Hartford Township
Licking County, Ohio

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Last Updated: January 23, 2013

Township Services


The Township Board of Trustees is made up of three elected officials that have a four-year term. They are responsible for day-to-day decisions affecting the business of the township. They meet on the third Monday of each month at the Township Hall in Croton at 7:00 P.M.


The Township has facilities at 2 North Main Street, 26 and 180 Smith Street in Croton. Two of the buildings are used to store and repair equipment used by the township for road and cemetery maintenance. The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department uses the third.


The Township maintains three cemeteries, on Clover Valley, Roberts, and Bennington Chapel Roads. The cemetery on Bennington Chapel is active, with an additional 180 graves surveyed out in 2004. The Fiscal Officer is the contact for cemetery business.

For more information, please download:
Cemetery Rates
Cemetery Rules

CodeRED Weather Warning System

Hartford & Bennington Township, and Village of Hartford residents can sign up for CodeRED Weather Warning. The CodeRED Weather Warning will automatically call citizens when severe weather (tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm) warnings are issued by the National Weather Service for your address. The CodeRED Weather Warning System calls only when warnings are issued and only if your address is in the path of the storm. This service is provided at no cost.

CodeRED Weather Warning System Information sheet

The township has a tandem axle dump truck, a one-ton dump truck, a road maintainer, a backhoe, a tar distributor truck, a roller, and two lawnmowers. The two dump trucks and the maintainer have snow plow attachments.
Fire / EMS
The township contracts with the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to provide fire, rescue, and EMS service to residents. The department has two medic trucks, one pumper, two water tenders, one air supply truck, and a grass fire four wheel drive truck. Thirty-five volunteers staff the department, alerted by pagers sent by the 911 Center in Newark. If you would like to join the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, you can download a Membership Application.
The township employs one full time and three part time workers.

The township maintains 55 lane miles of roads. Twelve miles are paved with the balance gravel. The township is currently installing tile and forming ditches along road right of ways to allow well drained roadbeds.

Waste Disposal
Beginning on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 trash pickup in the township and the village will be handled by Big O Refuse. More information about the contract can be downloaded here. To register for service, please download and return this form.

The Zoning Inspector is responsible for enforcing zoning regulations and issuing new building permits. The township realizes that zoning is an important part of protecting property values. Two committees made of community citizens are the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Zoning Board. They advise the Trustees on zoning issues. Another committee formed this year concerns the Hartford Township Comprehensive Land Use Report. It will develop a plan for future land use in the township.

Information Requests
All meetings are open to the public. Copies of the minutes and financial informational is available upon request to the Fiscal Officer. The recent survey conducted with the Licking County Planning Commission is also available. Contact any Trustee with questions.