When is a zoning permit required?

For residential properties, if you are building or replacing any structure on the property, including but not limited to a fence, deck, shed, pool, new home, garage, retaining wall, patio cover or any addition to a primary or accessory structure a zoning permit is required. 

Zoning permits are not required for interior remodeling, at grade patios, garage sales, temporary signs or driveways.

For commercial properties a zoning permit is necessary when occupying a new space, installing or replacing signage, building additions, façade renovations, parking lot renovations, construction or replacement of any new structures.

Zoning permits are not required for interior remodeling that does not change the overall square footage of a tenant space. 

Please follow up with Greene County Building Regulation, 937-562-7420 to obtain any building, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC permits. 

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1. When is a zoning permit required?
2. How do I obtain a zoning permit?
3. How much does a zoning permit cost?
4. How do I apply for a permit on the website?
5. Where do I get my building permit?
6. May fences be placed on the property line?
7. What type of permit do I need for a garage?
8. Can I build a garage and then a home?
9. Do I need a permit to install a patio?
10. Do I need a permit to construct a handicap ramp?
11. Do I need a permit to replace a fence, shed, deck, or pool?
12. Do I need a permit to have a garage or yard sale?
13. Do I need a permit to run a business from my home?
14. What do I need to start a business in an existing commercial building?
15. What do I need to get a permanent sign for my business?
16. What are the restrictions on temporary ground signs?
17. What do I need to know about political signs?
18. When do I need to get a zoning inspection?
19. What do I have to do to get an inspection?
20. What does the inspector look for?