Welcome to the City of Ravenna. We are very proud of our City and we invite you to explore our web site and discover a small sampling of what Ravenna has to offer.

The County seat of Portage County, Ravenna is very much "Main Street, USA". Founded in 1799 and developed throughout the 1800s, Ravenna is a wonderful blend of 1800s architecture, century homes, and modern housing and industry. Our downtown area is full of nostalgia, reminiscent of a time when Main Street was a place where people would congregate, converse, and do business.

Whether you're looking to relocate your family, or you're looking for a new location for your business, Ravenna is definitely worth considering. Please visit us and learn what our residents already know... Ravenna is a great place to live, work and play.


Midnight Madness


Midnight Madness, November 28, 2014

Looking for a great way to kick off your holiday season while supporting your local economy by buying locally?  Come join us in downtown Ravenna for the annual Midnight Madness event to be held on Friday, November 28, 2014. This long running Ravenna tradition offers families a great way to kick off the Holiday season with a small town atmosphere filled with shopping and holiday related events.

Here are some of the main events taking place at this years event ...

  • Opening ceremony will be held on the Court House lawn beginning at 6:15pm. 
  • Elves Workshop at the Chamber of Commerce office located at 135 East Main Street  from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. 
  • Free horse and buggy rides through the downtown area will be offered from 7pm - 9pm (Boarding location for the horse and buggy rides is in front of City Hall)
  • Ice Carving demonstration on Court House lawn beginning at 8pm.

Support your local merchants and community by joining us for this time honored Ravenna tradition!

Leaf Pickup

The annual leaf pickup program for the City of Ravenna is winding down.  Generally leaf pickup ends by the beginning of December or whenever the snow starts. 

We will continue to update this website as we move through the wards.  The updated schedule can be found HERE.

Reminder, there will be NO BRUSH OR BAG PICK UP after the week of Oct. 20th.  The leaf bag container at the Street Dept. garage on Oakwood Street has also been removed for the season.  We ask that the residents not use the paper bags during this time as they will not be distributed during the leaf pickup program.  Leaves must be raked to the curb in loose piles.  Grass clippings and flowers can be added to the leaves.  Leaves will not be picked up if mixed with tree limbs, brush or debris.  Please do not rake the leaves into the street as this causes clogging of the storm drainage systems and creates serious problems of flooding during heavy rains.  Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles.  If you have any questions or concerns please call the Service Department at 330.296.6326.



The City of Ravenna Health Department Services have changed, effective April 1, 2014.

Vital Records; Birth and Death Certificates are now issued by the City of Kent Health Department located at 325 Depeyster Street Kent Ohio. Phone 330-678-8109. 

Environmental Health Programs: Food Service (Restaurant Inspections) School and Pool Inspections are done by Portage County Health Department at 705 Oakwood Street Ravenna, Ohio. Phone: 330-296-9919.

Nursing Services; Immunizations, HIV Testing, Car Seat inspections are also done through the Portage County Health Department.

News & Announcements

Shade Tree Commission Mtg.
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The City's Shade Tree Commission will meet on Monday, November 24th at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room 

Ravenna City Planning Commission
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Ravenna City Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 25th at 7:00 p.m. in Ravenna City Council Chambers, 210 Park Way 

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