The Planning & Zoning Department works with residents, business owners and developers to ensure that all new construction, all exterior renovations and additions meet the guidelines specified in the Zoning Resolution. They also review and approve residential, office, commercial and institutional projects, including all signage in the Township. In addition, the department acts as a liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission boards. The Department of Planning & Zoning is dedicated to the continuing prosperity of Sycamore Township.

Answers to basic zoning questions, zoning applications and application requirements can be found on our website. For more detailed information or to discuss a planned project, please call the department at (513) 792-7250

Jeff Uckotter
Jeff UckotterPlanning & Zoning Administrator
Appointed by the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees, Jeff Uckotter joined Sycamore Township as the Township’s Planning & Zoning Administrator in January, 2023.

Jeff has an extensive background in local government, specifically on economic development, project management, and land use planning topics. From November, 2021 to January, 2023, Jeff served as the Batavia Township (Clermont County) Administrator. From mid-2016 until late-2021, Jeff served as the Township Planner for Miami Township (Clermont County), where he worked under the guidance of Brian Elliff and Jeff Wright. From early 2014 to mid-2016, Jeff served as a Field Representative for Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) in Clermont County and Brown County. Jeff started his career with the City of Montgomery as a Parks Worker in their Public Works Department – seasonally from 2008 until 2013. Learning extensively from current Montgomery City Manager Brian Riblet, Jeff’s work at the City of Montgomery ignited his passion for not only local government, but horticulture and landscape site arrangement and design – while at The University of Cincinnati, Jeff minored in horticulture.

A 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School – Go Aves! Jeff obtained his bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from The University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). Jeff earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 2019.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, Jeff always welcomes you to reach out to him!

(Last name pronounced You – Caught – Er)

Kevin Clark
Kevin ClarkPlanning & Zoning Inspector
Originally starting in the Sycamore Township Maintenance Department in early 2006 as a Maintenance Department worker, Kevin moved to the Sycamore Township Planning & Zoning Department in late 2019.

As Planning and Zoning Inspector, Kevin reviews and follows up on zoning and property maintenance issues and concerns and inspects issued zoning certificates for completeness.

A lifelong resident of Sycamore Township and a 1996 graduate of Deer Park High School, Kevin Clark is passionate about the well-being and prosperity of Sycamore Township. If you have a question for Kevin, his direct work number is (513) 792-7249

Jon Ragan
Jon RaganPlanning & Zoning Assistant
Having started in the Sycamore Township Maintenance Department in early 2019 as a temp worker, in May of 2022 Jon was hired as a full-time worker in the Maintenance Department. In early 2023, given Jon’s interest in the development space, Jon was transferred to the Planning & Zoning Department.

As the Planning & Zoning Assistant, Jon has a front-line role in helping folks apply for zoning certificates, answering correspondence, and conducting the work necessary to process the zoning applications.

Jon is easy to work with and passionate about helping others. Whether it is a residential zoning certificate or a commercial zoning certificate that you seek to apply for, Jon is happy to help! If you have a question for Jon, his direct work number is (513) 792-7250.