Planning and Zoning
Springfield Township strives to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
Administering and enforcing the Springfield Township zoning resolution, property maintenance code, and state nuisance & junk motor vehicle codes, our community is safer and more attractive.
Maintaining pride in our community requires the partnership and participation of all residents, businesses, and visitors. The Springfield Township’s various codes and resolutions are intended to benefit everyone, and these regulations are minimum standards designed to protect your neighborhood, reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent blight in your neighborhood.
The Board of Trustees appoints township residents to the five-member Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission. Appeals to the Zoning Resolution, such as variances and conditional uses, are heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals. Changes to the Zoning Resolution, including text and map amendments, are heard by the Zoning Commission. For more information on the Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission, and their applicable forms, click here.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is judiciary in nature with the authority to hear and decide variance, conditional use permit, and appeal applications. The BZA operates under the authority of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 519 and the members deliberate on their decisions after all the evidence on each case is presented in a public hearing. The BZA’s decision is final and appealable only to a court of common pleas.Link to page
Junk Motor Vehicle Process
Springfield Township Resolution 80-2012 and Ohio Revised Code §505.871 gives Ohio townships the authority to remove any vehicle that the township determines to be a junk motor vehicle. The purpose of this code is to ensure the general health, safety, and welfare of Springfield Township residents. The Junk Motor Vehicle Process is administered and enforced by the township Administration Department and Police Department.Link to page
Nuisance ProcessLink to page
Planning & Land UseLink to page
The Springfield Township Property Maintenance Code’s intent is to ensure public health, safety, and welfare for those who live in, work in, and visit Springfield Township. The Property Maintenance Code applies to all existing structures and premises, and enforces exterior maintenance regulations on property owners and is enforced by the Township Administration Department and Code Enforcement Division of the Fire Department.Link to page
Winton Road Corridor Design GuidelinesLink to page
Zoning Applications & FormsLink to page
Zoning Code and Certificates
In order to protect and conserve property values, the Springfield Township Zoning Resolution regulates how property can be used, and where structures can be placed on property. Springfield Township is divided into zoning districts, and each district has its own set of regulations on projects such as buildings, fences, accessory structures, and signs.Link to page
Zoning CommissionLink to page
View land use plan and zoning maps, including zoning jurisdiction and boundary maps.Link to page