The Zoning Inspector’s Office Hours are Wednesdays from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.
Please feel free to call the Zoning Office at (419) 836-4510 to leave a message if you would like to arrange an appointment.

Items to Bring to the Zoning Office for a Zoning Permit

Residential Only

  1. A set of prints for the project
  2. A site plan of the property. Please show the following: length and width of property; setback from the road for all structures; front yard, side yard, and rear yard setbacks; location of each field and well; distance of leach field and well from all structures; dimensions of all structures; and setbacks, from all roads, of each structure.
  3. Call the Lucas County Health Department at (419) 213-4100 to determine if PIE (Property Improvement Evaluation) is needed. Zoning permits cannot be issued without this documentation.
  4. Check or Cash for a zoning permit. New residential construction permits are $50.00. Most other zoning permits are $40.00 a piece. More complex zoning issues may have higher fees.
  5. If you are not the owner of the property, then you must present authorization to act on their behalf.
  6. If you have any questions regarding zoning, please contact the Zoning Inspector at (419) 836-4510. The Zoning Inspector’s office hours are on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 6:00pm or by appointment.

Commercial Only

  1. Check or Cash for the zoning permit. New commercial construction permits are $150.00.  More complex zoning issues may have higher fees.
  2. Please contact the Zoning Inspector, at (419) 836-4510, regarding the process to obtain a commercial zoning permit


Application for Zoning Certificate

Conditional Use Permit

Sign Permit

Grading & Fill Permit

Section 408 Dike Permit

Zoning Inspector

Linda Rossler was appointed Zoning Inspector for Jerusalem Township in January 2015.  Linda is a graduate of Clay High School and Ohio University with a BS/MS in Education.  In 2015, she retired after 30 years in the education field most recently at Jerusalem Elementary

Zoning Commission

The Zoning Commission Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Township meeting room.

Zoning Board Requirements

The Township Zoning Commission shall have the following authority:

A. Initiate proposed amendments to this Resolution;

B. Consider, review, and recommend all proposed amendments to the Board of Township Trustees;

C. Consider, review, and approve or deny on all site plans;

D. Consider and review all proposed Special Uses and make recommendations to the Board of Township Trustees.

Members, Alternates, and Term Expiration

  • Jennifer Shepherd – Term expires 2028
  • James Boothby   – Term expires 2027
  • Tim Titgemeyer –  Term expires 2026
  • Terry Bourdo – Term expires 2025
  • Brad LaRue – Term expires 2024
  • Dan Fehn – Alternate expires 2025
  • Open Alternate. expires 2025
  • Ray Novin – Term expires 2029

Board of Zoning Appeals

Meeting dates are on an “as-needed basis” and are advertised in the Metro Press.

Board of Zoning Appeals Requirements

The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the following authority:

A. To organize, adopt rules, hold meetings and keep records as required by law.

B. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determinations made by the Zoning Inspector in the enforcement of this Resolution.   This includes hearing and deciding matters of interpretation of the provisions of the text of this Resolution and the “Official Jerusalem Township Zoning Map”.

C. To authorize, upon appeal, in specific cases such variance from the terms of this Resolution as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the Resolution will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of this Resolution shall be observed and substantial justice done.  No variance shall be granted except in conformance with the provisions of Section 2604 of this Resolution.

D. To all the construction of more than one (1) main building on a single parcel unless specifically permitted in Section 1605 – Supplemental Regulations.

List Members, Alternates, and Term Expiration

  • Frank Ulrich – Term expires 2028
  • Jason Box –  Term Expires 2027
  • Butch Berger – Term expires 2026
  • Sandra Pegler – Term expires 2029
  • Terry Reif – Alternate expires 2025
  • Open Alternate. expires 2025

Zoning News and Tidbits

Tidbit #1: The history and purpose of zoning regulation
Tidbit #2: Do I need to obtain zoning approval before beginning a project on my property?
Tidbit #3: Can chickens be raised in my backyard?
Tidbit #4: How does the Township address tall grass/noxious weeds on private property?
Tidbit #5: What is the lot area requirements needed to build a single family dwelling in the Township?
Tidbit #6: Subdivisions in Jerusalem Township
Tidbit #7: What is considered a junk motor vehicle?
NEWS: Junk Vehicle Notice

Helpful Links

Neighborhood Checklist

Zoning Resolution 5-21-19 Conditional

Removal of Junk Vehicles

Resolution For Solar

Nuisance Abatement of Buildings and Structures

Jerusalem Township Permit Exempt Work

Noxious Weed List

Noxious Weeds…Did You Know

Public Notice Tall Grass and Weeds

Township Procedure for Noxious Weeds & Tall Grass

Red Tag Information

Septic System Educational Program