Zoning

The Zoning Division is responsible for the issuance of permits and inspection of new structures in addition to enforcement of various other sections of the City Code, for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, comfort, and welfare of the residents of Green, and to protect the property rights of all individuals by assuring the compatibility of uses and practices.

Mowing Proposal Form.  The City of Green Zoning Division is taking cost proposals for interested parties to perform mowing and clean up duties at properties that have been a nuisance within the City of Green. Or for more information you may  contact Mindy Lawrence at 330-896-6605 or mlawrence@cityofgreen.org or Wayne Wiethe at 330-896-6614 or wwiethe@cityofgreen.org.  Published 6/25/2018 

The Zoning Division receives, reviews and processes applications for the following permits:

Land and structures in Green may not be occupied or used; and structures may not be erected, constructed, enlarged, moved or structurally altered, except in conformity with all of the Zoning Code regulations.

All commercial, industrial, and multi-family projects, as well as signs mounted in the ground, require review and approval by the Planning Commission prior to issuance of a zoning certificate.

A Fee Schedule has been provided with a complete listing of permits and their cost. Along with a number of Fact Sheets that explain the detailed process for each different type of zoning permit.

Below are a couple links that will assist with the permit process:

 Summit County Public Health

1867 West Market Street
Akron, OH
Telephone: 330.926.5600

 

 Summit County Department of Building Standards

John Labriola
Chief Building Official
1030 E. Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH
Telephone: 330.630.7280

Residential Plans Examiner:
Pat Shane
Telephone: 330.630.7076

Code Violations & Reporting

While Green Zoning is responsible for ensuring that structures are constructed in compliance with the Code, we are also responsive to reports from residents, property owners, and business owners about possible nuisance conditions. The most common are described below, along with Green Zoning's procedure for abatement.

    • Grass Violation:A violation exists on a parcel of land when the   grass has attained an overall height of eight (8) inches and weeds that have been designated as noxious under OAC 901:5-37 located on any parcel of land situated in the City after April 15th of any year. The following shall be exempted from the definition of offensive weeds and grass:

      1)      Vegetation in wetlands and the area within any designated riparian corridor

      2)      Maintained flower and vegetable gardens, including wildflower gardens, rain gardens, bug gardens and any other approved plantings

      3)      Parcels of land one (1) acre or more may be exempted in whole or in part under all the following conditions, upon determination of the Code Inspection that:

      a)       The offensive weeds are deemed not to negatively impact neighboring properties and the neighborhood

      b)      All the areas within thirty (30) feet on any public or private roadway, all side adjacent properties and in areas abutting active and maintained lots and land that are maintained at a height of eight (8) inches or less.

      c)       All the area within thirty (30) feet of any residential or commercial building is maintained at a height of eight (8) inches or less

      When a violation condition is deemed to exist the Zoning Division will provide written notice to the property owner that the weeds or grass must be cut within five (5) days after service of the notice.  After that time the Zoning Division shall have the required maintenance performed and invoice the property owner of record for costs incurred.  After thirty (30) days unpaid invoices shall be placed as an assessment on the property taxes of the subject parcel.

    • Litter: Green Zoning is responsible for enforcing city code which prohibits dumping or accumulating discarded items on private or public property.

 

Report a possible violation: zoning@cityofgreen.org or call 330.896.6605.

 

Zoning Department Staff

Mindy Lawrence, Secretary
Tom Fazio, Code Inspector

To set up an inspection contact Tom Fazio at tfazio@cityofgreen.org or call 330.896.6605.