Planning and Zoning Information
The purpose of a permit allows for the enforcement of codes which have been adopted as law by the Village of Silver Lake for the benefit of all residents. The enforcement of codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The Village of Silver Lake and the Summit County Building Department are required to assure safe construction.
Click here for complete Zoning Packet
Impervious Surface Worksheet – MUST have with any structure
Silver Lake Codified Ordinances can also be found here.
RITA Business Registration Form 48
Refer to the APPLICATION FOR ZONING PERMIT for additional information.
Plans must be submitted no later than Noon the Wednesday BEFORE the next scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting.
All dimensions must be shown including lot lines, required set back lines, planned set back lines, dimensions from lot lines to building faces, and to overhangs. (See Section 1107.04 Application Requirements)
Proper drainage, i.e. tie-ins, downspouts, MUST be noted on the plans.
BEFORE a zoning permit can be issued, property pins must be located and marked and the proposed project must be located with stakes, string or spray for the Zoning Inspector’s approval.
Once plans are approved by the Planning Commission and the Zoning Inspector, the zoning permit must be picked up at Village Hall BEFORE going to Summit County for the building permit. The Summit County Building Department phone number is 330-630-7280.
If an applicant’s proposal has been referred to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance, the Board of Zoning Appeals REQUIRES a survey of the property be prepared by a registered State of Ohio professional surveyor. A meeting will not be scheduled until the proper survey has been submitted and the $150 fee paid.
CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS MUST MEET ALL INCOME TAX REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
Regional Income Tax Agency Business Registration Form 48
Income Tax Questionnaire
Employers doing business within the Village of Silver Lake are required to deduct, at the time of payment of salaries, wages, commissions or other compensation, 2 percent (2%) of total gross wages earned as a result of performing work within the Village of Silver Lake.
Every employer who is required to deduct the tax at the source is liable directly to the Village of Silver Lake and/or the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) for payment of such tax whether actually collected from their employees or not. Also, the net profit from income earned within the Village of Silver Lake is subject to the tax. Both withholding and tax on profits are due quarterly.
If you need further assistance, please call Lora Wilmoth at Village Hall, 330-923-5233, or email at
A Right-of-Way permit is required for sidewalks, approaches and culverts. There is no fee for this permit. A fine of $500 will be charged to anyone failing to obtain a right-of-way permit prior to commencing work. Right-of-way permits can be obtained at Village Hall.
Income Tax Reporting Requirements
Employers doing business within the Village of Silver Lake are required to deduct, at the time of payment of salaries, wages, commissions or other compensation, two percent (2%) of total gross wages earned as a result of performing work within the Village.
Every employer who is required to deduct the tax at the source is liable directly to the Village of Silver Lake and/or Regional Income Tax Agency for payment of such tax whether actually collected from their employees or not.
ALSO, the net profit from income earned within the Village of Silver Lake is subject to the tax. Both withholding and tax on profits are due quarterly.
Before a zoning permit is issued and before work commences, the Contractor and all Sub-Contractors shall furnish to the Village a completed Income Tax Business Registration Form 48 provided by the office of the Clerk-Treasurer. Please refer to the Income Tax Code of the Village of Silver Lake or contact Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) at 1-800-860-7482 for additional information. RITA is authorized to administer and enforce the provision of the Village’s income tax code.