Code Enforcement


Code enforcement is the enforcement of all Summit Township Ordinances and Resolutions. The intent and purpose of code enforcement is to protect and promote the public safety, health and welfare of the Summit Township community. The duties of code enforcement are performed by the Code Enforcement Officer Kip Hayford.


Our most frequent ordinance violations include:

Permits & Certificates (Section 703) – Constructing a building without first obtaining a Zoning Permit. Illegally occupying or using a completed building or structure without receipt of an Occupancy/Use Permit issued by Summit Township. Constructing a sign without first obtaining a Sign Permit.

Signs (Section 612) – Not complying with the provisions of Section 612.

Vehicle Storage (Section 617) – Storage of uninspected motor vehicles.

  • Snow Removal & Winter Parking Ordinance – Removing snow or ice from any driveway or private road and depositing the same onto, across, or along any public roadway. Also, unlawfully parking any type of vehicle on any   public roadway in Summit Township during winter maintenance operations months.
  • Open Burning Ordinance – Burning ineligible materials or conducting an open burn without obtaining a Burn Permit.


The Land Development and Zoning Office Staff work very hard to enforce all Summit Township Ordinances efficiently and equally. However, we cannot always see everything precisely when it happens, which is why we ask our residents to help us keep the Summit Township community safe and healthy by reporting ordinance violations to our office.