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 Clark County Auditor and use the "Property Search" feature to look up the current zoning of your property. For further questions, contact Jennifer Tuttle at 937-521-2170, e-mail, or Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186, e-mail.

There are four townships that administer their own zoning regulations. If the property is located in German, Pike, Pleasant or Springfield Township, contact the appropriate zoning official: German Township - George Degenhart at 937-964-1661

Pike Township - Jason Bishop at 937-925-3419

Pleasant Township - Jack Remley at 937-925-1937

Springfield Township - Jennifer Tuttle at 937-521-2170, or Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186

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 Jennifer Tuttle at 937-521-2170, e-mail, or Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186, e-mail.

 If the property is located in German, Pike, Pleasant or Springfield Township, contact the appropriate zoning officer: German Township - George Degenhart at 937-964-1661
Pike Township - Jason Bishop at 937-925-3419
Pleasant Township - Jack Remley at 937-828-1917
Springfield Township - Jennifer Tuttle at 937-521-2170, or Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186

How do I apply for a zoning permit?

For unincorporated areas that are under 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.

 * A good source for the Plot Plan is the County Auditor’s website at Clark County 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 Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

have zoning overlay districts. The following link will take you to a map showing both zoning overlay districts: Springfield Airport Zoning Overlay WPAFB Zoning Overlay

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 Jennifer Tuttle at 937-521-2186, e-mail, or Allan Neimayer at 937-521-2186, 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 Clark County 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 FEMA 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 2020 Filing Deadline and Meeting Schedule (PDF).