Village Zoning Code


Brewster's Zoning Code regulations were adopted on July 15, 1974.   As with most documents of this type it has been modified and updated on occasion to keep its intent current, but for the most part the basics enacted in 1974 are intact.   The best applied zoning program in a small municipality should be the least intrusive as possible, but at times when conflicts arise between someone's new plans and existing neighborhoods, or the Village as a whole, zoning becomes a necessary tool to mediate and to apply the best solution.  

The workings of the Village Zoning Code is a somewhat simple process with an resident's or business's  first contact in any building project being the Village Administrator, who also is the Village Zoning Inspector.   The VA will provide an application and guide the applicant through the process.  In most cases the project will fall within the parameters of the Zoning Code, but when needed a variance procedure is available.  The first step in any variance is an application to the Village Zoning Board of Appeals.     As needed, this Board meets on the third Thursday of each month to review any variance request.  The Zoning Board consists of seven Village residents and their responsibility in any decision is to weigh what is best for the Village. 

If you have any questions or desire assistance please contact the Village Administrator at 330-767-3931 or at

For those that wish to review the Village Zoning Code you can go to the American Legal Publishing Home page at (, select the Code Library link on the main page, select the corresponding state, then select the Brewster link.   The Zoning Code is listed under "LAND USAGE"


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In addition, the Village Zoning Code can be modified through a structured process in which an amendment to the Village Zoning Code can be proposed.  This modification can be in either the actual text of the Zoning Code or an amendment to the Village Zoning Map which sets the Brewster Zoning Districts.   This structured process proceeds in accordance with the regulations outlined in the Village Codified Ordinances and Zoning Code.  The process begins with the petitioner that would like to propose a change, proceeds to the Village Planning Commission, and ends with a decision of the Village Council.   Please contact the Village Administrator for the particulars in the process. Information for the " Procedures for a Zoning Amendment" and an "Application for a Zoning Amendment" are available below.

Recent additions to the Brewster Zoning Code with links at bottom of page:

14-2017 - Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Cultivators, Processors, & Retail Sales in all Brewster Zoning Districts


Mike Schwab
Don Glick
Charles Hawk
Jerry Layne
Joe Musacchia
Ray Heitger 
Ken Damewood  
The Village ZONING MAP shown below was last updated in 2007 and lacks a 2010 annexation which extended the south corporation limits adjacent to State Route 93.  This new area includes a flood plain designated area and an R-5 Mobile Home Park Residential District.  An updated map showing these modifications an others will be available in the near future.  If you have any questions about this Zoning Map areas please contact the Brewster Village Administrator.
(1) Various Forms that may be used to make application for zoning permits and so forth
(2) the Village Zoning Map last update in 2007
(3) New Zoning Amendments that have made changes to the Village Zoning Code in the last twelve months.  The online Zoning Code may not reflect these changes and these amendments may provide the most recent Brewster Zoning Code that will affect your project.  Please review.