The Commission holds public hearings pertaining to the plan, design, location, removal, relocation, widening, extension, and vacation of streets, parkways, playgrounds and other public places; the approval of plats for subdivision of land; and the zoning of the City for any lawful purpose. The Commission endeavors to formulate plans for the future physical development of the City. For more information concerning the duties of the Planning Commission please view the official charge below.

Meeting Times

Please refer to the City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Director, Carrie Porter at 440 775-7250.


Name Term
Jack Ford01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Mark Koza01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Bryan Burgess01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Jill Sawyer01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Peter Crowley01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025

A complete membership roster for all City of Oberlin boards and commissions can be found here.

Important Documents

Official Charge

Minutes & Agendas

Ohio Sunshine Laws

Conditional Use Permit

Site Plan Approval Process

Zoning Amendment Process-Old


Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office