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In late 2016, the City of Clayton decided to start permitting ’Farm Animals’ in residential zoning districts. Large Farm Animals such as horses, goats, pigs are now permitted on parcels of land 5-acres or larger. Small Farm Animals such as chickens, turkeys are now permitted on parcels of land 2-acres or larger. If someone is interested in Small Farm Animals on less than 2-acres there are a list of requirements the property must meet in order to allow Small Farm Animals. You must first apply for a zoning certificate and the approval is renewed annually. For a list of requirements please visit 1187.17 Agricultural Uses in Residential Districts. The most difficult standard to meet is found in the general offense code Section 505.12 which requires animals to be kept at least 100 feet from any inhabited dwelling other than the owners. To apply please fill out a zoning certificate application and submit with the application a ’site plan’ and ’letter of intent’ addressing all requirements in 1187.17 & 505.12. Any questions please contact Seth Dorman, City Planner at (937) 836-3500 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Swimming pools are becoming popular with the question of whether public pools will open this year. To help answer some of your questions, swimming pools do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton. By definition in the Clayton Zoning Ordinance, swimming pools are anything 2’ or deeper. Here is a summary of the zoning regulations:
Regulations may be found in Section 1187.12 and 1124.147 of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
Zoning Certificate application may be found at http://www.clayton.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/1125
*The Clayton fire department does not fill pools.
Have further questions? Contact Seth at email@example.com or (937) 836-3500 ext.114
If the fence is residential then no permit is required, however we do have regulations for residential fencing.
Regulations may be found in Section 1187.04 of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
Do I need a permit for a deck at my home? To help answer some of your questions, decks do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton. Depending on the following you might also need a building permit with Montgomery County Building Regulations.
You do not need a building permit if you can answer yes to all of the following:
Montgomery County Building Regulations - http://www.selectmcohio.com/building/residential-1,-2,-&-3-family
Directions on how to obtain aerial for the ‘Site Plan’ http://clayton.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/2802/MC-Website---How-to-use-GIS
What do I need to do to install a shed? To help answer some of your questions, sheds or accessory structures as the Clayton Zoning Ordinance calls them, do require a permit called a zoning certificate with Clayton. Any structure larger than 200 sq.ft. also requires a building permit with Montgomery County Building Regulations.
Here is a summary of the zoning regulations:
Do I need a permit to replace my current shed? If the replacement shed is the exact same size and is going in the exact same location then a permit is not required if the shed is less than 200 sq. ft. If the shed is greater than 200 sq ft you still don’t need a permit with Clayton but Montgomery County Building Regulations would require a permit.
Regulations may be found in Section 1187.15 of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
We’ve had questions regarding if garage sales are allowed right now. The answer is yes! The state of Ohio has published guidelines for garage sales, direct link below. In addition, Clayton does not issue permits for garage sales however we do have regulations. Garage sales are permitted 3-consecutive days twice a year. Below is a link to all the Clayton Zoning Ordinance regulations.
Follow this link for State guidelines on protecting against COVID-19: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/checklists/english-checklists/Garage-Sales-and-Outdoor-Retail-Sales-COVID-19-Checklist?fbclid=IwAR1pwoNJ5bz7dTK-6EZ7cVf8MzhZ81p5CCsKgLUrVXCeH4ytRqdQnMk363Y
Regulations may be found in Section 1187.02 of the planning and zoning code at http://clayton.oh.us/177/Codified-Ordinances
*Clayton does not have a community wide garage sale.