Zoning

Burton Village Zoning Inspector, Rick Gruber
Phone: 440-313-1230
E-Mail Address: villageofburtonzoning@gmail.com

Zoning Application

If you are planning remodeling, building, rebuilding or any type of construction on your property, to avoid penalties, call the Village office to see if a Zoning Application is required and the fee amount associated with your project. If an application is required, click on the above link for the appropriate form. Applications shall be submitted at the Village office with the proper fee. It will then be given to the Zoning Inspector who will approve, make changes or reject your project. If the Zoning Inspector does not approve your permit due to the plans not following current zoning, you can ask for a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Variance Request Application

The Variance Request Form is to be filled out if you have requested to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals. The completed application, a check for the $65.00 application fee and a deposit of $500 for review and meeting fees will be required when requesting a variance to the Zoning Ordinances (see Zoning Ordinance 117.02). Applications and fees are accepted in Village Office on the second floor of the Burton Public Library, or mail it to Attention: BZA, P.O. Box 408, Burton, OH 44021. As soon as the proper fees and application are submitted, the BZA Clerk will set a Public Hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Board meets on an as needed basis. Please review Zoning Ordinance 117.06(b) detailing what the Board looks at when granting a variance and have necessary information available for Hearing.

Conditional Use Application

The Conditional Use Application is to be filled out when you are permitted to apply for a conditional use through he Board of Zoning Appeals as stated under Zoning Ordinance 1135.03 Schedule of Uses. The completed application, a check for the $65 application fee and a deposit of $500 for review and meeting fees will be required when the application submitted. Applications and fees are accepted in the Village Office on the second floor of the Burton Public Library, or by mail to Attention: BZA, P.O. Box 408, Burton, OH 44021. As soon as the proper fees and application are submitted, the BZA Clerk will set a Public Hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board meets on an as needed basis.

Zoning Complaint

Village of Burton Zoning Complaint Form

Burton Village Zoning Map

The Burton Village Zoning Map is a map of the current zoning districts in the Village of Burton.

Garage/Yard Sales

Please be aware that the Village of Burton requires a permit if you are having a garage or yard sale: Garage Sale/Yard Sale Permit.

Attention Village Residents:  Yard Signs, All Types

Please note that all signs must be on the "yard" sign of the sidewalk in front of your house (vs. the "street" side of the sidewalk, which is the Village Right Of Way), or, if you have no sidewalk, signs must be placed  at least 15 feet from the edge of the road into your yard.  All signs in the Village Right of Way will be removed.

Attention Burton Village Business Owners

All temporary-type signs (sandwich board type signs, or signs on metal rods) must be taken into your establishment each evening.  You may place them outside again in the morning.

Historic District Permit

Please be aware if you live in the Historic District, any exterior changes to your house (including painting or siding) must be reviewed and approved by the Historic District Architectural Review Board. The review and permit fee is $5 and should be turned in with your completed permit at the Village office. If you have any questions or are unsure if you are in the Historic District, please contact the Village office at 440-834-4474.

Historic District Permit
Historic District Ordinance
Historic District Map
Historic District Guidelines
Local Examples of Period Styles

Please review section 1169 of the Codified Ordinance before posting signs around the village. Unauthorized signs on village property will be removed. There is a link to the Codified Ordinances on the Ordinance page.

Please feel free to contact the Village office at 440-834-4474 or e-mail 1villageofburton@sbcglobal.net during office hours with any zoning questions.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Paul Emch, President
Judy Beaumier
A. J. Bissell
Sharon Moster
Al Tolchinsky
Charles "Skip" Boehnlein, Council Representative

Burton Village Ordinances

Walter H. Drane Co. Website

Click on the link above to view the Village ordinances. Another screen will pop up. Click on the file folder to the left of the screen next to Burton, Ohio. This will bring up the different sections of the Village ordinances. If you are looking for something specific, go to the quick search tool bar at the top of the page.

Burton Village Residents and Contractors

Please be aware that no person, firm or corporation having cause to perform work necessitating the involvement of a portion of the sidewalks, roadways, water systems, and/or sewer systems of the Village shall do so without applying for a Mayors Permit through the Village Office. This application will include detailing the nature of the work contemplated, the method of work, the remedial work planned, the starting date and the anticipated completion date. Please call or stop by the Village office before any work is started to avoid penalties. For more information, refer to Burton Village Codified Ordinance 901. Click on link for the Contractor Registration Form for CCA.

Signs

Attention Village Residents:  Yard Signs, All Types

Please note that all signs must be on the "yard" sign of the sidewalk in front of your house (vs. the "street" side of the sidewalk, which is the Village Right Of Way), or, if you have no sidewalk, signs must be placed  at least 15 feet from the edge of the road into your yard.  All signs in the Village Right of Way will be removed.

Attention Burton Village Business Owners

All temporary-type signs (sandwich board type signs, or signs on metal rods) must be taken into your establishment each evening.  You may place them outside again in the morning.

Recent Zoning Permits

  • Permit 1025-17 ~ Englert, David & Maria - new construction, car garage - 14727 S. Cheshire St., approved 10/19/17
  • Permit 1024-17 ~ Burton Volunteer Fire Department - demolition of building (HDARB), 13810 Spring St., denied
  • Permit 1023-17 ~ Genske, David - Repair and addition to home (zoning permit), 13889 Cook St., approved 9/11/17
  • Permit 1022-17 ~ Martin, Craig & Emily - addition to home (Zoning permit), 13758 Spring St., approved 9/11/17
  • Permit 1021-17 ~ Boehnlein, Skip - Replacement of windows, sills (HDARB permit), 13720 Spring St., approved 9/18/17
  • Permit 1020-17~ Wohlken, Jim - New roof, yard sculpture (HDARB permit), 14435 Hickox St., approved 9/18/17
  • Permit 1019-17 ~ Genske, David - Repair and addition to home (HDARB permit), 13889 Cook St., approved 9/18/17
  • Permit 1018-17 ~ Martin, Craig & Emily - addition to home (HDARB permit), 13758 Spring St., approved 9/18/17
  • Permit 1017-17 ~ Hurd, Russ - completion of siding of home, 13768 Spring St., approved 7/10/17
  • Permit 1016-17 ~ Boehnlein, Skip - 4' Chain link fence (Zoning permit), 13720 Spring St., approved 7/10/17
  • Permit 1015-17 ~ Brigham, David, remodel - 14346 N. Cheshire, approved 7/18/17
  • Permit 1014-17 ~ Weaver, Michael - fence, 14686 Elmar Blvd., approved 6/19/17
  • Permit 1013-17 ~ Boehnlein, Skip - 4' Chain Link Fence (HDARB permit) - 13720 Spring St., Approved 7/10/17
  • Permit 1012-17 ~ Menosky, Lisa - Deck - 14550 Garden St., approved 6/23/17
  • Permit 1011-17 ~ Warren's Spirited Kitchen - Fence addition [Zoning permit] - 14614 E. Park St., approved 5/13/17
  • Permit 1010-17 ~ Warren's Spirited Kitchen - Fence addition [HDARB application] - 14614 E. Park St., approved 6/18/17
  • Permit 1009-17 ~ Geauga County Historical Society - closet addition to Bond Building [HDARB approval], 14653 E. Park Street, HRARB approved 6/16/17
  • Permit 1008-17 ~ Geauga County Historical Society - closet addition to Bond Building, 14653 E. Park St., approved 6/15/17
  • Permit 1007-17 ~ Geauga County Historical Society  - Temporary Sign (for Chautuaqua) [HDARB approval], 14653 E. Park St., approved 5/22/17
  • Permit 1006-17 ~ Flip Archard - new home construction - 14022 Goodwin Ave. - Approved 5-3-17
  • Permit 1005-17 ~ Cottage 2, LLC - tear down decaying lean-to attached to barn - 13938 E. Center - Approved 2-13-17 - Demo permit
  • Permit 1004-17 ~ Cottage 2, LLC - replace siding on existing barn - 13938 E. Center - Approved 1-23-17
  • Permit 1003-17 ~ Lowell & Laurie Taylor - deck and tree house - 13631 W. Spring St. - Approved January 19, 2017
  • Permit 1002-16 ~ Mary Huge - Addition - 13663 Seco Blvd. - Approved November 7, 2016
  • Permit 1001-16 ~ Western Reserve Farm Co-Op - Addition - (corridor connecting existing buildings) - 13762 Ford Lane, Approved November 3, 2016
  • Permit 1000-16 ~ Pat Preston - Addition - Service Bay - 14638 Rapids Rd. - Approved (based on previous BZA approval) November 2, 2016
  • Permit 2016-10 ~ Kathy Baughman - Deck - 13829 Carlton St., Approved based on property survey (Ord. 1139, Sect. 02) - Oct. 18, 2016
  • Permit 892016-9 ~ John & Heidi Hendrock - Remove concrete steps, add 6x18' rear deck - 14572 Garden St. - Approved August 9, 2016
  • Permit 72516-8 ~ Mark W. Freiling - new garage, add vinyl siding to house to match - 14584 Baird St. - Approved (with changes) July 25. 2016
  • Permit 07112016-7 ~ Nick Gorris - relocation of exisiting deck stairs - 13725 W. Center St. - Approved July 12, 2016
  • Permit 616-2016-6 ~ The Smith - Sign, board size - 14608 West Park St. - Approved June 17, 2016
  • Permit 04092016-5 ~ Robert Mullett - Addition to Garage - 13995 Goodwin St. - Approved April 9, 2016
  • Permit 04062016-4 ~ Kathleen Durham - Fence - 13910 E. Center St. - Approved April 6, 2016
  • Permit 3516-2 ~ Preston Motors - building - 14624 and 14638 Rapids Rd. - Not Approved March 15, 2016 *Variance granted
  • Permit 31216-3 ~ Suzette Wayman -Fence - 14544 N. Cheshire - Not Approved March 10, 2016 *Variance granted
  • Permit 20116-1 ~ Pete Fekete - storage building - 13755 West Center St. - Approved 2-1-16
  • Permit 4-10-15 ~ Jerry Wayman - Fence - 14417 N. Cheshire St. - Approved April 10, 2015
  • Permit 2-25-15 ~ Berkshire High School - Scoreboard ~ Approved March 30, 2015