Zoning Commission


The Township Zoning Commission consists of five residents appointed by the Trustees to five-year terms. The terms are staggered so the term of one member expires each year. The Zoning Commission meets regularly for the purpose of developing and maintaining a plan regulating land use within the Township. This plan, set forth both in texts and maps, indicates permitted and prohibited uses of all land within the Township. Actions of the Zoning Commission are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.


Application submittals for the Copley Township Zoning Commission are presented as follows: 

  1. Application submitted to the Department of Community & Economic Development.
  2. Copley Township Zoning Commission submits the application to Summit County Planning Commission for a recommendation.
  3. The application presented at the Summit County Planning Commission.
  4. Summit County Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Copley Township Zoning Commission.
  5. Copley Township Zoning Commission conducts a Public Hearing on the application.
  6. Copley Township Zoning Commission makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
  7. The  Board of Trustees conduct a Hearing on the application and issue a final determination. If approved by the Board of Trustees, the amendment goes into effect 30 days after the approval.

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Zoning Commission are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM EST. Meetings are held at the Copley Township Town Hall in the North Room. Town Hall is located at 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley OH 44321.

Per the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), all proposed text and map amendments are subject to a public review conducted by the Summit County Planning Commission.

For information regarding meetings of the Summit County Planning Commission, please visit https://co.summitoh.net/index.php/departments/community-a-economic-development/planning

Meeting Materials & Minutes

Agendas and related documents are available prior to the meeting. Minutes are presented in both draft and approved form online.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

Zoning Commission Meeting Date Summit County Planning Submittal Deadline Date Summit County Planning Meeting Date
December 2, 2021 November 16, 2021 December 16, 2021
January 6, 2022 December 30, 2021 January 27, 2022
February 3, 2022  January 2022 February 2022
March 3, 2022 February 2022 March 2022
April 7, 2022 March 2022 April 2022
May 5, 2022 April 2022 May 2022
June 2, 2022 May 2022 June 2022
July 7, 2022 June 2022 July 2022
August 4, 2022 July 2022 August 2022
September 1, 2022 August 2022 September 2022
October 6, 2022 September 2022 October 2022
November 3, 2022 October 2022 November 2022
December 1, 2022 November 2022 December 2022


  • Sylvia Chinn-Levy
  • John Heer
  • William Albright
  • Gary Worner
  • Michael Karst


  • Dan O'Brien
  • Wes Henry