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Zoning information is provided to residents from their respective township, city or village Zoning Department. See our list of web links to other municipalities within Summit County.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, a County Engineer in the State of Ohio must have professional certificates as both a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Registered Professional Surveyor (P.S.):

§ 315.02 Text of Statute No person holding the office of clerk of the court of common pleas, sheriff, county treasurer, or county recorder is eligible to hold the office of county engineer. No person is eligible in any county as a candidate for such office or shall be elected or appointed thereto unless he is a registered professional engineer and a registered surveyor, licensed to practice in this state.

View the qualifications needed to become a Professional Engineer and to become a Professional Surveyor (Chapter 4733.11 - Qualifications) .

Yes, but only if the animal is in the right-of-way on a County road or highway. You can call the Summit County Engineer station in your area, or you can call the Public Services Department at 330-643-2860 for removal information. If it is on a city street (e.g. City of Akron) please call their Street or Road Maintenance Department.

The County Engineer's office generally only provides survey services for County and township improvement projects. There are a number of private Professional Surveyors, registered in the State of Ohio, who provide surveying services for private properties. Locally these land surveyors can be found in the telephone book yellow pages under "SURVEYORS-LAND".

A portion of all property lines run along the centerline or the right-of-way of a road. Property corners bordering a road are usually marked with survey monuments, sometimes referred to as "pins", set at the intersection of the property lines and the road right-of-way even though a property line may extend to the centerline of the road. Since survey monuments that define the center of a road are sometimes lost or destroyed, the next best evidence of the road boundary may be the alignment of property corners along the road right-of-way. Most modern road rights-of-way are 50 or 60 feet in total width, so that would generally place the right-of-way within front yard area. Although survey monuments are generally set flush with the surface, they tend to be covered with dirt over time. When this happens, a metal detector is used to locate the monument for recovery. Then the area is carefully excavated to expose the "pin". After measurements are taken the hole is filled and the area is carefully restored to its original condition.

Recovering and measuring to survey monuments located at other property corners away from the road is also necessary to determine property lines that relate to public improvement projects that extend beyond the road right-of-way. Examples of these projects may be improvements of drainage courses or government properties.

Copies of the county map are available in the lobby of our Main Office building.  You can request a map or order maps from the Engineer's Office by calling (330) 643-2850 or by completing the map order form from this website ( select contact name General -- Request a Map).

Maps are also available in several locations, including public libraries and at our kiosk during the Summit County Fair.

A large amount of surveying is performed by private surveyors to establish property lines for land sale or development. Signs of surveying are thin wooden stakes about 3 feet tall with pink ribbon or flagging and/or pink painted numbers or letters on road pavement.

The Summit County Engineer (SCE) provides survey services for County and township improvement projects. These survey services are performed by a consultant and/or the SCE Survey Section. SCE surveyors work out of white vehicles with green stripes and SCE logos on the side and a yellow safety light on the roof. Employees carry SCE identification cards with them. Most of SCE survey work is performed within the road right-of-way to determine the centerline. The centerline of right-of-way is of great importance to SCE projects.
 

Our office locations and phone numbers can be found on our Contact webpage.

 

Property and House Numbering


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Please contact the Building Standards Division at the Summit County Department of Community & Economic Development if you would like more information about Building Permits.

Please note that all projects located within the City of Akron must contact Akron Plans and Permits at (330) 630-7305 or (330) 375-2010 for compliance requirements.

No, all new addressing requests must be made to the City of Akron. Contact Mark Watson at (216) 375-2220.

The Summit County Engineer and the Summit County Fiscal Office work in conjuction to maintain these records, which are stored at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

Contact Surveyor Bob Warren with questions regarding all mylars related to the County Engineer via the online Contact Form (select contact Engineering -- Survey)or at (330) 643-8727.

Temporary addressing letters and permanent addressing slips are official documentation for addresses. Many departments require these items for permits and utilities.

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

To request a change of address, it must be in writing. It can be written or typed. It must have the owner's name, address, and phone number. The content must consist of the address in question and the reason for the change. Any additional information such as background, hardships, and special circumstances are not required but may help in the overall determination of the request. Again, there are no guarantees for a change of address.

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

To address corner lots, multiple and large frontages, and commercial properties, a site plan showing the proposed building and driveway on that parcel must be supplied to the House Numbering Department.

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

A permanent address can only be issued with a parcel number. To get a parcel number the property must have been recorded.

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

House numbering is no longer overseen by the Summit County Engineer's Office.

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

CITIES: GreenMacedoniaNew FranklinNortonTwinsburg

The City of Fairlawn assigns its own house numbers.

TOWNSHIPS (all 9 Summit County townships): Bath, Boston, Copley,CoventryNorthfield CenterRichfieldSagamore HillsSpringfield,Twinsburg

VILLAGES: Boston Heights, Clinton, LakemoreNorthfieldPeninsula,RemindervilleRichfield

For more information regarding house numbering, please contact Rene Dornack at the Summit County Fiscal Office.

House Numbering Information

  • Contact: Rene Dornack
  • Phone: 330-643-2723
  • Fax: 330-643-8150

Please contact the Public Services Department with questions about township roads and highways ditch maintenance by using the Contact Form or call us at (330) 643-2860.

 

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Potholes are holes in the roadway that vary in size and shape. They are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. When water freezes, it expands.  Click here for more information.

To report a pothole or roadway defect in Summit County, call the Summit County Engineer's Public Services Department at (330) 643-2860.The office is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  We also have a 24/7 reporting system to gather information reports of roadway problems.

To ensure that the repairs you are requesting are handled in a timely and efficient manner, please have the following information available at the time of your call:

  • Your name. (Optional)
  • Your address and daytime phone number. (It is important that you provide a contact number in the event more information is needed.)
  • The location of the pothole, including the nearest cross street and/or address.
  • A description of the problem. (There are other types of road defects that may appear as a pothole, but may require more intensive repairs.)
  • Any other pertinent information that may need to be relayed to the crews about the area or the problem.

After we have received notification of a pothole, one of our maintenance foremen will schedule a site visit to determine the size and priority of the problem area so the properly sized and properly equipped work crew can be scheduled to make the needed repairs. It is the Summit County Engineer's goal to have every pothole complaint reviewed by the next work day and to have the repairs scheduled as soon as possible.

The Personnel/Human Resources Section handles all employment opportunites at the Summit County Engineer's Office. You can contact Office Manager/Personnel Laura Schlosser via the Contact Form ("Administration -- Human Resources") or call (330) 643-8062. You can also view all Summit County Job Postings here.

Yes, you can call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 1 (800) 362-2764.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Mineral Resources Management information line is (614) 265-6633.

Contact David White, Design Engineer/Planning, with inquires relating to stormwater management" issues. He can also be reached at (330) 643-8733 or via the Contact Form.

Contact the Engineer's Public Services Department with comments concerning signage on County roads via the Contact Form ("Engineering -- Highway/Drainage/Allotment,") or call (330) 643-2860.

For township sanitary sewer information call the Summit County Environmental Services Department at (330) 926-2435. For other sewer questions in cities or villages, please contact your local municipality.

Contact Surveyor Bob Warren with questions regarding road record surveys at the Engineer's office via the Contact Form ("Engineering -- Survey") or at (330) 643-8727.

Contact our GIS Department using the Contact Form, with any questions and requests regarding GIS. You can also reach Dennis Tubbs at (330) 643-8712.

For questions regarding signs and roadways on state routes, call the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 office at 1 (800) 603-1054.