Zoning Office

What Is Zoning?

Zoning is the regulation of land use. Typically, zoning is used to separate potentially conflicting land uses, such as industrial and residential. Zoning is much more detailed than it appears in the aforementioned definition. Zoning includes how far a house is set back from property lines, how high a fence is permitted, how large and where signs are.

Why Zone?

Zoning promotes development that is safe, healthy, organized, and more livable. Zoning also ensures new developments are in compliance with the Village of Centerburg’s Comprehensive Plan and meet village standards.

Furthermore, zoning is used to protect the property values within the village. While regulations limit what you may or may not be able to do with your property, the intention is to protect everyone against construction or activities that may negatively affect properties.

Zoning Designations

The Village of Centerburg currently has 11 zoning classifications in 5 categories. Residential, Business, Manufacturing, Conservation/ Open Space, Planned Unit Development are the five categories recognized by the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Centerburg. If you don’t know what your property is zoned and you would like to find out, the Zoning Administrator can provide you with that information or answer any other questions you have.

What Does the Zoning Administrator Do?

The Zoning Administrators tasks include issuing certificate of compliance, appropriateness, conditional use and temporary use. The Administrator is also responsible for completing zoning inspections, updating zoning maps, issuing violation notices, as well as receiving and forwarding applications for the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission.

General Guidelines to Follow

When considering new construction or modification of an existing structure, it is necessary to contact the Zoning Office for proper approval of the project. If you have not been approved to begin the work, you are in violation of the Village Ordinance. Consequences include halting the project or removal of the unapproved construction or change. Working without the approval can be costly. SEEK APPROVAL FIRST! Call the Zoning Administrator at 625-6075. When seeking approval bring a drawing of the proposed change. The drawing does not have to be professionally done, but it should be clear and easy to read. It is important that the diagram include measurements (height, length, width, distance from lot lines and other structures. When deciding how much detail to include, remember, more is better. Details can save you time.

Suspected Violations and Complaints

Zoning violations and complaints are filed with the Zoning Administrator. If someone is suspected of a zoning violation or is the subject of a complaint, contact the Zoning Office during regular business hours.

Zoning Regulations 
Ordinance No. 2006-13

Zoning complaint form rev 2016


To amend the zoning ordinance of the Village of Centerburg and enact part eleven - planning and zoning code to be added to and become a part of the codified ordinances to provide a planning and zoning code.

Be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Centerburg, Ohio:




















Section 1. That the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Centerburg and Zoning Map is hereby revised and amended in its entirety and Part Eleven of the Codified Ordinances is enacted to read as follows:

See the zoning map and pages 1 though 256 of the Planning and Zoning Ordinance, which are listed below.

You can download the zoning regulations booklet, which has been divided into several sections for faster access.
(Note: The zoning regulations booklet is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your machine, click the logo on the right to download the free program.)

Zoning Permit

Click here to download an application for zoning permit.
(Note: The application for zoning permit is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your machine, click the logo on the right to download the free program.)

2015-26 fee schedule


Philip Lohmeyer
Zoning Administrator
Phone: 740-625-6075
Fax: 740-625-9058
Email: zoning@centerburgoh.org
8 N. Clayton St./ Drawer D
Centerburg, Ohio 43011


49 1/2 E Main St



ext 1002

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