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Yes, you can have a yard sale, however, you do need to obtain a permit first. You can find the application here on the Zoning Department's page.
Yard sale permits are limited to three (3) permits per year, for a period of no more than four (4) consecutive days.
Yard sale permits are $3 for single family homes, $25 for organizations and all others.
Prairie Township allows hunting on its Open Space properties after a permit has been obtained. To obtain a permit, stop into the Prairie Township Building and Zoning Department with a photo ID, a valid hunting license, and a completed Open Space Permit application. Hunting permits are valid from September-February.
The Prairie Township Open Space application, map, and guidelines can be found on the Zoning Department's page.
Yes, you need to obtain a permit for any structure on your property prior to construction or repair.
The Zoning Compliance (Permit) application can be found on the Zoning Department's page.
In order to sell items door-to-door, you will need to obtain a Transient Vendor Permit from Prairie Township.
The application and regulations can be found on the Zoning Department's page.
No Transient Vendor shall enter upon the premises of, call upon, knock at the door of, or ring the doorbell of any residence, house, apartment or other dwelling in the Township which is at that time on the “Do Not Knock Registry”
The Prairie Township Zoning Department only accepts payment by cash or check.
Prairie Township does not keep records of property lot lines. It is the responsibility of the property owner to know where his/her lot lines are.
The Prairie Township Trustees Curbside Chipper Program provides residents curb service in collecting and disposing of tree and shrub trimmings.
To insure pickup within 1 to 7 days, residents must schedule this service through a request link on the Township website or by calling the Road Department directly at 614-878-3316 and leaving a name, address and daytime phone number.
You can file a Nuisance or Zoning complaint by:
Please include the property address that you are filing a complaint on, as well as a detailed description of the issues. Complaints may be anonymous - you are not required to leave contact information. Inspectors are not permitted to enter private property to inspect. Violations must be able to be seen from the road, or we must have permission from a property owner to go on their property to view violations.
If the vehicle is located on the road, contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Department non-emergency number at 614-525-3333.
If the vehicle is located on private property, please notify the Zoning Department by one of the following methods:
To submit a Commercial Building Permit, you will need the following:
Plans will not be released prior to payment of the full amount due.
When resubmitting plans/revisions due to an Adjudication Order, a deposit is not required.
The Commercial Fee Schedule can be found on the Building and Zoning webpage.
A residential Zoning Compliance (Permit) is $25.00 for under 200sqft, or $50 for 200sqft and above.
You can view a Zoning map of Prairie Township here: https://www.prairietownship.org/DocumentCenter/View/4104/Prairie-Township-Map
This map indicates all Zoning Districts.
When a property has been declared a Nuisance by the Prairie Township Board of Trustees, a title search is conducted and all owners, lien holders, and parties of interest on the title are notified that there is an issue with the property. If you have received one of these letters and do not have an interest in the property stated on the notification, please discard the letter.
If you are the owner, a lien holder, or a party of interest of the property, this is your legal notification that there is an issue with the property. The letter will indicate the amount of time allotted to fixing the issue(s). Once this time has elapsed, the property will be turned over to the Prairie Township Road Department. They will place the property on their schedule to abate the nuisance and the taxes will be assessed with all charges incurred.
A Variance is a request to vary from what is permitted by the Prairie Township Zoning Resolution.
A Variance is needed when an applicant contacts the Zoning Department and is told that they cannot obtain a permit because the request does not comply with the Prairie Township Zoning Resolution. The applicant may appeal this decision to the Prairie Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
The Variance Application and BZA Meeting Schedule can be found on the Zoning Department's page.
The Zoning Inspector will provide the proper paperwork to the applicant and will file it with the Board when it is completed and returned.
Any time you add to, modify, or change structures on your property, you need to obtain a Zoning Compliance (Permit). This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
The application for a residential Zoning Compliance (Permit) can be found on the Zoning Department's page.
Once a Zoning Compliance (Permit) has been obtained, you may be required to obtain a Building Permit from the Franklin County Building Department (614-525-3166).
The Zoning Department is open from 8am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.
We are closed on all Federal Holidays.
Prairie Township doesn't provide trash removal service, nor do we have a required vendor. Learn more about vendors in the area.
Visit the Recreation page for more information about activities and fees.
Contact the Administration Department for information about adding an item to the Board of Trustees agenda.
Yes! Learn about rental rates to reserve the Community Center for your next special event.
Drop Off Locations:
Prairie Township23 Maple DriveColumbus, OH 43228
Prairie Township Fire Department Station 243451 Hubbard RoadGalloway, OH 43119
Prairie Township Fire Department Station 241 (on Palmetto St. side of property)123 Inah AvenueColumbus, OH 43228
Acceptable items that are recyclable: