Zoning - What is the Board of Zoning Appeals?

The Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals consists of six (6) legal residents of the township that are appointed by the Township Trustees to serve a five (5) year term with one (1) term expiring every year.   There are five (5) permanent positions and one (1) alternate position.

The Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial body whose duties are imposed by statute.   The Board’s powers include the following:

  1. Hearing appeals of alleged errors made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Resolution of the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to Township Zoning
  2. Granting Variances (area or use) from the Zoning Resolution
  3. Granting Conditional Use Zoning Certificates
  4. Regulating Nonconforming Uses
  5. The authority to Revoke a granted Variance or Conditional Use Zoning Certificate if any conditions attached to the certificate have been violated.

In order to appeal the Board’s decision, a Notice of Appeal must be filed with the Court of Common Please within thirty (30) days of the Board’s decision.

The Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals does NOT make Zoning Regulations or Zoning Districts; that is the function of the Plain Township Zoning Commission.

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Zoning Department
2600 Easton St. NE
Canton, Ohio 44721

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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View Document Zoning Resolution
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