Before modifying a property within Dover Township, all residents and companies are asked to contact our office to be advised of the forms necessary for their project(s). Forms must be reviewed and approved by township officials at our office—2000 Red Hill Road, Dover, OH 44622. Again, prior to completing any forms, please contact the Township office to confirm if it is necessary for your project.

Dover Township is zoned. Please be aware that changes or additions to your property need to meet all zoning requirements. More information is available from the Township Zoning Inspector, Dave Weber. He is at the township office on Mondays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Save time and money; please obtain any needed permits prior to starting your projects.

Forms for Individuals
Application for Zoning Amendment
Individuals looking to rezone a property—such as to change from residential to commercial, commercial to industrial, etc.—will need to submit this form. Please contact the Township office if you are interested in doing so as a Conditional Use Permit will most likely better suit your project’s needs.

Application for Building Permit
Residents who are modifying the exterior of an existing structure or adding an additional permanent structure to their property must submit an application for building permit to the Township office. Building permits are not required for interior modifications.

Application for Conditional Use Permit
Residents are asked to complete this form to have a zoning exception granted on a conditional basis—such as adding a store to a residential property.

Application for Driveway Permit
Individuals seeking to install a driveway adjacent to a Dover Township road must submit this form for approval.

Application for Zoning Variance
Individuals may need to submit this form for approval if they are building closer to a property line or road than is approved under zoning regulations.

Forms for Companies
Open Cut and Bore Permit
Companies digging across or boring under roadways must submit this form to the Dover Township Office prior to beginning the project.

Road Maintenance Agreements Companies wishing to use a township road for anything other than its original design must submit this form to the Dover Township Office prior to beginning the project.

Digital newsletter subscribers receive exclusive content

The following newsletter articles are available exclusively to recipients of the digital newsletter and on the Dover Township website.

In an effort to improve sustainability and efficiency, Dover Township officials ask all residents to register for our email list and digital newsletter. Like the mailed newsletter, the digital newsletter will be delivered directly to residents twice a year, albeit to their e-mailbox instead of their USPS mailbox.

Love the printed newsletter? Residents may request to continue receiving the printed newsletter while also registering for the digital newsletter.

This article was originally published in the printed Summer 2015 newsletter. To register for the digital newsletter, click here.

Public Records Policy of Dover Township

Access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a right of every person in this township.  Records of Dover Township which are not exempt from disclosure under the law are available for inspection and copying in accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act.  Requests for records may be made during regular business hours to:

Dover Township Trustees
Attn: Drew Yosick, Records Manager
2000 Red Hill Rd NW
Dover, OH  44622

You may view the records you have requested at all reasonable times during the regular business hours of this office.  If you wish to view public records of our office, we will promptly make them available to you.  If you wish to receive copies of records, we will provide them within a reasonable period of time.  “Prompt” and “reasonable” take into account the volume of records requested; the proximity of the location where the records are stored; and the necessity for any legal review of the records requested.

Once we have received your request, we will provide our response or acknowledge your request and provide you with an estimate of when you should expect our response, an estimated cost if copies have been requested, and the items (if any) that we expect may be exempt from disclosure.  If at any time prior to completing our response, we believe our response will take longer than initially estimated, we will inform you of this change.

It is within your rights not to:
-Disclose your identity to Dover Township when you request records (you will be given a “public records request number” which we will use to track communications with you and our responses to your requests;
-Provide our office with a written request; and
-Provide a reason why you have requested these records.

If any portion of your request for records must be denied because the records are exempts from disclosure under the law, we will inform you which records you have requested are not public by clearly marking the portion “redacted” or we will explain which portions of the record(s) have been redacted.  In addition, we will provide you with the legal authority upon which we have relied.

Please note that if we have denied your request because it is overbroad, ambiguous, or doesn’t reasonably identify our records, we will provide you with information about how our records are maintained and if you wish, you may revise your request for the records.

A fee for copies of public records may be charged which covers the direct costs of duplication incurred by Dover Township; currently this fee is $.10 per page and $1.00 per CD-ROM.  In addition, actual cost of postage or other delivery may be charged.  We may require payment of these fees prior to processing your request.  It is the policy of Dover Township to waive charges to a requester for duplication of 20 pages or less per month.

Feel free to ask our Records Manager any questions you have about public records.

Dover Township Public Records Policy adopted October 2, 2007

Residents Asked to Register for Digital Newsletter

Dover Township is pleased to introduce our newly re-designed website. Complete with our full newsletter archives, trustee and staff biographies, and forms frequently needed by township residents, the site seeks to improve efficiency and ease access to information for our residents.

Also available on our website is a form for residents and non-residents alike to register for our new digital newsletter. The Dover Township staff—in an effort to improve sustainability and efficiency—ask all residents to register for our email list and digital newsletter. Click here to register for our email list and digital newsletter. Like the mailed newsletter, the digital newsletter will be directly delivered to residents twice a year, albeit to their e-mailbox instead of their USPS mailbox.

Containing important information from township officials, community programs, the county sheriff and others, the Dover Township newsletter can now be received via email or mail. Those who do not register online for the digital newsletter will continue to receive the newsletter via mail.

Click here to register for our email list and digital newsletter.

Originally published in the Summer 2014 Newsletter