Zoning

Frequently asked questions

1. When do I need a zoning permit?
A zoning permit is required for any kind of new structure or alteration to an existing structure on your property. This includes fences, pools, sheds, decks, room additions, garages, etc. If you have any questions as to whether a permit is necessary for something you are planning, please don't hesitate to call the Zoning Inspector at 419.392.5381.

2. How much does a permit cost?
Zoning permits cost between $25 and $200 depending on the type of permit you are applying for. Please see the rate table below for more details.

3. How long does the approval process take?
You will be notified of a decision within 20 days after your application for a permit has been received.

4. How do I appeal if my request for a permit is denied?
You may file a written appeal with the Zoning Board of Appeals within 20 days after receiving notification of the decision by the Zoning Inspector. For more details, please refer to Section 23 of the Washington Township Zoning Resolution.

New rates effective March 1, 2016.

Fence or pool
$35.00
Shed or deck
$40.00
Residential accessory or change/garage
$45.00
Single family dwelling
$150.00
Two family dwelling
$175.00
Multiple family dwelling
$250.00
Handicap Ramp
No Charge
Commercial/industrial sign - portable
$60.00
Commercial / industrial sign - building and pole
$175.00
Commercial / industrial accessory or change
$125.00
Commercial - New Construction
$300.00
Hearings - Variance
$250.00
Hearings - Appeal
$250.00
Hearings - Zoning Change
$250.00
Hearings - Conditional/Special use
$250.00
Zoning Resolution (Book)
$15.00 for printed copy or Online for free
Change of Use
$125.00
Building Demolition
$35.00