The Zoning Commission was created upon the adoption of Township Zoning in 1958 and is an advisory board to the Board of Township Trustees. The five-member Commission is appointed by the Township Trustees, with each member serving a staggered five-year term. The current members are Salvatore Ciferno (Chair) (through 2021), William Beinecke (through 2018), Michael Smylie (through 2017), John Rubesich (through 2019), and Pat Spencer (Vice Chair) (through 2020).

The primary duty of the Zoning Commission is to prepare and amend, when needed, the Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Commission conducts four quarterly public hearings every year to consider changes to the Zoning Resolution as proposed by Howland Township residents or will conduct public hearings for specific changes or amendments to the Zoning Resolution. An application must be completed to request a zone change. The Zoning Commission also reviews the Comprehensive Plan in coordination with the Board of Trustees.


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are open to the Public and will begin at 5:00 PM at the Township Administration Building, 205 Niles Cortland Rd. NE, Warren, OH 44484.

Meeting Dates For 2016:

  • Wednesday, Feburary 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Zoning Map

The current Howland Township Zoning Map can be viewed at the zoning office.

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Zone Change Application
Howland Comprehensive Plan (large file!)