Welcome to the Newbury Township web site zoning page. Following is a list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not there, please call Mike Joyce at (440) 564-9220.
Do new businesses need to register with the Township?
Businesses moving into Newbury need to apply for a use permit. It is in the permitting process that it is determined that the proposed use is permitted at a given location and the business is registered with the township.
Do I need a permit to move or put up a sign?
New signs require a sign permit. If an old sign is moved to a new location on a property a permit is required although no permit is required to simply change the text of an old sign as long as the size and location do not change.
Where can I get a zoning permit application?
The applications for zoning permits are available at Newbury Town Hall located at 14899 Auburn Rd. A draft application is available at the bottom of this site to help residents determine what information they need before filling out the paper application. Only the official permit applications will be accepted by the zoning inspector.
Do I need a permit to conduct a garage sale?
Two sales are permitted per property each year.
Nothing is to be located in the road right of way, including signs.
Signs are not to be posted on utility poles or in the right of way.
Within twenty-four hours of the conclusion of the sale, all items must be removed from outside display.
Do I need to submit an application to remodel a structure, build a shed, a garage, or a barn?
Garage sales in Newbury require a yard sale permit, which is issued free of charge and outlines the rules involved in conducting a yard sale.
Any structure with a roof requires a zoning permit application to be submitted, including but not limited to garages, houses, pole barns including structures for agricultural uses, and storage buildings.
May I run a business from my home?
Some businesses are permitted in residential homes. A home business requires a home occupation permit and a conditional use. Anyone needing further information on the permitting process may contact the zoning department at Newbury Town Hall (440-564-9220).
Do I need a permit to erect a fence?
No permit is necessary to build a fence although it is recommended that enough area is left open on both sides of the fence to allow for maintenance without trespassing onto neighboring property. Fences may not be in the right of way or block clear sight for drivers on roads. Additionally fences must be maintained in such a way that they are not unsafe, unsightly or be in danger of falling down.
How do I contact the zoning inspector?
Mike Joyce, the Newbury Township Zoning Inspector, may be contacted at the Newbury Town Hall at 440-564-9220.