This website is dedicated to information on Perry Township, Columbiana / Mahoning Counties, Ohio.
On this website, you will find accurate and up-to-date information on Perry Township Trustees, Police Department, Fire Department, Zoning Department, as well as our calendar of events, contact information, and history of Perry Township.
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The Perry Township Administration Building is located at 2198 North Ellsworth Avenue in Salem, follow this Google Map to help find it.
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Below is our Google Calendar. You can find upcoming meetings and other events of note to Perry Township residents.
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The Perry Township meetings take place at the Township Administration Building, 2198 North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem.
The Chief of Police in Perry Township is Richard Kimble. Here is a Google Map to the location of the Police Station.
The Perry Township Fire Department is a volunteer fire department. The Fire Chief is Doug Messemer. Here is a Google Map to the location of the Fire Station.
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The Zoning Inspector of Perry Township is Jeffrey Christopher.
Perry Township is a zoned community. Please contact the Zoning Officer when planning any structural work or remodeling before proceeding with the work. There are regulations regarding the location of fences and utility buildings. When in doubt check with the Zoning Department. The revised Zoning Book is now in effect and can be viewed below. Please contact the Zoning Office before proceeding with a project to confirm it is in compliance and to obtain a permit.
Download these Perry Township zoning documents and instruction sheets.
With the then-named village of "Salemtown" incorporated before the Township, many people became confused about where to travel to in order to participate in elections. Since Salem was incorporated in 1830 at the intersection of Salem, Butler, Goshen and Green Townships, to avoid further confusion, residents of Salem petitioned county commissioners for the creation of a separate township around the area, to be named Perry Township.
The area includes four sections of each of the original four Townships and was finally incorporated by county officials in 1832. The first elections and installation of Perry Township Trustees was held in 1833. Perry Township is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who led the United States to Victory in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. After his victory Commodore Perry proclaimed in the famous phrase "We have met the enemy and they are ours".
You may also be interested in visiting the Perry Township Wikipedia page for user-contributed knowledge.