Permitting & Inspections

Section 20-1 of the Sycamore Township Zoning Resolution states “Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Resolution, no land shall be occupied or used and no building, structure or sign shall be located, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged or structurally altered, nor work commenced upon the same, nor occupied or used in whole or part for any purpose whatsoever until the Zoning Inspector has issued a Zoning Certificate.”   In other words, an application and plan documents must be submitted to the Township prior to beginning any project or use to ensure that the community’s zoning requirements are being met.

Zoning application requirements such as the types of plans, number of sets and application fees, vary depending on the type of permit for which the applicant is applying. Once the Township’s review is complete, one set of plans is then turned over to the Sycamore Township Fire Department and the remaining sets are returned to the applicant for submission to the Hamilton County Building Department (513-946-4550) for structural review, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing, if required.

Do you have questions about applying for a permit or what inspections are required for your project? Chances are you will find the answer below. If not, please feel free to contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 513.792.7250 or email jdaves@sycamoretownship.org for assistance.

All construction containers and materials such as gravel, mulch etc. must be on a paved surface on private property. Obstructing roadways and/or sidewalks in Sycamore Township is prohibited. Click here for information.


Residential Project Application and Information:

Setback Information
Residential Zoning Certificate Application
Additions
Fences (A Zoning Certificate is required for both new and replacement fences)
Accessory Use Structures (detached garages, shed and PODS)
Swimming Pools
Decks
In Home Occupation Worksheet


Commercial Project Application and Information:

Zoning Certificate Application and Submittal Requirements
Tenant Change Information
ISR Worksheet
Parking Analysis Worksheet


Fee Schedules (We accept online payments for Fire and Zoning Fees.To pay online now CLICK HERE.)

Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule
Fire Department Fee Schedule


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here to type in your address and print out a site plan of your lot through Hamilton County CAGIS.


Track your permit online through EZTrak

Inspection Requirements:

Click Here to Read Zoning Inspection Information Letter

 

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Type of Permit

Foundation Inspection

Final Inspection

Building Permit Needed from Hamilton County
Accessory Use Structure
(residential)

X

X

Yes- if structure is 200 Sq. Ft. or larger
Accessory Use Structure
(commercial)

X

X

Yes
Addition (residential)

X

X

Yes
Addition (commercial)

X

X

Yes
Facade Renovations

X

Yes
Fence

X

No
In-Home Occupation

X

No
Interior Finish/Alteration

X

Yes
Lot Split/Consolidation No – but must be submitted to Recorder’s Office
New Sign

X

Yes

New Single Family Dwelling

X

X

Yes
New Commercial Building

X

X

Yes
Parking Lot

X

Yes – if paved area expanded
Pool

X

Yes
Porch

X

X

Yes
Sign Face Change

X

Yes
Temporary Sign

X

No
Tenant Change

X

Yes – unless same use; cosmetic changes only call 513-946-4550
Tent

X

Yes – depending on size call 513-946-4550
Wall

X

X

Call 513-946-4550

 

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