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. You will apply for this through Geauga Soil & Water Conservation District, 440-834-1122.
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: