Rushcreek Township
Zoning Department

Contact Information:


Zoning questions or completed forms can be directed to Detria Hiles:

Email: Rushcreekzoning@rushcreektwp.org

Phone: 740-569-7181 ext 12


Duties of the Zoning Inspector


  • Upon finding that any of the provisions of the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws are being violated, a notification in writing shall be made to the person responsible for such violation(s), ordering the action necessary to correct such violations.
  • Order discontinuance of illegal zoning, uses of land, buildings, or structures.
  • Order removal of illegal buildings or structures or illegal additions or structural alterations.
  • Order discontinuance of any illegal work being done.
  • Take any other action authorized by the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws to insure compliance with or to prevent violations of the laws. This includes the issuance of any permits; making and keeping records necessary and appropriate to the office including records of issuance and denial of zoning permits; collecting designated fees for zoning permits, appeals, variances, and conditional uses; and such similar administrative duties as are permissible under the law.

Rushcreek Township Zoning Commission/Zoning Appeals Duties

Duties of the Zoning Commission


  • Review all proposed amendments to the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws in accordance with Section 7.1 and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees.
  • Review all planned unit developments and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees.
  • Review all proposed new zoning resolutions and make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees

Duties of the Board of Zoning Appeals

  • To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirements, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Inspector.
  • To authorize such variance from the terms of the Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to the special conditions, a literal enforcement of Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the laws shall be observed and substantial justice done.
  • To grant conditional zoning permits as specified elsewhere in Rushcreek Township Zoning Laws and under the conditions specified and such additional safeguards as will uphold the intent of the laws.
  • To authorize the substitution of non-conforming uses in accordance with Section 5.6B or the expansion of a building containing a non-conforming use in accordance with Section 5.6C.
  • Duties of Zoning Inspector, Board of Zoning Appeals, Legislative Authority and Courts on Matters of Appeal

 

Rushcreek Township Zoning Commission: Board Members

Bruce Duck
Term Expires 2025
6058 Tent Church Road
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-503-5362
Josh Schultz
Term Expires  2026

424 Zion Road SE
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-503-7561
Rick Moyer
Term Expires 2027

2941 Bethel Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-605-2971
Dave Foltz
Term Expires 2028

8290 Bremen Rd. SE
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-7351
Alternate/Sam Kistler
Term Expires 2025

1265 Webb Summit Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-503-9418

Rushcreek Township Board of Zoning Appeals: Board Members

Bill Myers
Term Expires 2025

1480 Wespoint Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-503-4022
Loren Young
Term Expires 2026

10090 Young Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-7881
Charlie Hockman
Term Expires 2027

10970 Purvis Road
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4931
Phil Miller
Term Expires 2022

240 Jerusalem Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4309
David Pugh
Term Expires 2023

6480 Tent Church Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107    
740-536-7967
Alternate/Sue Schmitz
Term Expires 2025

10385 Marietta Rd.
Bremen, OH 43107
740-569-4548