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CITY of CANFIELD

Zoning


City of Canfield Zoning Department

Zoning
Mike Cook
Zoning Inspector
mcook@canfield.gov

The City of Canfield Zoning Department is responsible for the promotion of health, safety and general welfare of the residents of Canfield, to encourage sound and orderly growth and to protect existing development through conservation of property values.

The responsibilities of the Zoning Inspector are to enforce the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance in a professional and courteous manner. The Zoning Inspector is also responsible for the issuance of permits required when performing certain activities in the City of Canfield. Please contact our office with any questions. (330) 533-1101 ask for Mike.



Permits Required

City Of Canfield
Ordinance Section 1129.09(a)
No person shall locate, erect, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, or structurally alter any building or structure within the Municipality without having obtained the required certification of a zoning and building permit.  Permits are required for but not limited to, the following types of work; new construction, reconstruction, additions, alterations, fences, siding (vinyl, aluminum, wood, etc.), window enlargements, decks, garages, carports, storage sheds, awnings, canopies, roofing work and swimming pools.  Such certification or permit should not be issued unless the plans for the proposed structure of work fully comply with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance.

New Construction/Reconstruction/Additions/Alterations/Demolition

  • Roofing                                                     

  • Siding
  • Decks
  • Garages/Carports
  • Storage Sheds/Awnings/Canopies
  • Down Spout Drains
  • Fences
  • Signs
  • Swimming Pools
  • Garage Sale


Business Regulations

The City of Canfield has specific regulations regarding certain types of business activities which require a permit. Permits are required for but not limited to;

  • Solicitors
  • Plumbers
  • Mobile Food Trucks
  • Ice Cream Vendors
  • Hotel & Motel
  • Electrical Services

Sign Placement

City Of Canfield
Ordinance Section 1183.03 Sign Regulations – The intent of the standards for sign control of Canfield is to provide an attractive visual environment for business, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the physical appearance of the community and ensuring public safety.  All signs not specifically allowed herein shall be prohibited.

Temporary Signs

  1. Construction signs. Construction signs shall be permitted in any location where current, on-going construction projects are in progress
    • Construction signs shall not be illuminated.
    • One construction sign having not more than two individual sign faces shall be permitted per construction site.
    • The maximum permitted sign area of a construction sign shall be forty square feet and in no case shall any individual sign contain more than twenty square feet per sign face.
    • Construction signs may identify the name of the building or project under construction, the name of the architect, engineer, contractor, project costs, completion date and agencies associated with the project.
    • Construction signs shall be located on the same property as the specific project under construction, and shall be located (i) in the required front yard, either behind the existing sidewalk or if no sidewalk exists, fifteen feet (15′) from the paved portion of the road right of way, or (ii) placed on the structure being constructed or renovated.
  2. Religious, charitable or civic organization signs.Religious, charitable or civic organization signs  shall also meet the following requirements:
    • No flashing illumination or illumination which involves movement or causes the illusion of movement resulting from the arrangement of lighting.
    • Permitted use shall not exceed two weeks.
    • The maximum permitted sign area shall be four feet by five feet or twenty square feet per sign face, with a maximum of two individual sign faces.
    • Signs shall be located either behind the existing sidewalk, or if no sidewalk exists, fifteen feet (15′) from the paved portion of the road right of way.
    • No signs shall be placed upon utility poles or trees.
    • No sign shall be located at or near an intersection of two or more streets in such a manner as to hinder or obstruct  free and clear vision; and no sign shall be of a shape or color that may be confused with traffic control signs or devices.
  3. Political Signs. It is the intent of this section to regulate, restrict and control the display of political signs as to duration, size and location.  It is further not the intent of this section to prohibit or discourage political signs, rather, to maintain the appearance of the community before, during and after a political election, as well as to provide for the health, safety and welfare of residents of the City who may be endangered due to defective construction and/or location of the signs.
    • Political signs shall not be illuminated and shall not have more than two individual sign faces.
    • The maximum permitted area of a political sign shall be no more than twelve (12) total square feet and in no case shall any individual sign contain more than six (6) square feet per sign face.  Such signs shall be permitted for the period beginning forty-five (45) days before an election to ten (10) days thereafter.  Should any signs remain after this period, the Municipality may remove such signs and charge the expenses of removal to the owner of the property where such sign(s) are located.
    • No political signs shall be permitted upon utility poles or trees.  Such signs shall be located behind the existing sidewalk, or if no sidewalk exists, fifteen feet (15′) from the paved portion of the road right of way. 
  4. Real Estate Signs.
    • Real estate signs shall not be illuminated.
    • One real estate sign or similar sign, having not more than two individual sign faces, designating an individual parcel of land for sale, lease or rent shall be permitted on that particular parcel being offered for sale.    
    • The maximum permitted sign area of a real estate sign shall be eight square feet, and in no case shall any individual sign contain more than four square feet per sign  face. 
    • No real estate signs shall be permitted upon utility poles or trees.  Such signs shall be located behind the existing sidewalk, or if no sidewalks exists, fifteen feet (15′) from the paved portion of the road right of way. 

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