Our Mission

Serving a community of diverse neighborhoods, the employees of Olmsted Township will perform in a coordinated, collaborative, ethical and fiscally responsible manner to provide greater access to services, encourage a vibrant quality of life and create a sense of confidence and connection among residents and themselves.

NOPEC Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the NOPEC meeting on April 24. We hope you found it as informative and helpful as we did. And many thanks to Tony Ramos from NOPEC for presenting this information to our Community and addressing our concerns. For those unable to attend, here is the information distributed at the meeting: NOPEC packet from meeting

State of Ohio’s Highest Achievement Award

For the second consecutive audit, the State of Ohio awarded highest honors to Olmsted Township for last year’s audit of the 2020-2021 year. A four-star rating is the Highest Achievement in Open and Transparent Government, implementing five or more best practices. Our Fiscal Team works diligently to be a good steward of our taxpayers dollars and will continue to plan well and spend wisely.

Applications now being accepted for Chief Operations Officer

The Olmsted Township Board of Trustees is soliciting competitive candidates to serve as the Township’s full-time chief operations officer.  This position is like a City Manager position in a city/village. The successful candidate will have a proven management record and a recognized commitment to service excellence; he/she will serve under the direction and at the pleasure of the Board. This person will communicate the vision of the Board, and provide leadership that implements expressed goals, objectives, and policies.

Click here for a full job description.

Stearns Road/Turnpike Overpass Bridge Construction

The County’s anticipated date for closure of the Stearns Road Bridge is April 7. It will be a complete closure until the bridge’s completion, approximately 150 days. Once the bridge is complete, it will be open to south bound traffic only until August of 2024 for the duration of the project.
Jennings Road is the County’s planned detour.
A complete tentative timeline for the County project is posted to our Service Department’s website: https://olmstedtownship.org/service/road-hazards/

Building Department Now Hiring

The Olmsted Township Building Department is now hiring.
Click here for details on the open position of the Chief Building Official.
Click here for details on the open position of the Chief Residential Building Official.
Click here for details on the open position of the Permit Technician/Office Coordinator.

OTFD Recipients of SAFER Grant

The Olmsted Township Fire Department is proud to announce that they are a recipient of the 2023 Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded by FEMA.
OTFD will receive $960,867 over the next 3 years to be used toward the recruitment and retention of trained, “front line” firefighters.
The Board of Trustees are proud of the dedication and commitment of the leadership team in securing this grant. We are excited about this next chapter and the proud tradition of the Olmsted Township Fire Department.


Township Road Maintenance Plan

The 2022 Pavement Management Final Project Report can be viewed here.

Southwest General Transportation

Southwest General is now providing Township residents with transportation to medical appointments at SWG Main Campus and to the Olmsted Medical Center. Anyone in the Township needing transportation can call Southwest General at (440)816-4046 to set up an appointment.

Olmsted Township Nature Trail and Bark Park

The Board of Trustees of Olmsted Township was informed recently that the Olmsted Township Nature Trail and Bark Park has been awarded $300,000 through the State of Ohio Line-Item Budget Process.  We appreciate the advocacy of Senator Matt Dolan and Representative Tom Patton in securing the funding for this community project.  Their ongoing support and collaboration demonstrate the value they have placed on serving our local community.

This award will allow the Trustees to begin work on the 30-acre facility on Schady Road in the fastest growing area of the Township.  The handicap accessible park will feature a walking trail, 2-acre dog park, pavilion and the amenities that will make this a great addition to the area and to the 16,000 residents who call Olmsted Township “home”.

Township Projects

For a list of Current Projects, click here.

For a list of Completed Projects, click here.

For a list of Township and County Road Closures, Construction, and Detours,  click here.

Services Provided by Olmsted Township

  • *Are you OK?  Daily call by the Police Department to ensure you are OK in your home.
  • Bicycle Safety Program/Helmet Smart
  • Coffee with the Chief  Last Thursday of the month at 9:00 am at the Community Room.
  • Community Shred Dates  Twice a year, spring and fall.
  • CPR Training  American Heart Association. Registration required.
  • Heritage Home Program   Low fixed-rate loan for home repairs.
  • How to Hire a Contractor  Checklist to hire a competent contractor for home repair/renovation on our website under Building.
  • *Fall Yard Clean-Up  Partnership with the Boy Scouts for leaf raking. Sign-up required by October 1st.
  • File of Life Alerts and assists first responders in identifying medical conditions and medications.
  • Internet Exchange  Safe place to exchange merchandise purchased off of the internet.
  • Lock Box  Box installed to allow Fire Department quick access to your home in an emergency.
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Prescription Drop-off  Safe disposal of unused and outdated medications.
  • ReadyNotify/Code Red  Cuyahoga County Emergency Notification System.
  • Recycling
    • Bulk/large items – 1st Saturday of month
    • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Plastics, Computer Components, Tires
  • Residential Security Assessment  By appointment; form available online.
  • *Silver Sneakers  Low/no-cost exercise program at Olmsted Community Center (440)427-1599 or www.occ.recdesk.com
  • *Smoke Alarm Installation  Free smoke alarm installed at no cost.
  • Southwest Hospital  Health & Wellness Programs, call (440)816-8000 or www.swgeneral.com
  • United Way 2-1-1  Free community service to request information about social services, health, housing and government resources available. Dial 211 to access or www.211oh.org.
  • *Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging  Provides older adults and persons with disabilities access to information, assistance, consultation, and long-term care services and support; Call (216)621-0303 or www.areaagingsolutions.org.

               *indicates services exclusively for our senior residents



  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Team
  • VIPS – Volunteers in Police Service