Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for enforcement of the zoning code, issuing sign and fence permits, and preparing reports and studies dealing with zoning changes, subdivision and site development plans, Conditional Use Permits (CUP) and signage.

Planning Your Project – A Guide to the Planning Review Process

Design Guidelines

The Design Guidelines is a supporting document which was prepared to assist the Municipal Planning Commission as well as the administration in the site development plan review process. This document provides recommendations for architectural design, site parking, lighting, landscaping and signage for new and redevelopment proposals within the commercial and industrial corridors of the city.  For additional questions, please contact the Department of Economic & Community Development by calling (440) 974-5740.

City of Mentor ORDINANCES


Amended Village Core Guidelines