City of Tiffin updates zoning, sign codes

City Council approved legislation to accept changes

TIFFIN, OHIO – Feb. 16, 2021 – As the City of Tiffin continues to make improvements and keep regulations up-to-date, Tiffin City Council today has passed an ordinance to approve changes to the City of Tiffin Zoning and Sign codes. The changes were an effort by Tiffin City Engineer Matt Watson and Zoning Inspector Dan Brickner to clean up all interpretation, omissions, verbiage and contradictory issues within the current codes.

Among the proposed changes:

  • Updating the definition of the term “family” within the existing code to be in line with neighboring communities.
  • New regulations for portable signs, which would include trailers and box trucks being used as signs within the City of Tiffin.
  • Updated regulations related to porches and paved terraces.
  • Updating the code to better differentiate between a dwelling and a manufactured home.
  • Updating the zoning code to be in line with the existing Parking Code.

With the passage of the legislation, these changes will go into effect 30 days after the mayor signs the ordinance. To review all changes, click here.