Summit County Land Use & Development Code

The purpose of the Summit County Land Use and Development Code is to protect, promote and enhance public health and safety; to provide for planned and orderly development in Summit County in a manner consistent with the constitutional rights of property owners; and to balance the needs of a changing population with legitimate environmental concerns.

The Code categorizes the unincorporated areas of Summit County into a series of zoning districts. For each district, the Code specifies which land uses are permitted, conditional, temporary, accessory or not allowed. The Code also includes regulations on signs, lot sizes, minimum setbacks, proportion of a lot allowed to be developed, open space, parking and the location, height and size of buildings.

 Summit County Land Use and Development Code
 Title  (all links open PDF files) 

Chapter 1
Introductory Provisions
Chapter 2
Master Plan Procedures
Chapter 3*
Zoning Regulations*
Section 3505.06
Height Limit
Section 3505.17
Walls and Fences
Section 3505.18
Section 3507
Renewable Energy Systems
Section 3809.03
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Figure 3.1 
Development Constraints, County Concerns, and Mitigation Measures
Figure 3.2
Land Use Matrix
Figure 3.3
Land Uses by District
Figure 3.4
Services Matrix
Figure 3.5
Development Standards Matrix
Figure 3.6
Figure 3.7
Table of Parking Requirements
Figure 3.8
Number of Animals Allowed
Chapter 4
Zoning Regulations / Overlay Districts
Chapter 5
Road and Bridge Standards
Chapter 6
Grading and Excavation Regulations
Chapter 7
Water Quality Control Regulations
Chapter 8
Subdivision Regulations
Chapter 9
Sign Regulations
Figure 9.1
Specific Sign Regulations
Figure 9.2Sign Area Measurement
Chapter 10
Areas and Activities of State Interest
Chapter 11
Community Appearance, Maintenance, and Safety
Chapter 12
Development Review Procedures
Chapter 13
Public Hearings and Appeals
Chapter 14
Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
*Includes all sections of Chapter 3, Zoning Regulations, in their entirety. Some of the most commonly referenced figures and sections from Chapter 3 are also broken out individually and listed underneath, for easier access.