102- ZONING CERTIFICATES REQUIRED
No person shall locate, erect, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, or structurally alter any Building or Structure, or change the Use of any land, Building, Accessory Building or Structure, or change or install any Sign or fence within Weathersfield Township without obtaining a Zoning Certificate as required by these Regulations, and no such Certificate shall be issued unless the information submitted by the applicant establishes that the proposed Building, Structure, Lot, Sign, fence or Use will conform to all the requirements of these Regulations and the Ohio Revised Code. Zoning Certificates are required for the following:
102.1 Construction. Before any Structure or Dwelling is built, erected, enlarged, changed or placed on a property, a Zoning Certificate is required.
102.2 Use/Occupancy. When the Use of land, a Building or Structure changes, or a new business occupies an existing Building or Structure, an Occupancy Certificate is required.
102.3 Signs. Before any Sign may be constructed, structurally altered, attached to a Building, or placed on a Lot, a Sign Certificate is required.
102.4 Fences. Before any fence may be constructed, structurally altered, or placed on a Lot, a Fence Certificate is required.
102.5 Agricultural Building. Any person who seeks to construct, reconstruct, enlarge, or structurally alter any Building or Structure to be used primarily for Agricultural purposes, as defined in R.C. 519.01 shall complete the Agricultural Building Use Application/Affidavit, and if the Building meets the requirements as set forth in Article 21 of this Resolution the Zoning Inspector shall issue a Zoning Certificate that the Building is “Agriculture Building – Exempt”. A house is not an agricultural Building as determined in Ohio Attorney General Opinion 1962-3440.
102.6 Swimming Pool. Before an in-ground swimming pool or a non-portable above-ground swimming pool may be constructed or structurally altered, a Zoning Certificate is required.