Laws

Springfield Township enforces the law as written in the Ohio Revised Code. In addition to state law, local laws have been created to address our community concerns.
Where As, As authorized by Ohio Revised Code section 955.221(C),
No person shall keep or harbor any dog within Springfield Township which by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace and quiet of any person in the Township. Any person who allows any dog habitually to remain or be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure, which said person owns or occupies shall be considered to be harboring such dog.

Resolved, Whoever violates this resolution is guilty of a minor misdemeanor subject to the penalty provided in Ohio Revised Code Section 955.99 (1).

Ohio Revised Code 955.22 Confining, restraining, debarking dogs; dangerous dog registration certificate.