Penfield Township
Lorain County
, Ohio




History of Township

Penfield High School


Elected Officials

Meeting Minutes


Township Recycling

Zoning Department



Keystone Local Schools
Lorain County
Southern Lorain Co. Ambulance District
Wellington Fire District
Lorain County Sheriff
State of Ohio

Penfield Historical Society



Rick Conrad (Trustee)
Duane Johnson (Trustee)
Lloyd Gordon (Trustee)
Vicki Denes (Fiscal Officer)
Richard Donahue (Zoning Inspector)

Welcome to the official website of Penfield Township

Welcome. We hope you find the information you are looking for at our website. Please contact us with any questions. Click here to download our Spring 2017 Newsletter.

Click here to view the Penfield Community Calendar.



     NEW!        Mark Your Calendars


We have the dates for a few township events occurring in 2018.


Dumpster Days are scheduled for:

                    May 19th (Pride Day)

                    August 11th

                    October 20th

Spring Band Concert will be April 21st

Christmas Band Concert & Historical Society Display will be December 1st


     NEW     Open Positions in Zoning


Want to be more involved in your community?

Penfield Township has a Zoning Commission whose job it is to manage the township's zoning resolution. We also have a Zoning Board of Appeals whose job it is to hear and decide appeals regarding variance from the zoning resolution or decisions based on the resolution.

Both boards have 5 members and 2 alternates. We are in need of an alternate for each board. If you are interested, let us know via Facebook, email, or phone call. Visit under the Zoning Department tab for more information.

     NEW     Indoor Walking Opportunity


Indoor Walking: In the winter months, every Thursday 6-7 pm, Keystone Elementary School is open for community members to walk

                              Be Vigilant!

The reports of break-ins into vehicles have increased and is township wide.  Lock your cars and keep valuables out of sight.  Thieves appear to be looking for quick cash.

                       Weight Room Availability

Through an effort from the Keystone Empowers You (KEY) collaborative, the Keystone High School weight room is open to the public from Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.  Start on that new year’s resolution now. Why wait?

Be Vigilant!

There have been reports of car break-ins within the township.  Lock your car and park it in the most secure location that you can.

Have a failing sewage system that needs to be repaired or replaced?

              Click here to learn about grant program information.

                         Dumpster Days 2017


The first dumpster day will be May 20th from 8 am until 4 pm in conjunction with Pride Day.  Also, the Penfield Historical Society is hosting a “Fill the Truck” clothing drive fund raiser; at the same time in the back of the parking lot.

Additional dumpster days will be held August 19th and October 7th.


Residents may bring scrap metal, motor oil, car & farm batteries and general trash.

Residents may NOT bring hazardous material, paint, tires, and construction debris.

Some residents have abused the prohibition on construction debris in the past and the Trustees reserve the right to reject any load not deemed acceptable.



                          Penfield Recycles  

                                    Just a reminder.

The Recycling Center hours are the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Penfield has a recycling drop off center next to the Township Hall. Plastic, #1 (HDPE) and #2 (PETE) and milk jugs are accepted. Bi-metal cans, aluminum cans, aluminum, glass (except drinking glasses and window glass) vehicle batteries, a 24-hour green & yellow dumpster is provided for magazines, office paper, shopping catalogues, junk mail, and newspapers in loose containers. An all green Allied Waste dumpster is available 24 hours for cardboard. Please flatten boxes. Labels may be left on the cans and all containers should be rinsed out before bringing to the center.


                Lorain County Office On Aging  


Please click the link below to view a message about free food boxes for eligible senior citizens.


Click here to view a message for senior citizens

          United Way of Greater Lorain County 211


“United Way of Greater Lorain County’s First Call for Help is a free, 24-hour hotline that connects individuals with services in the community. All resources can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-275-6106 or by visiting the website at”


    Lorain County Wireless Notification System


Lorain County recently implemented a wireless emergency notification system (WENS), which is sometimes referred to as a reverse 911.  With this, the county, or any political subdivision (City, Township, etc.) can issue warnings or emergency information, such as weather alerts, boil alerts, and so forth.  It should prove to be a useful tool that can disseminate information to a target group very quickly.


The system can contact you via telephone, cell phone, (Voice or text), or email, whichever you choose.


If you would like to be included, and we hope that you will, please click on the link below and provide the information on the registration sheet.



Your Penfield Township Officials



P.S. Feel free to respond with any questions that you may have.



                Reflective Address Signs


These signs are available to residents at no charge and make it much easier for emergency personnel to locate your home.  If you would like one, contact any of your trustees, The South Lorain County Ambulance District, or The Wellington Fire Department.

Pass this information on to anyone within the township who needs one of these signs.


          Don’t be a victim of Cyber Crime!


Don’t think it can’t happen to you.  Cyber Crime can happen to anyone.  Please click here to read how you can make yourself less vulnerable to Cyber Crime.


Click here to download Cyber Crime information.

- The Southern Lorain County Ambulance District, Wellington Fire District, and the Lorain County Sheriff serve Penfield Township.

Wellington, Grafton, Litchfield, Lagrange, and Spencer Post Offices serve the Township.

North Coast Wireless Communications , DirecTV, Dish TV, and Armstrong provide TV service, phone service, and internet service.  HughesNet provides high speed internet.   Frontier and Windstream also provide phone service.  Just Energy, Columbia Gas, Lorain Medina Rural Electric, and Rural Lorain County Water Authority provide utilities.  Protection 1  and ADT provide home security services.


K.E.Y.(Keystone Empowers You)