Zoning Information

NEW INFORMATION 



ZONING OFFICE IS OPEN ON PART-TIME BASIS.  MONDAY TO THURSDAY FROM 9AM - 3PM.  FRIDAY IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  IF THE OFFICE IS CLOSED I MAY BE OUT IN TOWNSHIP ON RELATED MATTERS.  LEAVE NOTE IN MAILBOX OUTSIDE ROAD DEPARTMENT.

ALL VENDORS AND STREET VENDORS OPERATING ON PARKING LOTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGRISTERED WITH SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP ZONING OFFICE PRIOR TO CONDUCTING BUSINESS.  A "DO NOT CONTACT" DOOR TO DOOR VENDOR SOLICITATION LIST IS POSTED ON THIS SITE.

POULTRY TO INCLUDE CHICKENS, DUCKS, AND OTHE FOWL AS WELL AS OTHER LIVESTOCK IS PROHIBITED ON RESIDENTAIL LOTS LESS THAN 1 ACRE.  ON LOTS GREATER THAN 1 ACRE AND IF YOU ARE IN A SUBDIVISION, THEN IT IS CONDITIONAL USE ONLY WITH A SPECIAL PERMIT.  

NEW ZONING LANGUAGE GOES INTO EFFECT MAY 12, 2021.
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
FENCES
POOLS 
AGRICULTURE ACTIVITY

UPDATED APPLICATIONS ARE NOW POSTED ON LINE.  USE THE MOST CURRENT APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.  NEW FEE SCHEDULE IS POSTED BELOW.  

JUNK MOTOR VEHICLES ARE PROHIBITED IN ALL ZONING DISTRICTS.  JUNK MOTOR VEHICLES (3 YEARS OR OLDER, APPARENTLY INOPERABLE, AND MISSING MAJOR MOTOR PARTS AND PARKED IN SAME / SIMULAIR LOCATION FOR MORE THAN 45 DAYS) CAN RESULT IN VIOLATION NOTICE BEING ISSUED.  JUNK MOTOR VEHICLES NEED TO BE PARKED IN A COMPLETELY ENCLOSED STRUCTURE (GARAGE) OR FENCED COMPLETELY CONCEALED FROM VIEW.  

LAWN AND GRASS HEIGHTS - PERMITTED HEIGHT IS NO MORE THAN 8 INCHES.  UPON RECEIVING A NOTICE OF VIOLATION, YOU WILL HAVE 7 DAYS TO CORRECT THE VIOLATION.  AFTER 7 DAYS SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP WILL MOW THE YARD AND TRIM.  ALL FEES WILL BE BILLED TO OWNER.  FAILURE TO PAY IN 30 DAYS WILL RESULT IN FEES BEING ASSESSED ON PROPERTY TAX DUPLICATE AS A LIEN UPON THE PROPERTY.  THIS INCLUDES RESIDENTIAL, AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, AND VACANT LOTS.  

THE ACCUMULATION OF JUNK AND DEBRIS IS A VIOLATION OF SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP ZONING.  THIS CAN RESULT IN VIOLATION NOTICE AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING BEFORE THE TRUSTEES TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PROPERTY CONSTITUTES A PUBLIC NUISANCE.  IF SO, YOU WILL HAVE A xxx AMOUNT OF DAYS AS DETERMINED BY THE TRUSTEES TO MAKE CORRECTIONS BEFORE ANY ADDITIONAL LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN .  

WHAT AM I ZONED AS?  CHECK OUT BELOW ON THE PARCEL MAP AND ALL PARCELS ARE INDICATED AND ZONING DESIGNATION.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE FOR SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN POSTED.  THIS WAS REVISED IN OCTOBER 2021.  MOST CURRENT VERSION IS POSTED.

NEW ZONING DESIGNATIONS:  ZONING COMMISSION AND TRUSTEES APPROVED ON APRIL 12, 2021 - MONTICELLO SUBDIVISION REZONING OF 26 PARCELS FROM R-3 TO R-1.  APPLEWOOD ESTATES REPLAT OF 6 PARCELS OF LAND AND THIS IS HEADED TO REGIONAL PLANNING AND ALLEN CO. COMMISSIONERS.  UPDATED SOME ZONING TEXT LANGUAGE AND NEW LANGUAGE ADDED TO THE ZONING TEXT.  

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