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Zoning

The Butler County Rural Zoning Resolution is enacted for the purpose of promoting public health, safety, morals, comfort and general welfare; conserving and protecting property and property values; securing the most appropriate use of land, and facilitating adequate and economical provisions for public improvement, all in accordance with a comprehensive plan for the desirable future development of the County, and providing a method of administration and prescribing penalties for the violations of provisions hereafter described - all as authorized by the provisions of Chapter 303 and the Sections thereunder of the Ohio Revised Code.

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ZONE CHANGE APPLICATIONS:  Please call (513) 887-3411 to consult with Planning staff

 

HISTORIC ZONING RESOLUTIONS

Butler County adopted its first Rural Zoning Resolution in November 1956.  This first resolution applied to all but three of the county's thirteen townships.  Ross Township adopted County zoning in 1962, Reily Township joined in 1966, while Morgan Township was never under the jurisdiction of the County's Rural Zoning Resolution.

Over the past six decades, the residents and elected officials of Butler County have amended and updated the County's zoning rules multiple times.  Seven Townships have chosen over the years to adopt thier own local zoning regulations, leaving Hanover, Lemon, Madison, Milford, Oxford, and Ross Townships as the six major jurisdictions subject to the Rural Zoning Resolution.

The links below offer a look back at how zoning regulation has evolved in Butler County.

 

1st Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted November 15, 1956

 

2nd Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted January 1, 1963

 

3nd Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted March 1, 1967

 

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4th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted August 1, 1971

 

5th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted Sept. 5, 1974

 

6th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted June 5, 1976

 

 

 

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7th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted June 16, 1983

 

8th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted June 20, 1991

 

9th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted July 29, 1993

10th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted July 19, 1997

 

11th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted Nov. 5,1998

 

 

 

 

coming soon

12th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted April 7, 1999

13th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted May 12, 1999

 

14th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted Sept. 22, 1999

 

 

 

 

coming soon

15th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted March 11, 2000

 

16th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted February 11, 2004

 
 

17th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted April 21, 2006

 
 

18th Rural Zoning Resolution

Adopted April 2, 2009