Village of Crooksville, Ohio – "The Clay City" – Established 1874

About the Village of Crooksville

Established in 1874 by the U.S. Postal Service at the request of founders Jacob Reed and his partner Joseph Crooks, Crooksville has continued to thrive for the past 126 years. Located off State Rt. 93 in Perry County, the Village has worked diligently over the years to keep the environment friendly for families and business. Their efforts have been rewarded with the 2001 Governor’s Award for Partnership in the Arts, and Tree City Status since 1996.
Sometime earlier between 1820 and 1825, Jacob Reed, a young and prosperous man from the East struck out looking for a company in which to invest his money and double his fortune. On the way he met his bride, Lydia, and eventually the two of them found the heavily timbered land that is now Crooksville.



Civic Organizations

Clay Center of Ohio

Village Clock


Local Schools

Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival


Village Council

Village Administration

Village Administration

Income Tax Department

Utility Billing Department

Service Departments

Police Department

Fire and and EMS

Recreation Center


Swimming Pool

Spirit of the American Doughboy”

E.M. Viquesney sculpted this life-size pressed-copper statue of a WWI doughboy advancing through “No Man’s Land”, carrying a grenade and a rifle. The statue honors those who served in World War I. Beneath is a brick pedestal with a plaque dedicated to the veterans of the Civil War (1861), the Spanish-American War (1898) and World War I (1917). The statue is located next to the Village Administration building at 98 South Buckeye Street.

For Water or Sewer Emergencies, call 740-586-7161, or 740-220-201-4931

Village News

RITA Welcome Letter

If you feel your water bill is too high and you have not increased your day to day consumption, you may have a leak. Two of the most common leaks are associated with faucets and toilets.
If your toilet leaks, you may be wasting enough water to keep a small creek flowing. Don’t assume that your toilet doesn’t leak because you can’t hear it. A toilet has to leak 250 gallons a day before it can be heard. A quick check can be made by completing the following steps:

Water and Sewer Rate Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for water and sewer rates. These rates were effective with the January 2016 regular meter reading.

Monthly Water and Sewer Rates

In Town RatesMinimum Bill (First 1000 Gallons of Water Usage)$40.31 $25.75
Usage Over 1,000 Gallons$8.49 per 1000 gallons$6.44 per 1000 gallons
Storm Water RatesResidential ( Residential properties are assigned 1 ERU)$2.54 per ERU
Non-Residential ( Non-Residential properties are assigned number of ERU’s based on the impervious area of the property$1.21 per ERU
Out of Town Water RatesMinimum Bill (First 1000 Gallons)$55.17
Usage Over 1,000 Gallons$8.49 per 1000 gallons
Sewer (Based on water usage)Minimum usage for 0 – 1000 Gallons $26.52
Usage over the first 1000 Gallons $6.63 per 1000 Gallons
Sewer Rates
(Ceramic Road South/SR 669 Area)
Residentially MeteredMinimum Bill (Up to 2000 Gallons) $52.00
All Usage Over 2,000 Gallons $5.00 per 1000 gallons
Sewer Rates
(Ceramic Road South/SR 669 Area)
Non-Metered $67.00
Industrial Water and Sewer RatesMinimum Bill (First 1000 Gallons of Water Usage)$159.15 $159.15
Usage 1001 to 100,000 Gallons$4.78 per 1000 gallons$6.63 per 1000 gallons
Usage above 100,000 Gallons$4.64 per 1000 gallons$3.55 per 1000 gallons
Storm Water RatesNon-Residential$1.21 per ERU
Minimum Utility Bills, Including water, sewer and Storm Water
In Town Minimum BillResidential$69.37
Non-Residential$66.83 plus Storm Water (based on number of ERU’s)
Industrial$318.28 plus Storm Water (based on number of ERU’s)
Out of Town Minimum BillWith Sewer$81.69
Without Sewer$55.17
Out of Town Sewer South Area$107.17
New Water TapsIn Town Water Tap Fee$2000.00
Out of Town Water Tap Fee$2500.00

Minimum Utility Bills including water, sewer and storm water

Stormwater Utility

The Village has developed a Stormwater Utility (SWU) program to create a dedicated fund for the repair, replacement, maintenance, equipment, and administration required to operate a stormwater management system. The SWU charges are not established as a tax on the residents of the Village of Crooksville; these charges are established as a utility usage fee, similar to a water or sewer fee.
The following document explains how the rates were determined for residential and non-residential properties within the Village:
Below you will find the schedule for stormwater utility rates. These rates were effective on January 1, 2019.

Monthly Stormwater Utility Rates

Residential1 ERU (Equivalent Runoff Unit)$2.54
Non-Residential1 ERU (Equivalent Runoff Unit)$1.21

View Your Bill Online

To view and pay your bill online, please click on the following link:
To view the back of the bill, which contains useful information about bill payments and payment options, please click on this link:    Back of the Bill.

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