Spencer Township is under the jurisdiction of the Spencer Township Zoning Resolution, which is administered and enforced by the Zoning Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Before relocating or constructing any building, addition, deck, fence, or pool, the property owner or his/her agent must obtain a Zoning Permit from the Zoning Office. 

Permits are not issued on a walk-in basis.  Prior to receiving the permit, an application for a Certificate of Zoning Approval must be submitted to the Zoning Office with an original signature, site/building plans, Health Department "pink slip" (if applicable), and the correct processing fee.

Zoning staff will contact the applicant when the Zoning Approval Certificate and Permit are available for pickup.  The Zoning Office is located at 630 North Meilke Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.  Office Hours are Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Zoning Department at 419-865-2883 Ext 5.

After receiving an approved Zoning Permit, a Building Permit may be necessary. For additional information, please click here to view building regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the Lucas County Building Regulations Office at 419-213-2990.

No less than forty-eight hours before digging, call the Ohio Underground Protection Service (OUPS) at 1-800-362-2764. Protection crews will mark any utility or gas lines to assure your safety and prevent accidents.

Zoning Commission

ZoningAn application for a Zoning change or text amendment can be obtained from the Spencer Township Zoning Office. 

The completed application is sent to the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission.  The Plan Commission recommendation of approval or denial is subsequently forwarded to the Spencer Township Zoning Commission.  The recommendations of both boards are submitted to the Spencer Township Board of Trustees for a final determination.

Zoning Commission meetings are open to the public and held as needed on the second Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Spencer Township Meeting Room located at 630 North Meilke, Holland, OH 43528.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Applications for a variance (from the requirements of the Zoning Resolution) or for an exception (a use or activity not normally allowed within the Zoning Resolution) can be obtained from the Spencer Township Zoning Office. 

Board of Zoning Appeals members are township residents appointed by the Trustees.  Each member serves a five year term.

Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are open to the public and held as needed on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Spencer Township Meeting Room located at 630 North Meilke, Holland, OH 43528.

Use the links below to view or download the Spencer Township Zoning Resolution and Zoning documents. Adobe Reader is required to view the documents. This free software download is available at get.adobe.com/reader.  

Spencer Township Zoning Regulations Document

Helpful Links for Completing Zoning Documents

Lucas County Auditor's Real Estate Information System (AREIS)

AREIS County Map

Toledo Lucas County Health Department Property Improvement Evaluation (pink slip)

Toledo Lucas County Building Permit

Application for Variance

Application for Zoning Approval (Pools)

Application for Zoning Approval (Sign)

Application for Zoning Approval

Notice of Intent to Fill

Request for Zoning Change