Limited Rule Townships

Limited Home Rule Townships

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Limited home rule allows townships to enact resolutions to improve the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. The township may not exercise any power that conflicts with the general laws of the State.

What does Home Rule mean?

Section 3 of Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution reads as follows: Municipalities shall have authority to exercise all powers of local self-government and to adopt and enforce within their limits such local police, sanitary and other similar regulations, as are not in conflict with general laws.