Mission Statement of Our Police Department

It is the mission of the Franklin Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve. Our department reduces criminal activities fear of crime and enhances public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity while conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.

We Are Looking For You…

Today, block watches allow the police and residents to work together to solve issues involving crime and social concerns in your community. Block watches are one of the original foundations of community policies and are referred to as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Members look out for neighbors' properties and report suspicious activities to the police.


Through community mobilization, neighbors, businesses, co-workers, and students form an active partnership in the community. Block watches allow individuals to discover common interests and goals with their neighbors.

Please call  +1 (614) 279-9411 to become a Blockwatch Captain in your neighborhood.

About The Police Department

24 Hour full-time service
Chief B. Smith

Our current total workforce:

10 Full-Time Officers
0 Part-Time Officers

Our regular operating workforce:

13 Full-Time Officers
6 Part-Time Officers


We serve within Columbus, Ohio – Inside I270 on the southwest side.

Population: 10,445 (2021)
Area: 6.70 square miles

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Our officer's wear Body Cameras by Watchguard




Our zip code has one of the highest overdose death rates in Franklin County.

In response to the surges in our community, FCPH has partnered with Franklin Township Police;

Get A Free Narcan Kit

Fire Department

"Chief Robert Arnold"



To protect life and property in Franklin Township and surrounding areas by providing fire protection and education, fire suppression and emergency medical services in the most effective manner. To maintain all facilities and equipment, assure emergency readiness, and to be the emergency management agency of the Township.

Franklin Township Fire Department Station 193 Headquarters

  • 2193 Frank Road
    Columbus, Ohio, 43223

  • 614-279-9411

Franklin Township Fire Department Station 192

  • 4100 Sullivant Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio, 43228

  • 614-279-0089

  • 614-278-4660

Road Department

"Superintendent Jim Stevens"

The road department is comprised of a four-person crew that works out of the main garage at 2193 Frank Road. The road department maintains and utilizes the following equipment in their daily duties.

  • Three Dump Trucks
  • Three Snow Plows
  • Jet Vacuum
  • Brush Clipper
  • Leaf Vacuum
  • Asphalt Roller

Brush Removal

To schedule brush pick-up, call the Township Business Office at 279-9411, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Brush must be placed in the right-of-way in front of your house or the alley. Brush should be a maximum of 3 inches to 5 inches in diameter and be no more than 10 feet in length, with the limbs facing the same direction.

The Road Department will not pick up wood boards, logs, tree stumps, garden waste, or building material.

Request Brush Pick-up

This form is to submit a request to address an issue

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Report High Grass Property

This form is to submit a request to address a property with High Grass

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Try Backyard Composting!

A compost pile or bin is a great way to recycle yard waste and enhance your home's gardens. Residents in Franklin County can also take their leaves, grass and brush – FREE OF CHARGE – to either of the SWACO contracted compost facilities:

2850 Rohr Road, Groveport,
+1 (614) 491-0868

4120 Roberts Road, Upper Arlington,
+1 (614) 921-9330 

There is a $6 per ton charge for businesses at the two locations shown above.

For Free Disposal of Trees and Bushes Only:

The Columbus Compost Facility,

7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, Ohio 43137,
+1 (614) 645-3153.

Dedicated loads of Yard Waste are banned from SWACO's Franklin County Landfill by state law.


  • Street lights         
  • Water Lines  
  • Sewage
  • Unsanitary conditions    
  • Local trash pick up  
  • Trash in yards 
  • Zoning enforcement

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Building Department

Effective June 13, 2011, the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations, Board of Building Standards, granted Franklin Township the authority to enforce the Ohio Building Code (OBC). The OBC regulates all construction types and uses except for residential one-, two- and three-family structures.

Franklin Township

Building Plan Submissions

On January 30, 2014, the Franklin Township Board of Trustees passed resolution# 14-023 adopting a permit/ fee scheduled to be effective starting March 1, 2014, as outlined in the 2011 Ohio Fire Code Section (E) 105 Permits, Ohio Administrative Code 1301:7-7-01. All fire protection systems and building plans must be submitted to the Franklin Township Fire Code Official through the Franklin Township Building Department. Both entities require plan review and comment before the initiation of any construction. All permits and fees must be paid in full before demolition or construction.

This permit and fee schedule is in addition to those required by the Franklin Township Building Department. All contractors found working without an approved permit shall be charged four times the permit fee.

Use the links below to view PDF versions of the Fire Dept. Permit/ Fee Schedule; Permit Application Form

Permits & Schedules

So you can plan your job accordingly, please remember plan review can take up to 30 days.

If you have questions regarding your fees or plan review, please get in touch with Franklin Township Building Department :

+1 (614) 279-9411 EXT: 0

Fees can be paid by cash or check only at:

2193 Frank Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43223