Yes, you need a Zoning Permit approved for a fence, even if you already have one and are replacing it. Refer to the Fence Brochure for more information.
How far does a fence need to be from a property line?
In general, fences can be built up to the property line, unless access, flood control or stormwater conveyance is needed within a particular easement. Contact the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office for information on easements recorded on your property.
How long does it take for a zoning permit to be approved?
In general, it takes about 5-10 working days for applications that can approved at a Staff Level. A more detailed review or the submittal of an incomplete application can extend the amount of review time necessary. You may call the Planning Department at (937) 433-7151 anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an application status update.
Do I need a new permit to replace the sign face at my business?
Yes, even if your new sign will be built with the same material and dimensions. The fee for a zoning certificate for a sign re-face or change of copy is $35.00. Sign Permit Application
What are the restrictions on temporary ground signs?
Signs are regulated by type, height, sign area (square footage) and location. Submit a Sign Permit Application form along with a copy of a site plan which includes landscaping (ground signs only), an elevation drawing or photo of the building frontage (wall signs only), a drawing / schematic of the sign to measurable scale to indicate sign height dimensions and overall sign area. The fee for a zoning certificate for a permanent sign is $75.
What is the process to apply?
An application isn’t officially received until all applications, plan sets and application fees are paid. Once the application is approved, it will either be mailed to the applicant or sent to Building Inspection to begin that review, when applicable. A call for pickup of a permit can be arranged by request.
Who do I make the check out to for application payment?
Please make checks out to the City of Centerville. The Planning Department also accepts payment by cash and credit card.
How many copies of plans do I need with my submittal?
Sheds, Fences, and Temporary Uses: 1 copy
Certificate of Zoning Compliance and Signs: 3 copies
Can the City tell me whether a tree sits on my property or my neighbor's?
This is considered a civil issue where the city doesn’t get involved. Hiring a professional surveyor licensed by the State of Ohio is the only person legally allowed to determine property lines. For Property Law questions, you can use this website as a guide to help.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
The City Planning Department will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may contact us at (937) 433-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.