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.
Ohio authorized township zoning in 1947. Ohio law provides for the submission of a zoning plan to the electors of the township and if it is adopted, it must contain provisions for the administration, enforcement and amendment of the zoning plan. 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.