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Sidewalk Repair & Other Work in the Right-of-Way

All work in the rights-of-way of Township roads requires a permit, plan review and inspection. This includes driveways, culverts, utility work, and sidewalks installation, repair and maintenance. Standards for driveway approaches are available at the township office, 6545 Havens Road (Telephone 614-855-4265), and the Franklin County Engineer's Office, 970 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (Telephone 614-525-3030).

TOWNSHIP RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMIT APPLICATION PACKET

Who is responsible for repairing sidewalks? 
In Jefferson Township, sidewalks are generally the responsibility of the abutting property owner. The Township adopted a sidewalk policy in 2017 to provide a consistent procedure for evaluating the need for the construction, repair and/or maintenance of sidewalks. 

Residents interested in repairing sidewalk sections abutting their property will need to apply for a Right-of-Way permit through the zoning and building department.  https://www.jeffersontownship.org/Additional-Services/Apply-For-A-Permit 

Residents interested in reporting damaged or unsafe sidewalk sections can submit a service ticket HERE for review by the service department. 

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP SIDEWALK POLICY

Not sure if it’s a Township, County or City Road?
All roads in Jefferson Township are Township Roads except the following County Roads: Clark State Road, Havens Corners Road, Kitzmiller Road, Morse Road, Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, Taylor Road, Taylor Station Road and Waggoner Road. To report questions or obtain information regarding these county roads, call the Franklin County Engineer’s Office at (614) 525-3030, or visit the County Engineer’s website. 

Maintenance is shared between Jefferson Township and Gahanna on portions of Headley Road, Shull Road and Clotts Road. Maintenance is shared on Dixon Road between Jefferson Township and the City of Pataskala. To determine if your property is in Jefferson Township or abuts a township road, call (614) 855-4265 or e-mail cmccroskey@jeffersontownship.org.

Speed Humps

Jefferson Township adopted a policy to provide a consistent procedure for considering requests for speed humps on Township roads. 

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP SPEED HUMP POLICY

Contact Information

Joe Gerhart
Service Superintendent
614-861-2440
jgerhart@jeffersontownship.org

Janis Bowling
Service Department Administrative Assistant
614-861-2440
jbowling@jeffersontownship.org

Franklin County Engineer
24-Hour Road and Bridge Maintenance
614-525-3072