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, Mildford, 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.