TRUSTEE MEETING DATES
 At Township Hall unless otherwise noted.

September 18, 8am
Special / Regular Meeting

October 8, 7pm
Regular Meeting


ZONING COMMISSION DATES

September 12, 6:30pm
Regular Meeting

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COMMUNITY

Canfield Community JEDD Board
will meet at 3pm on the following Dates:
September 18, 2019
December 18, 2019

in the conference room at
Windsor House of Canfield
6445 State Route 446,
Canfield, Ohio.
The Public is Welcome to attend.



Any Township resident effected by major flooding inside your home on May 28, 2019 is asked to contact the Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency by calling 211 to report the damage.



Canfield Township Land Use Plan (CLUP) will hold a public forum at the
Canfield Library

Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm.



Canfield Township is having their annual Electronics Recycling Drive. 
Please see below for more information.

Saturday, September 28th
Electronics Drive 2019



Canfield Township 2019 Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Canfield Township is taking on the task of developing a Comprehensive Land Use Plan to help guide the community into the future.

This slide show was presented on April 10th, 2019 at the first public forum held to discuss with residents and interested parties what a comprehensive plan is and what progress the planning committee has made thus far.

Explore the slides to review the timeline of the project, learn current trends in Canfield and the region and see initial planning goals. Most importantly, we want to hear your opinion. Throughout the presentation there are various poll questions to gauge public opinion on local issues. Weigh in and let us know your feelings on the community and what you would like to see going forward.

Please click on the link below.
Canfield Land Use Plan

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Electric
FirstEnergy has developed a communication tool (handout) for their Ohio Edison customers that shows simple and convenient ways to get the most current information related to your electric service using the mediums you prefer.

Please check out the document below.
Ohio Edison


Natural Gas

Canfield Township participates in a Natural Gas Aggregation Program.

Dominion residents are supplied by IGS Energy.
If you have questions please contact the supplier IGS
at 1-877-353-0162.

Rate: $2.92/Mcf = $0.2926/Ccf

Columbia Gas residents are supplied by Volunteer Energy
If you have questions please contact the supplier Volunteer
at 1-800-977-8374.

Rate: $3.74/Mcf = $0.3745Ccf

The rates are effective from
October 2019 - September 2020
Please click on the link below for more information.
Gas Aggregation Program


Helping Plan & Build a Better Canfield

PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT 

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Zoning Information and Permits Contact Traci DeCapua at 330-533-4239.
Hours are:   Monday  Friday,  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
                     

Zoning is defined as the division of a jurisdiction into districts to enable the regulation of land according
to the nature and use of the land in order to promote the orderly development of the area, and the
protection of public health, safety and general welfare. Zoning permits the enjoyment of all property
rights, so long as the owner does not infringe upon or impair the exercise of the same rights of others.

In 1948, the Canfield Township Board of Trustees and the Canfield Township Zoning Commission
enacted the first Zoning Resolution. In the subsequent years, different Boards of Trustees and Zoning
Commissions have revised and amended the original Resolution to keep pace with the changing
character of the township and evolving lifestyles of its residents.

Permit Application and Procedure

A Zoning Permit shall hereinafter be secured from the Township Zoning Inspector prior to any construction of any building, structure or sign in the Township. All requests for Zoning Permits shall be filed through application by the owner or his authorized agent and shall include the use or intended use of the building or structure after the proposed construction, erection, reconstruction, relocation or alteration. A scaled drawing showing the location of the proposed and/or existing building on the site plan shall be submitted to, and filed with, the Township Zoning Inspector.

Application Requirements

Before construction or altering of any site, structure, or building, including accessory buildings,
application shall be made to the Canfield Township Zoning Inspector for a Zoning Permit. The
applications shall include the following information:

Complete building plans, elevations and a plot plan drawn to scale showing the exact dimensions of the
proposed structure or structures, placement on the lot, access drives and parking areas.

In the case of new Commercial Construction, on site storm water detention areas and calculations must
meet the Mahoning County Specifications and be made a part of the site plan presented to the Canfield
Township Zoning Office for review by the Mahoning County Engineer.

Transient Vendor Permit

If you are a mobile Vendor for example (Food Truck, Door-to-Door, Fruit-Vegetable Stand...) operating in Canfield Township, you are required to obtain a Transient Vendor Permit.  An inspection must be completed on your vehicle by the Cardinal Joint Fire District (CJFD) prior to your application. Once your inspection is complete please bring proof of inspection to Canfield Township, 21 S. Broad St., Canfield OH and the Zoning Inspector will have you fill out an application and issue your permit. If you have any questions, call 330-533-4239.

Please see below for more information.

Information Packet ~ Transient Vendor

Permit Application ~Transient Vendor


Most Commonly Asked Questions:

When do I need a permit?

Any structure valued at over $500.00 requires a permit.

How do I acquire a Zoning Permit?

You will need an accurate site plan showing the distance for the front ,rear and side yard setbacks, a
set of prints or drawing of the structure with measurements of the width, length and height. The most
misunderstood permits are storage sheds and above ground swimming pools, because they are not
considered permanent structures by many residents, Zoning Permits are required for these structures.

Do I need a zoning permit for replacement windows, siding or roof?

No. Zoning does not regulate building construction standards; Mahoning County Building Inspection
would require a permit to perform such construction.

Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements for a fence?

A zoning permit is required by State Law and Local Zoning Code. Fences are required to be a minimum of 1 foot from the property line and may be installed on the property line with the neighbors permission. A minimum 4' 6" fence is required around swimming pools. A project started without obtaining a Zoning Permit, will automatically double the Zoning Permit fee. When in doubt call it will save money and headaches.

Are permits required for garage sales?

No. Please note: placing signs on utility poles or public right-a-way is in violation of State and LocalZoning Codes and subject to penalties; signs found in these locations will be removed and discarded.

What are my options if my project does not comply with Zoning Regulations?

You can request a zoning variance. Zoning variances are designed to provide relief of the Zoning
Regulations: appealing the decision of the Zoning Inspector and for any practical difficulty such as
setbacks, use and area regulations. Each zoning hearing is based on it on merits as presented by the
Appellant.

How do I file a Zoning Violation Complaint?

If you feel that a possible violation exists in your neighborhood or other areas, you may contact
the zoning office with the complaint or use the REPORT A CONCERN button on the home page. The
complaint will be investigated and action taken if found in violation.

Please note - over grown grass, noxious weeds or abandoned vehicles are Public Nuisances and may be removed or maintained by the Township.