Zoning Permits are required prior to the construction or altering of any sign, structure or building, including accessory buildings, such as a shed, deck, or unattached garage. Dog houses, fences and children’s play equipment do not require a zoning permit. However, storage sheds that are used as children’s play house shall require a permit and shall conform to applicable regulations. Permits and additional information may be obtained from the Jackson Township Zoning Department, 5735 Wales Avenue, NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 at (330) 832-8023.
Building permits are required for commercial and some residential construction. The Stark County Building Department is located at 3951 Convenience Circle NW, Canton, Ohio 44718, and should be contacted to determine if a permit is needed for your project at (330) 451-1770.
Septic permits for new construction are required in areas where sewer is not available. The Health Department also requires the review of any addition to a structure located in an area where septic is used. To determine if the location of your addition or alteration will affect your existing septic system, contact 493-9904.
TRANSIENT VENDOR PERMITS:
A permit issued for a person who opens a temporary place of business outside a building or while traveling about the Township, sells, offers for sale, or solicits orders for future delivery of goods. Charitable activities are exempt from transient vendor fees. Transient Vendors are not permitted to solicit in residential districts of the Township. Charitable groups may solicit for donations in the residential districts provided they register with the Township first. All charitable solicitors are provided a badge from the Zoning Department. A background check completed by the Jackson Township Police Department of all distributors and vehicle drivers may be required after receipt of the transient vendor permit to sell, offer for sale or solicit orders in the Township. A person convicted of a violation of ORC Chapters 2903, 2905, 2907, 2909, 2911, 2913, 2921 and 2925 is not permitted to use a transient vendor permit to sell, offer for sale or solict orders in the Township. The Jackson Township Police Department will be contacted if a solicitor attempts to sell items or solicit money in the Township without a badge.
INFORMATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR: A person or business that completes an information distribution application and obtains a badge to distribute pamphlets, brochures and other information at residentially zoned properties. However, personal solicitation or other contact with the property owner is prohibited. Must register with the township and obtain a badge from the Zoning Department. A background check completed by the Jackson Township Police Department of all distributors and vehicle drivers may be required after receipt fo the information distributor application. A person convicted of a violation of ORC Chapters 2903, 2905, 2907, 2909, 2911, 2913, 2917, 2921 and 2925 is not permitted to distribute information in the Towship.
INSIDE VENDOR PERMIT: A permit issued for a maximum of 90 days for the temporary place of business for the sale of goods or services that is located within a building in the township. Participants must register with the township and obtain a permit from the Zoning Department.
SPECIAL EVENT VENDOR PERMIT: A permit issued for a temporary place of business for the sale of goods or services at Fairs and Festivals within the township. Participants must register with the township and obtain a permit from the Zoning Department.
Please direct comments or inquiries to the Zoning Department, (330) 832-8023.