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You may check the zoning of your property by calling the Planning & Zoning staff at 513-753-2300. You will need to provide the address and / or parcel number for the property in question.
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A zoning permit is required whenever you are building, erecting, moving, adding an addition (to), or structurally altering a new or existing structure—or are changing the use of an existing structure or property. All zoning permits are issued by the Union Township Planning & Zoning Department. Please call 513-753-2300 for any questions.
You will need to submit two (2) copies of a site plan of your property—either a professional site plan or a neatly drawn site plan—that identifies the configuration of your property, all existing structures on your property, the purposed structure(s) and / or other proposed improvements to your property, and measurements indicating the setbacks from the new structure to the property lines. You will also need to submit a completed zoning application and the required fee(s).
If telephoning or filing a complaint electronically, you need to supply the alleged property location (address and / or parcel number), your name, your address and your telephone number and the details regarding the alleged complaint(s).
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to remain anonymous, you are required to come to the Planning & Zoning Department and fill out a complaint form in-person.
Yes, new fences require zoning permits, even when replacing the same type of fence and in the same location. The reason is that a fence previously allowed may be affected by new zoning rules after the old fence was built.
A Union Township zoning permit is required for a new business or expansion of business area, even if the business is relocating within Union Township. For assistance with new business opportunities, please call 513-753-2300 to talk with the Planning & Zoning staff—who will walk you thru the development process.
New or modified swimming pools require zoning permits. Pools must be located behind the front of the house and at least 5 ft from the side and rear property lines. Pools must be surrounded by a secure fence of at least 4 feet in height so as to prevent uncontrolled access by children from the street or adjacent properties. The combined height of the pool walls and fence must be a minimum of 6 feet above grade. For more information about the Township’s swimming pool regulations, please refer to Article 7, Section 713 of the Union Township Zoning Resolution.
No. Township regulations do not require the removal of trees that may be damaged, dead or overhanging a neighboring property. The property owner may contact the owner’s attorney or insurance carrier for assistance through a private civil action. If a tree is affecting a public road, please contact the Union Township Service Department at (513) 753-2221.