Plain Township Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   I am moving to Plain Township. Who do I contact for utilities?

A.   Utility Information

Q.   How do I contact law enforcement?

A.   Contact the Stark County Sheriff at 330-430-3800.  For emergencies, call 911.

Q.   Where is the closet fire station to my home?

A.   Plain Township has four fire stations throughout the Township. Find the closest one to you by calling the Plain Township Central Fire Station's non-emergency number at 330-492-4089.

Q.   Are there any parks in Plain Township?

A.   Plain Township has three family friendly parks: Al Leno Park, Veterans Park, Diamond Community Park.  Additionally, Legacy Park and Amphitheater, an outdoor venue with lawn seating, a large covered stage, and a first class audio system, is host to summer concerts with a variety of genres, kid's programs, health & wellness programs, high school events and other special events.

Q.   Are there any upcoming special events in the Township?

A.   Visit our homepage. Also, review the Plain Township Newsletter that is mailed out 2 times a year: Spring-Summer, Fall-Winter.

Q.   Does Plain Township have curbside recycling?

A.   No, but visit our recycling page for more options.

Q.   Where do I register my children for school?

A.   Contact Plain Local School District at 330-492-3500 or visit their website at

Q.   Where can I find the closest public library?

A.   There is a branch of the Stark County District Library at the Glenoak High School Campus: Plain Community Branch, 1803 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721.

Q.   Are there youth sports organizations in Plain Township?

A.   Parks Department -
Programming (330) 492-4689 / Reservations (330) 492-4689
Email: [email protected]

Plain Local Sports
Holly Hills Baseball (330) 495-6333
Community Soccer Club
Plain Local Baseball (330) 280-2501
Plain Midget Football (330) 966-2475
Big Dog Lacrosse (330) 685-7199

Q.   How do I register to vote?

A.   Contact the Stark County Board of Elections at 330-451-7017 or visit their website at

Q.   How do I find out if there is a Homeowners Association in my neighborhood?

A.   Check the deed to your home or contact the Stark County Recorder at 330-451-7443 or visit their website at

Q.   Is there public transportation available in Plain Township?

A.   Public transportation is provided by the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority. You can contact them by calling 330-477-2782 or by visiting their website at

Q.   Where is the nearest airport?

A.   The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is conveniently located just minutes away from Plain Township. CAK’s Visitor Information Center can be reached at 330-499-4221 or you can visit their website at

Q.   Does the Township offer vacation safety checks by the police department?

A.   Yes, you can request a vacation check by calling the Stark County Sheriff at 330-430-3800.

Q.   Is there an income tax in Plain Township?

A.   No, we are a township.

Q.   Who maintains the sidewalk and tree line in front of my house?

A.   Property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and tree line.

Q.   Who provides the repair and maintenance of my road?

A.   There are 3 different jurisdictions. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), The Stark County Engineer, and the Plain Township Highway Department each has responsibility for their own jurisdiction of roadways. You can call Plain Township Highway Department at 330-492-3423 if you have any questions or check here.

Q.   Who can I contact for streetlight outages?

A.   Streetlights may be maintained by the electric company or your HOA.

Q.   What are the zoning requirements for sheds, decks, pools, etc?

A.   View our online zoning information or call the Zoning Department at 330-492-4686.

Q.   When are the Plain Township Trustees board meetings?

A.   Regular board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise stated. Work Sessions are at 5:20 p.m. for general business and the Board of Trustees meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Township Hall, 2600 Easton St NE, Canton, OH 44721.

Q.   When and where do the Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission meet?

A.   The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, as needed, at 6:00 pm. The Zoning Commission meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, as needed, at 6:00 pm. Both board meetings are held at the Township Hall, 2600 Easton St NE, Canton, OH 44721.