A portion of Muskingum Township is divided into a zoning district as shown on the zoning map. The objective of Muskingum Township zoning is to protect the area from unrestricted development. The township created a Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals in 1954. Each group has five members who serve a five-year, staggered term basis. Members are appointed by trustees.

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board creates zoning regulations and makes recommendations on amendments for zoning changes that are directed to trustees for a final decision. The township has zoning for residential, commercial and industrial uses.

Members of the Zoning Board are:

Eric Reed, President – 740-350-8461

Mike Faust – 740-705-0457

Tim Stanley – 740-373-8119

Jim Wark – 740-373-8097

Larry Sloter – 740-568-0273

Nancy Burnett, Clerk – 740-373-3557

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals considers requests from residents seeking “area” and/or “use” variances from current regulations.

Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are:

Bill Hess, President – 740-373-5350

Mike Johnson – 740-374-2456

Larry Slater – 740-374-3860

Dick Taylor – 740-373-0683



Nancy Burnett Clerk – 740-373-3557

Zoning Inspector

The Zoning Inspector can instruct residents on whether changes to their property will require review by the Zoning Bo

Jay Huck -740-525-6607