BUILDING & ZONING DEPARTMENT
The City of Huron Building Department is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards to enforce the Ohio Basic Building Code within our jurisdictional boundaries. All commercial/industrial, as well as residential projects, fall under the authority of the Building Department. The Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the National Electric Code (NEC) are used for all commercial/industrial work. The Ohio Residential Code for One, Two, and Three Family Dwelling Code, the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) are used for residential construction in the City. All personnel employed by the Building Department are certified by the State of Ohio and/or other national code organizations.
All inquiries related to Building and/or Zoning (questions, permits, etc.) are to be directed initially to the Zoning Inspector -Fire Chief Steve Osterling at 419-433-5000 ext 150 or email the Zoning Inspector
Board of Building and Zoning Appeals
The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 7:30P.M. at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, City Council Chambers. The Zoning Appeal Board is composed of five members from the community. When a zoning or building proposal present an exception to an existing code, a property owner may seek a variance form the Board of Zoning and Appeals. Contact the Zoning Inspector for meeting inforamtion.
Tom Sprunk, Chair
The Planning Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:00p.m. at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, City Council Chambers. The Commission is composed of citizens, appointed by Council, and is empowered by the City Charter and the Ohio Revised Code. It reviews request from developers and makes recommendations to the City Council based on the location, character, and extent of the proposal. The Commission also reviews all lot splits. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on zoning map and text amendments and is responsible for the Long Range Plan. Contact the Zoning Inspector for meeting information.
Gary Boyle – Chair
Design Review Sub-Committee
The Design Review Sub-Committee works under the direction of the Planning Commission and meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:00am at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, Conference Room and as needed at meetings of the Planning Commission. Contact the Zoning Inspector for meeting information.
Gary Boyle- Chair
Zoning InspectorFire Chief, Steve Osterling
City of Huron-Fire Department
417 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839Email the Zoning InspectorMain Number: (419) 433-5000 ext 150 or 419-433-3544 (Non-Emergency Fire Department number)Office Hours: 8:00am- 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday
John Zimmerman, Building Official
Huron Township Offices
1820 Bogart Road
Huron, OH 44839Main Number: (419) 433-2755Office Hours: 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Monday through Friday