Planning and Zoning


Zoning Change
Residential Zoning Permit
Commercial Zoning Permit
Sign Permit
Conditional Use Application
Site Plan Review Packet
2019 Zoning Fees

2019 Zoning Resolution

Zoning Permits – January 2019


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 or


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.

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
Mark Elliott – Chairman 8/25/2018
Steven King 8/25/2020
John Kennie, Jr. 8/25/2021
Mark Geiger 8/25/2022
Michelle Doyle 8/25/2019
John O’Neil Alternate
ZONING COMMISION – 2nd Monday – 7:00 pm   TERM EXPIRES
Cathi Bailey – Chair     5/13/2022
Lauren Brewer     5/13/2021
Gary Gurcsik     5/13/2020
Gary Yunker     5/13/2019
Cindy Siedler – Vice Chair     5/13/2023
Robert DeMatteo     Alternate