Zoning was adopted in March of 1957 and was designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of those living in the community. Most zoning regulations are a matter of common sense and help to make sure that people use their property in such a way that is not detrimental to those living in the same area or to the community as a whole. Effective zoning practices protect property values and contribute to a community's quality of life. The Vermilion Township Zoning Office is available to assist you in meeting the zoning requirements set forth in the Vermilion Township Zoning Resolution. Most all construction requires a Zoning Permit and/or a Building Permit. The Zoning Office will process all Building and Zoning Permit applications.
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The Vermilion Township Building Department is certified by the state of Ohio Department of Commerce, Board of Building Standards, to enforce the building codes for commercial, industrial and residential structures. The Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the National Electric Code (NEC) are enforced on all commercial/industrial projects and the Residential Code of Ohio is used for all one, two and three family structures. All inspectors are certified by the State of Ohio and the International Code Council.
Township businesses and residents are encouraged to contact the Building Department before starting any project to verify if permits and inspections are required. Most all construction requires a Zoning Permit and/or a Building Permit. The Zoning Office will process all Building Permit applications.