Zoning Inspector

Mike Harrison

330-644-0785, Ext. 695

[email protected]

Office Hours:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and our best attempt to limit the spread of this virus – we are limiting in person contact as much as possible. Please send an email explaining your question/issue along with any supporting documentation (ie permit application, photos, etc.).  We will contact you to schedule an appointment if needed.

Zoning Protects Property Values

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.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., and the Zoning Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall.



Please follow the link below for the text amendment approved at the Board of Trustees June 13th meeting, adding regulations for Short Term Vacation Rentals to the Township Zoning Resolution.  This text change will be in effect beginning July 13, 2019.

ARTICLE 28 – Short Term Rentals

Any property owner operating a Short Term Rental (any rental less than 30 days – typically advertised on websites like airbnb, vrbo, homeaway, etc.) should contact Mike Harrison at [email protected] for a permit.


**All residential rental properties in Summit County require a permit through the Summit County Fiscal Office – please follow this link for more information: Summit County Residential Rental Registry