Planning and Zoning Department

Jacob joined Springfield Township in August 2002.  He is responsible for Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development in the Township.  Springfield Township is proactive when it comes to attracting and retaining businesses.  Mr. Barnes is taking the lead in our business outreach program, meeting with individual businesses and helping them have success in Springfield Township.  He recommends on all cases for the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.  He is involved with review of all permit applications, proposed residential development, and all commercial and industrial projects.  Jacob also plans for future growth in the Township by focusing on continually recommending improvements to the Zoning Resolution and maintaining a current Land Use Plan.  Mr. Barnes is active in the community, serving as an Ambassador of the Holland Springfield Chamber of Commerce and as Secretary of the NW Ohio American Planning Association.

Are you a business looking to locate in Springfield Township?  Do you have any ideas or comments on how we can improve Springfield Township?  Feel free to call or email Jacob:

Jacob Barnes
Planning Director
419-865-0239 Ext.119

If new construction or property improvements are in your future, below you can access our online zoning permit forms. Permits are required to be applied for and received prior to any construction, erection, enlargement, addition, or alteration in any Residential, Commercial, or Industrial District. Zoning Permits are not required when replacing shingles on a roof, windows, doors, siding, interior remodeling, electrical or plumbing work. Your Homeowner’s Association may have specific rules on what types of structures are allowed in your subdivision. Please contact your association before applying for a zoning permit.

Online Zoning Permits

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