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Map to Fayette County Zoning Office

Fayette County Zoning Office

121 E. East Street

Washington Court House, OH 43160

 

Phone: 740.335.2212

Fax: 740.335.6644

Open

Monday thru Thursday

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch

Contacts for Zoning Approval

Concord, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison,     -----          Harold Skaggs               -----             Ph: 740.335.2212    Fax: 740.335.6644

Marion, Green, Paint, Perry,                                                                                                 e-mail: harold.skaggs@fayette-co-oh.com

Union and the Village of Octa

Wayne Township                                        -----          Lyle Ranson                   -----             Ph: 740.572.3565

 

City of Washington Court House              -----          Rod Bryant                     -----             Ph: 740.636.2353    Fax: 740.636.2349

 

Village of Jeffersonville                             -----          Bryan Riley                      -----            Ph: 740.572.6142

 

Village of Bloomingburg                           -----          Bob Daugherty               -----             Ph: 740.572.2039

 

Village of Milledgeville                              -----          Ronald Anderson           -----             Ph: 740.948.2536

Information . . .

Resolutions & Regulations

Forms & Documents

Floodplain Management

Violations

Resolutions & Regulations

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Forms & Documents

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Floodplain Management

The Floodplain Management Office is located within the Fayette County Building and Zoning Departments. The Floodplain Manager is Jay Myers.

The Floodplain Resolution was passed in May of 1995 to participate in the floodplain management. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program enabling property owners in "participating communities" to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. The insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage to building and their contents caused by flood.

Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the Federal Government that states that if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance or resolution to reduce future flood risks to new construction Special Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal Government will make flood insurance available within the community as financial protection against flood losses.

The Zoning Department, Building Department, County Engineer and Health Department (see links) all have instructions to send potential flood areas to the Flood Plain Manager who will make a determination, based on presented data and good engineering practices, if a property is in a potential flood hazard area. The other departments cannot issue permits without clearance from the Floodplain Manager.

For more information about the NFIP and flood insurance, call 800-427-4661 or go to . . .

www.fema.gov/business/nfip

www.floodsmart.gov

Also see: ODNR Division of Water

Violations

If new construction or additions are occuring in the community that require zoning permits, the zoning inspector will make an effort to notify the property owners that they are in violation of the zoning and building codes. If the violation continues, the zoning inspector will issue a zoning violation which will describe the violation and provide the property owners with course of action and spell out their rights.

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Services, topics, & requirements  for your zoning needs.

Services, topics, & requirements  for your zoning needs.

Resolutions & Regulations

Forms & Documents

Floodplain Management

Violations

Resolutions & Regulations

The pdf forms above require Adobe Reader

Forms & Documents

The pdf forms require Adobe Reader

Floodplain Management

The Floodplain Management Office is located within the Fayette County Building and Zoning Departments. The Floodplain Manager is Jay Myers.

The Floodplain Resolution was passed in May of 1995 to participate in the floodplain management. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program enabling property owners in "participating communities" to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. The insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage to building and their contents caused by flood.

Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the Federal Government that states that if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance or resolution to reduce future flood risks to new construction Special Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal Government will make flood insurance available within the community as financial protection against flood losses.

The Zoning Department, Building Department, County Engineer and Health Department (see links) all have instructions to send potential flood areas to the Flood Plain Manager who will make a determination, based on presented data and good engineering practices, if a property is in a potential flood hazard area. The other departments cannot issue permits without clearance from the Floodplain Manager.

For more information about the NFIP and flood insurance, call 800-427-4661 or go to . . .

www.fema.gov/business/nfip

www.floodsmart.gov

Also see: ODNR Division of Water

Violations

If new construction or additions are occuring in the community that require zoning permits, the zoning inspector will make an effort to notify the property owners that they are in violation of the zoning and building codes. If the violation continues, the zoning inspector will issue a zoning violation which will describe the violation and provide the property owners with course of action and spell out their rights.

The above pdf form requires Adobe Reader

Not sure what to do? Call the Fayette County Zoning Office at 740.335.2212 to discuss your question or project needs.

Harold Skaggs - Zoning Official

Zoning Maps . . .

For a detailed zoning map or web site, click on the township you wish to see or use the links below. All maps are in .PDF format and are relatively large files, please be patient, on slower connections these may take a while to load. All maps will load in a separate window.

Concord Township

Green Township

Jasper Township

Jefferson Township

Madison Township

Marion Township

Paint Township

Perry Township

Union Township

Wayne Township

Zoning Maps updated 11/17/2008

Frequently Asked Questions . . .

1. When is a permit required? - Back to FAQ

     A zoning permit is required for the following projects:

        • Change of use of property

        • New buildings including storage buildings, boat houses, greenhouses, screen enclosures and gazebos

        • Masonry fence walls

        • Swimming pools (in-ground or above- ground), spas and hot tubs

        • Temporary buildings (construction, etc.)

        • Room additions

        • Patios and decks

        • Driveways and parking pads

        • Signs

        • Awnings

        • Fireplaces and wood burning stoves

      If you are uncertain whether a zoning permit is required, please contact the Zoning Inspector.

2. When is a permit not required? - Back to FAQ

     Zoning Permit exemptions are for the following reasons:

        • Agricultural exemption per Ohio Revised Code section 303.21 (b)

        • Telecommunications Tower per Ohio Revised Code section 303.21.1 to 303.211

      The Zoning Inspector has to make a determination of exemption by requesting the applicant to submit an application for

      exemption from the zoning code which will also exempt the property owner from building codes.

 

      Be aware that construction, paving, earthmoving, ditching, storage of materials, is not exempt from Flood Plain requirements.

 

      If you are uncertain whether a zoning permit is required, please contact the Zoning Office.

3. Do I need a permit to construct a pool? If so, what are the requirements? - Back to FAQ

     Yes, you do need a permit to construct a pool.

4. Do I need a permit to construct a deck? If so, what are the requirements? - Back to FAQ

      Yes, you do need a permit to construct a deck.

5. Who answers my floodplain questions? - Back to FAQ

     Please visit our Floodplain Management page.

6. What inspections will I need? - Back to FAQ

     When you receive your zoning permit, you will need to provide a copy to the Building and Health Departments. The Building

     Department will assist the zoning inspector in determining compliance with set back requirements and building heights.

7. Do I need a permit for a barn used for agricultural purposes? - Back to FAQ

     No, but the determination of Agricultural Exemption can only be made by the Zoning Inspector. If an Agricultural Exemption is

     granted, no zoning or building permit will be required.

Helpful Links . . .

Fayette County Comprehensive Land Use Strategy Plan 2006

Executive Summary . . .

In the future, Fayette County will continue to be an attractive place to live with an excellent quality of life maintained through effective land use, sound financial and social decisions, and supported by a strong and diversified economic base that brings prosperity to all its residents.

 

Fayette County will maintain a balance between the preservation of its traditional rural environment and an expanded economic base with industrial, commercial, and retail centers for its residents.

 

Fayette County will have a varied land use pattern which accommodates the needs and interests of all community residents. Growth will be guided into those areas that have the infrastructure to support it without placing an undue burden to taxpayers. The highway and road system development will be carefully planned and financed through the wise use of capital improvement funds. Water and sewer will be provided in cooperation with existing utility systems to ensure the efficient and effective use of financial resources.

 

Fayette County will preserve and protect its agricultural land, open space, streams, rivers and ground water supply to the extent that it is consistent with the desires of our residents and to the extent that we can create a secure financial future for all residents.

enVISION Fayette County

 

. . . is an update to the 2006 Fayette County Comprehensive Land Use Strategy Plan and will serve as a guiding document for the community in addressing long-term goals and growth. The enVISION Fayette County Plan conveys the vision of what Fayette County strives to be based on the needs and values of the county’s residents.

 

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Call Before You Dig . . .

Always call before you dig — It's the Law!

 

Remember, safe digging means calling . . .

 

8-1-1 or 1-800-362-2764

. . . before ANY type of landscape or excavation work. Lines have been hit digging, such things as, fence post holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots and driving landscaping stakes into the ground. By not calling, you're not only breaking the law, but also risking injury to yourself, your family or work crew and the surrounding community.

 

To learn more about 8-1-1, visit www.call811.com.

reviews your drawings & site plans for compliance with appropriate zoning code.

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