Zoning

Purpose of Zoning

Kingsville Township has passed zoning regulations “for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety, comfort, and general welfare.”  Specifically, the township wishes to “promote a community that is residential in character with a rural and historical identity balanced by a strong local economy that supports essential services.”

Use these links to view or download the complete Zoning Text (8MB) and Zoning District Map (4MB).

Zoning Forms

Residential Variance Application
Commercial Variance Application
Residential Conditional Use Application
Commercial Conditional Use Application

 

Zoning Fees

Residential: Accessory Use $35 Additions, Porches, Fences, Sheds, Garages
Residential: Principal Use $100 New home construction on vacant lot
Commercial: Principal & Accessory Use $200 New Business, Additions, Outbuildings
Commercial: Signs $100  Per Sign
Residential: Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing $150 Variances, Conditional Uses, Appeals
Commercial: Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing $250 Variances, Conditional Uses, Appeals
Zoning Text or Map Amendment/Changes $500

 

Zoning Structure

There are 3 major components to zoning in any township.  They are the Zoning Inspector, who enforces the rules, the Zoning Commission, who create the rules, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, who interpret the rules. Just like at the federal level where there is a division of power between the three branches of government, the executive, legislative, and judicial, these three entities work in conjunction to implement zoning at the township level.

Zoning Inspector Board of Zoning Appeals Zoning Commission
Mike DeFazio David Kirk, Chairman Wes Cleveland
 6134 Green Rd David Conley Jason Hayes
(440) 969-3108  Tim Mosio Dave Horton
mike.defazio@kingsvilletwp.org Brad Randolph Dennis Huey
Anthony Zuccaro Tom Nelson
Responsibilities: Responsibilities:  Responsibilities:
Issue permits & enforce regulations. Rule on variances & conditional uses. Update and review zoning text.
This is a part-time, paid position hired by the Township Trustees. These are volunteer positions appointed by the Township Trustees for five-year terms. These are volunteer positions appointed by the Township Trustees for five-year terms.