Zoning Board

The Loudonville Zoning Board of Appeals conducts called meetings (advertised, and with mailed notification to adjacent property owners) on the designated day at 5:15 pm. The called meetings are held in the Second Floor Village Council Chambers of the Loudonville Village Hall, 156 North Water Street, Loudonville, OH 44842.

Jeff Marotta, Chairman • Marvin Sprang • Robert Close • Jeff Frankford • Sam Stephenson

Contact: Village of Loudonville Business Offices
Office (419) 994-3214

Mission Statement

The Loudonville Zoning Board of Appeals regulates building and land use, pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code. The purpose of zoning is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Village residents while providing for the orderly development of the Village.


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Why Zoning is necessary:

Zoning is a device of land use regulation used by local governments. Zoning may be use-based (regulating the uses to which land may be put), or it may regulate building height, lot coverage, and similar characteristics, or some combination of these.

The Zoning Inspector is responsible for the enforcement of the Zoning Resolution, from investigating alleged violations to issuing zoning certificates. Any questions involving Zoning in Loudonville should first be presented to the Zoning Inspector.

The Board of Zoning Appeals handle zoning variances, which would include anything that is not in conformance with the resolution. They also handle appeals that might be filed by a resident that is disagreement with one of the Zoning Inspector’s decisions.

A Zoning Certificate is required for any:

Construction, structural alteration or enlargement of any non-agricultural building or structure, including accessory buildings.
Change of use of an existing building or land.

This includes but is not limited to:

New construction of home or accessory building including portable storage buildings.
Addition on any and all buildings except agricultural. *Decks, Porches and Swimming Pools, Mobile Homes.
Changing a business from one business to a different or new business including signs.

Non-Conforming uses: The substitution or expansion of a use or structure that does not conform to Village codified ordinances.

Temporary uses: The Commission may authorize the temporary use of a structure or premises in any district for a purpose or use that does not conform to the regulations prescribed elsewhere for the area in which it is located, provided that such use is of temporary nature, and does not involve the erection of a substantial structure.

Variance: In the case of exceptionally irregular and other exceptional physical conditions, the Commission shall have the power to vary or adapt the strict application of any of the requirements, whereby such strict application would deprive the owner of the reasonable use of the land or building involved, but in no other case.

Signs: The Commission shall hear variances and appeals pertaining to signs.

The Loudonville Zoning Board of Appeals also holds hearings, deliberates and decides matters involving requests for variances, conditional uses, and any appeals of decisions by the zoning officers. Applicants have an opportunity to present testimony, evidence and witnesses and be represented by counsel. Decisions may involve approval, approval with conditions or limitations, or denials.