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:

United States Census 2020

The United States Census 2020 counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online. You can even respond on your mobile device.

Your Census Information Will Be Secure

The census website is secure, and only authorized personnel can access information.

Earn Extra Income While Helping Your Community

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs throughout the state. The jobs include census takers, recruiting assistance, office staff, and more. Pay rates in Ohio range from $14.50 to $18 an hour. The regional offices will be in Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Ashland, South Point, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Regional census positions are key to ensuring an accurate census count in 2020. Earn extra income and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted by applying for a temporary census job.

The Census Bureau has other job opportunities listed on the federal government's official employment site.

**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.

**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.

**ODOT completed a study on the intersections of Route 22 and Delmont and Route 159. ODOT stated they did not receive any funding for the study to make these intersections safer. The Board of Trustees encourages the township residents to call and speak with Ty Thompson who oversees these types of projects. His phone number is 740-323-5194.

**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 31.846 Road Miles

Hocking Township Population as of 7/1/2016 is 5,220

Hocking Township Fire Department had a total of 681 Fire and EMS runs combined in "2018"

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