Planning & Zoning Department

 

The Village Planning and Zoning department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. When mailing documents or information related to zoning, please make sure to address it to the attention of the Planning and Zoning Department. The office can be reached by telephone at 330-824-2510 or by email at moc.e1653813000galli1653813000vnwot1653813000sdrol1653813000@gnin1653813000ozgni1653813000nnalp1653813000.

 

ZONING REGULATIONS FOR A NEW HOME

  • Full basement under living space of all two story and ranch style dwellings.
  • 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.
  • Attached garage.
  • 1500 square feet minimum living space (If more than one floor, at least 800 square feet on the first floor).
  • Height not to exceed 35 feet to the ridgeline (peak of roof).
  • 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).
  • House must be at least 60 feet from road right-of-way line (Marked by survey pins).
  • House must be at least 10 feet from side lot line.
  • House must be at least 50 feet from rear lot line.
  • House must be at least 100 feet from a gas well head, storage tank & separator unit.

IN ADDITION TO AN APPLICATION FOR ZONING PERMIT AND PLOT PLAN, THE VILLAGE OF LORDSTOWN 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
Including but not limited to: Sheds, Gazebos, Swimming Pools, Pagodas, Pole Barns, Carports, etc.
  • Total of accessory structure(s) may not occupy more than 10% of rear yard space.
  • Setbacks for accessory structure shall be a minimum of 10 feet for rear and side yard.
  • Height limits are:
    • For lots less than one acre = 16 feet 6 inches to ridgeline (peak of roof)
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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.

ALL OF THE ABOVE STRUCTURES REQUIRE A ZONING PERMIT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION!

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

Form:         Application for Zoning Permit                     Sample Application for Zoning Permit (to see how to complete)

A separate plot plan must be created on the proper form and shall include the following information:

  • The exact dimensions and area of the lot to be built upon
  • The location, dimensions, and height of structures to be erected
  • The location, dimensions, and height of all existing structures
  • Setbacks from property lines for all existing and proposed structures

Form:         Plot Plan                                                  Sample of Plot Plan (to see how to complete)

Within five (5) full 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 Codified Zoning Ordinance 1125.03, subject to a fine of no less than double the cost of the Zoning Permit and/or a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day should a zoning violation be issued.

The property owner has the responsibility of contacting the Trumbull County Building Department to determine whether a Building Permit is necessary.

Form:  Trumbull County Building Inspection

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 Codified Zoning Ordinance 1125.04, subject to a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per day.

 

PLANNING AND ZONING 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
FEES FOR PLAT AND PLAN REVIEW MUST BE PAID UPON SUBMISSION
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 SUBMISSION 
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 Development (PUD) $500.00
Applicant is responsible for actual costs which may exceed the deposit
Lordstown Village Codified Zoning Ordinances can be found by clicking the Codified Ordinances link at the top of any page, in the banner.

MINOR SUBDIVISION (PARCEL SPLIT) AND/OR CONSOLIDATION OF PARCELS – PROCESS

Surveyors are welcome to begin the process by submitting drafts of a proposed subdivision and/or consolidation of parcels to the Lordstown Planning & Zoning Office, to Kellie, by email at moc.e1653813000galli1653813000vnwot1653813000sdrol1653813000@gnin1653813000ozgni1653813000nnalp1653813000, for review and comment.

Be sure to include contact information, including a telephone number. Please also be sure to include a permanent parcel identification number and/or address.

Drafts should include:

  • Boundary Survey with specific metes and bounds for any subdivision and/or consolidation (following property lines for each action/new parcel and each remainder – which becomes a new parcel due to change). Legal Descriptions for subdivision and consolidations. Boundary survey should show all existing structures and their setbacks to property lines on ALL parcels involved.
  • Legal descriptions for each subdivided parcel/split, remainder/new parcel and/or consolidation.
  • Deeds for each subdivided parcel/split, remainder/new parcel and/or consolidation.

After draft documents have been reviewed and all comments addressed, final submission may be made to the Lordstown Planning & Zoning Office by providing hard copies, in person. All final documents must be current (not older than 3-6 months). The final boundary survey and legal descriptions must be signed/dated/stamped by the surveyor.

The Lordstown Planning & Zoning Office has 10 full business days to either approve or deny. If approved, everything will be signed/dated/stamped by the Planning & Administrator and may then be picked up by the Requestor to be taken to Trumbull County and processed by Trumbull County Tax Map, Auditor’s Office and Recorder’s Office.

 

The informational links below will help with frequently asked questions received in the Zoning Department

Chapter 1135 Use Regulations

Chapter 1137 District Regulations

Chapter 1161.08 Private Swimming Pools 

Chapter 1161.09 Animals and Fowls 

Chapter 1165 Signs

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

Trumbull County Report of Complaint

Request for Agricultural Exemption

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

  • The Planning Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road SW, Lordstown, OH 44481. 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 to review. All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public.

Form:                   1135.06 Petition for Zone Change                                   Petition for Zone Change Application

 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

  • The Board of Zoning Appeals shall meet at such time as it determines necessary. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public and will be held at, the Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road SW, Lordstown, OH 44481.

Form:                       Zoning Appeal Information                                         Zoning Appeal Application