What is Zoning
A short version of an answer to this question is as follows: “Regulation of building and land use inunincorporated territory for public purposes.”
In 1993, St. Clair Township voters adopted their own Zoning Resolution, as provided for by the Ohio RevisedCode, Section 519. Prior to 1993, St. Clair Township Zoning matters were governed by Butler County ZoningRegulations. Those regulations were established in 1959.
Zoning is the regulation of the location, height, bulk, number of stories and size of building and otherstructures, percentage of lot area which may be occupied, set backs, sizes of yards, density of population, theuses of building and other structures and the use of land for trade, industry, residence, recreation or otherpurposes in the unincorporated territory of the township. Further, zoning regulations divide theunincorporated areas of the township into districts that best accommodate various uses for the land.
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 third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Please note, the Zoning Commission meets only when it has business to consider. Please call the office at 513-887-0205 to determine if a meeting is being held if you are planning to attend.
Board of Zoning Appeals
Also, there is a Board of Zoning Appeals which rules on requests for deviation from Zoning Regulations, in theform of variances and/or conditional uses of property as exceptions to the Zoning Resolution.
Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Please note, the Board of Zoning Appeals meets only when it has business to consider. Please call the office at 513-887-0205 to determine if a meeting is being held if you are planning to attend.
The 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 Questions or Complaints
If you have any questions about St. Clair Township Zoning Codes, or wish to file a Zoning Complaint, please complete the form below. Please be sure to include as much specific detail as possible in your complaint, including the address that the complaint is for so that our Zoning Inspector can investigate the issue