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George Beckham

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Zoning is designed to protect the health, safety and, welfare of those living in a community. Most zoning regulations are a matter of common sense, and help to make sure that people use their property in such a way that it is not detrimental to those living in the same area, or to the community as a whole.

Almost all construction, from fences and decks to homes and businesses, requires a zoning permit. A complete copy of the zoning code can either be downloaded from this site or purchased for a nominal fee at the zoning office.

In addition to the Zoning Inspector, Coventry Township has two appointed boards who deal with zoning related issues. The Zoning Commission holds meetings and public hearings for all changes to the Zoning Resolution. The Board of Zoning Appeals may grant variances for the zoning code after a public hearing is held. All adjacent property owners are notified if a request for a variance is made, and have the opportunity to state their opinions or concerns at the public hearing.




Notice of Public Hearing

The Coventry Township Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing in the Coventry Township Senior Center at 333 Willowview Street, Akron, Oh. at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 12, 2015 to consider the text change to the following section of the Zoning Resolution :

Addition of Permitted Use in General Business District (B-3 District) Article 12.00

12.01A 13). Tattoo Studio (parlor)

This revision was initiated by application of Mr. Jeffrey A. Watson, 2484 Nesmith Lake Boulevard, Akron, Ohio 44314. Also to be considered at this hearing will be the recommendation of the Summit County Planning Commission and the Coventry Zoning Commission on the proposed text change. This text change becomes effective 30 days after action by the Board of Trustees.

Please click here to review the text addition/revision. It is also available for public viewing from this day forward in the Township Zoning Office, 68 Portage Lakes Drive, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 to Noon.

George Beckham Zoning Inspector


OCTOBER 13, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Click here for the legal ad published in the October 2nd Edition of The Suburbanite.

Click on the links below for individual hearing information

2015-17 - Attorney Michael Callahan - 2150 S. Arlington Rd.
Requesting a conditional use approval to operate an arcade/amusement establishment in an existing building (pole barn at rear of house)

2015-18 - George Glus - 3424 S. Main Street
Requesting a sideline setback variance of 4 feet to add to an existing attached garage that is located 4 feet from the property line to build to the property line on a single family dwelling in an R-2 district.



Door to Door Solicitation and Parking Lot Sales No Longer Permitted in Coventry

Due to a large number of complaints by residents and business owners the Coventry Township Zoning Commission and Board of Trustees recently adopted regulations which no longer permit sales or soliciting orders by going “door to door” in neighborhoods and or “Transient Vendors” from setting up in parking lots and selling products.

Please contact the Zoning Office or the Summit County Sheriff if a door to door vendor comes through your neighborhood.

Groups operating under Non Profit Status are permitted to conduct door to door solicitations, but must register at the Zoning Office.