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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

Public Hearing Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 6:45 p.m. 

Amendments to Providence Township Zoning Resolution

13257 Perry Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio
Notice is hereby given, that there will be a Public Hearing by the Providence Township Board of
Trustees, Lucas County, Ohio, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

To better comply with social distancing guidelines, the hearing will take place in the township maintenance building, located at 13257 Perry Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. The purpose is to review text amendments for the Providence Township Zoning Resolution. Specifically, definitions supplemental regulations, enforcement, enhanced solar panel language, as well as other smaller modifications.

Providence Township Zoning Resolution Dec 2020

Download PDF of the Providence Township Zoning Revision →  

Download PDF of the Commission Staff Report →  


COVID-19 Resources 

State of Ohio COVID-19 Call Center
1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

24/7 centralized phone number for the public to receive answers to clinical questions related to COVID-19

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.

Bailey Road Project

Providence Twp Officials

Names and contacts for Providence Township Officials.

Cemetery Information

Rules and information for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Township Zoning

Information and contacts for Township Zoning.

Open Burning

Township rules and information concerning open burning.


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