St. Clair Township
Butler County, Ohio

 

Zoning

 

Contact Zoning:
(513) 887-0205

 

*BZA – 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
*Zoning Commission – 3rd  Thursday at 7 p.m.

 

WHAT IS ZONING?

A short version of an answer to this question is as follows: “Regulation of building and land use in unincorporated territory for public purposes.”

In 1993, St. Clair Township voters adopted their own Zoning Resolution, as provided for by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 519. Prior to 1993, St. Clair Township Zoning matters were governed by Butler County Zoning Regulations. Those regulations were established in 1959.

Zoning is the regulation of the location, height, bulk, number of stories and size of building and other structures, percentage of lot area which may be occupied, set backs, sizes of yards, density of population, the uses of building and other structures and the use of land for trade, industry, residence, recreation or other purposes in the unincorporated territory of the township.  Further, zoning regulations divide the unincorporated areas of the township into districts that best accommodate various uses for the land.

 

Zoning Commission

St. Clair Township has a Zoning Commission, which established the zoning regulations.  This five-member commission rules on request for changes in the Zoning District within the Township. Their meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM*. The current members of the Zoning Commission are:

 
Name
  Term Expiration
 
   
 
Donald Gent
  12-31-2015
 
John Freeman
  12-31-2013
 
Pearl Hicks
  12-31-2012
 
Andrew Wilson
  12-31-2014
 
Alternate: Brenda Hicks
   
       
 
 

Board of Zoning Appeals
                
Also, there is a Board of Zoning Appeals which rules on requests for deviation from Zoning Regulations, in the form of variances and/or conditional uses of property as exceptions to the Zoning Resolution. Their meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM*. The current members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are:

 
 
Name
  Term Expiration
 
Ray Williams
  12-31-2016
 
Donald Beaty
  12-31-2014
 
Rhonda Davis
  12-31-2012
 
Bobby Rice
  12-31-2013
 
Evelyn Ewen
   
 

*Meetings of both the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals are held only when there is business to consider. Should any citizen wish to attend, it is suggested you call the Zoning Office to assure a meeting is being held.
       
 
 

Zoning Administrator / Inspector

Zoning Inspector is responsible for periodic inspections of property within the township, looking for violations of the Zoning Resolution.

Anyone with zoning questions may call Barb Schick at 513-887-0205 for answers.

A St. Clair Township Zoning Certificate is required in order to apply for a building permit from the Butler County Building Department, as well as to erect or install a fence, swimming pool, deck, or any building larger than 120 square feet in size.

 
 

Zoning Resolution Booklet (click here)

   

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