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Welcome to Chippewa Twp. Website


Thank you for visiting our web-site! If you have any questions, please visit the Contact Us page!


For twp. office hours (see below Important Information) 


















Questions? Need Forms? This is where you need to go for all Zoning information.


Serving the community with Fire, Rescue, EMS, Fire Safety Inspections, and CPR services.


Keeping our community safe, our Sheriff officers patrol 82.5 hrs per week. Learn more at their page


Want to know about road construction schedules or ask questions?


Information on storm water program


Chippewa  Twp. Nature Preserve and Pavilion at 17500 Galehouse Rd, Doylestown


Please contact the township for more information on Maple Grove and Easton Cemeteries.


National Severe Weather Awareness Week March 19 – March 25, 2023

Statewide Weather Warning Drill on March 22, 2023 at 9:50 am.



The Wayne County Engineer’s Office reports the following road closing:

Black Diamond Rd in Chippewa Township will be closed to through traffic

between Bieri and Hametown Rd for 90 days, beginning Monday March 13, 2023 for a bridge replacement project.

 The recommended detour is Warwick Rd to Coal Bank Rd to Galehouse Rd; and reverse. Detour signs will be posted.

 For more info, please call 330-287-5500.

Township Office Hours

Chippewa Township Trustees Office, 14228 Galehouse Road, P.O. Box 265, Doylestown, Ohio 44230

Township Office will continue to operate during normal business hours:  Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, please use inside window.    For the safety of the public and our employees the office suspends public access.

Zoning hours are every Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown. 

Please contact the Zoning Inspector Jeremy Porter at 330-351-1050, if you have any zoning questions.

Trustees Meeting Dates

Trustees meetings are every second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown.

Chippewa Township Trustees next regular meeting  meeting will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown.  

Please complete the agenda form, to address the Board, written specific matter must be on file at the township office prior to Monday Noon preceding the meeting to be placed on the agenda.

Agenda Form


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – Deadline for variance requests for BZA meeting on April 17, 2023 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm – Board of Trustees regular meeting

Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm – Board of Zoning Appeals regular meeting

Chippewa Township Comprehensive Plan Update & Survey

Comprehensive Plan Update 

Survey – Click here:


Chippewa Township Residents Urged to help PLAN CHIPPEWA! by completing a Community Survey

Chippewa Township officials, together with the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, have started the process of updating the township’s Comprehensive Plan.  Chippewa Township’s current comprehensive plan was completed in 2010 and it was deemed time by community officials to update it to reflect new trends, resources, and best practices. 

The purpose of the Plan is to create a shared vision for the community to preserve and build on its heritage while giving direction for desirable growth and preservation efforts. The new Plan will help community officials in areas such as community services and facilities, land use, natural resources, environment, parks and recreation, and infrastructure like roads, water/sewer services.

Beginning on November 7, 2022 residents will be able to participate in an online survey.  The survey asks residents, business owners and other community stakeholders questions relative to their thoughts about the community.

In addition to the survey, community members will be able to participate in a community forum held sometime in early 2023.  The entire process will take roughly nine months and should be ready for adoption by May 2023. 

Reveille, a firm that specializes in planning, economic development and comprehensive community solutions, will assist a steering committee comprised of community representatives in updating the comprehensive plan.

Printed copies of the survey can also be obtained at the Chippewa Township Hall, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown, Ohio 44230.   


Darlene Smith, Administrative Assistant

Chippewa Township

14228 Galehouse Road

Doylestown, Ohio 44230  

(330) 658-2112

Common Zoning Forms

Please find below a list of common zoning forms.

Zoning Application 

Zoning Map                                                                                                                                                             

Sample Plot Plan

Zoning Fees

Variance Application

Table of Contents

2023 Zoning Resolution

Comprehensive Plan 2010



Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings

           The March 20, 2023 has been cancelled.






Residents in the Bieri Rd area- please be advised, the weather siren is out of service. In case of severe weather keep attention on weather apps on your phone & radio. The parts have been ordered & we will let you know when the siren is back in service.


URGENT MESSAGE from FirstEnergy Regarding Pole Attachments

Trash Hauler for Chippewa Township

Trash Pick Up Holiday Schedule 2022

 For trash service, please contact Kimble Co. at 1800-201-0005.

New price effective October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023 will be as follows:

Full service with a 96-gallon cart furnished by contractor: $15.43 per mo.

Limited service (96-gallon container or equivalent) with a 96- gallon cart furnished by contractor: $13.55 per mo.

Low volume users/seniors Bag Service: $2.50 per bag/$25.00 roll of 10.

Bulk tags are for limited service and bag service customers, the cost is $7.00 a tag per item

Backdoor service with cart furnished by contractor: $16.00 monthly cost added to trash service fee, limited to 150 feet, beyond 150 feet price negotiable between hauler and resident.
Back door service with cart for handicapped or seniors: no added cost for seniors, or handicapped, with documented physical impairment.
96-Gallon cart is not mandatory.

The township office will be closed from May 28 – June 5, 2022.  You may purchase Kimble trash bags and bulk item tags by calling the township office at 330-658-2112, leave a message for the Fiscal Officer Laurie Busson and she will return your call and to set up a time to meet with you to purchase trash bags or bulk item tags.

Also, you can purchase the bags at the twp. office on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm to purchase bags and bulk item tags.

Please pay by cash or check and make checks payable to: Kimble Recycling & Disposal Inc.




Zoning Commission

Chippewa Township Zoning Commission gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday,  March 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chippewa Township Office, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown, to consider a proposed amendments to the text of the Township Zoning Resolution. A copy of full text of the proposed amendments is on file and is available for inspection at the Chippewa Township Office. 

At the conclusion of the hearing, the matter will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for its action.


Chippewa Township Application for Employment

Wayne County Resident Tire Collection Program

Wayne County Resident Tire Collection Program:

1) Residents may call the Wayne County Health Department on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday
at 330-264-2426 option 2 to schedule an appointment from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to bring
their tires.
2) Passenger and light truck tires only. No other tires will be accepted. Tires may be on or off
the rim.
3) Residents are limited to 10 tires per person per year. A driver’s license is required.
4) Please pass this info on if you get calls that there is NO dumping of tires at the old location
of Goodwill. Tires illegally dumped can receive a fine of up to $500 under R.C. 3767.32.

Coronavirus vaccination Information



The Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) wants everyone  who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination to get one.

If you received your first dose from a different provider,
you will need to get your second dose from that provider.





Recycling Center

14065 Galehouse Rd is the home of the recycling center for Chippewa Twp residents.

This facility is open 24/7.

There will be an organization at the recycling center on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month to unload your recyclables. 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Recycling Information

Chippewa Township Merchandise - Great gifts

The history/cookbooks and the township plates will make great gifts!

Bicentennial Items For Sale at the township office, 14228 Galehouse Rd, Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cash or Check
Make Checks payable to: Chippewa Twp.

History/Cookbooks – $8.00
Plates – $3.00
Back of plates

Chippewa Township Nature Preserve

The Nature Preserve trails are open.

The pavilion and the picnic area are open, social distancing is required. 

If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Smith at the township office at 330-658-2112.

Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program

Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Grants and Deferred Loans

Helping Homeowners, Landlords, and First-Time Homebuyers throughout Wayne County Repair their Homes and Neighborhoods.
Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP)

West Virginia Hill (Chidester Hill)

West Virginia Hill (Chidester Hill) is open for the summer.

Chippewa Twp Natural Gas Aggregation Program

Chippewa Township has selected IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio as the supplier of natural gas to participants in its Natural Gas Aggregation Program. Your participation in the aggregation program for Chippewa Township will begin within one or two billing periods after enrollment with Dominion Energy Ohio (DEO) and end with your October 2024 billing period.
The Township has selected a multi-faceted program that will initially offer you a variable monthly rate for your natural gas that will subsequently transition into a fixed rate. From your November 2022 billing cycle through your March 2023 billing cycle, you will be billed at monthly variable rate that will be calculated by taking the applicable NYMEX final monthly settlement plus an adder of $0.05 per MCF, which provides a guaranteed $0.13 per MCF savings vs. the Dominion Energy Ohio (DEO) Standard Choice Offer. DEO is the default provider of gas supply services (in addition to its typical regulated distribution services) to customers who elect to not participate with a third-party supplier. From your
April 2023 billing cycle through your October 2024 billing cycle, you will be billed at a fixed rate of $6.61 per MCF, plus applicable state and local taxes. Please refer to the “Price” section on the accompanying Terms and Conditions for full details of all pricing.
Under this program IGS Energy will deliver your gas to DEO and then DEO will deliver that gas to you. DEO will maintain the pipeline system that delivers natural gas to your home or business. DEO will continue to read your meter and will continue to send you a monthly bill that will include the gas supply charge from IGS Energy. You will still contact DEO regarding loss of gas service, odor of gas, or for any other concerns or issues having to do with your local service. Budget billing and automatic billing options will continue to be available through DEO.
If you have any questions please call IGS Energy at 1-877-353-0162, weekdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. For general information on natural gas deregulation in Ohio, you can also visit the Web Sites of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel ( or the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (

Chippewa Twp. Precincts

Please check the map for locations of Chippewa Township Precincts. Wayne County Board of Elections has changed locations of precincts as of February 2015.

• Chippewa Township Precinct Location Map

Chippewa Twp Electric Aggregation

Chippewa Township Electric Aggregation is with FirstEnergy Solutions at 4.93 cents per kWh for 48 months.
If you have any questions, please call FirstEnergy Solutions toll-free at 1-866-636-3749, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First Energy’s Ohio Customers Can Save Money and Energy Through Smart Thermostat                               $75 Rebate Available through September for Purchase of Qualified Thermostats


Information on Utility Scams

Open Burning Precautions

If you see a fire burning out of control, you should call 911.

Ohio DNR and Ohio EPA Restrict Open Burns
Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

Even outside the time and date restrictions, any person conducting a burn must obtain landowner permission, remain with the fire while it is burning, and take all reasonable precautions to prevent the fire from escaping.

Contact Ohio Division of Forestry 1-877-247-8733.
Ohio Administrative Code 3745.19 is enforced by the Ohio EPA.
Notification is required for many types of open burns in Ohio.

NEVER to be burned at any time or any place in Ohio:
Food waste
Dead animals
Materials containing rubber, grease, asphalt, or made from petroleum

Other Restrictions:
Fires must be more than 1000 feet from neighbor’s inhabited building No burning when air pollution alert, warning, or emergency is in effect Fire/smoke cannot obscure visibility on roadway, railways, or airfields
No waste generated off the premises may be burned
No burning within village or city limits or restricted areas

Contact Ohio EPA: (614) 644-2270 or Ohio EPA Open Burning.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal are urging Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take necessary precautions to avoid unwanted fires this fall.

• Open Burning Precautions Given for fall in Ohio

Nexus Pipelines Meetings & Maps

Trustee Meeting Minutes




Chippewa Township

P: (330) 658-2112

F: (330) 658-3372

14228 Galehouse Rd, Doylestown, OH 44230