Hocking Township​

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Welcome to Hocking Township


We pledge to make fair and just decisions in the best interest of all Hocking Township residents; while preserving the rural character and enhancing quality of life and their safety.

Established in 1801, Hocking Township is  located outside of Lancaster, Ohio in Fairfield County.  We are happy that you are visiting our website, please visit the links above for more information on Hocking Township.

News and Updates:

** The Board of Trustees are looking for residents who want to join the Hocking Township Zoning Commission Board. Please contact Gail Ellinger if you are interested.

**The Board of Trustees wants to remind the public that Ohio Revised Code 5589.33 states,"no person shall place within the limits of the right-of-way or affix any sign, poster, or advertisement to any tree or utility pole within the right-of-way of any public highway outside of municipal corporations." This informational release is the result of the increasing numbers of both political and private signage being placed along the roads. Signs placed in the road right-of-ways will be removed by the County Engineer's Office.

​**It is illegal to place any object (other than a mailbox) or bury anything such as cabling or wiring in the road right of way without filing for a Right of Way (ROW) permit through the Hocking Township Board of Trustees. Violation of this right-of-way policy and failure of the property owner to correct the violation may result in use of Hocking Township employees and equipment to correct the violation, with the cost assessed against the property owner as a tax lien (ORC 5547.03). Any and all trees, shrubs and other vegetation growing in the right-of-way that interferes with the safe use of the highway may be trimmed or removed (ORC 5543.14). You can obtain a permit on Hocking Townships website under policies. 

**Did You Know The Lancaster Fairfield Public Transit System Serves All Of Hocking Township? See the tab below for more information about hours of operation and fares.

** Reminder if you are interested in having high speed internet on your road, please make sure you sign up on Point Broadband formally known as "Intelliwave" website at http://www.point-broadband.com/. Talk with your neighbors. The more interest on a road will help Point Broadband determine which road they choose as their next project.

**Reminder when spraying and mowing season is in effect, any property owner who wish not to have their property sprayed or mowed should post temporary signs at the location and notify one of the Township Trustees. You can find their contact information on the Officials Tab above. If you reside on a county road inside Hocking Township, you must contact the County Engineer's Office.

**Open Public Business Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month with work sessions beginning at 6:30 PM and the regular open meeting at 7:00 PM.

Safety Notice:

**Know your OHIO FIRE LAW. Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 Prohibits outdoor open burning statewide in unincorporated areas during the months of March, April, May, October and November between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. The ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris even in a proper burn barrel. Controlled burns should be reported to the Sheriff Department in advance. This will prevent a Fire Department call and possibly a fine.


Hocking Township is responsible for 31.817 Road Miles

Hocking Township Population as of 7/1/2019 is 5,220

Hocking Township Fire Department had a combined total of 888 Fire and EMS runs in "2023"