COVID-19 Temporary Zoning Procedures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective December 3, the Liberty Township Administration Office and all Township facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. The Department of Planning & Zoning will continue to provide assistance during this time according to the following procedures:

Zoning Questions:


All zoning questions must be submitted by email to zoning@liberty-township.com. Please provide sufficient details regarding your zoning question and the appropriate contact information. Staff will respond to your email as soon as possible with assistance. 

Zoning Permit Application Process:


At this time, zoning permits are being accepted, process and issued electronically. The Township respectfully requests that your project is not urgent and the issuance of a zoning permit can wait until Township resumes normal procedures, please do so. Staff will be providing assistance remotely so turnaround times are expected to be longer than normal. If a zoning permit is needed at this time, please follow the below procedures:

  • Download the Zoning Certificate Application Form.
  • To submit for a Zoning Certificate electronically, you will need the following information:
    - Completed Zoning Application Form
    - Site Plan
    - Construction Drawings
    - Payment (PayPal)
  • Submit and pay for your permit here.
  • There are some permit types that are not accepted electronically due to the varying permit fee (i.e. commercial, signs, etc.). If you would like to submit a permit that is not accepted electronically, please use the following procedures:
    - Download the Zoning Certificate Application Form.
    - Send an email to zoning@liberty-township.com with a digital copy of your plans and an explanation of your project so the permit fee can be calculated.
  • Mail or deliver two printed copies of each of the following: completed application form, site plan and construction drawings. If you are providing a set of plans that are larger than 11x17, you must also provide two reduced copies of the plans. Please include payment with your submittal. Please note that permits will not be processed before payment is received. 
  • Zoning Applications can be mailed or delivered to the following address:
    Liberty Township
    ATTN: Zoning Permit
    5021 Winners Circle Drive
    Liberty Township, OH 45011

    If you are delivering the application, please leave them between the two glass doors in the clear bin labeled "Zoning Permit Submittal". Since the Township is not currently working out of the office, the application will remain in place until a staff person visits the office to accept the plans. There is video surveillance in the area.
  • Once the zoning permit is issued, staff will email the approved permit back to the applicant. The approved permit will include the issued Zoning Certificate and the approved plans that will be stamped as approved.
  • If a permit is required from the Butler County Building Department for the improvement, you will need to print the approved plans and submit it to their office according to their process.

Zoning Final Inspection Process:


Staff will be performing final inspections, as needed, according to the normal schedule on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Township respectfully requests that if the final inspection of your project is not urgent and it can wait until the Township resumes normal procedures, please do so. If a final inspection is needed at this time, please follow the below procedure:

  • Submit it via the Township website here.
  • All Final Inspection requests shall include the following information:
    - Property Address
    - Permit Number (Z20XX-XXXX)
    - Requested date of inspection (Wednesday or Friday)
    - Description of improvement to be inspected
    - Name, email address and phone number of person requesting inspection
    - Any special instructions for inspection
  • Staff will perform the requested inspection on the scheduled date. For the safety of everyone at this time, Staff will not engage in face-to-face interaction on-site. Any interaction will be required to be conducted on the phone or via email.
  • If the Final Inspection is passed, confirmation will be emailed to the Butler County Building Department toward the end of the day after inspection. If there are any issues with the Final Inspection, Staff will coordinate with the person that requested the Final Inspection.