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Welcome to providence township!

Providence Township was organized in 1836. It is the only township named “Providence” in Ohio. It is located in the southwestern corner of Lucas County along the Maumee River. Two unincorporated communities are located in Providence Township: Neapolis (northwest) and Providence (south).

Providence Township is bordered by: Swanton Township, Lucas County on the north
Waterville Township, Lucas County on the northeast
Village of Whitehouse, Lucas County on the northeast
Swan Creek Township, Fulton County on the northwest
Damascus Township, Henry County on the southwest corner
Washington Township, Henry County on the west
Washington Township, Wood County on the southeast
Grand Rapids Township, Wood County on the south
Village of Grand Rapids, Wood County on the south
A portion of the South Fork of the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail runs east and west across the northern part of the township. Providence Metropark is located in the southern part of the township along the Maumee River, with access to Bend View Metropark along the southeastern border of the township.

Fire and rescue services and provided by Providence Fire and Rescue staffed by part-time paid and volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

Providence Township maintains just over 40 miles of roads with several miles of state (U.S. 24 and S.R. 295) roads maintained by Ohio Department of Transportation and several county roads (Providence-Neapolis-Swanton, Jeffers, Heller, Box and Archbold-Whitehouse maintained by Lucas County. By Ohio law the township is governed by a three member Board of Trustees and a Fiscal Officer. All serve four year terms with two trustees elected in the odd years following a presidential election and one trustee and the fiscal officer elected in the interim odd years.

Township News

Fire and EMS Levy November 5, 2019 (ADDITIONAL)

An additional tax for the benefit of Providence Township, for the purpose of maintaining and providing fire apparatus, appliances, buildings, or sites therefore, operating expenses, sources of water supply, or the payment of permanent, part-time or volunteer emergency medical personnel, for the purchase of ambulance equipment, or other EMS services operated by the fire department; at a rate not exceeding 3.0 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.30 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.


Download PDF of New Cemetery Rates Effective Jan 1, 2018→  

Download PDF of Providence Township Road & Bridge Levy on the Nov 7, 2017 Ballot→  

More information on this levy can be found at the Lucas County Auditor’s ARIES website by accessing your property address and clicking on the Levy Estimator tab on the left side of the page.


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Providence Twp Officials

Names and contacts for Providence Township Officials. Read more...

Cemetery Information

Rules and information for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Read more...

Township Zoning

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Open Burning

Township rules and information concerning open burning. Read more...

 

Providence Township Hall

13257 Perry Road, Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Providence Township Phone Number

 

Providence Township Fire & Rescue

8149 Main St,  Neapolis OH. 43547

Providence Fire Hall