Zoning Permits:

Zoning Permits are required with all Building Permits. However, Zoning Permits generally issued for construction of, gazebos, storage sheds, agricultural buildings and the like most often do not require inspections. However, the dimensional set back distances must be checked to assure that the structure is properly placed from the property lines.

Zoning Officer:

Owen Pella, Pella Consulting

Email: [email protected]

Email is the preferred method of contact.

Phone: 724-494-4208

**NOTE: A residential zoning permit currently costs $100.00

Additional Points Concerning Building/Zoning Permits:

Please be aware that a building/Zoning Permit may also be required for construction of retaining walls, decorative fences (does not include normal fences used on agricultural land), all in ground swimming pools, all above ground pools 2 feet deep or more, spas, and hot tubs. Check with the Zoning Officer before starting any construction.

Building Permits:

In 2006 the Township adopted the Universal Construction Code for all new construction. A building permit and inspections are required for all new construction, including renovations, remodeling, and additions. Certain renovations and remodeling are exempt, but it is best to contact the Zoning Officer before beginning any construction project.

The Township uses the services of a third party inspector, Middle Department Inspection Agency, to do all residential and commercial inspections.

Building Permit Inspector:

Patrick Duffy
P.O Box 67
Niles, OH 44446

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-800-922-6342

Electrical Permit Inspector:

Phillip McCartney

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-800-608-6342


You must submit the Construction Permit Application along with the forms in the Customer Guidelines from below.

Customer Guidelines

Please select the appropriate Customer Guideline for  your project for project specific information and additional forms that are required.