Zoning Department FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a zoning permit to install a fence?
Yes — A zoning permit is required by State Law and Local Zoning Code.
Am I permitted to park a vehicle on my lawn?
No — Parking a vehicle other than on a driveway is prohibited.
Am I required to place a fence around my swimming pool?
Yes — Any aboveground or in-ground swimming pool requires a fence or pool accessory fence to the height of at least six (6) feet from ground level.
Do I need a permit for a Garage Sale.
Yes — Garage sale permits are good for three (3) days of the event.
What information do I need to obtain a zoning permit?
Am I permitted to park a utility trailer in my driveway?
Do I need a zoning permit for replacement windows, siding or roof?
No — Zoning does not regulate building construction standards; Mahoning County Building Inspection would require a permit to perform such construction.
Am I permitted to place a sign near the roadway announcing my events?
No — Placing signs on utility poles or public right-a-way is in violation of State and Local Zoning Codes and subject to penalties; signs found in these locations will be removed and discarded.
If my project does not comply with zoning can I request a variance?
Yes — Zoning variances are designed to provide relief for the following: conditional use permits, appealing the decision of the Zoning Inspector and for any practical difficulty. Each zoning hearing is based on it on merits as presented by the Appellant.