Permits & Licenses
Alarm permits are issued by the City of Green Finance Department.
Curbing False Alarms
In an effort to curb false alarms, legislation was enacted requiring any home and/or business owner operating a security alarm system within the City of Green to obtain a permit. Business owners must also supply a site plan of the system to the Fire Division. The ordinance requires the maintenance and servicing of alarm systems to avoid false alarms and unnecessary emergency response by police or fire personnel.
The Finance Department is responsible for administering the program and enforcing the regulations. There is no fee for the permit. Any person operating an alarm system without a permit is subject to citation and assessment of a $50 penalty for each false alarm notification. Failure to comply with regulations is a minor misdemeanor and could result in fines of up to $100 in addition to any other fees and requirements set for in Codified Ordinance §1066.
Obtain a Permit
Please read the alarm regulations prior to printing and completing the alarm permit application. Mail the completed and signed application to:
City of Green
c/o Finance Department
P.O. Box 278
Green, OH 44232-0278
Laws dealing with all types of animals are addressed in Green Codified Ordinance §618. Many topics are covered in this section, including a requirement that owners of dogs and other animals keep them confined or restrained on the owner's property, as well as the City of Green's "scooper law." Nuisance conditions such as barking, offensive odors, and property damage are also covered under this ordinance.
Animal control laws are enforced by the Summit County Sheriff's Department, which can be contacted at (330) 643-2181. The City also contracts with Summit County Animal Control for animal control issues, and they can be reached at (330) 643-2845.
All dogs must be licensed in the City of Green. Licensing information is available through the Summit County Fiscal Office.
Permits are required through the Zoning Division and Summit County Department of Building Standards prior to initiation of a construction project. Commercial developers should contact the Green Planning Department.
- Green Zoning Division (330) 896-6605
- Green Planning Department (330) 896-6614
- Summit County Department of Building Standards (330) 630-7280
A permit is required to demolish any structure larger than 500 square feet. Contact the Zoning Division at (330) 896-6605 for application and bonding information.
Door-to-door soliciting is prohibited in Green. Only charities and school organizations are permitted to canvass neighborhoods and only after obtaining a permit from the Zoning Division. Residents concerned that an illegal vendor may be operating are advised to contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office at (330) 643-2181.
A Road Opening/Driveway permit must be obtained in the name of the property owner through the Zoning Division Office. This permit must be obtained prior to issuance of a Zoning Permit for construction of a new home or building that require construction of a new driveway access to a road with roadside ditches.
Prior to initiating any type of construction within the road right-of-way, contact the Zoning Division Office. A road opening permit must be obtained prior to initiating construction excavation, or driveway apron paving within the road right-of-way.
Contact the Zoning Division at (330) 896-6605 for additional information and requirements.
A permit is NOT needed for garage sales, however, a sale cannot run longer than three consecutive days or be held more frequently than twice within a twelve month period. Garage sale signs are not permitted within the road right-of-way. (A good rule of thumb to use is to keep the signs on the property side of the ditch line, or utility pole line)
Signs may be displayed for two days in advance of a sale and must be removed on the last day of the sale. Codified Ordinance §1229.06. Contact the City of Green Zoning Division at (330) 896-6605 for additional information.
Hunting is permitted in the City of Green subject to restrictions imposed by Ordinance §672.11 as amended effective June 24, 2003.
A zoning permit is required for the items listed below. The Zoning Division receives, reviews, and processes permit applications.
- Accessory Structures (DOC)
- Storage Building
- Certificate of Use (COU) (PDF)
- Chickens or Fence
- Home Occupation
- Road Side Stand
- Certificate of Use: Business or Industrial Uses (DOC)
- Commercial Building (DOC)
- Single Family Home or Additions (DOC)
- Demolition (DOC)
- Fences (PDF)
- Road Opening/Apron (DOC)
- Signs/Temporary Signs (PDF)
- Swimming Pools (DOC)
- Temporary Use (Roadway) (DOC)
- Transient Vendor (DOC)
Note: All commercial, industrial, and multi-family projects, as well as signs mounted in the ground, require review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to issuance of a zoning certificate.