Resident Guidebook

Resident Guidebook

Our Services


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Village is managed by a full-time Administrator. The Administrative staff also includes the Fiscal Officer and two Administrative Assistants.

Community Development
Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Official’s main task is to ensure property owners are maintaining their property and are compliant with the Zoning Code.

Planning and Zoning

Permits are required for fences, sheds, pools, garages, additions, and any structural changes. Forms can be found here or at the Village office.

Rental Facilities

Memorial Pavilion can be reserved from April through October. Swanton Community Center can be rented year-round.


Memorial Park
South Main Street

Pilliod Park
Chestnut Street

Rotary Park
Chestnut Street

Public Safety
Fire & EMS

Fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention & inspection
Both basic life support & advanced life support squads on station
EMS billing is handled by Fulton County


Community services (house checks)
Investigative services
Patrol operations
Support services (records & dispatch)

Public Works & Utilities
Public Service

Street maintenance
Facilities management
Park maintenance
Water distribution/waste water collection (water main breaks, sewer cleaning)

Water Purification

The Water Plant, a class 3 plant, is classified as a 1.250 million gallon a day lime soda softening water treatment plant. The water source is Swan Creek supplying the Swanton reservoir, which has a capacity of 100 million gallons.

Water Resource Recovery Facility

The Swanton WRRF, a class 2 plant with an average daily flow of 0.92 MGD, has two systems to treat wastewater. The first utilizes primary clarifiers and trickling filters. The second, an oxidation ditch, utilizes activated sludge for treatment.

Helpful Information

Brush Pick Up

There are some changes planned for brush pick up. The Village of Swanton will continue brush pick up but the frequency will be changed beginning in 2019.  Please see the schedule below for more details on the frequency of brush pick up.  This change is the result of evaluating the service, over the past year, as it compares to the amount of staff.  Other services such as park maintenance and sewer cleaning were affected by the amount of time spent on brush pick up. The new schedule will focus on the times of the year when the majority of properties will have an abundance of brush. Village officials reserve the right to not pick up brush that does not abide by the regulations set forth.

Brush pick up will begin on April 1, 2019 and continue WEEKLY until May 2, 2019. NO WEEKLY brush pick up will occur from May 6, 2019 to October 6, 2019 UNLESS there is a storm which warrants the pick up.

WEEKLY brush pick up will start up again from October 7, 2019 until October 31, 2019. NO WEEKLY brush pick up from November 1, 2019 to April 5, 2020 UNLESS there is a storm which warrants the pick up.

Please remember that Lammon Brothers takes all brush and yard clippings at their facility at 7520 County Rd 5-2. Their hours vary: Spring Hours (April – June) Mon – Fri : 8am – 6pm, Sat – 9am – 3pm Sun : Closed

Summer/Fall Hours (July – November) Monday- Friday : 8am – 5pm, Sat & Sun : Closed

The Village is divided into four sections to correspond to one day of the week. During April and October, each section will be picked up four (4) times; once per week.

Monday: North of railroad tracks and West of Main Street

Tuesday: North of railroad tracks and East of Main Street

Wednesday: South of railroad tracks and West of Main Street

Thursday: South of railroad tracks and East of Main Street

Income Tax

All residents with an earned income are responsible for a 1.25% payroll tax. Taxes are filed through the Regional Income Tax Authority (R.I.T.A.).

Medication Drop-off Box

Residents can drop off unwanted, unused drugs, at the Police Station, and a Police Officer will properly dispose of the medications.

Refuse & Recycling Collection

Handled through Republic Services Inc. This is contracted with you, the resident. You must call to set up service 800-234-3429. Refuse is collected each Monday; there is a limit of six bags or cans. They collect recycling twice a month. When there is a holiday on that Monday, the pick-up will be Tuesday. Refuse and recycling can be put to the curb 8:00 p.m. the night before. The schedule can be found here.

Utility Billing

Due on the 15th of the month. Able to pay cash, check, credit, online, and automatic debit. For convenience, night deposit box in rear entrance of building.

Elected Officials

United States Congress

Sherrod Brown
Rob Portman

House of Representatives

Bob Latta

Ohio State Congress
State Senators

District 1, Fulton County: Robert McColley
District 2, Lucas County: Theresa Gavarone

State Representatives

District 81, Fulton County: Jim Hoops
District 47, Lucas County: Derek Merrin

County Commissioners
Fulton County

William Rufenacht
Jeff Rupp
Jon Rupp

Lucas County Commissioners

Gary Byers
Pete Gerken
Tina Skeldon Wozniak