Welcome to Waterville Township!

Waterville Township is situated in and around the Village of Whitehouse and the City of Waterville. It is generally comprised of agricultural areas, but does contain many homes, subdivisions, and businesses. The township is governed by trustees and has a full-time police department. The maintenance department is responsible for road repairs and taking care of the local cemeteries. Fire and medical emergencies are the responsibility of the Whitehouse and Waterville fire departments.

Feel free to look around the website to obtain information on departments, services, regulations, and personnel contact links.



Leaf pickup is done by Ohio compost and they will be picking up leaves until the first or second week of December. Residents should be reminded that leaves must be within eight feet of the roadway as their equipment does not reach any further than that. Questions about leaf pickup can be directed directly to Ohio compost by calling 419 893 5296

Positions Available

The Waterville Township Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest with resumes to fill the unexpired term of Township Fiscal Officer. This is an appointment to an independently elected public office that will expire March 31, 2020 and subject to re-election. The Fiscal Officer is the records keeper and financial officer of the township responsible for the management of all financial records, accounts and transactions including paying bills, issuing checks and payroll. Duties include annual budgets and appropriations, the annual financial report, filing of Federal, State and Local payroll taxes, Workers Compensation, OSHA and insurance claims. Candidate must have the qualifications of an elector of Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio. Knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principals and practices a plus. Submit correspondence to the Township Trustee Duke Wheeler: duke.wheeler@watervilletownship.com

Waterville Township Zoning Inspector Duties and Responsibilities

The Zoning Inspector shall be appointed annually; and shall serve at the pleasure and discretion of the Waterville Township Board of Trustees, and subject to removal or termination, with or without cause or notice.

The Zoning Inspector shall preform the the following duties and functions:

  • Make appointments with residents, developers, contractors, etc. and meet at the scheduled time and date and place to review and discuss permit request.
  • After review of permit request, either issue a permit at that time or if additional time for review or additional research is required, schedule a second appointment to execute the request. Portions of this process may be completed electronically if the Zoning Inspector is able to do so effectively.
  • Provide Zoning and Board of Trustees with a detailed written report of all zoning inspector's work preformed each month, to be distributed at their scheduled meetings.
  • Utilize the County Planning Commission representative and/or the Solicitor as a resource as needed for questions about complicated or unusual permit or zoning change request.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, Township Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and other meetings where township zoning may be concerned.
  • Review the Waterville Township Zoning Resolution for currency, adequacy and any conflicts with existing Township policies and procedures. Advise the Zoning Board or the Board of Trustees of recommendations for amendments to the Zoning Resolution and zoning permit fee schedule .
  • Be familiar with the current Waterville Township Zoning Resolution and Land Use Plan.
  • Attend County Planning Commission public hearing pertaining to Waterville Township activities.
  • Be responsible for maintaining record, files, plans and maps
  • Perform review of residential, commercial and industrial project applications to determine compliance with current regulations.
  • Be responsible for enforcing zoning and nuisance regulations and ensure that violations are brought into compliance.
  • Perform such additional duties as directed by the Board of Trustees in the areas related to zoning, planning, land use and economic development.
  • Possess computer skills.

Letters of interest and/or resumes must be received by July 31,2019. They may be submitted to: brett.warner@watervilletownship.com or mailed to the Township Hall – 621 Farnsworth Road, Waterville, Ohio 43566. Qualified applicants are preferred to be a Waterville Township resident but applicants from neighboring areas within Lucas County may also be considered.

The Waterville Township Trustees are seeking an individual interested in serving as an alternate on the Zoning Commission. The Commission meets on the third Monday of each month.  Alternates serve to fill a vacancy during the meeting if any member of the Commission is absent.  Residency in Waterville Township is a requirement to apply.  Anyone interested in this opportunity to serve should email Trustee Brett Warner at Brett.Warner@watervilletownship.com

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*Applications must be returned no later than August 15, 2017 to either the Waterville Township, City of Waterville or Village of Whitehouse Police Departments.

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