P: (330) 659-4700

3038 Boston Mills Road

Brecksville, Ohio • 44141
Welcome to Richfield Township

Welcome to Richfield Township

Richfield Township Administration Office and the Service Department is located at 3038 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141. 

The Administration Office is typically open between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and the Service Department is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call before stopping by to ensure someone is available at 330-659-4700.


Administration Office Closed

The Administration office may be closed at times between Wednesday, January 25 and Friday, January 27 for the Ohio Township Association Conference. Staff may be working remotely. Please call 330-659-4700 and follow the prompts to speak with administration, zoning, or service department personnel.


Staff Contact Information

Administrator Ms. Mindy Lott m.lott@richfield-twp.org

Zoning Inspector Ms. Patricia Ryan  p.ryan@richfield-twp.org

Service Department Foreman Mr. Jerry Schall   j.schall@richfield-twp.org


Waste Hauling Replacement Levy

Voters will be asked to approve a 1.1 mill replacement levy on the May 2, 2023 ballot. The existing 1.1 mill levy for this purpose expired on December 31, 2022.

Our new 5-year contract with Rumpke, which was negotiated with the Village of Richfield, is for the same level of service as the expired contract. Nevertheless, in an open bid process, the first year’s cost in 2023 is 17% higher than the cost in 2022. Calculated on our existing 1,030 homes, the annual contract cost is as follows:

  • 2023                       $207,030
  • 2024                       $215,311
  • 2025                       $223,963
  • 2026                       $232,862
  • 2027                       $242,256

The Summit County Fiscal Officer has certified that the revenue that will be produced by 1.1 mills on the Township’s total tax valuation is $215,081 starting in 2024. Compared to the contract cost, this revenue may mean that we could have a shortfall by the year 2027. We project that this possible shortfall will be mitigated by an increase in revenue from the JEDD, and increased valuations of existing homes.



Richfield Township is seeking a qualified candidate for an open position on the Richfield Joint Recreation District Board with a term expiring December 31, 2023. Volunteer board members have a strategic leadership role in creating vision, mission and strategy for the park district; overseeing every aspect of its implementation and operation. Candidates need a desire to preserve and protect real property with valuable natural features as parks and spaces for governmental, civic educational or recreational activities for the benefit of all citizens. Successful experience in the following areas would be beneficial: community programming for recreational, educational, social, and cultural areas; sales, marketing and fundraising; and constructing, operating and maintaining parks.

Please submit a letter of interest and/or résumé to: Richfield Township Board of Trustees, 3038 Boston Mills Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141 or email m.lott@richfield-twp.org.


ZONING INFORMATION....................




Open Zoning Board Positions

Appointment to a township board provides an opportunity for residents to serve in a leadership position while providing valued professional service to the community. The zoning boards are each composed of five full members and two alternate members who reside in the township. Members are appointed by the Board of Trustees and meet as applications require or at the call of the chairperson, generally one evening per month. Full members serve rotating five-year terms; alternate members serve one-year terms and there are no term limits.

The Board of Zoning Appeals acts in a quasi-judicial capacity, rendering decisions on zoning variance and conditional use requests and appeals of the zoning inspector’s determinations. The Board holds regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. A positions for one full member is open.

The Zoning Commission acts in a review capacity, making recommendations for amendments to the text of the zoning regulations or the zoning map (rezoning). The Commission holds regular meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. A position for one full member is open.

To pursue serving on one of the boards, submit a letter of interest and/or résumé to:Richfield Township Board of Trustees, 3038 Boston Mills Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141 or email m.lott@richfield-twp.org.


SERVICE DEPARTMENT NEWS....................    

The Service Department hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Road Opening Permit - The Board of Trustees has established a Road Opening Permit and Regulations for any work done in a township road right-of-way. Click here for the permit application and regulations. Call Service Department Foreman Jerry Schall at 330-659-4700 or j.schall@richfield-twp.org for more information.


   DID YOU KNOW?  The township provides green, reflective address markers at no charge for safety and emergency situations.  If you need a marker please click here for more information.  


WASTE AND RECYCLING....................    


FOR MORE INFORMATION CURBSIDE TRASH AND THE RECYCLING PROGRAM CLICK Waste and Recycle Removal  OR under the Departments tab go to Waste and Recycle Removal.

Extra Simple Recycling bags are available at the administration office.



   Hunting in the township is permitted with certain conditions. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Summit County Ordinances and the Ohio Administrative Code provide the rules and regulations. Click here to go to the Police Department section of the website for Firearm and Hunting information and applicable links to these agencies for the latest and up to date information. 


EMERGENCY PREPARATION....................

To prepare for an emergency the following link is the basic plan of the Summit County Emergency Plan dated October 2012.  For the entire plan, click on this link:  https://co.summitoh.net/index.php/emergency-operations-plan




The Website is updated as frequently as possible with the latest information.  But for those infrequent times when there is either technical issues or a delay, please call the Administration Office.    




/files/041822 BZA Approved Minutes.pdf

Please note that the following meeting minutes are not the official minutes. Approved and signed minutes along with items entered into the record are retained in the RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS book.  They are available for public viewing at the Administration Office.

Trustee and BZA meetings may be recorded with the exception of Executive Sessions. Copies of audio recordings may be obtained by calling the Administration Office.

The Board of Trustee will hold one Regular Meeting each month: the first Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Special Meetings will be held as needed and agendas will be posted in advance. Meetings are held at the Administration & Service Department Building located at 3038 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville, Ohio  44141.  For more information regarding a meeting, please call the Administration Office at 330-659-4700.  

Learn More About the Board of Trustees.  

Trustee Agendas and Meeting Minutes 
June 29, 2022 Rescheduled Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Aug. 2, 2022 Rescheduled Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Sept. 1, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Oct. 6, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Nov. 3, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Dec. 1, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Dec. 16, 2022 Special Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Jan. 5, 2023 Regular Meeting Cancelled and Rescheduled.
Jan. 12, 2023 Rescheduled Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.

2022 Trustee Resolutions: RESOLUTIONS TO DATE



Zoning Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. when there is new or continued business on the agenda. Special meetings may be scheduled periodically if needed.
Linked below are the latest agendas and minutes.  To Learn More About the ZC. 
Zoning Commission Agendas and Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 1, 2022 Special Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 10, 2022 Regular Meeting Cancelled
March 10, 2022 Regular Meeting Cancelled
April 14, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
May 12, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
June 9, 2022 Regular Meeting: Meeting Cancelled
June 23, 2022 Special Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
July 14, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
August 11, 2022 Regular Meeting: Cancelled.
August 18,2022 Speacial Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
Sept. 8, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
October 17, 2022 Special Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
November 10, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES. 
December 10, 2022 Regular Meeting: AGENDA. MINUTES.
January 12, 2023: Canceled

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. when there is new or continued business on the agenda. Special meeting may be scheduled periodically if needed.

Linked below are the latest agendas and minutes. Learn More About the BZA.  

Board of Zoning Appeals Agendas and Meeting Minutes
June 21, 2021:   AGENDA.   MINUTES.
July 19, 2021: AGENDAMINUTES.
August 16, 2021: AGENDA. MINUTES.
September 20, 2021: AGENDA. MINUTES. 
October 18, 2021: AGENDA. MINUTES.
November 15, 2021: AGENDA. MINUTES. 
December 20, 2021: AGENDA. Meeting Cancelled
January 17, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
February 21, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
March 21, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
April 18, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
May 16, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
June 20, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
July 18, 2022: AGENDA. MINUTES.
August 15, 2022: Meeting Cancelled
Sept. 18, 2022: Meeting Cancelled
October 17, 2022: Meeting Canceled
November 7, 2022: Special Meeting AGENDA. MINUTES.
December 19, 2022: Meeting Cancelled
January 16, 2023: AGENDA. MINUTES.
December 29, 2021 Meeting: AGENDA
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