ZONING

Zoning Commission

ZoningZoning 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 Road, Holland, OH 43528.

An Application for a Zoning Change or Text Amendment can be obtained from the Spencer Township Zoning Office or by clicking on the following link: Application for Zoning Change 

The Application may be submitted to the Administrative Office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with all necessary paperwork, an original signature, and the correct processing fee payable by cash or check: Zoning Fees  

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

Board of Zoning Appeals

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

Meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals 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 Road, Holland, OH 43528.

An Application 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 or by clicking on the following link: Application for Variance / Appeal 

The Application may be submitted to the Administrative Office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with all necessary paperwork, an original signature, and the correct processing fee payable by cash or check: Zoning Fees 

Applications received before the end of the month will be scheduled for a public hearing the following month.

Application for Zoning Permit (Certificate of Zoning Approval)

Spencer Township is under the jurisdiction of the Spencer Township Zoning Resolution, which is administered and enforced by the Zoning Department located at 630 North Meilke Road, Holland, Ohio 43528.

Before relocating or constructing any building, addition, deck, fence, or pool, the property owner or his/her agent must submit an Application for Zoning Permit.

An Application can be obtained from the Spencer Township Zoning Office or by clicking on the following links: 

Application for Zoning Permit

Application for Zoning Permit (Sign)

An Application may be submitted to the Administrative Office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and must include:

  • Original signature
  • Toledo Lucas County Health Department Property Improvement Evaluation: "pink slip"
  • (if applicable) Access Permit to a County/Township road: Access Permit ApplicationFor more information, contact the Lucas County Engineer's Office at 419-213-2860.
  • Overhead (bird's-eye-view) Site Plan with property dimensions (survey recommended), including the location of existing structures, dimensions & location of proposed structure/s, and the setbacks from all property lines
  • Building Plans for new construction
  • (if applicable) Plans for Fence: type, linear feet, and location
  • Processing fee may be paid by cash or check: Zoning Fees

Permits are not issued on a walk-in basis. Administrative staff will contact the applicant when the Certificate of Zoning Approval (permit) is available for pickup.

The Administrative Office is closed on these holidays: New Year's day, Martin Luther King day, Washington-Lincoln day, Memorial day, Independence day, Labor day, Columbus day, Veterans' day, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day.

 If you have any questions, please contact the Zoning Department at 419-865-2883 Ext 4 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After receiving a Certificate of Zoning Approval, a Building Permit may be necessary. For additional information, please click here to view Toledo Lucas County Building Regulations or contact the Building Regulations Office at 419-213-2990.

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

Helpful Links for Completing Zoning Documents  

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Spencer Township Zoning Regulations Document

Spencer Township Land Use Plan

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

Notice of Intent to Fill