The following information is provided as a guide, but it is highly recommended that you call the Zoning Office at 440-338-5811 when in the planning stage of any construction project.
The following require a zoning permit:
Please note this list is not inclusive – if your project is not listed please call to verify what is required.
Accessory buildings, including tool sheds whether or not on a foundation
Interior alterations that include any structural change
In-ground swimming pools
Above-ground swimming pools with a depth of 36 inches or more
All commercial buildings – new, addition, alteration
Activities with a riparian setback (this means within a specified distance of a stream or river)
In addition, a Water Management & Sediment Control Plan is required for most construction and land disturbance. Call the Zoning Office to find out how to obtain this. In some cases you will apply to the Zoning Inspector and in others you will apply to Geauga Soil & Water Conservation District.
Zoning Permit Applications – Call the Zoning office for an appointment. They are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Zoning Information Sheets – Click below to download further information:
Zoning Fees – Click below to download the Zoning Fee Schedule:
Zoning Forms – Click below to download commonly-used forms: