Pleasant Township was created in 1805. It became its present size in 1807 when Walnut Township was erected from Pleasant Township. In 1818, 3 sections of Pleasant Township were taken from it and given to Richland Township but were returned in 1819. Its named after Pleasant Run, which runs through Pleasant Township.

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Accepting Applications for a Part-Time Zoning Inspector position

The Pleasant Township Board of Trustees is accepting applications through 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 7, 2017, for the position of a Part-Time Zoning Inspector. This position is compensated with a monthly salary of determined by qualifications.

The Zoning Inspector performs a variety of professional, administrative, and technical functions related to code enforcement, planning / zoning review and site inspections.

Responsibilities include:

Investigation of zoning/nuisance/blight violations

Code enforcement, including issuing notices of violations and citations

Plan review, including Zoning Resolution application and interpretation

Work with Zoning Appeals and Commission Board


Candidates shall possess these minimum qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent

Valid Ohio Driver’s License

Organizational, interpersonal and time management skills

Ability to read blue prints, work with measurements and be comfortable interacting with the general public, builders and developers.

Knowledge of township and county laws and regulations, and the Ohio Revised Code as it relates to zoning is preferred.


All applications and resumes should be mailed to:

Pleasant Township

Ref: Zoning Inspector

3005 Lancaster-Thornville Road NE

Lancaster OH 43130

Pleasant Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Questions contact our office 740-654-0592