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Department of Building and Zoning exists to enforce, implement and apply
the duly established Building and Zoning codes of the City of Norton and
State of Ohio to all construction activity
Questions may be
answered by contacting
All work must receive all required inspections as set forth in Section
1422.13 of the Building and Housing Code. No person shall use or
occupy, or permit the use or occupancy of, any building or premises, or
both, or any part thereof, hereafter created, erected, changed, converted
or wholly or partly altered or enlarged in its use or structure, until a
certificate of occupancy shall have been issued therefore by the
Superintendent of Building and Zoning.
City of Norton Building
and Zoning Applications and Instructions
The following partial list of frequently asked permit information addresses only a small percentage of the building project requirements. Additional help can be obtained at the office of Department of Building and Zoning, located at Norton City Hall, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive, (330) 825-7815 ext. #335, during normal business hours. On-line information is also available from the "Codified Ordinances" of the city, Chapter 14 - Building and Housing Code, and Chapter 12 - Planning and Zoning Code (unavailable-currently under maintenance).
FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI)
The following items are briefly discussed below:
A zoning permit is required before erecting any fence except temporary
snow fences. Fence regulations can be found in Codified Ordinances,
Section 1296.02. The situation plan on the rear of the application must
show buildings, length of fence, height of fence, and fence location on
the lot with regards to distances from property lines. Final inspections
are required for all fences. The permit fee is $40.00, as set
forth in Section 1426.32 (d).
and OTHER ACCESSORY BUILDINGS:
Two (2) sets of the following plans are required:
Accessory building placement requirements are:
1. Structure must be placed 6 feet from any other structure.
2. Structure must be placed at least 10 feet from the rear lot line.
3. Structures are allowed in rear yards only.
4. Maximum height shall not exceed 21 feet.
SHEDS and SMALL
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS: A zoning permit is required for all storage sheds and/or accessory
buildings up to 200 square feet.
A zoning permit is required for all storage sheds and/or accessory
buildings up to 200 square feet.
Open, private, above-ground pools over fifteen feet in any dimension
and/or exceeding thirty inches in depth, or in-ground swimming pools,
shall be considered structures for the purpose of permits and shall be
controlled by other City ordinances as may be applicable.
HOME OCCUPATIONS: The City
allows Home Occupations as conditionally permitted accessory uses in
residential areas. There are 2 types of home occupation permits issued
depending on size and type of business proposed.
GRASS/WEEDS: The City’s
Ordinance 50-2007 amending Chapter 660, section 660.14-Noxious Weeds,
regulates tall grass and weeds during the growing season. If a property
has grass/weeds that exceed 8” in height or has gone to seed the City
will post notice of such violation on the property and mow 5 days later
if it has not been mowed by the owner or occupant. The property owner is
responsible for the cost of City personnel and equipment used. These
costs will be assessed to the property.
All vehicles that are not operable and/or are improperly licensed are
prohibited and must be stored in an enclosed building or removed from
the property. Covering a vehicle with a tarp is not considered
BOATS, TRAILERS, MOTORHOMES, CAMPERS:
Recreational equipment can be stored on residential property in an
enclosed building/carport or in the side or rear yards only as stated in
City Ordinance section 1296.07. Covering equipment with a tarp is not
COMMERCIAL TRUCKS, TRAILERS, TRACTORS,
ETC.: No commercial vehicles are permitted to be parked or
stored on any street or lot in any residential area.