Rootstown Township Zoning Department

Zoning Office
4152 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown, OH 44272

Mark Tirpak, Zoning Inspector
Jordan Michael, Asst. Zoning Inspector

ZONING OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Closed 12-1pm for lunch // Also available by appointment

Our drop box is available to drop off paperwork, it is next to the front door of the fire station.
Township accepts cash or checks only.

Rootstown Township requires a zoning permit for any of the following:

Fence      Deck      Swimming Pool      Shed      Accessory Building      Garage

New construction      Addition      Demolition      Agricultural Building

Carport      Outdoor furnace      Solar panels      Wind generator

New or relocating business      Home occupation      Sign


The Rootstown Zoning Department is committed to build a positive partnership with the citizens of Rootstown or anyone who may be seeking to move into or invest in our community. Our lines of communication are always open. Please feel free to stop by the Zoning Office located at the Fire Station (front door, St. Rt. 44 entrance), call us at 330-325-9341 or .



Zoning Regulations, Maps, Permit Fees

Zoning Permit Applications

For residential permits, no application form is needed unless you are requesting a variance or claiming an agricultural use. For all permits, we require a plot plan with the measurements of what is being built. See the next section for sample diagrams.

Sample Site Plan Diagrams

Report A Zoning Issue

The Township requires a signed Zoning Enforcement Request form in order to investigate a potential zoning violation. If you are not sure which department to direct your complaint to, please contact us and we will assist you.

For available Commercial Property in Rootstown Township please visit the Portage County Economic Development Board