Bath Township was founded in 1818 and is located on the western edge of Summit County in northeast Ohio.

The township is located approximately 20 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio and is contiguous to the City of Akron.

Bath Township comprises approximately 23 square miles.

The 2010 U.S. Census count places Bath Township's population as 9,702

Township Government

Ohio Townships have only those powers conferred upon them by the State Constitution and state statutes. Bath Township, as well as other townships in the state, is governed by a 3-member Board of Trustees, elected at-large in odd-numbered years, for 4-year overlapping terms. They serve as both the legislative and executive body of the township.

In addition to the Board of Trustees, a Township Fiscal Officer is elected to a 4-year term. The Fiscal Officer is the chief fiscal officer of the township. In addition to financial obligations, the Fiscal Officer also maintains the Record of Proceedings of the Board of Trustees at all of its meetings as well as other township records.

Administrative personnel of Bath Township includes a full-time Township Administrator, Executive Assistant, Zoning Inspector/Administrator, Service Director, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and support staff. 

Area Utilities
Apples to Apples utility comparison:

Electric - First Energy Solutions – 800.633.4766
Gas - Dominion East Ohio Gas Company – 800.362.7557    

Telephone - Cable - Internet
- Frontier 800.921.8101, 877.462.8118
- AT&T (SBC Ameritech) – 800.660.1000 or AT&
- (Alltel) – 866.445.3402 or 855.575.7625
Cable Television - Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) – 877.772.2253 or
Dish Network (Satellite TV) -

Aggregation Programs

Natural Gas Aggregation Program

As a township, Bath is unable to enter into a natural gas aggregation agreement with a supplier. Township residents have depended on Summit County to strike an agreeable price per Mcf. All township residents were included in the aggregation unless they opted-out and signed up with another supplier.
Summit County will no longer be offering this program.
Instead, township residents who were on the county aggregation program will automatically be in the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) aggregation program. Those in the program will be enrolled into Option #1 with a price of $2.99/Mcf through the December 2017 billing period. Then the price will vary. There is also a limited enrolment option #2 in which the price remains $0.02/Mcf less than the monthly utility Standard Choice Offer. You must contact NOPEC (1-855-667-3201) to participate in Option #2.
If you have been in the county program, you have received a letter notifying you of the NOPEC program. Residents with other natural gas suppliers did not receive a notice and will remain with their current supplier.

Solid Waste/Trash/Recycling

Bath Township Solid Waste

Septic System Information

Summit County Public Health will begin issuing Operation Permits to homeowners with Septic Systems on May 28, 2015.  SCPH will mail Operation Permits to homeowners with septic systems that discharge treated effluent or that have been installed since 2007. 

Please visit the Summit County Public Health website at for more information on maintaining your home septic system.  If you have questions, please email


Bath Township is served by a number of Interstates and State Highways, with immediate access to Interstate 77, State Route 18, and outlying access to Interstates 71, 80, 271, 277, and the Ohio Turnpike.

Passenger air service at the Akron-Canton Airport, the Akron-Fulton Municipal Airport (located in the City of Akron), and Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (located in the City of Cleveland) are all within an easy driving distance from Bath Township.

The Summit County METRO Regional Transit authority, Route 101 (Richfield/Bath) provides public bus transportation throughout Summit County. A “Park & Ride” lot is located on Ghent Road with bus service to Cleveland.


The Montrose area (located along the southern border of Bath Township) contains several motels/hotels, including but not limited to: Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Homewood Suites, Fairfield Inn, Radisson Hotel, Red Roof, Residence Inn, Super 8, Courtyard Inn, Extended Stay America.


The Fairlawn-Bath Library of the Akron-Summit County Library System is located at 3101 S. Smith Rd. in the southern portion of Bath Township.


Akron Beacon Journal - (330) 996-3600
Cleveland Plain Dealer - (800) 275-7345
Bath Country Journal - (330) 659-0303
West Side Leader - (330) 665-9595
Mimi Vanderhaven's Fabulous Buys - (330) 220-8610