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Zoning Department

Zoning is the regulation of the use, location, height, number and size of land, buildings or structures within a specified zone or area of the community.  Its purpose is to protect property values and preserve the desired character of the community, while providing for orderly growth and uniform development.  Since any zoning is a restriction on the unlimited use of land by the owner, it must be reasonable and/or protect public health and safety. In 1955, the Concord Township Zoning Resolution was adopted.

The zoning inspector is appointed by the board of trustees for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the zoning resolution.

Application Submittal Process

The Zoning Department accepts applications for zoning approvals required by the Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Zoning Inspector. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call the office prior to submitting an application to ensure the correct information and application are being applied for. Applications to be reviewed by the Zoning Commission or the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be submitted in accordance the established deadline and meeting schedule. Applications reviewed by the Zoning Inspector may be filed any day during regular business hours. Click here information on Residential Projects or here for commercial projects.

Zoning News

Riparian Setbacks

At the December Zoning Commission meeting Dan Donaldson, Lake County SWCD, and Heather Elmer, Chagrin River Watershed Partners presented the topic of riparian setbacks as zoning tool to the board. The powerpoint presentations may be downloaded below.  Click here to view a Community Riparian and Wetland Guidance booklet, published by the Cuyahoga County SWCD.

CRWP Presentation

SWCD Presentation

The Zoning Commission held a public hearing on April 5, 2016 at 7 pm to consider adopting zoning regulations for riparian setbacks. Click here to see the proposed amendment and here for the guidance map.

A second public hearing took place on May 3, 2016 at 7 pm. The Zoning Commission voted in favor of the proposed amendments with modifications. 

Now, the Trustees will hold their public hearing on June 1, 2016 at 7 pm. Click here to view the proposed amendment. 


Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesdays : 
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Zoning Office Fax Number: 440.350.0904

Bruce Bullard,  Zoning Department Director/ Zoning Inspector 

Heather Freeman, AICP
Planner/Assistant Zoning Inspector

Claudia Hemphill, Zoning  Office Assistant

Upcoming Meetings

CANCELED-Zoning Commission Mtg.
6/7/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Board of Zoning Appeals Mtg.
6/8/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zoning Commission Mtg.
7/5/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM