Zoning Inspector Asst Zoning Inspector
Max Ungers Christopher Bernard
Phone:(440) 428-1120 Phone (440) 834-2764
Fax: (440) 428-1371 Fax: (440) 428-1371
We are excited to announce our new online interactive zoning map! This will help residents determine the current zoning for any parcel within the township. In addition to providing the current zoning, the map will provide links to the current zoning text and even show if there are any current zoning permits. Feel free to check out the map using the link below.
**Please note: Some layers are scale dependent, you may need to zoom in to view all layers.
A friendly reminder regarding signs within Madison Twp.
Anyone wishing to erect a sign within Madison Twp. needs to call the Zoning Dept. to discuss their project. Please note any temporary sign placed within the right of way is in violation of Section 128.9.12 of the Madison Twp. Zoning Resolution and will be removed by the zoning inspector. (These signs typically include, but not limited to, signs advertising a business or offering a service.) These signs will be removed and held for 7 days at the township hall for you to retrieve. After 7 days they will be discarded. If you wish to retrieve your sign please call the zoning dept. to set up an appointment to pick it up.
Zoning Resolution and Map
Additional Zoning Information
Need assistance to rehab your home? Lake County Housing Rehabilitation Program may be able to provide some assistance. Click the link below to see if you qualify.
In an effort to better meet the needs of our residents, the zoning dept. is now offering after-hours appointments and digital submissions. See the info below for details.
If you require an after-hours appointment you can email [email protected] or call 440-834-2764 to schedule an appointment.
Now accepting digital zoning application submissions. Email your completed application here [email protected] and someone from our office will contact you to review your application and to discuss the next steps.
Have a zoning question? Submit your question here: [email protected]
Brief History of Madison Township Zoning
On August 1, 1957, the Board of Madison Township Trustees, Milton Nichols, John Ritola and Allen Beebe unanimously passed a resolution adopting zoning in Madison Township and ordering an election. The resolution stated that the Board of Madison Township Trustees hereby approves and put before the electors of Madison Township the question of whether or not the proposed plan of zoning shall be put into effect in the unincorporated area of Madison Township. The approval for Township Zoning went on the ballot at the General Election of November 5, 1957. At that General Election of 1957, the residents of Madison Township approved zoning within the township. The Board of Township Trustees immediately implemented zoning in the township. At the Board of Township Trustees Meeting of November 9, 1957 they appointed the first Zoning Inspector, Mr. George Spear, who was paid $150.00 a month to enforce the new Zoning Resolution.
There are two Boards that regulate the Zoning Resolution: the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Both of the Boards are comprised of five members who are appointed by the Madison Township Board of Trustees and serve staggered five-year terms, which expires on December 31st.
Board of Zoning Appeals
Board of Zoning Appeals Members: Term Expires:
(December 31st of 2023)
Lora Diak 2023
Thomas Sill - Vice-Chairman 2024
Joseph Boyle - Chairman 2025
Evan Francis 2026
Bill Dubiel - Secretary 2027
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on an "as needed" basis, usually on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Township Administration Building. Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following meeting.
Zoning Commission Board Member: Term Expires:
(December 31st of 2023)
Randy Rothlisberger - Chairman 2023
Jeff Hyrne 2024
John Witt - Vice-Chairman 2025
Bob Diak - Secretary 2026
Audra Wisniowski 2027
The Zoning Commission meets once a month on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Township Administration Building. Commission Meeting Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following meeting.
PROPERTY SEARCH INFORMATION
PROPERTY SEARCH (LINK TO LAKE CO. AUDITOR'S DEPT.)
MAPPING YOUR PARCEL (LINK TO LAKE CO. GIS DEPT.)