5735 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm
General Zoning Information
Zoning Permits are required prior to the construction or altering of any sign, fences, structure or building, including accessory buildings, such as a shed, deck, or unattached garage. Dog houses, children's toy playhouse, children's treehouse & other accessory buildings 32 sq. ft. or less and children’s play equipment do not require a zoning permit; however, shall comply with regulations per section 401.11 and 401.12 of the zoning regulations. Permits and additional information may be obtained from the Jackson Township Zoning Department, 5735 Wales Avenue, NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 at (330) 832-8023.
Building permits are required for commercial and some residential construction. The Stark County Building Department is located at 7235 Whipple Ave. NW Suite A, North Canton, Ohio 44720, and should be contacted to determine if a permit is needed for your project at (330) 451-1770.
Septic permits for new construction are required in areas where sewer is not available. The Health Department also requires the review of any addition to a structure located in an area where septic is used. To determine if the location of your addition or alteration will affect your existing septic system, contact 493-9904.
TRANSIENT VENDOR PERMITS:
All transient vendors must comply with Resolution #18-155 adopted by the Jackson Township Trustees on 8/14/18 and obtain a permit from the Jackson Township Zoning Department. Permit are valid for a period of ninety (90) days and the fee is $150.00. Anyone distributing information door to door must also obtain a transient vendor permit. Transient vendor does not include any persons who represents any entity exempted from taxation under Section 5709.04 of the Ohio Revised Code, or any person licensed under Chapter 4707 of the Ohio Revised Code. A copy of the resolution can be found as an attachment within the zoning resolution book.
INSIDE VENDOR PERMIT:
A permit issued for a maximum of 90 days for the temporary place of business for the sale of goods or services that is located within a building in the township. Participants must register with the township and obtain a permit from the Zoning Department.
SPECIAL EVENT VENDOR PERMIT:
A permit issued for a temporary place of business for the sale of goods or services at Fairs and Festivals within the township. Participants must register with the township and obtain a permit from the Zoning Department.
Please direct comments or inquiries to the Zoning Department, (330) 832-8023.