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 AddressTerm
Jack Ford, Chair251 Forest Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
Mark Koza343 Elm Street01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Deb Barman205 Reserve Avenue01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023
William Miller. Vice Chair207 Eastern Avenue 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022
Peter Crowley134 W. Lincoln Street01/01/2022 - 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