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.

 Each member is appointed by the Township Trustees for a five-year term and an alternate member is appointed for a one-calendar year term and all members must be a resident of Springfield Township.

 The Zoning Board schedules meetings on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 PM only when needed.