Planning and Zoning Department

Jacob Barnes – Planning Director 

Jacob joined Springfield Township in August 2002.  His is responsible for Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development in the Township.  Springfield Township is proactive when it comes to attracting and retaining businesses.  Mr. Barnes is taking the lead in our business outreach program, meeting with individual businesses and helping them have success in Springfield Township.  He recommends on all cases for the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.  He is involved with review of all permit applications, proposed residential development, and all commercial and industrial projects.  Jacob also plans for future growth in the Township by focusing on continually recommending improvements to the Zoning Resolution and maintaining a current Land Use Plan.  Mr. Barnes is active in the community, serving as an Ambassador of the Holland Springfield Chamber of Commerce and as Secretary of the NW Ohio American Planning Association.

Are you a business looking to locate in Springfield Township?  Do you have any ideas or comments on how we can improve Springfield Township?  Feel free to call or email Jacob.

Contact Jacob Barnes at 419-865-0239 Ext.119




2017 ZONING RESOLUTION Rev LS Cont in RA-3 and Ponds

Master Plan



BOARD of ZONING APPEALS-4th Monday – 7 p.m. TERM EXP
Mark Elliott – Chairman 8/25/2018
Steven King – Vice Chair 8/25/2020
Pam Stanley 8/25/2021
Mark Geiger 8/25/2017
Michelle Doyle 8/25/2019
John O’Neil Alternate

     ZONING COMMISSION 2nd Monday – 7 p.m.                                 TERM EXP

Cathi Bailey – Vice Chair                                                          5/13/2017
Stan McCormick – Chairman                                                          5/13/2021
Gary Gurcsik                                                          5/13/2020
Gary Yunker                                                          5/13/2019
Cindy Siedler                                                          5/13/2018
Andrew Howard                                                          Alternate



If new construction or property improvements are in your future, here are the requirements to obtain a zoning permit. Permits are required to be applied for and received prior to any construction, erection, enlargement, addition, or alteration in any Residential, Commercial, or Industrial District. Zoning Permits are not required when replacing shingles on a roof, windows, doors, siding, interior remodeling, electrical or plumbing work. Your Homeowner’s Association may have specific rules on what types of structures are allowed in your subdivision. Please contact your association before applying for a zoning permit.








Residential Zoning Permit 
Commercial Zoning Permit 
Sign Permit
Zoning Change
Conditional Use Application
Site Plan Review Complete Packet

View our Zoning Map
Determine Your Zone

Determine the Zoning District you are in by
accessing AREIS, online public access to property data and maintained by the Lucas County Auditor’s Office. This application links Real Estate data, GIS mapping and imaging in a single viewer.

The following information can be found on AREIS:

  • property owner
  • parcel zoning district
  • parcel number
  • sales
  • taxes and payments
  • property tax distribution
  • levy estimates
  • front structure photo
  • building sketches
  • historical transfer cards

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