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Village Offices: 740-767-2400

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The village council will meet the last Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at the firehouse.

Additionally, the following subcomittees meet at 5:30 and 6:00 prior to the regular meeting: Finance, Water, Street, Fire, Parks, Records and Public Safety. All are welcome !

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Jacksonville Fire Committee Meeting

The Jacksonville Fire Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7:00P at the Municipal Building.

Jacksonville Water Committee Meeting

The Jacksonville Water Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:00P at the Municipal Building.


The Athens City-County Health Department (ACCHD) wants to know how you travel around Athens County when a personal vehicle isn’t available. The health department is working with HAPCAP and the Athens County Planner’s Office to develop an active transportation plan (ATP) for the county. The plan will make recommendations for creating better options for walking, biking, and public transportation in Athens County. Hearing from county residents about their transportation challenges will be key in identifying the places where infrastructure improvements are needed most. Take the survey online ( or stop by ACCHD, any Athens County Public Libraries branch, or United Seniors of Athens County for a hard copy.

Jacksonville Natural Gas Aggregation

Natural Gas Aggregation is on the fall ballot for the Village of Jacksonville. To learn more and help you decide how to vote, please visit:

Updated Office Hours

The Village of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Water Department have returned to normal office hours of Tuesday through Friday, 9:00A to 3:00P.

ATV Reminder

Side-by-sides are street legal in Ohio after they pass the required inspection to obtain a title and registration. Some alterations might need to be made to pass this inspection.

Ohio’s Street Legal Side-by-Side Laws:

When you’re driving your side-by-side around town, you do not want to run the risk of being pulled over by the police and getting fined and ticketed.

You must understand Ohio’s laws for side-by-sides. The laws are different for each state, so you shouldn’t assume that the same rules will apply if you have just moved from somewhere else.

Requirements for obtaining a street legal side by side:

·         Have at least one headlight. The headlight should have enough brightness to illuminate any person or object in front of your vehicle within at least one hundred feet. This range should work during the hours of the night, or during times of poor lighting and visibility (such as rain and fog).

·         Have at least one red tail light. This tail light should have enough brightness to be seen within five hundred feet behind the vehicle. This is so those driving on the road around you will be able to spot your side-by-side. This will help increase your safety and the safety of other drivers around you.

·         Have a muffler system. This muffler system needs to be able to preclude the emission of smoke or exhaust fumes. It should also limit the engine’s noise.

You will need each of these items to obtain a street legal side-by-side. Without any one of these items, you may risk the safety of everyone on the road.

It would be so nice if your side-by-side could be used everywhere. However, the unfortunate truth is that there are some prohibitions on where you can drive it.

Just because your side by side is street legal, that does not mean that you are completely free to roam anywhere you want.

Some of the prohibitions on your street legal side by side in Ohio are:

·         No use on limited access highways or freeways. This rule is exempt for any emergency purpose. The director of public safety can give you the ability for emergency traveling purposes.

·         No operation on private property. This rule is not applicable if you have permission from the property owner.

·         No operation on land or waters controlled by the state. If you are able to, there will be signs stating your allowance. However, without that, assume that you are not permitted access to the state’s land.

·         No operation on tracks of any operating railroad. You will not want to ride your side-by-side through any tracks anyways. However, the law also states that you cannot.

·         No operation between sunset to sunrise without lights on. To have a street legal side-by-side, you will need to follow the rules of the road. If it is dark outside, you will need and want your lights on.

Another thing to be aware of while you are driving a side-by-side in Ohio is the age law. You may not drive the side-by-side if you are younger than 16 years old unless you are driving on private land and have supervision from an adult (18+).

Obtaining a Street Legal Side-by-Side:

Although there are so many places in Ohio where you will not have to worry about having a street legal side-by-side, it is still a good idea to have one. Getting yourself certified early can prevent problems in the future.

Before you can obtain a certificate of title and registration, you will need your side-by-side to be inspected by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

The process will be fairly easy if you are prepared with what they need.

To pass your inspection, be sure that you have these things.

·         Adequate brakes and braking system.

·         Properly working brake lights, head lights, tail lights, and turn signals.

·         Properly working steering mechanism.

·         A windshield.

·         A rear view mirror.

Appropriate tires that are free from major bumps, bulges, breaks, or any conditions that could cause unsafe conditions.

If you side by side includes all of these elements, then you should easily be able to have a street legal side-by-side.

Along with all the things that your side-by-side will need, you will also need to have a few things on hand when walking into the office after inspection

Make sure that you bring along with you these things.

·         A completed inspection from local law enforcement.

·         Application for certificate of title to a motor vehicle form.

·         Proof of ownership (this can be manufacture certificate of origin, assigned title from this state, bill of sale from retail business, etc.)

·         Sales tax on purchase price.

·         Payment for title fees, including a lien holder notation.

·         With all of these things, you should easily be able to obtain title and registration. It may not happen very quickly, but all good things take time!

Exceptions for the Agricultural Use Value Program:

Because of the number of farmers in Ohio, there is a law titled the Current Agricultural Use Value or CAUV. This is for property tax purposes. It is exclusive to commercial agriculture.

This relates to your street legal side-by-side in Ohio, because that is not a concern under this law. With this law, you will not need registration or a license to drive your side by side on the street.

As long as you are using you side by side for agricultural purposes, you will not need to obtain a street legal side by side through the normal process.

However, there are a few things you will need to require for this program. In order to obtain a street legal side by side under this law, you must meet one or more of these requirements during the 3 years preceding your application.

·         Have ten or more acres devoted exclusively to commercial agricultural use.

·         Have under ten acres devoted exclusively to commercial agricultural use, but produce an average yearly gross income of at least $2,500.

If you meet any of these requirements, then you will be able to ride your side by side street legally without your title and registration.

Again, just because your side by side is street legal, that does not mean that you are completely free to roam anywhere you want. You must understand local laws due to the legislative branch having the authority/choice to ultimately decided when and where the side by side can be used.

New Trash Ordinance

New Noise Ordinance

2022 Water Consumer Confidence Report

Please visit the following URL to view the 2022 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Report for the Village of Jacksonville:

Jacksonville Council Meetings

Village Council meets on the LAST Thursday of every month at 6:30PM.

If you wish to address Council, please email your topic of discussion no later than Tuesday before the meeting to: Any information you wish to distribute at the Council meeting must be included for review in your email.

Currently Council meetings are being held in person.