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.

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.


The price of electricity is expected to double over the next few months.  Learn more about cost savings through NOPEC. You may have questions about this enrollment process as you receive information in the mail.

Olmsted Township will host a presentation by NOPEC on Monday, April 24th from 6-7pm in our Community Room.  It will be a great time to ask questions on lowering your electric bill.

Virtual Meetings are also scheduled at www.nopec.org/InfoMeetings for: Tuesday, April 18th, 10-11pm; Saturday, April 22nd, 2-3pm; and Thursday, April 27th, 7-8pm.

The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com recently published an informative article about NOPEC.


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.


Olmsted Township Chief of Fire

The Olmsted Township Trustees today unanimously voted to hire Chris Methvin as the new, permanent Fire Chief.  The Trustees reviewed dozens of applications and determined that the best candidate already worked for the Township.  Mr. Methvin is currently the Assistant Chief of the Olmsted Township Fire Department and has been with the department for more than 4 years.  Mr. Methvin is well-qualified to serve as Fire Chief, having completed the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program, earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kent State University, and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Services Management.

“We received interest in this position from across the country but when it came down to it, Chris was the most-qualified and best fit for our Township” said Trustee Lisa Zver.

“Having a Chief with experiences in all facets of running a Fire Department is a real asset for Olmsted Township” said Trustee Jeanene Kress.

“Chris will hit the ground running and has an excellent vision for our Fire Department.  We are excited to watch the department under his leadership.” Said Trustee Riley Alton.

Working with the new Chief, the Trustees will look to fill the Assistant Chief’s role as soon as possible so the department is prepared for the March departure of the retiring chief.


Township Road Maintenance Plan

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

Message from Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer

Read the end-of-year message from our elected officials 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.

Service Department

The Olmsted Township Service Department is currently hiring a maintenance worker. Work involves performance of a variety of general laboring, maintenance and construction work, including the operation of automotive equipment. Applicant must have Class B Commercial Driver’s License. Click here for further details.

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”.

Now Hiring Part-Time Firefighters/Paramedics

The Olmsted Township Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/ Paramedic. Applicants must possess a valid State of Ohio Paramedic Certification and a valid State of Ohio Firefighter I and II Certification at the time of application. Applicants must also possess a current Cuyahoga Community College Physical Agility Test with a passing time of 4 minutes and 30 seconds as established by the Northeast Ohio Fire Chiefs Association, no more than one year old at the time of application. Please contact Tri-C for more information regarding enrollment, fees, and availability.

Applications are being accepted on an on-going basis until all positions are filled. Applications can be found here or may be obtained at the Olmsted Township Fire Department, located at 26900 Cook Road between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Olmsted Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Olmsted Township Named the 40th Safest City in America for 2021

SafeWise’s “The 100 Safest Small Towns in America for 2021” report was just released and Olmsted Township was named the 40th safest small town in America! Here’s a link to the full report: www.safewise.com/safest-towns-america/

Earlier this year, the Township was named the 2nd safest city in Ohio.

Many thanks to our First Responders, Trustees and residents for all of their hard work to keep our community safe!

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.

Stormwater Master Plan – Local Drainage System

Beginning in February, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will be out in the Township collecting information about our drainage system. Survey and inspection crews may need to enter your property to perform these investigations.  The field personnel will attempt to inform each resident before entering, but it may be necessary to proceed with the survey in the event no one is available. For additional details and information, please read the letter issued from Cuyahoga County Public Works here.
View the map of the Stormwater Master Plan here.

Olmsted Township partners with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to better serve our residents. 

Click here for additional information on the Township’s agreement.

Click here for information on NEORSD’s Cost-Saving Programs.

Click here for information about the Rocky River West Branch Subwatershed – Problem Area 05. (The full report was requested 9/2020)


NEORSD helps the Township fund:

  • Street sweeping
  • Leaf pick up
  • Catch Basin repair/replacement
  • Erosion control
  • Soil and water inspections

Register for Ready Notify

Olmsted Township uses Ready Notify system to send alerts regarding closures, weather and civic events affecting our businesses and residents, updates and important information to subscribers. With Olmsted Township’s growing population and number of residents, we encourage you to enroll now to be current with official Olmsted Township business and updates. This system will also be used with up to date notices from the state and federal governments concerning COVID19. Please register 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 Friday of the month at 9:00 am at the Fire Department.
  • 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