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Does the Township have an inspector who will inspect my project once it is complete?

Yes.  The Township inspector works hand-in-hand with Hamilton County Building Inspectors to ensure compliance.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Township once the project is complete to schedule a final inspection. For residential projects, you generally do not have to be present during the inspection. To schedule a final inspection, contact Kevin Clark

What is a site plan?

A site plan [or plot plan] is a drawing that shows the property lines and dimensions of the property as well as the locations of any existing structures on the lot.  The proposed improvements are to be shown on the site plan including the distances from the lot lines and other structures.

Do I need to apply for a building permit with Hamilton County also?

Most submittals that are reviewed by the Township for zoning will also require a permit from the Hamilton County Building Department. The items that DO NOT require a building permit include residential accessory structures (sheds) 200 square feet and under and residential fences. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the approved drawings from

What is a Conditional Use?

A Conditional Use is a use permissible within a district other than a principally permitted use, which requires a Conditional Use Certificate, and approval by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  A school or church in a district zoned residential is an example of a Conditional Use.  Conditional Uses have some special impact or uniqueness which

What is a variance?

A variance is an official permit to do something in a way or for a purpose normally forbidden by a zoning law or a building code. No variance shall be granted that is greater than the minimum necessary to relieve the hardship or practical difficulty demonstrated by the applicant. The requested variance must satisfy each

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