The Ohio Township Association (OTA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting and preserving township government, through lobbying efforts and educational forums.  The Association was founded on June 28, 1928, and is organized in 87 counties.  The OTA has more than 5,200 active members, made up of trustees and fiscal officers from Ohio’s 1,308 townships, and more than 4,000 associate members.


A few fun facts about townships include:

  • Townships encompass the unincorporated area of the state; they serve approximately 35 percent of Ohio’s population.
  • West Chester Township (Butler County) has the largest population with 60,958 residents.
  • Jefferson Township (Guernsey County) has the smallest population with 86 people.
  • Townships maintain more road miles than any other branch of government with 41,000 miles.
  • Townships maintain cemeteries and can provide police and fire protection, parks and recreation, zoning and waste disposal.




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Mar 16 2017

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime at the 2017 OTA Baseball Outings!  We’ve reserved a limited number of seats at a Cleveland Indians and a Cincinnati Reds game this July. Bring your fellow township officials or make it a family day and have fun with the...

Jan 12 2017