300 North Westminster St. Waynesfield, OH 45896
(419) 568-4991 - Fax: (419) 568-6685 info@waynesfieldohio.com

Zoning and Planning

Zoning Inspector: Aaron Bender, Phone 419-568-4991, option 5

Zoning Board Members:

Rodney Luma (Mayor)                    Lisa Nickles (Council Member)

Brian Hardin                                   Melissa Hefner

Randy Carter (Non-voting agent)

Zoning Board / Zoning Inspector Forms

Click here for the Proposed Zoning Ordinance

Click Here for Building Application Form

Click Here for the Application for Zoning Variance

Click Here for the Application for Zoning District Amendment

Zoning Board Minutes

Click Here for Zoning Board Meeting Minutes Prior to 2023

Planning And Zoning Code of the Village of Waynesfield

***DISCLAIMER***This is not a complete list of the Village of Waynesfield Codified Ordinances. Rather this is a highlight of some of the major issues that the Village of Waynesfield receives inquiries on. For a full copy of the Planning and Zoning Code for the Village of Waynesfield, please contact the Fiscal Officer at 419-568-4991, option 2.

Please note: There are not currently any zoning regulations or ordinances regarding construction of fences. Fences, however, cannot obstruct the view of traffic or be in the village right of way of an alley or roadway.


For a list of all definitions regarding terminology within the Planning and Zoning Code, please see the full copy of the code.

1260.02 PURPOSES (Partial)

The purposes of this Zoning Code area to regulate and restrict the location of buildings and other structures and of premises to be used for trade, industry, residence or other specified uses, the bulk and locations of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lot occupancy, the density of population, set-back building lines and the area of yards, courts, and other open spaces.


In interpreting and applying the provisions of this Zoning Code they shall be held to be minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety and general welfare.


(b) If the construction or structural alteration of a structure has been planned but no substantial construction has been made and no contract or contracts have been let for its construction prior to the effective date of this Zoning Code, a certificate of occupancy and an improvement location permit for such construction or structural alteration are required.

1242.01 Variances (Partial)

a. Hardship. Where both the Village Engineer and the Planning Commission find that extraordinary hardship may result from strict compliance with these Subdivision Regulations, they may vary these regulations so that substantial justice may be done and the public interest secured, provided that such variation will not have the effect of nullifying the intent and purpose of the Comprehensive Plan or the Regulations.

1242.02 Approval of Minor Subdivisions (Partial)

Approval without a plat of a minor subdivision or lot split may be granted by the Planning Commission (through its designated representative) if the proposed division of a parcel of land meets all of the following conditions:

(a) The proposed subdivision is located along an existing public road and involves no opening, widening or extension of any street or road.

(b) Not more than five lots are involved after the original parcel has been completely subdivided.

(c) The proposed subdivision is not contrary to applicable subdivision or zoning regulations.

(d) A professional drawn sketch (on 8-1/2 inch by 14 inch forms prescribed by the Village Engineer), drawn to an appropriate scale and professionally balanced on the sheet, shall be submitted for stamping, approval by the Village Engineer and recording in the County Recorder’s Office and shall be based upon specific criteria as outlined in the full zoning code.

(e) Divisions of outlots shall be by survey only unless a survey of the entire outlot, recently made by a registered land surveyor, is submitted with a metes and bounds description and the divided portion is related to that metes and bounds description, or unless the sketch of the outlot contains the property references to the original layout of the outlot and all dimensions, angles and references to monuments are documented.

(f) All such sketches set forth in subsection (d) hereof shall show, with particularity, access to any water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and other public utility, include sewerage profile for any such lot split which does not have a pre-existing sewer tap.

1246.01 STREETS GENERALLY (Partial)

(m) Driveways shall meet the sidewalk grade at the property line.

1246.02 MAJOR STREETS (Partial)

(a) Right of Way. The minimum width of any right of way shall be eighty feet.

(d) Sidewalks. A minimum width of six feet abutting the right-of-way line is required for all sidewalks, except in the case of a limited access major street.

1246.03 SECONDARY STREETS (Partial)

(a) Right of Way. The minimum width of any right of way shall be sixty feet.

(d) Sidewalks. A minimum width of four feet abutting the right-of-way line is required for all sidewalks.

1246.04 MINOR STREETS (Partial)

(a) Right of Way. The minimum width of any right of way shall be fifty feet.

(d) Sidewalks. A minimum width of four feet abutting the right-of-way line is required for all sidewalks.

1246.05 ALLEYS (Partial)

The width of an alley shall be twenty feet.

1248.01 WATER SUPPLY (Partial)

The subdivision shall connect with the village water system so as to provide the water service to every lot within the subdivision. All work shall be in compliance with the pertinent standards.

1248.04 UTILITY EASEMENTS (Partial)

Access easements across lots centered on rear or side lot lines shall be provided for utilities, where necessary, and shall be at least twelve feet wide.


No surface water drainage shall empty into a sanitary sewer.