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Woodville Zoning Code

Woodville's Zoning Code (a.k.a. Codified Ordinances) were adopted in 1990. As with most documents of this type, it has been modified and updated on occasion to keep its intent current, but for the most part, the basics enacted prior to 1990 are intact. The best applied zoning program in a small municipality should be the least intrusive as possible, but at times when conflicts arise between someone's new plans and existing neighborhoods, or the Village as a whole, zoning becomes a necessary tool to mediate and to apply the best solution.

The workings of the Village Zoning Code is a somewhat simple process with a resident's or business's first contact in any building project being the Village Administrator (VA), who also is the Village Zoning Inspector. The VA will provide an application and guide the applicant throughout the process. In most cases, the project will fall within the parameters of the Zoning Code, but when needed a variance procedure is available. The first step in any variance is an application to the Village Zoning Board of Appeals. This Board meets on an as needed basis to review any variance request. The Zoning Board consists of five Village residents and their responsibility in any decision is to weigh what is best for the Village. The Village of Woodville has special flood hazard areas that are subject to periodic inundation, which may result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base.  Additionally, structures that are inadequately elevated, floodproofed, or otherwise protected from flood damage also contribute to the flood loss.  In order to minimize the threat of such damages and to achieve the purposes hereinafter set forth, these regulations are adopted. Consult with Zoning Inspector/Flood Plain Manager to determine if you are within this area and requirements that may/might apply.

In addition, the Village Zoning Code can be modified through a structured process in which an amendment to the Village Zoning Code can be proposed. This modification can be in either the actual text of the Zoning Code or an amendment ot the Village Zoning Map which sets the Village's Zoning Districts. This structured process proceeds in accordance with the regulations outlined in the Village Codified Ordinances and Zoning Code. The process begins with the petitioner that would like to propose a change, proceeds to the Village Planning Commission, and ends with a decision of the Village Council.
Please contact the Village Administrator for the particulars in the process.

Please note the following change: All Commercial/Non-Residential contractors must follow the Sandusky County Building Code Department guidelines. The Village Zoning Inspector no longer has jurisdiction over Commercial/Non-Residential property projects. Please use the link below.



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