The Village of Lordstown, Ohio, USA
The Village of Lordstown, Ohio, USA
The Village of Lordstown, Ohio, USA
  • The Village of Lordstown, Ohio, USA

Planning & Zoning Department



PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

Council shall establish and fill the position of Village Planning and Zoning Administrator, together with such assistants as Council deems necessary.

The duties of the Planning and Zoning Administrator shall be as follows:

  • Administer the Zoning Ordinances of the Village of Lordstown.
  • Issue Zoning Permits. Verify plot plans and review plans to see that they are in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Review any subdivision or consolidation of parcels within the Village for Code compliance.
  • Assist residents and businesses in all inquiries about the Village rules and regulations.
  • All other duties consistent with the nature of the office as required by legislation.

SUBMISSION OF ZONING PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Before constructing, altering or reconstructing any structure, application shall be made to the Zoning Department for a Zoning Permit. The application shall be made on the proper form and include the following information:

  • The intended purpose
  • The material to be used
  • The proposed number of stories, rooms and families
  • Name, address and phone number of property owner
  • Name, address and phone number of contractor
  • Date of construction
A separate plot plan drawn to scale must be made on the proper form and include the following information: 
  • The exact dimensions and area of the lot to be built upon
  • The location, dimensions, height and bulk of structures to be erected
  • The location, dimensions, height and bulk of all existing structures
  • Setbacks from property lines for all existing and proposed structures
Within five working days after the receipt of the properly completed application and plot plan, the Zoning Department shall issue a Zoning Permit if the submission complies with Code requirements and the correct fee is paid. Failure to obtain a Zoning Permit is a violation of Village of Lordstown Zoning Ordinances, subject to a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day. Each day that the violation exists is considered a separate violation and may be charged as an ongoing and continuous violation. The property owner has the responsibility of contacting the Trumbull County Building Department to learn whether a Building Permit is necessary.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

No person shall use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any buildings or premises until a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the Zoning Department stating that the proposed use of the building or land conforms to the requirements.

Property owner must notify the Zoning Department that the building or premises is ready for occupancy. Failure to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy is a violation of Village of Lordstown Zoning Ordinance, subject to a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day. Each day that the violation exists is considered a separate violation and may be charged as an ongoing and continuous violation.


FEES AND DEPOSITS

PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT FEES AND DEPOSITS
FEES FOR ZONING PERMITS ARE DUE BEFORE ZONING PERMIT IS ISSUED 
NO FEE WILL BE REFUNDED ONCE A RECEIPT HAS BEEN ISSUED
ZONING PERMITS $15.00 MINIMUM FEE
Residential  R-1, R-2 and R-3 $.05 per square foot
Business  B-1 and B-2 $.075 per square foot 
Industrial  I-1 $.10  per square foot
COMMUNICATION TOWERS
Construction of new tower $900.00
Replacement of equipment on existing tower  $450.00
SIGN PERMITS
Up to 10 square feet  $15.00 per sign face
Over 10 square feet but less than 20 square feet $20.00 per sign face
20 square feet but less than 26 square feet $25.00 per sign face
26 square feet or more  $1.00 per square foot per side, not to exceed $200.00 per sign face
HOME OCCUPATION PERMIT $15.00
TEMPORARY TRAILER PERMIT $15.00
 
FEES FOR PLAT AND PLAN REVIEW MUST BE PAID UPON SUBMITTAL 
NO FEE WILL BE REFUNDED ONCE A RECEIPT HAS BEEN ISSUED
MAJOR SUBDIVISION PLAT REVIEW AND
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
Preliminary Plan $50.00 Plus $10.00 Per Lot
Revised Preliminary Plan $50.00
Final Plat and Replat $50.00 Plus $10.00 Per Lot
Resubmittal Fee $50.00
DEPOSIT FOR ZONING APPEAL APPLICATION MUST BE PAID UPON SUBMITTAL 
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS DEPOSIT Deposit is for desired change 
Residential  R-1, R-2 and R-3 $300.00
Business  B-1 and B-2 $300.00
Industrial  I-1 $500.00
Planned Unit Development PUD $500.00
Applicant is responsible for actual costs which may exceed the deposit
DEPOSIT FOR PETITION FOR ZONE CHANGE MUST BE PAID UPON SUBMITTAL 
PETITION FOR ZONE CHANGE DEPOSIT   Deposit is for desired change 
Residential  R-1, R-2 and R-3 $300.00
Business  B-1 and B-2 $300.00
Industrial  I-1 $500.00
Planned Unit Deveopment PUD $500.00
Applicant is responsible for actual costs which may exceed the deposit

 


BLANK FORMS

Application for Zoning Permit

Sample Application for Zoning Permit

Plot Plan

Sample Plot Plan

Request for Agricultural Exemption

Appeal Under the Zoning Ordinance

Petition for Zone Change


HELPFUL LINKS TO FREQUENTLY REQUESTED INFORMATION

Chapter 1103.02 Minor Subdivisions

Chapter 1103.04 Consolidation of Parcels

Chapter 1115 Site Plan Review

Chapter 1116 Site Plan Review Not Involving New Construction

Chapter 1135 Use Regulations

Chapter 1137 District Regulations

Chapter 1161.08 Private Swimming Pools

Chapter 1161.09 Animals and Fowl

Chapter 1165 Signs

Trumbull County Building Inspection Information

Trumbull County Report of Complaint

QUICK AND EASY RESOURCE:
ZONING REGULATIONS FOR A NEW HOME

  1. Full basement under living space of all two story and ranch style dwellings.
  2. For any other style dwelling, lowest level considered the basement; interior floor must be at least 4 feet below front finish grade, and interior side walls a minimum of 8 feet in height. Area of lowest level excluding any garage must be at least 40% of the area of the interior building floor plan at grade level.
  3. Attached garage.
  4. 1500 square feet minimum living space (If more than one floor, at least 800 square feet on the first floor).
  5. Height not to exceed 35 feet to the ridgeline (peak of roof).
  6. Lot must be at least 100 feet wide and 200 feet deep if lot has sanitary sewer (If no sanitary sewer, need approval from Trumbull County Board of Health).
  7. House must be at least 60 feet from road right-of-way line (Marked by survey pins).
  8. House must be at least 10 feet from side lot line.
  9. House must be at least 50 feet from rear lot line.
  10. House must be at least 100 feet from a gas well head, storage tank & separator unit.

FOR A PERMIT THE PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT REQUIRES:

  1. Floor Plans
  2. Front Elevation Drawing
  3. Foundation Drawing
  4. Septic Permit (if no sanitary sewer)
  5. Approval from Trumbull County Soil and Water Conservation District and/or Ohio EPA in wet areas, if necessary. 
ZONING REGULATIONS FOR BUILDING AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
  1. Total of accessory structure(s) may not occupy more than 10% of rear yard space.
  2. Setbacks for accessory structure shall be a minimum of 10 feet for rear and side yard.
  3. Height limits are:
    1. For lots less than one acre = 16 feet 6 inches to ridgeline (peak of roof)
    2. For lots over one acre but less than five acres = 20 feet to ridgeline (peak of roof) Must be at least a 25-foot rear and side yard setback if over 16 feet 6 inches
    3. For lots over five acres = May not exceed 50 feet to ridgeline (peak of roof) Must be at least a 25-foot rear and side yard setback if over 16 feet 6 inches
  4. Accessory structures may not be located closer to the road than the principle building or 60 feet from the right-of-way line, whichever is greater.

 


PLANNING COMMISSION

  • The Planning Commission shall consist of five members who shall be resident electors of the Village of Lordstown and shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council and shall include the Mayor and one elected member of Village Council.
  • The five members shall serve for terms of six years each (except for the Mayor and the one elected member of Council if they are not reelected to their perspective Administrative positions by the public at large during their term on Planning Commission). All such members shall serve without compensation.
  • The Planning Commission shall elect a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from its membership.
  • Three members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum at all meetings. A concurring vote of three members shall be necessary to effect an order, take action, make decisions or act on any authorization.
  • The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building. Additional meetings may be scheduled, as necessary. Planning Commission meetings may be cancelled if there is no business presented on the Agenda for the Commission review.. All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

  • The Board of Zoning Appeals shall consist of five members who shall be resident electors of the Village of Lordstown and shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council and shall include one elected member of Village Council.
  • The five members shall serve for terms of six years each (except for the Mayor and the one elected member of Council if they are not reelected to their perspective Administrative positions by the public at large during their term on Board of Zoning Appeals). All such members shall serve without compensation.
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals shall elect a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from its membership.
  • Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at all meetings. A concurring vote of three members shall be necessary to effect an order, take action, make decisions or act on any authorization.
  • The Board of Zoning Appeals shall meet at such time as it shall determine necessary. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public.

 

 
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