Zoning Department

ruaryMorgan Township has its own set of zoning regulations, independent of Butler County. Zoning came to Morgan Township by a voter referendum in Nov. 1988. Morgan Township decided to hire its own zoning administrator to oversee its zoning in 1995. Currently our Zoning Regulations are being added to a new webpage for this site.  


Zoning Administrator:

Dale Marshall

3141 Chapel Road
Box 2 

Okeana, Ohio 45053



Office hours: 

Effective January 2, 2019






12:00 -5:00 pm

8:00am - 1:00 pm

Not in office

12:00 – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Zoning Commission: For the year 2020 this board will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Except July.

Board of Zoning Appeals: This board will begin in 2020 to meet quarterly and on an as needed basis.

Public Meeting of Morgan Township Zoning Commission

March 18, 2020 7 PM.

was cancelled

Morgan Township Administration Building

3141 Chapel Road    Okeana, Ohio

Further meetings are tentative for both the Zoning Commission and the BZA.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

April 23, 2020 7 PM,

Morgan Township Administration Building

3141 Chapel Road    Okeana, Ohio

Zoning Board Members:
Zoning Commission: Board of Zoning Appeals:
Duane Drake,  Steve Grote, Chairman
Bill Lagergren
Jeff Griffith Vice Chairman
Ken Tumblison Chairman Justin Bresnen
Daniel Morrissey Vice ChairmanChris Schweitzer
Matt Peacock                                                                                                                             Chris Gaines
Common Questions:

Where do I get the application for a Zoning Certificate?
Click here to download the application

Project: Fee:
New Homes $400
Additions $100 $.10/ sq. ft. ($300 max)
Mobile Home Replacement $100
Business Construction $300 $.10/sq. ft. ($1500 max)
Commercial Signs $70
Home Business Signs $30
Residential Estate Development$1600 for first 4 lots, $100/ additional lot
Accessory Structures
Accessory Structures
$200 over 500 sq. ft.
$100 under 500 sq. ft.
Above Ground Pools $30
Inground Pools $50
Decks & Fences
$50 Deck > 120 sq. ft.
$35 Less than 120 sq. ft.
Roof over Deck/Patio $30
Walls used as Fences $30 (no permit required for retaining walls)
Private Towers (HAM, etc.)
Solar Panel (Accessory Structure)
$200 Ground Placement only
Lot Splits $100/ first lot, $25/ adjacent lot
Variance Requests $400
Zoning Change Requests