Zoning Department

Requirements for Zoning Permits

A Zoning Permit is required if you are constructing, enlarging, renovating, building a garage, shed, fence, pool, and signs, you are required to obtain a permit. If you have any questions whether a permit is required, please contact the Zoning Department at (330) 854-7118.

Permits may be obtained at the Lawrence Township Hall, 5828 Manchester Ave NW Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. Closed Friday.

Building Permits:
Building permits are required for commercial and some residential construction. The Stark County Building Department is located at 3951 Convenience Cir NW #110, Canton, OH 44718, and should be contacted to determine if a permit is needed for your project at (330) 451-1770.

Health Department:
Septic permits for new construction are required in areas where sewer is not available. The Health Department also requires the review of any addition to a structure located in an area where septic is used. To determine if the location of your addition or alteration will affect your existing septic system, contact 493-9904.