Planning, Zoning, and Community Development

In 1957, the state legislature enacted Ohio Revised Code §519.02; this statute enabled townships to regulate, by Resolution, building and land use in order to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare.  Accordingly, Pierce Township enacted its first zoning code in 1961.  The current Zoning Resolution, effective November 29, 2010, establishes several types of zoning classifications under the general headings of residential, commercial, industrial and planned.  The Resolution also includes other regulations pertaining to building and land use.

A Zoning Permit is required for most construction projects.  Zoning Permits are valid for one year from date of issuance. A permit application can be accessed on line or picked up in the Zoning Office.  Permits are usually reviewed within 24 hours.  The Zoning Fee Schedule can also be found online. Please contact the Zoning Department at 513-947-2000 prior to beginning any construction project.  Staff is happy to assist you Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by appointment only.
See Tim Hershner, Administrator, for Permits and questions about Zoning by appointment only.