The Sylvania Township Road Department is responsible for the removal of dead animals that are along any Township maintained road. To report any dead animal, within the Township, please call Sylvania Township Road Department at 419-882-0031, ext. 1503.
For dead animal pick up on county roads, call the Lucas County Engineer’s office at 419-213-2860, and on state routes, call the Ohio Department of Transportation at 419-825-1383.
Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands, and then thaws. This weakens the pavement. Traffic loosens the pavement even more, and it eventually crumbles and pops out.
Sylvania Township Road Department is responsible for storm sewers (open ditches, culverts, catch basins, pipes, and curb inlets) located within the public right-of-way. Township personnel inspect, clean, repair or replace these components as necessary to keep the steady flow of storm water. The property owner is responsible for storm sewer pipes, catch basins, and ditches located on private property outside the public right-of-way. Right-of-way is normally 25 feet from the center of a roadway.
If you would like to request an inspection for a possible blocked or clogged storm sewer, please contact the STRD at 419-882-0031, ext. 1503.
Sylvania Township requires a permit be obtained from the Lucas County Engineer’s Office 419-213-2860 prior to the start of any excavation within the Township’s right-of-way area.
The only exception would be in the case of an emergency requiring immediate action to protect the public health, safety and welfare, in which case a permit must be obtained at the earliest possible opportunity. This includes driveway aprons, curb, gutter, storm drainage, sewer tie-ins, water main tie-ins, street construction and/or repairs, and road cuts.
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