Administration Department FAQs

I am moving to Jackson Township. Who do I contact for my utilities?
Are there any upcoming special events in the area?

You can view the Jackson Township Parks special events page ADD LINK HERE or for amphitheater

Does Jackson Township have recycling?

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.

Where do I register my children for school?

Contact the Jackson Local School District at 330-830-8000 or visit their website at

Are there youth sports organizations in Jackson Township?

Jackson Township has several youth sports organizations. You can find links to many of them at our Youth Organization Links page.

My family is going on vacation, any safety tips?

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.

Is there a local Chamber of Commerce?

Yes, contact the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at 330-456-7253 or their website

When and where do the Jackson Township Trustees meet?

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.

Weeds/High Grass Complaints

Weed and High grass complaints must be submitted in writing to Mary Smith in the Legal Department.

Amphitheater FAQs

COVID-19 Statement and Safeguards

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  Amphitheater guests, ticket holders, and other invitees (collectively, the “Guests”) participating in activities at Jackson Township facilities are vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, especially the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in connection with attending events at the Amphitheater, and Guest assume such risk when engaging in attending events at the amphitheater.  The Board of Trustees urges all Guests to inform themselves of the inherent and assumed risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Trustees understands this is a difficult and trying time in many ways for all of us and the personal sacrifice that each of us is making.  The Administration is here to help and we ask for your assistance in return. Jackson Township is a fantastic community and we will get through this by working together.

Bag Policy

All bags and other containers brought into the Amphitheater are subject to reasonable and courteous search.  Coolers are not permitted in the Amphitheater when a ticket is required for admittance to an event.


Performances at the Jackson Amphitheater are a rain or shine event.  All ticket sales are final.
In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather refunds will be available. 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, lawn chairs with hoods, portable tables 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.

Q: Where do obtain tickets for the Summer Concert Series at the Jackson Amphitheater?

A: Tickets can be purchased for the Summer Concert Series at the Jackson Amphitheater by going to and clicking on the event you wish to see.

Q: Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child to attend one of the Summer Concert Series' shows?

A: Children 10 years old and younger will be admitted for free for all Summer Concert Series events.

Q: May I purchase tickets at the gate the day of the show?

A: Yes, assuming tickets are still available.   To purchase tickets at the gate the day of show you will need a smart phone to scan a QR code located at Gates 1, 2 and 6.  Once you arrive at the website choose the show and follow the on-screen directions.   Recommendation: If you are making a last minute decision to attend a Summer Concert Series show go to and purchase your tickets before leaving for the venue.  The tickets are digital and can be scanned from your phone.  If you desire the tickets can be printed out for presentation at the gate.

Q: Do I need a ticket to attend a concert show on Thursday evenings?

A: No.  Thursday evening shows ran in conjunction with the Farmers Market and Food Truck Thursdays are free.


No smoking or vaping is permitted at the Amphitheater.

Food & Drink / Alcohol
  • Guests may not bring food, drinks or coolers into the Amphitheater when a ticket is required for admittance.
  • 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.  Pets are also prohibited in the parking lots that service 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.  If you are attending a ticketed event you will be provided a wrist band upon entry that will permit reentry should you decide to use the permanent restroom structure is available in the northeast corner of the parking lot.
  • 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.
Fire or Fireworks
  • 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.

Special Rules and Regulations
  • 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.
Handicapped Amphitheater Entrance

Q: I have mobility limitations.  What is the best entrance to enter the amphitheater?

A: Use Gate 2.  Go to for a complete set of maps.


Q: Where can I take shelter in the event of inclement weather?

A: In the event of inclement weather please seek shelter in your vehicle or the Jackson Highway Garage.

Fire Department FAQs

Burning Regulations / Recreation Fire Guidelines

Recreational fires include the following:

  • Campfires
  • Barbecues
  • Cookouts

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.

Smoke Detector Information

Carbon Monoxide Information

Knox Box information

Jackson Twp Fire Dept-Canton to see all available options.

Car Seat Inspections and Installs

Car Seat Inspections

Car seat inspections and installations are held the first Monday of each month.  To schedule an appointment, call 330-834-3960.

CPR Courses

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.

Fire Extinguishers
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children

Can donations can be made at all Jackson Fire Department Stations


Safety Center

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 

Prescription Drug Drop Off

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

File of Life

File of Life Form

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

Do we fill swimming pools?

No, we are unable to fill resident’s swimming pools.  Please contact a water hauling supply company for assistance.

Fiscal Office FAQs

Is there an income tax in Jackson Township?

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.

Who can I contact for streetlight outages?

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 -

Ohio Edison/First Energy customers can call 800-633-4766 or complete an online service request at  -

What is a street lighting district and how is my property assessed?

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 the residential districts.  All property owners in a district are assessed equal amounts as a special assessment on their property taxes.

How are Townships funded?

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.

Can I pay my property taxes at your office?

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


At the March 26, 2019, Jackson Township Board of Trustees’ meeting, the Board announced the Yard Debris Waste Site would open on Friday, March 29, 2019, for the 2019 season.  Full details can be found on the Spring/Fall Clean Up Schedule page.


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

OHIO EDISON: 1-800-633-4766 or


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 twelve truck routes take about three hours to salt the 203 miles of roadway when the conditions are only slippery.  An average snow requiring plowing takes our crews about eight 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 Foreman 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 203 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.


Parks FAQs

2021 Community Celebration




Q: Is general parking available?

A: Free general parking at the Jackson High School.  There will also be parking inside North Park near the pavilion until full.   Community Parkway will be closed to through traffic after these lots are filled.

Q: Are all North Park parking lots unrestricted as to ingress and egress?

A: No. If you park in the North Park parking lots, expect at times, not being able to exit the parking lot due to specific Community Celebration activities (i.e. 5K run…etc.).

Q: Is handicapped parking available?

A: There will be Handicap Parking at the Jackson Branch Library for westbound vehicles, and handicap parking at the Jackson High School for east bound vehicle.   There will also be shuttles to the event from the Jackson High School and the North Park parking areas for those that are in need.

Q: I have a STAFF pass for parking.  Where do I park?

A: STAFF parking permit holders shall enter off of Wales Ave., and Community Parkway to access the designated VENDOR/STAFF parking lot.

Q: I have a VENDOR pass for parking.  Where do I park?

A: VENDOR parking permit holders shall enter off of Wales Ave., and Community Parkway to access the designated VENDOR/STAFF parking lot.

Q: I parked at Jackson High School.  What is the best spot to cross Fulton Drive?

A: All foot traffic from the Jackson High School lots should cross at Community Parkway and Fulton Drive and Police Officers will be there to assist.  There will also be shuttles to the event from the Jackson High School and the North Park parking areas for those that are in need.


Q: I want to use Uber/Lyft/Taxi to go to the event.  Where should I tell the driver to drop me?

A: Persons wishing to be dropped off at the event should use the Jackson Safety Center to be dropped off and picked-up.  There will not be any event parking at the location.


Q: Where can I take shelter in the event of inclement weather?

A: In the event of inclement weather please seek shelter at Jackson High School or the Jackson Highway Garage.


Q: What is the schedule of events for the 2021 Jackson Township Community Celebration?

A: See schedule below:


Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

  • 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by LaFlavour – FREE EVENT


Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

  • 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by Disco Inferno – FREE EVENT


Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

  • 5:00 p.m. – Car Show
  • 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by Blue Water King's BandFREE EVENT
  • 9:30 p.m. – 5K Night glow Run & Fun Walk/Competitive Walk


Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

  • 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Entertainment by The Vindy’sFREE EVENT
  • A spectacular display of FIREWORKS at dark. No rain date


Q: Will there be amusement rides?

A: Yes.  The Bates Brothers Amusement Company operates the rides.

Q: Do I need tickets to ride the amusement rides?

A: Yes. Tickets cost $1.00 EACH or 12 FOR $10.00.  An unlimited wrist band $20.00 per night is available.

Q: How many tickets does each ride require?

A: Kiddie rides and inflatables require 3 tickets.  Adult rides require 4 tickets.

Q: May I use cash or credit card to purchase tickets?

A: Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Handicapped Amphitheater Entrance:

Q: I have mobility limitations.  What is the best entrance to enter the amphitheater?

A: Use Gate 2.  Go to for a complete set of maps.


Q: Will beer be served at the 2021 Jackson Township Community Celebration?

A: Yes.  The Kiwanis will be serving a limited selection of beers.

Q: How do I pay for adult beverages?

A: Adult beverages can only be purchased with a credit card.

Q: Do I need a state identification card at the point of purchase?

A: Yes.  All purchasers will be required to show proof of legal age.

Q: How much is a beer?

A: A 16 ounce cup is $5.00.

Q: I do not like beer.  What other adult beverage is available?

A: Verdi Raspberry Sparkletini.  Cost is $5.00.

Q: Can I take my adult beverage into the midway area?

A: No.  All alcohol beverages must remain with the fenced area of the amphitheater.  Signs are posted to marking this area.


Q: Is there an ATM available at the event?

A: Yes.  The ATM is located within the fenced amphitheater area near the back entrance (Gate 2).  Go to for complete maps of the amphitheater.


Q: Will there be fireworks?

A: Fireworks will occur on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at dark.

Q: Where should I watch fireworks?

A: Fireworks will be visible from the Jackson North Park Amphitheater, Jackson High School parking lot, and any open area in North Park.


Q: I plan on watching a band concert and/or Fireworks in the amphitheater.  Are seats provided?

A: No.  There are no permanent seats at the Amphitheater. Please bring your own chair and/or blanket.  Pop-up tents, canopies and other shade structures are not permitted at the Amphitheater without specific written permission from Jackson Township.

Police Department FAQs

Where can I dispose of my unwanted/unused medications?
  • 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.
How can I arrange to have a child safety seat installed/ inspected?
  • 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.
Does the police department dispose of ammunition?
  • Jackson Township does not accept ammunition for disposal. Please contact your local hazardous waste center or local gun range to verify disposal availability.
How do I request a copy of an Incident / Accident report?
  • 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.
  • Fees:
    • The first 9 pages are free.
    • 10 pages are $1.00.
    • Any additional pages are 10 cents per page.
    • Additional charges/ fees may apply.
Where do obtain my yard waste disposal card?
  • Please see the yard waste link located on the Townships home page for additional information or contact the administration building at (330) 832-7416
Where do I go for fingerprinting?
  • 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.
How do I retrieve property from the Jackson Township Police Department?
  • 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.
What is needed to retrieve my vehicle from impound?
  • Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960 for additional information.
  • Proof of ownership must be provided prior to release.
How do I schedule a tour of the Police department?
  • Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960.
How do I hire an officer for a special event?
  • Please contact the Police Department at (330) 834-3960.
How do I request a vacation check / extra patrol?
  • Visit: /vaccheck.asp or contact Red Center at (330) 832-1553.

Zoning Department FAQs

What requires a zoning permit?

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.

Does a child’s playhouse or tree house require a permit?

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.

What is required when applying for a zoning permit to put an accessory structure on a property?

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.  Lots or parcels of one acre or less are permitted a maximum of 1,200 sq. ft. for the total of all accessory structures on the property and for lots or parcels that are over one acres a maximum of 3,000 sq. ft. f or 3% of the lot, whichever is less, is permitted.

What is required when applying for a zoning permit for a new home on a property?

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.

What setback is required for a residential swimming pool?

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.

Does a swimming pool have to have a fence?

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.

Is there a setback for a residential fence?

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.

What is the maximum height for a residential fence?

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.