Zoning Information

NEW INFORMATION 



THE ZONING OFFICE IS OPEN ON PART-TIME BASIS. 
MONDAY TO THURSDAY FROM 8:00AM - 2:00PM. 
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.

SPECIAL NOTE:

1.  ALL STREET VENDORS AND DOOR TO DOOR VENDORS 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.

2. 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.  

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

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

5. 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.  

6. 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.  

7.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 .  

8. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE FOR SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN POSTED.   MOST CURRENT VERSION IS POSTED AND IN EFFECT.  AMERICAN AND SHAWNEE TOWNSHIPS BOTH HAVE EXTERNAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODES TO ADDRESS VARIOUS ZONING VIOLATIONS AND VIOLATIONS NOT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN THE ZONING RESOLUTION.


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