Lights and Signs: A Reminder from Zoning Inspector Dave Weber

We’ve received a lot of questions recently from businesses and individuals regarding lights and signs in Dover Township, and I would like to take a moment to remind you of our zoning regulations and request that those interested in placing a sign or business lighting first review our regulations online or call me.

Before buying or ordering a sign, please confirm that the size and fixture are permissible under our zoning regulations. We also have strict rules on signs and lights that move in any way. Also remember that all signs must contain the name and phone number of the party responsible for maintenance.

Before installing a sign, please call to confirm that it meets all electrical, building and zoning codes. This saves us all from headaches down the road.

We have more than seven pages of very specific information regarding signs and lights in the zoning book, so we ask that you please review these and call the Township Office prior to purchasing or placing any sign or business lighting on your property.

Click here to review our zoning policies. Policies governing lights and signs begin on page 43 of the full Zoning Book or can be located in Article 6, Supplementary District Regulations.

Bottom line: we’re here to help. Sorting through the Zoning regulations can be a daunting task. Luckily, knowing all the ins and outs of our zoning is my job. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions at the Township Office Mondays from 9a-12p at 330.343.6413 or anytime on my cell phone 330.440.1944.

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