Zoning Department

The Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the township hall at 7:00 p.m. Zoning Commission hearings are held on an as needed basis. See the calendar on this website for a schedule.

Zoning Inspector - Tom Blaz Zoning Secretary - Beverly Sams
Zoning Inspector: Tom Blaz
Office Phone/FAX: (440) 324-3664
Mobile: (216) 952-2136
tblaz@elyriatownship.com
Zoning Secretary: Beverly Sams
Phone: (440) 324-6288
bsams@elyriatownship.com
Mailing Address:
41416 Griswold Road
Elyria, OH 44035-2324
Mailing Address:
41416 Griswold Road
Elyria, OH 44035-2324

2015-17 Zoning Commission Members
Name followed by term expiration, if available.

David Fenik (7/14/19)
Robert Schofield
James Slaugenhaupt (7/14/18)
Open Position
Open Position
Alternates:
Open Position
Open Position

2017-18 Zoning Board of Appeals Members
Name followed by term expiration, if available.

Carol Gallardo (8/11/19)
Rita Mrdenovich (8/11/20)
Carl Snezek (8/11/17)
Jennifer Manual 
Rose Gimben (8/11/18)
Alternates:
Helen Schumacher
Kathy Ferguson 

Township Complaint Procedure
The proper way to file a township complaint is to contact the Zoning Inspector and request Citizen Complaint Form. This form must be completed and returned to the Zoning Inspector prior to any investigation or any action being taken.

The 1707 form is a public record. No complaints over the phone or in letter form will be addressed, unless this form is completed and returned to the zoning office at 41416 Griswold Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Leaving Voicemail Messages

Please remember to speak slowly and clearly when leaving your phone number and name on the zoning phone. Your call will be returned Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm.

Garage Sales
You do not need a permit in order to have a garage sale. A garage sale can not last more than one week.

Permit Reminder
Zoning Permits are required for the changing of the footprint of structures on the property, addition of a fence, installation of a swimming pool or any additional structures to the property in question.

Thanks to township residents
Thanks to everyone who installed a fence around their pool. If you have any questions about whether your pool needs a fence give us a call and we will help answer that question. We would also like to thank everyone who removed junk cars from their property.

Zoning Documents
Citizen Complaint Form
Conditional Use Permit
Home Occupation Permit
JEDD Map 1
JEDD Map 2
Permit Fees
Piggy Back Application
Property Split Guidelines
Zoning Resolution Book
Rezoning Form
Variance Form
Zoning Certificate
Zoning Map