Building and Zoning

NEWS ALERT!! Permits and Forms ONLINE!

Click Here for Permits and Forms

The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for the enforcement of the various building codes and ordinances relating to the construction, alteration, repair of, addition to, and demolition of buildings, houses, garages, sheds, fences and other structures in the City.

The City of Ashland has been certified by the State of Ohio to enforce the Residential Code of Ohio within the City's corporation limits.  We are working towards implementing online fill-able forms for every Permit Application for ease of use.

Non-residential Building Permits need to be processed through the Richland County Building Department.

Prior to submitting non-residential building plans to Richland County, a Zoning Permit needs to be obtained via the Building and Zoning Department.

Please be sure to call the Building Department prior to performing any Commercial or Residential construction so that we can assist you through the process.


Building and Zoning Department
City of Ashland
206 Claremont Avenue, 3rd Floor
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 419-289-8744
Fax: 419-281-8052

Shane Kremser, PE, RBO
Residential Building Official

Ann Hawley
Permit Coordinator

Jim Kovacich
Residential Building Inspector

Tom Ockington
Residential Electrical & Plumbing Inspector