As part of the Zoning Division, Zoning was created to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the Hartville Community by enforcing the zoning regulations. It is also responsible for approving temporary signs, banners, and fence permits, as well as reviewing all building and development plans.


Zoning Department Information

Administrative Officer/Zoning Inspector - Ray Bednarczyk 330.877.9222

Office Manager - Cheryl Marcelli 
                              Fax: 330.877.9778
                              Email: office@hartvilleoh.com

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays
8:00 a.m. to Noon on Thursdays

Code Enforcement Requests
To make a Code Enforcement Request about tall grass, inoperable vehicles, junk/trash, fences/structures without permits or other items, please contact the Zoning Department at 330.877.9222.

Closely related are the Planning Commission - responsible for interpreting and maintaining the zoning regulations - and the Board of Zoning Appeals - resolving issues between residents and the zoning regulations.


Zoning Applications & Requirements

Zoning Permit
A Zoning Permit needs to be issued for a new home, twinplex/duplex, storage shed deck, garages, room addition, fences, above and inground pools.

All Zoning Permits must accompany a drawing with the dimensions of the property, the general location of the home, location of the new structure - distances indicated to the rear and side property lines. The dimensions of the structure must be clearly indicated!

See available Forms and Permits for other public document downloads


Zoning Complaint Form must be used to record and report possible zoning violations or concerns related to any zoning issue you observe. Please mail or return this form to the Zoning Department at 202 W. Maple Street, Hartville, Ohio 44632.


For your convenience, the Village of Hartville's ZONING ORDINANCE and ZONING MAP is available for your review.


Sign Permit
A Sign Permit needs to be issued for any new sign, or changes to an existing sign. The permit is for that location only (can't be moved to another location without another permit.) Two drawings of the sign are needed - one showing the positioning on the property and/or building; and one showing the front view of the sign with wording and dimensions.

No permit is required for the maintenance of a sign or for a change of copy on a painted, printed, or changeable copy sign.


Keeping Down Weeds
Any person owning or having charge of land within the municipality shall keep such property must cut and destroy all noxious weeds or overgrown grass during the months of May, June, July, August and September. Resolution 02-09.05

The following Ordinance 01-09.22 pertains to those who may fail to comply with the Weed Resolution.

Maintenance of Dwellings
The Village requires the maintenance of dwellings, structures and features to ensure they are being used in the way they were intended.  Ordinance 01-16.27


Industrial Park
Hartville's Industrial Park is located off of Wales Drive. Many lots are available, please call the Village Hall for details. View a map of the Industrial Park.