The regulation applies to all parcels used or being developed, either wholly or partially, for new or relocated projects involving highways and roads; subdivisions or larger common plans of development; industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential projects; building activities on farms; redevelopment activities; grading; and all other uses that are not exempted.

Floodplain Permit

A Floodplain Permit is required for all construction partially or wholly within the 100-year Special Hazard Flood Area (SFHA).  The Barberton Development Code and Barberton Floodplain Ordinance covers construction that are in the SFHA. 

Riparian Setback

Construction of any kind, road ways, driveways, motorized vehicles and/or parking lots are specifically prohibited in the riparian setback.

Where the 100-year floodplain is wider than the Riparian Setback on either or both sides of the stream, the Riparian Setback shall be extended to the outer edge of the 100-year floodplain. A variance to build will be required.

No variance shall be granted for the following structures:

  • Facilities that use, store, distribute, or sell petroleum-based products or any hazardous materials.
  • Facilities which use, store, distribute, or sell products which may contribute higher than acceptable concentrations of dissolved or particulate matter to stormwater runoff around the facility.

Construction Under One Acre

A Stormwater Permit is required  for all development and redevelopment in the City. Projects having less than one acre of disturbance do not need a Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan or involvement with the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District.

A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) will is required.

Construction Over One Acre 

A Stormwater Permit is required for all development and re-development in the City.  A Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan prepared by a licensed Ohio Professional Engineer is required for both construction and post-construction stormwater management. Stormwater improvements will be per Barberton’s “COMPREHENSIVE STORM WATER MANAGEMENT” Ordinance 172-2008 and “EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL REGULATION Ordinance 147-2003. 

A SWP3 is required and must be reviewed and approved by the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District.  Construction over five acres or part of a larger common plan of development (A contiguous area where multiple separate and distinct construction activities may be taking place at different times on different schedules under one plan) will be required to be review by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 


Riparian Setback and Stormwater  Management Ordinance 

Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance 

Floodplain Ordinance

More information

Please call 330-861-7298 for information on stormwater construction permit fees.