Vacant Council Seat

The Village of Mantua is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on Village Council, term expiring December 31, 2025. Candidates must have been a resident of the Village of Mantua for at least one year immediately prior to appointment, must be a registered elector of the Village, must not hold any other public office, be interested in any contract with the Village, or hold employment with the Village. See Ohio Revised Code section 731.12. Letters of interest should be submitted to Mayor Linda Clark at, dropped off at Village Hall, 4650 High Street Mantua, or mailed to PO Box 775, Mantua, OH 44255. Submission deadline is 4:00 pm, Friday June 16, 2023. Mantua Village Council will consider appointment of an individual to fill the vacancy at its regular monthly meeting on June 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

Summer Brush Pickup

Summer brush pickup will resume on the second Tuesday of each month beginning May 9, 2023 through October 10, 2023. Leaf bags may be included in the month of May ONLY. Time may vary on holiday weeks. This service is for small branches or limbs that residents have trimmed or fallen in a storm, not for removal of entire trees. Brush may be placed no more than 7 days before the pick-up date. Brush placed curbside for extended periods of time may be subject to zoning violations.

Mulch which has been generated by the Village brush chipping program is available for free (Mantua Village residents only) and can be picked up at the Service garage during regular hours.

Mantua Village Landmarks Commission

The Village of Mantua Historic Landmarks Commission will hold its 2023 meetings as follows: April 22nd, September 9th, and November 11th. All meetings are Saturdays at 10:00 am in Council Chambers, 4650 High Street, Mantua, OH. The public is welcome to attend.


PORTAGE COUNTY WATER RESOURCES has completed their field survey work for the water line project. Residents may now discard any remaining yellow flags.

Water Resources May Be Contacted With Any Concerns, Andrew Gibson, Project Engineer, 330-235-7307, Email At

Mantua Village Income Survey

Back in March 2020, the Portage County Regional Planning Commission conducted an on-line income survey for the Village of Mantua. The information obtained by this survey is intended to help determine whether the Portage County Commissioners can obtain grants that could help our community with infrastructure needs (Roads, water, sewer). We have a grant to benefit the Village and we cannot complete the application without this additional information.

Because of COVID-19, parts of the previous survey will need to be competed and or updated for consistency and Regional Planning Commission staff will be doing door to door surveys for the remainder of September and October. However, we are very close to having a complete survey, meaning having enough residences replying to the survey to meet State income surveying requirements. Since you have received this letter, we need your help! PLEASE click here to participate in the survey:, or you can also call Todd Peetz or Lisa Reeves at Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 and answer the 2 questions. It only takes a minute, but it is so important that we finish the survey so we can apply for upcoming grants.

Please answer carefully and accurately keeping in mind that ALL INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD ANSWERS SHALL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL. It is important to note that the information you provide will be kept by address only and not be name and will be stored at the Regional Planning Commission for grant purposes only.

If you have any questions about this survey or how it will be used, please contact the Portage County Regional Planning Commission at 330-297-3613 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

We appreciate your cooperation with this important and valuable neighborhood survey. Thank you.


Linda Clark, Mayor

CLICK HERE to participate in the survey.

Residential Rental Unit Inspector

The Village of Mantua is seeking a Residential Rental Unit Inspector to administer the requirements of Chapter 1307 of the Mantua Village Codified Ordinances, as enacted pursuant to Ordinance 2019-39. There are approximately 300 residential rental units in the Village, which will be subject to inspection every three years. Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Ordinance and submit a letter of interest, qualifications and fee proposal to Mayor Linda Clark, PO Box 775, Mantua OH 44255 or Please call Mayor Clark at 330-274-8776 with any questions. This position is open until filled.

Water Quality Report

Download the latest Portage County Water Resources Water Quality Report here.

Committee Seat Vacancies

The Village of Mantua is looking for village residents to fill open seats on committees. There are three open seats on the Historic Landmarks Commission (does not have to be a resident) and one on the Cemetery Board. Anyone who is interested should contact Mayor Linda Clark at 330-274-8776 ext. 155 or .

Internet Auctions

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 721.15(D), the Village of Mantua hereby gives notice of its intent to sell unneeded, obsolete, or unfit municipal personal property by internet auction during the 2022 calendar year. Such auctions will be conducted by the Mayor or her designee on or, and shall last for no less than ten days. Payments may be accepted in cash, certified check, bank transfer or Paypal, depending on the requirements of the auction platform.

FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Expense Assistance

Please click here for details.

Past Live-streamed Meetings:

Mantua's YouTube Live Stream Page.

Portage County Water Resources Emergency Alerts

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The Village of Mantua Police Department is seeking part-time dispatchers. Please click here for job posting details.

Welcome to the Mantua Village web site! We hope the site will provide easy reference to Village Officials, facilities, meeting dates and telephone numbers. We sincerely hope that you will find this information helpful in becoming more aware of the services and opportunities available in our community. As always, feel free to e-mail or .

A Little History

Mantua Village (pronounced, "MAN-a-way") is located along the Cuyahoga River (known by native inhabitants as the "Crooked River") in Portage County. From its humble beginnings in the early 1800s, with its railroad station, 13 saloons, house of "ill repute" and a shipping point for area farmers, Mantua Village was formed and quickly began to grow. A Post Office was established in 1860 and the Village was incorporated in 1898. Our town, named after a famous city in Northern Italy, has continued to grow and mature. It is a beautiful, peaceful village, filled with historic buildings and friendly people who care.

Mantua is located on Ohio State Route 44, ten miles north of Ravenna (the Portage County Seat), twenty miles northeast of Akron, and twenty-seven miles southeast of Cleveland. Today, with access to the Ohio Turnpike just two miles to the south and access to US Route 422 seven miles to the north, we believe that this area will soon be the fastest-growing and most sought-after region in Northeast Ohio. Clean air, beautiful countryside, and excellent schools, backed up by sound zoning and facilitated planned growth, make Mantua Village a most desireable place to live and work.

We invite you to investigate the potentials of this exciting corridor that runs between Cleveland and Youngstown, and be assured that you, your family and your business will not only be welcome, but helped in every way possible. Come look us over and join with us in the wonderful years to come.