Zoning Department

Being a semi-rural community, Auburn Township’s zoning was established to provide a firm guide for future controlled growth of our community in a balanced and orderly manner.

Auburn Township’s zoning districts were established to help guide our new growth into areas where the growth can be most reasonably supported. The majority of Auburn is zoned residential single family dwellings (about 75%).

Auburn has implemented protection for its environmentally sensitive areas and has also zoned for its passive open spaces.  About 20% of Auburn is included in these areas. The remaining areas in the township are zoned for Industrial and Commercial/Business uses.

Recent Messages from the Zoning Inspector:

All swimming pools must have a zoning permit issued by the Township Zoning Inspector. In-ground pools, must be enclosed by a permanently constructed chain link fence or wall not less than four (4) nor more than six (6) feet in height. These fences or walls must be maintained in a safe and secure condition. All gates shall be self-closing and self-latching with a latch not readily accessible for children to open.

Above ground pools over four feet need only be secured at the entrance to the pool, as described above. If there is a deck around the pool, it must be at least four feet off the ground with the opening secured.

If your pool falls into any of the above classifications, please arrange to secure it immediately.

Agriculture – The Geauga Way

Geauga County Planning Commission

Zoning Department:

Frank Kitko,
Zoning Inspector

Mr. Kitko has been the Auburn Township Zoning Inspector for over 44 years. He is a retired Kenston High School teacher and Kenston Bomber football coach. Frank and his wife Lynn and four children have lived in Auburn Township for the past 48 years . They love being grandma and grandpa to their six grandchildren and great grandparents to three.

Jane Hardy, 
Assistant Zoning Inspector

Ms. Hardy has twenty-six years of zoning and governmental administration experience. She has worked for Auburn Township for twenty four years in various capacities and worked for two years at another government entity. In addition, she has been the Zoning Board of Appeals secretary since 1995.

Zoning Department

M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(440) 543-1660          440-543-9520 fax

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Zoning Messages:

All buildings and structures, new businesses, building additions, improvements and change of uses require a Zoning Permit.  If you have a question as to whether your project requires a Zoning Permit, please contact the Zoning Office at 440-543-1660.

Business Use Permits issued here!

If you are opening a business in Auburn Township, please stop in and register.

Adding a second drive on your lot?

Contact the Zoning Department for your permit.