For Residential Construction Projects
In Ashland County, almost all townships have a zoning resolution and map that defines the regulations for building and land usage within a township. Residents within zoned areas (some villages/cities included) are required to apply for a zoning permit in order to change a property's zoning, construct new structures, and/or make changes to existing structures. In order to obtain a zoning permit, please contact the appropriate zoning inspector for your township or village/city.
For Commercial and Industrial Construction Projects
Commercial and industrial construction projects require building permits. These permits are issued by the Richland County Building Regulations Office, which administers the Ohio Building Code (OBC) in unincorporated portions of Ashland County. The OBC addresses new construction, alterations, and changes in use on projects not involving new single family residential dwellings.
Richland County Building Regulations
1495 West Longview Avenue, Suite 202A
Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: (419) 774-5517
Fax: (419) 774-6317