Perry Township Trustees may regulate building and land use in unincorporated territory for public purpose. For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, and morals, the Board of Township Trustees may, in accordance with a comprehensive plan, regulate by resolution the location, height, bulk, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures, including tents, cabins, and trailer coaches, percentages of lot areas which may be occupied, setback building lines, sizes of yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density of population, the uses of buildings and other structures, including tents, cabins, and trailer coaches, and the uses of land for trade, industry, recreation, or other purposes in the unincorporated territory of the township into districts or zones of such number, shape, and area as the Board determines. All such regulations shall be uniform for each class or kind of building or other structures or use throughout any district or zone, but the regulations in one district or zone may differ from those in other districts or zones. (How to Apply For A Zoning Permit)

Requirements for Zoning Permits

A Zoning Permit is required if you are constructing, enlarging, renovating, building a garage, shed, fence, pool, and signs, you are required to obtain a permit. If you have any questions whether a permit is required, please contact the Zoning Department at (330) 833-2141.

Permits may be obtained at the Perry Township Hall, 3111 Hilton Street NW Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM.

A completed Zoning Application and the valuation of the construction to be completed will always be required.


New Construction Need:

  • Site Plan showing location of building on property, setbacks, driveway, dimension of property
  • Construction Plans
  • House Numbering Slip
  • Sewer guarantee or septic permit from health department

Additions, Accessory Buildings, etc. Need:

  • Site Plan Showing location of existing building, setbacks, dimensions of property

Additional Information for Accessory Buildings is available at Perry Township Hall

Two Family or Multi-Family new construciton may require review by Stark County Regional Planning Commission if not in a platted subivision. Contact RPC by calling (330) 451-7389.


New Construction Needs:

  • Two site plans showing location of building(s), setbacks, parking, dimension of property, landscape strip or bufferyards, driveways, etc.
  • Two sets of Construction Plans
  • Sewer Gurantee or EPA approval
  • House Numbering Slip
  • Approval from Stark County Regional Planning may be required

Additions or Alterations* Need:

  • Two sets of contruction plans and site plans for additions and residential/commercial conversions
  • Two site plans
  • Fire Department Approval

*Conversion of a residentially-built building to a permitted commercial use will require additional fire or building department inspections and reviews and possible review by Stark County Regional Planning for driveway and parking lot modifications.

Building Permits:

Building permits are required for commercial and some residential construction. The Stark County Building Department is located at 7235 Whipple Ave. NW, Suite A., Canton, Ohio 44720, and should be contacted to determine if a permit is needed for your project at (330) 451-1770.

Health Department:
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 330-493-9904.