FAQs

Alarms

Are home or business fire and burglar alarms required to be registered with Jerusalem Township or Law Enforcement?

No. Alarm systems are not required to be registered in Jerusalem Township.

Animals

Is there a “pooper-scooper” law in Jerusalem Township?

No, due to its rural nature, we do not have any pet waste regulations. However, we always encourage pet owners to clean up after their pets.

Barking Dogs

Is there a barking dog law?

Township Zoning noise resolutions cover only certain noise issues (please see Zoning Resolution Section 1606): https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/zoning-resolution-2020.pdf but we encourage residents to be respectful of their neighbors at all times.

Cemeteries

Are the Cemeteries maintained by the township?

Jerusalem Township has one cemetery within the township lines which is named Oakwood Cemetery.  It is located on Brown Road between Decant and Cousino on the North side of the road. This cemetery was established in 1912. Here is the link to more information: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/cemetery/

Coyotes

Coyotes are part of the landscape in all of Ohio, both in rural and urban settings. Contrary to “Urban Legend” coyotes were not reintroduced by Federal Authorities. Coyotes are opportunistic hunters and with the elimination of wolves in Ohio, coyotes have explanded their range and can now be found in all 88 Ohio counties. Coyotes eat a variety of foods including insects, fruits and berries but prey mostly on small mammals such as rabbits and mice. However, they also have been known to take small animals such as dogs and cats. For further questions related to coyotes contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-945-3543.

Curfew

Does Jerusalem Township have a curfew law?

No, at this time Jerusalem Township does not have a curfew law.

Dead Animals

Who should be called to pick up dead animals?

It depends upon where the dead animal is located. Provided the dead animal is located in the Right-Of-Way (from the center of the road out to the telephone/power line poles or center of the ditch) the following agencies have jurisdiction over State, County or Township roads:

State Roads: (216) 581-2100

County Roads: (419) 213-2800

Township Roads: Jerusalem Township – (419) 836-8921 (leave a message on the answering machine)

RequestTracker
The RequestTracker is a tool that can be used to report your concerns to the county, and also request services from the county. It can be used for reporting street lights that are out, potholes, or other concerns.

Garage Sales

Is a permit required for a garage sale in Jerusalem Township?

Permit are not required but signage must comply with Zoning Resoution Section 1804: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/zoning-resolution-2020.pdf

Grass

What can be done about neighbors who do not mow their grass or if a home is vacant and grass and weeds are left to grow?

Residents may file a complaint. Here is the link to the Citizen Complaint Form:  Citizen Complaint Form

The offending property owner will be given notice and if the issue is not corrected, the Township will mow and charge the property owner. Below is information on the process:

Public Notice: Tall Grass/Weeds

Procedure for Noxious Weeds/Tall Grass

Greenspaces

Who maintains Greenspace?

Township parks (Verb Park, Kennedy Park, and Recreation Fields) are maintained by the  Jerusalem Township Maintenance Department.

Howard Marsh is maintained by the MetroParks

State Parks (Maumee Bay, Mallard Club State Wildlife Area) are maintained by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Federal Parks (Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge) is maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House/Mailbox Numbers

Who assigns house and mailbox numbers?

The Lucas County Auditor assigns house and mailbox numbers. Please contact the Jerusalem Township Zoning Department (419) 836-4510 for assistance with assigning numbers or correcting “out of order” numbers.

Durable, reflective address markers are available for a small fee through the Jerusalem Township Fire Department. More information is available on the Resources page along with a form for ordering a marker for your home:

https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Reflective-Address-Marker-Order-Form-Fillable.pdf

Hunting

What are Jerusalem Township’s regulations pertaining to hunting?

Due to our rural location, hunting is permitted within Township limits providing you have landowner permission, are following Ohio hunting regulations, and are observing hunter safety rules.

Land Bank

How does the Land Bank process work?

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Noise

Is there a noise law?

Township Zoning noise resolutions cover only certain noise issues (please see Zoning Resolution Section 1606): https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/zoning-resolution-2020.pdf but we encourage residents to be respectful of their neighbors at all times.

Park Regulations

Howard Marsh Metropark

Rules and regulations are set by the Board of Park Commissioners, governing body of Metroparks, to protect the public as well as the natural and historical resources entrusted to Metroparks stewardship. Download the complete rules and regulations below.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome at the Howard Marsh Metropark. Dogs must be on leashes at all times. Dogs are not permitted in playground areas or buildings.

Parking: Parking is permitted in designated spaces only. Parking is not permitted on the grass.
Alcohol: Metroparks are alcohol-free. Alcohol is permitted in select rental facilities, subject to terms of the rental agreement.

Trail Use: Walking trails are for pedestrian use only. Bicycles and rollerblades are permitted on all-purpose trails, unless otherwise indicated.
Drones Prohibited: Flying drones and use of other remote-controlled aircraft and watercraft is prohibited in the Metroparks.

Rangers: Metroparks rangers patrol by car, foot and bike, making them available to visitors in all areas of the Metroparks. Rangers are state certified peace officers, trained for emergency response, investigation and reporting. They enforce federal and state laws as well as Park District bylaws and regulations. Metroparks rangers are engaged in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies process.

Maumee Bay State Park

The most common topics are found below. Ohio Adminstrative Code 1501:46-3 lists more prohibitions.

Dogs: Maumee Bay State Park including the 10 miles of hiking trails and in the campgrounds. While dogs are not allowed at any beaches, either on the Lake Erie shore or at the park’s inland lake, dogs are permitted to take a dip in the water at the end of the inland lake which is on the south side of the road. Pets must be leashed even when in the water, cleaned up after and are not allowed inside any buildings.

Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited in public areas in every state park. Alcohol may be consumed within the confines and privacy afforded in a cabin, cabin site, lodge room, rented campsite, or in those areas designated by the chief of Ohio State Parks. Exceptions to this include resort lodge restaurants and lounges, which provide complete beverage service. In addition, the golf course pro shops at Maumee Bay offer limited beverage service. The State of Ohio legal age for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21 years of age.

ATVs and APVs:  Not Permitted These vehicles are not allowed to be operated in Ohio State Parks. The Ohio Division of Forestry has four state forests that have designated areas for ATVs (motorcycles, quad runners and etc.) but no areas for jeeps, trucks and 4WD cars or buses. The Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio also has an ATV area designated with similar restrictions.

Firewood: Collecting Firewood in the Park Prohibited Collecting firewood and use of chainsaws is prohibited in state parks. Most state parks offer firewood for sale. Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Department of Agriculture are trying to stop the spread of invasive species and would prefer you get your firewood locally. Firewood is offered for sale at most Ohio State Parks or otherwise available from local private vendors near each park.

Rafts & Pool Toys Not Permitted at Park Swim Areas

The only flotation devices allowed at state park beaches are US Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Permits / Zoning

What types of structures require a zoning certificate?

Information about Zoning permits may be found on the Zoning page: Jerusalem Township Zoning

Who do you call for a building permit?

Contact the Jerusalem Township Zoning Department to apply for a Zoning Permit: (419) 836-4510

Property Maintenance

What can be done about a home on my street that is in disrepair, with peeling paint and gutters falling off?

Please see Section 1608 of the Jerusalem Township Zoning Resolution: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/zoning-resolution-2020.pdf

You may complete a Zoning Complaint form [insert link here] and submit to the Zoning Department. (Zoning Department Drop Box is located in the Township Office foyer).

Alternatively, you may contact the Zoning Department at (419) 836-4510 for assistance in completing the complaint form.

Recycling

Where can paper, cardboard and cans be recycled in Jerusalem Township?

The Lucas County Solid Waste Division operates a Recycling Drop-off station next to the Jerusalem Township Offices & Fire Station. More information is available at the following link: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/recycling/

Where can I take my hazardous waste for recycling (paint, etc.)?

Below is a link to information on disposal of hazardous waste:

https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-hazardous-waste.pdf

Sidewalks

Who is responsible for sidewalks?

The sidewalks in Bono along Route 2 are maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation [insert Oak Harbor phone number]

Signs (Street & Traffic)

Who replaces street and traffic signs?

It depends upon whether the sign is on a State, County, or Township road:

State Road: Ohio Department of Transportation
Contact:
Mike Moreland, Administrator
Mike.Moreland2@dot.ohio.gov | 614-351-5530

County Road: Lucas County Road Maintenance Department
1049 S McCord Road
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419-213-2892
Fax: 419-213-2899
https://co.lucas.oh.us/1055/Road-Maintenance

Township Road: (419) 836-8921 (leave a message on the answering machine)

What is the procedure for having a traffic sign installed?

Contact the appropriate entity depending upon whether the sign is on a State, County, or Township road:

State Road:

County Road:

Township Road: (419) 836-8921 (leave a message on the answering machine)

Snow Removal

What streets are not covered by Jerusalem Township Public Works maintenance?

County, State, and private roads are not maintained by Jerusalem Township. Private roads are maintained by residents.

State Road:  https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/programs/snow-and-ice

County Road:  https://co.lucas.oh.us/1055/Road-Maintenance

What are the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Snow Emergency Levels?

Level I Snow Alert: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.

Level II Snow Advisory: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Level III Snow Emergency: All Municipal, Township, County, and State roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.

Storm Water

Who is responsible for maintaining blocked pipes and culverts?

The Lucas County Engineer is responsible for maintaining blocked pipes and culverts. You may contact them at: (419) 213-2860

Street Lights

Who do you call when street lights are out?

Call the Township office at (419) 836-8921 and leave a message. Jerusalem Township will work with Toledo Edison to correct the issue.

Street Repairs

What streets are maintained by Jerusalem Township?

Township Roads List

Trash Collection

Who do you call when trash pickup help is needed?

Jerusalem Township contracts for garbage collection. Please see our website for contact information to remedy a missed pick-up or to schedule a bulk item pick-up: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/garbage/

Trees

Who is responsible for maintaining trees in the right-of-way?

Jerusalem Township is responsible for maintaining trees in the right-of-way. The Right-Of-Way extends from the center of the road out to the telephone/power line poles or center of the ditch).

If a large tree falls across the road from a resident’s yard, what is the procedure to take care of this?

Call the Township ofice at (419) 836-8921 and leave a message. If the downed tree is posing a risk to safety, please contact one of your Trustees directly to immediately address the issue. Here is the link to your Trustee cell phone numbers: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/township-directory/

Vehicles / Boats

If a junk vehicle or boat is parked in a yard, can anything be done to have it removed?

Please see the “Removal of Junk Vehicles” link at this web page: https://twp.jerusalem.oh.us/zoning/

Weddings

Who can perform civil weddings in the township?

Weddings can be performed by ordained ministers or judges.

Yardwaste

Where are yardwaste drop-off sites?

There are no yardwaste drop-off sites in the Township. The nearest site is on Wynn Road in Oregon.

Wild Animals

Who can be called regarding problems with deer, raccoons, and other wild animals?

Contact MetroParks Toledo for information on problems with wild animals.