Morrow County's Approach to Zoning

In Morrow County, zoning is administered by different agencies in different areas. Before you plan any project, it’s best to determine the rules that might apply for the specific site.

The Morrow County Zoning Resolution applies to the seven townships that have chosen to join the county zoning plan. Those are:


  • Bennington
  • Canaan
  • Congress
  • Gilead
  • Harmony
  • North Bloomfield
  • Washington

NOTE: The Candlewood Lake development in Congress Township is a special exception.  That development has its' own internal control agreements that have been deemed an acceptable replacement for zoning.  Therefore, the Morrow County Zoning Resolution does not apply to those properties that are a part of Candlewood Lake. 

Six townships in the county have their own zoning. Those six are:

  • Troy
  • Chester
  • Lincoln
  • Westfield

There are also three townships with no zoning, as far as we are aware:

  • Peru
  • Perry
  • Franklin

In addition to the townships, the county also contains seven villages, which would address such matters within their own areas. Those villages are:

There are also other named places within the county that are not organized governmental units, like Tidewater, Iberia, and South Woodbury. These are governed by the larger area within which each is located.

Please keep in mind that all of this information can be changed, so please verify everything that applies to you before you take major steps based upon these pages.