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/ Dev. Director, Carrie Handy at 440 775-7250.


Name AddressTerm
Jack Ford251 Forest Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Eric Gaines, Vice Chair335 N. Prospect Street01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021
Deb Barman205 Reserve Avenue01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
William Miller207 Eastern Avenue 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Bryan Burgess, Chair560 E. College Street01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
* represents terms that are limited as of 12/31/2021

A complete list of board and commission members 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