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Frequently Asked Questions

What is my property zoned?

  
The Clark County Zoning Regulations apply to the unincorporated areas of Bethel, 
   Green, Harmony, Mad River, Madison and Moorefield Townships.  

   To see what your property is zoned, you can go to the Clark County Auditor's 
   website at www.clarkcountyauditor.gov and use the "Property Search" feature to
   look up the current zoning of your property.  For further questions, contact Allan
   Neimayer at 937-521-2186 or e-mail.

   If the property is located in German, Pike, Pleasant or Springfield Township, contact
   the appropriate zoning officer:

                            German Township - George Degenhart @ 937-964-1661
                                 Pike Township - Alex Truner @ 937-964-8186
                           Pleasant Township - Larry Henderson @ 937-828-1917
                         Springfield Township - Jeff Briner @ 937-322-3459


What uses are permitted in a specific zoning district?

   For property regulated under the Clark County Zoning Regulations, the following link
   will take you to Chapter 2 of the regulations where you will find all zoning districts
   and their permitted uses:  General Zoning District Regulations.  For further questions,
   contact Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186 or e-mail.
 
   
If the property is located in German, Pike, Pleasant or Springfield Township, contact
   the appropriate zoning officer:

                            German Township - George Degenhart @ 937-964-1661
                                 Pike Township - Alex Truner @ 937-964-8186
                           Pleasant Township - Larry Henderson @ 937-828-1917
                         Springfield Township - Jeff Briner @ 937-322-3459

 
How do I apply for a zoning permit?

   For Clark County Zoning, click on the following link to get a list of Clark County's
   zoning applications and select the appropriate application form, which is in a pdf
   fill-in-the-blank format: Applications & Brochures 

What do I need to submit a zoning permit application?

  
In addition to the completed zoning application, you need a Plot Plan* showing
   the boundary (lot lines) of the property along with the existing buildings/structures 
   on the property.  On this Plot Plan also show the proposed location of the
   building/structure to be built.  Finally, you will need a "Building Notice" form (at no 
   cost) from the Real Estate Office at the County Auditor's Office located at
   31 N. Limestone St. 

 * A good source for the Plot Plan is the County Auditor's website at 
   www.clarkcountyohio.gov/auditor  use the "Property   Search" feature to obtain: (1) a map 
   showing the general location of the property, and (2) an aerial photo of the property showing
   the proposed location of the "new" building/structure.


Is my property affected by airport zoning?

  
Both the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and the Wright-Patterson Air Force 
   Base have zoning overlay districts.  The following link will take you to a map
   showing both of the districts:  www.clarkcountyohio.gov/auditor

Do I need a zoning permit to construct a storage shed?

   Under Clark County Zoning, you need a Zoning Permit if the shed is 120 sq. ft. or
   larger.  In addition, you will need a building permit if the shed is greater than          
   200 sq. ft.

   If the shed is less than 120 sq. ft., no zoning permit is required.  However, zoning
   regulations regarding size, height and setback still apply.


What is the required setback for a storage shed?

   The minimum setback depends on the size of the property and follows Table 8.1:  
   View TABLE 8.1.


Do I need a zoning permit to put up a fence on my residential property?

   No; a zoning permit is not required for a fence.  However, zoning regulations do
   apply:  (1) the fence cannot be taller than 4 feet in the front yard, and (2) no taller
   than 6 feet in the side or rear yards.  The fence can be along the property line, but
   be certain where your property line is.

   If your property sits at a corner, contact Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186 or e-mail  
  
for additional information.


How can I tell if a property is located in a floodplain?

   You can go to the Clark County Auditor's website at www.clarkcountyohio.gov/auditor 
  
and use the "Property Search" feature to see if the property is in a floodplain.  If you
   have further floodplain questions and the property is located in the unincorporated
   area of Clark County, contact Tom Hale, County Floodplain Administrator at 937-521-
   2160 or e-mail.  You can also go to FEMA's website at www.fema.com and look up
   your property.


When is the filing deadline for a rezoning, variance or conditional use request?

   The following link will take you to the filing deadline and meeting schedule of
   all county planning boards.  View 2014 Filing Deadline Schedule