Zoning Department

John Boksansky
Zoning Inspector
Office: 440.632.3525
Email: zoning@middlefieldohio.com

Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm

The purpose of the zoning department is to:
1) Protect health, safety and welfare of the public
2) Ensure the orderly, manageable, and predictable growth of the Village
3) Assist with the implementation of community planning goals
4) Regulate land uses for maximum public benefits

General Zoning Information

Planning and Zoning Code
Zoning Map
Zoning Application Forms

New Commercial/Industrial and Residential Requirements
Site Plan and Construction Process

  1. Application for Commercial/Industrial Zoning Permit within the Village of Middlefield
  2. Application for Occupancy Permit with the Village of Middlefield
  3. Municipal Standards for Plan Content
  4. Village of Middlefield Sediment Control and Water Quality Regulations
  5. Village of Middlefield Storm Water Management Regulations

Design Regulations – Middlefield Village


Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

(Water Management and Sediment Control Plan Review, Filing and Inspection)

The Geauga SWCD will review construction plans on all building sites within Middlefield Village where earth disturbing activities are proposed on land disturbing one (1) acre or more, or where earth disturbing activities of any amount are proposed on sublots within platted subdivisions for erosion and sediment control, storm water management and resource conservation pursuant to the most recent version of the Geauga County Water Management and Sediment Control Regulations as adopted by the Geauga County Commissioners.  Geauga SWCD will conduct regular inspections of these sites during site construction activities to monitor compliance with the regulations and approved plans and relay its findings to the Village of Middlefield, owner(s) or owner’s representative.

Geauga SWCD Application for Review and Approval of Water Management and Sediment Control 
Geauga SWCD Application for Review and Approval of Water Management and Sediment Control  – Residential
Geauga County Water Management & Sediment Control Regulations
Fee Schedule – Water Management & Sediment Control 

For more information please visit the Geauga SWCD Website www.geaugaswcd.com

Planning and Zoning Commission

Meets on the Tuesday before Council of each month at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Center 14860 North State Avenue to discuss development plans submitted for approvals, such as, housing development projects and commercial and industrial projects. In addition the commission reviews the zoning districts, uses and regulations. The commission reviews the village comprehensive plan every two years. The commission is comprised of the Mayor, Council member and three residents of the village.  The Members are Mayor Garlich, Scott Klein, Jim Linberg, Dave Dietrich and Dennis Szymanski. Click here to view the minutes. For the minutes of the former Board of Zoning Appeals (2011-2013) Click here. Below are the upcoming meeting dates as well as the due dates for applications to the commission.


Planning Commission Date Filing Date by 12:00pm
with Village of Middlefield Zoning if hearing is required
No Meeting – December 2019
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Monday, December 23, 2019
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Thursday, January 30, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Thursday, February 27, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020- Cancelled April Meeting  Cancelled
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Thursday, April 30, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Thursday, June 25, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Thursday, July 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Thursday, August 27, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Thursday, September 24, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Thursday, October 29, 2020