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.

Ravenna Cruise-In

The 2014 Octane Nights, Ravenna Cruise-In held on Wednesday August 27 was a HUGE success.  More than 700 vehicles showed up for the event, surpassing everyone's expectations.  It was a great 'end' to the Cruise-In season and with this year's success plans are already underway for a repeat event in 2015.

For more information and images from the event click HERE.


Ravenna Flag Pole Restoration


Restoration of Ravenna's Flag Pole continues

Restoration work on the Ravenna Flag Pole began as scheduled on July 29th, 2014 with the dis-assembly and removal of the structure.  After a successful operation to dis-assemble the structure it was loaded onto a truck and taken off site to be completely restored.  Organizers plan to have the flag pole re-erected on site in time for the Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair which is the third weekend in September.

To view a time-lapse video of the dis-assembly of the flag pole, as well as more very interesting information about the history of this Ravenna landmark visit


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.

Ravenna Community Events
News & Announcements

Board of Zoning Appeals
Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Sept. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Police Conference Room 220 Park Way 

Shade Tree Commission
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Shade Tree Commission will meet on Monday, Sept. 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Ravenna City Hall, 210 Park Way. 

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Currently 56°F
High 65°F
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