the first Monday of each month by appointment only.
- To schedule an appointment, call (330) 834-3960.
- Jackson Township does not accept ammunition for disposal. Please contact your local hazardous waste center or local gun range to verify disposal availability.
- Reports are generally available within 3-5 business days and may be picked up during business hours. Reports are released only after approval which may result in an additional delay in availability.
- Public Roadway Reports can be obtained by accessing the Ohio Department of Transportation’s website located on the police home page under traffic reports.
- Private Property Reports are available from the Police Department’s homepage under private property, located on the police home page under traffic reports.
- Incident Reports may be requested by contacting the Records Department during business hours, at (330) 834-3960.
- The first 9 pages are free.
- 10 pages are $1.00.
- Any additional pages are 10 cents per page.
- Additional charges/ fees may apply.
- Please see the yard waste link located on the Townships home page for additional information or contact the administration building at (330) 832-7416
- Fingerprinting is available during business hours at the Jackson Township Safety Center.
- If fingerprinting is requested outside of business hours, it will be conducted based on the availability of the officers.
- An appointment is required to pick up property.
- To make an appointment, please contact (330) 834-3960.
- Property room hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3: 30 pm.
- Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960 for additional information.
- Proof of ownership must be provided prior to release.
- Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960.
- Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960.
- Visit: http://redcenter.us /vacation-request/or contact Red Center at (330) 832-1553.
Zoning Department FAQs
New Homes, decks, fences, outdoor fireplaces, swimming pools, hot tubs, gazebos, pergolas, temporary car ports and almost all other structures and buildings require a zoning permit, with the exception of accessory buildings that are 32 sq. ft. or less.
A children’s toy playhouse, tree house and gym equipment do not require a zoning permit; however, they are only permitted in the rear or side yard at a 5 ft. setback and the maximum height is 10 ft.
A site plan showing the location, size, and setbacks from property lines and other structures is required to be submitted along with a zoning application. An accessory building or structure is permitted in the rear or side yard. An accessory structure 120 sq. ft. or less, is permitted to be 5 ft. from the rear and side property line and cannot exceed 15 ft. in height. Accessory structures over 120 sq. ft. must be 10 ft. from the rear and side property line and cannot exceed 18 ft. in height. When abutting a secondary road right of way the setback is required to a minimum of 25 ft.
A house numbering slip, sewer guarantee, site plan and a full set of construction plans is required to be submitted along with a zoning application. Setbacks depend on the zoning classification and can be found in Section 401.6 of the zoning resolution.
A swimming pool must be in the rear or side yard at a 10 ft. setback, the only exception is when abutting a secondary road right way the setback is 25 ft.
All in ground pools and above ground pool with a wall height less than 4 ft. requires fencing, with the exception that an in ground swimming pool that is located on five acres or greater is permitted to be secured with an automatic pool cover that meets the American Society for Testing and Material Standards (ASTMF1346-91) in lieu of a fencing. Above ground pools with a wall height greater than 4 ft. does not require a fence but must be secured when not in use with a removable or lift up locking ladder.
Fences must be 5 ft. out of the road right of way. There is no setback for a residential fence when abutting another property line. A fence application is required along with a site plan showing the fence location and length of each section of fencing along the property.
Any fence with in 25 ft. of the right of way (front setback) must not exceed a maximum height of 4 ft. Fences in the rear and side yard are permitted to be a maximum height of 8 ft.