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Zoning Permit for Fences, Structures/Sheds, Decks/Patio, Pools, Other Structures

  1. Date Received Stamp (Office Use Only)



  2. Perry Township Zoning Department, Franklin County Ohio

    Zoning Department, 7125 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43016 For Questions call (614) 889-1211 or email: mgeiss@perrytwp.org 

  3. BUILDING PERMIT

    CERTIFICATE OF ZONING COMPLIANCE APPLIATION

    The Zoning Inspector shall only accept a complete application prior to approval of a Zoning Certificate of Compliance. All information shall accurately describe the property, building, existing and intended uses and shall be accompanied by an acceptable site plan and building plans accurately drawn and to a reasonable scale.

    Complete one (1) application per project.

  4. SECTION A - LEGAL PROPERTY OWNER INFORMATION
  5. Check boxes as applicable
  6. * Parcel Number can be found via the property search option at https://www.franklincountyauditor.com/


  7. SECTION B - CONTRACTOR INFORMATION (IF APPLICABLE)
  8. SECTION C - APPLICATION TYPE (1 application per project)
  9. Please indicate which permit you are applying for by checking the appropriate box
  10. SECTION D - PROJECT INFORMATION

    Complete all fields that apply. Development standards can be found in Section F.

  11. Materials and Lighting Details

    MATERIALS AND/OR LIGHTING DETAILS TO BE USED MUST BE ATTACHED TO THIS APPLICATION UPON SUBMISSION.

  12. * Access this information via the property search option at https://www.franklincountyauditor.com/

    ** Access this information via https://www.perrytwp.org/2157/Zoning-District-Map 

  13. Section E - Fees and Payment Information
  14. Zoning Permit Fees
    • Addition - $200
    • Driveway - $50
    • Fence / Hot Tub / Play Structure / Pool - $50
    • Garage (Detached) - $175
    • New Build - $750
    • Patio / Deck / Porch / Sidewalk - $75
    • Shed / Accessory Structure - $100
  15. Check if additional permit(s) is needed
  16. Payment Information

    Checks should be made payable to Perry Township. Or, call (614) 889-2669 to pay be credit card. 

  17. Section F - Development Standards
  18. Plan Checklist for Deck/Patio/Porch
    Development Standards: Maximum Site Coverage 40%, Side Yard: Total of 20 feet or more with minimum of 8 feet on one side, Rear Yard: 20% or more of lot depth.
    Documentation Required: Patio/Porch/Floating Decks: 1 complete set of all materials as noted. Decks (w/ footers): 4 complete sets of all materials as noted. Decks with footers require a permit from Franklin County.
    Site Plan drawn to scale showing:
  19. Plan Checklist for Detached or Attached Garage
    Development Standards: Section 512.01 Maximum Site Coverage 40%, Side Yard: Total of 20 feet or more with minimum of 8 feet on one side, Rear Yard: 20% or more of lot depth. Driveway width 20 feet at street right of way and 36 feet beyond street right of way. Only 1 driveway permitted with 1 point of ingress and egress. Must be 3 feet or more from any property line. Detached garage height shall not exceed that of principal structure.
    Documentation Required: 4 complete sets of all materials as noted. Approved garage applications require a permit from Franklin County.
    Survey must include:
  20. Plan Checklist for Accessory Structure: Shed/Gazebo/Play Structure/Hot Tub/Sport Courts
    Development Standards Section 512: The maximum accumulative of all accessory structures shall not exceed 576 square. Limit of 2 accessory structures per lot (see definition for complete list). Shall be located to the rear of the principal structure and be no closer than 20 feet to the principal structure and 10 feet from any other accessory structure. Can't be located closer than 15 feet to any side lot line or closer than 5 feet to a rear lot line. Except sheds can be located 5 feet to any side lot line. Maximum structure height is 14 feet as measured from tip to ground. Maximum height of a side wall for a storage shed shall not exceed 8 feet. Structures over 200 s.f. must have a permanent frost-free foundation. Exterior must be compatible in appearance to principal building. Maximum accumulative area of all accessory structures shall not exceed 576 sq. ft.
    Documentation Required: Structures under 200 s.f.: 1 complete set of all materials as noted. Structures over 200 s.f.: 4 complete sets of all materials as noted. Approved accessory structure applications over 200 s.f. require a permit from Franklin County.
    Site Plan drawn to scale showing:
  21. Plan Checklist for Addition/Single Family Home/Other
    Development Standards: (See Zoning Code for complete standards) Maximum Site Coverage 40%, Side Yard: Total of 20 feet or more with minimum of 8 feet on one side, Rear Yard: 20% or more of lot depth. Driveways: Section 531.083 & 531.084 Driveway width 18 feet at street and 33 feet beyond street right of way. Only 1 driveway permitted with 1 point of ingress and egress. Must be 3 feet or more from any property line. Proposed water/sewer provisions from Franklin County.
    Documentation Required: 4 complete sets of all materials as noted. Approved addition/single family home applications require a permit from Franklin County.
    Survey must include:
  22. Plan Checklist for Fence/Walls/Hedges
    Development Standards Section 502.03: Shall be permitted in any rear and side yard but not beyond front corner of the structure. Fence maximum height of 6 feet. Fencing, walls, hedges, designed for decorative or landscaping purposes and can be located in the front provided they shall not exceed 36 inches and not protrude more than 15 feet from the principal structure. No fence, wall or hedge shall be located in the right of way, obstruct driver views, house numbering or fire hydrants. Fences shall be designed, constructed and finished so the supporting members thereof shall face the property owner of the fence. Some fence material types are not allowed (see complete zoning code).
    Documentation Required: 1 complete set of all materials as noted.
    Site Plan drawn to scale showing:
  23. Plan Checklist for Swimming Pool, except portable pools under 100 sq. feet
    Development Standards Section 512.015: Intended to be used solely by the occupants of the property. Can't be located closer than 10 feet to any property line. Shall be walled or fenced from the street or adjacent properties. Wall/fence shall be not less than 48 inches in height and maintained in good condition with a gate and self-latching lock.
    Documentation Required: 4 complete sets of all materials as noted. Approved pool applications require a permit from Franklin County.
    Site Plan drawn to scale showing:
  24. Reminders
    • Allow up to 15 business days for permit processing
    • Call (800) 362-2764 or 8-1-1; or visit OUPS.org to request the location of underground utilities near your proposed digging site, if applicable
    • Once the project is complete, contact the Perry Township Zoning Office by calling (614) 889-1211, or via Jpetrozzi@perrytwp.org to schedule your final inspection.
  25. Disclaimer

    Non-Liability for Approval of Plans. The Perry Township (Township) approval of plans shall not constitute a representation, warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that such plans and specifications comply with good engineering design or building ordinances, or other governmental regulations or restrictions. By approving such plans and specifications the Township does not assume any liability or responsibility therefore, or for any defect in any improvements constructed from such plans or specifications. The Township shall not be liable to any Member, Owner, occupant, or other person or entity for any damage, loss or prejudice suffered or claimed on account of: (a) the approval or disapproval of any plans, drawings and specifications, whether or not defective, or (b) the construction or performance of any work, whether or not pursuant to the approved plans, drawings and specifications. Review and approval of plans and specifications by the Township shall only imply Zoning compliance and does not infer structural integrity or safety of any improvements described in any approved plans and specifications. Review and approval as provided in this application is for Zoning compliance only.

    It is each property Owner’s sole responsibility to plan and construct any and all improvements in a manner which complies with all applicable codes, statues, laws, ordinance, and regulations in compliance with any approval granted hereunder.

  26. Applicant acknowledgement

    I, the undersigned, am hereby applying for a Certificate of Zoning Compliance authorization. Said permit to be issued on the basis of the information contained within this application. The applicant hereby certifies that all information and attachments to this application are true and correct. In addition to the information requested on this form, the applicant is required to submit plans in duplicate and drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions and shape of the lot, exact sizes and locations of existing buildings on the lot, and the location and dimensions of the proposed buildings or the alterations. Submitting this permit application to Perry Township establishes the property owner’s consent for and authorization of Township staff member(s), including, but not limited to, the Township Zoning Inspector or his/her designee, to enter upon the project property and inspect the property and structure(s) in order to determine whether to issue a Zoning Certificate of Compliance.

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  31. Certificate of Zoning Compliance Authorization

    On the basis of information stated above and information submitted, a "Certificate of Zoning Compliance" is hereby APPROVED. Construction must be started within six (6) months and be 75% completed within one (1) year from the date of issuance or else this Zoning Certificate is Void. Thank you. 

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  35. 7/21/2021
  36. 2021 COZC Application
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