Any construction that adds building space or covered area to a lot, or that requires structural change, requires a permit. The township’s portion of the permit process is simple, typically involving a one-page application, accompanied by building elevation drawings and site plans drawn to scale. Cosmetic work, such as new roof shingles or same-size window replacements, is exempt provided no structural alterations are made. To check on permit requirements, call Butler Township at 937-898-6735. All permit fees are paid once the permit has been approved and processed.
Accessory Structure Application
Zoning permit for applicants desiring to construct an accessory structure, such as detached garages, pole barns, storage sheds and swimming pools. This application must include the completed application, a site plan drawn to scale and a building elevation drawing. Application fees are paid at the time the permit is approved.
Administrative Appeal Application
An administrative appeal is an appeal from a decision of the Zoning Administrator or Notice of Violation by the Zoning Inspector with respect to the interpretation of the Zoning Code. The application for an appeal must be presented to the Administrator within twenty (20) days of the date that the decision was rendered by the Zoning Administrator.
Certificate of Zoning Compliance
Zoning permit for new businesses or new uses in an existing building. This application must include the completed application and a site plan drawn to scale showing existing parking.
Conditional Use Application
A Conditional Use request is a special use that may not be exclusively permitted in the zoning district, but requires additional review and conditions to make the use more appropriately fit within the district.
Zoning permit for applicants desiring to build a new principal structure. This application must include the completed application, an elevation drawing and a site plan drawn to scale. Application fee are paid at the time when the permit process is approved.
Fence Permit Application
Fence permit for applicants desiring to construct a fence. This application must include the completed application, a site plan drawn to scale including where the fence will be located on the lot with height and distance from property lines. Application fees are paid at the time the permit is approved.
Political Sign Registration
Any person responsible for distributing political signs for display in the Township shall secure one registration for all such signs representing one candidate or issue.
Property Maintenance Code Revised 1-11
The purpose of this exterior property maintenance code set of regulations is to protect the public health, safety, morals and general welfare as it pertains to premises and buildings used for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes.
PUD Detailed Plans Review Application
A PUD request is used when specific topography, density or other unique site conditions make certain uses impractical within the zoning district.
A Rezoning request is used when you want to change the zoning classification on a given property in order to develop it or allow a non-permitted use to fit within the zoning district.
Sign Permit Application
Zoning permit for applicants installing signage on non-residential structures. This application must include the completed application, an elevation drawing and a site plan drawn to scale. Application fees are paid at the time the permit is approved.
Zoning Variance Application
A variance is a request for permission to deviate in a specific manner from the regulations of the zoning district where, due to special conditions of the land itself, a literal enforcement of the zoning resolution will result in unnecessary hardship.