Building Department & Zoning
About the Building and Zoning Departments
The Building Official is responsible for reviewing construction plans, issuing and approving permits, and conducting inspections of construction in progress to ensure compliance with State/Uniform Building codes and local ordinances.
What many people do not realize is that most home improvements require building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and or zoning permits. The primary reason for this requirement is to ensure that structures are built safely, and in conformance with current codes and local ordinances, but it also helps to ensure that residential contractors are held responsible for their workmanship.
Attention Contractors!!! Registration and $15.00 annual fee are required with a copy of your license.
Frequently Asked Building Questions
New and Replacement Fence Guidelines
Zoning Ordinance, Section 5.21; Opaque Hedges, Fence and Walls in Residential Districts
Installation of Permanent above or below ground Swimming Pool
Zoning Ordinance, Section 17.02 CC, Recreation 6; Private Swimming Pool
Attached Accessory Structure Guidelines
Detached Accessory Structure Guidelines
Frequently Asked Zoning Questions
Recreational Vehicle Storage
Zoning Ordinance, Section 5.15; Storage of Recreational Equipment
Storage of recreational vehicles in a non-conforming area is allowed for a period of no longer than two weeks with the completion of the following permit application.
Zoning Application - RV/Equipment Permit
Blight Control Ordinance
Junk Cars – Blight Control Ordinance
Noxious Weeds Ordinance
Tall Grass/Noxious Weeds- Noxious Weeds Ordinance
Township Board - July 13, 2021
Zoning Board of Appeals - July 20, 2021
Planning Commission - June 23, 2021