Today: September 21, 2020

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Pre-Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The City Council meeting will remain as scheduled. However, due to the directives surrounding COVID – 19, it is highly recommended the public view the [...]
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Council Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Ashtabula City Council will hold a Council Meeting, using Zoom Teleconference, in accordance with the Ashtabula Municipal Charter Section 10 titled “TIME OF MEETING; [...]
8:00 am Safety Forces Committee Meeting @ Municipal Building
Safety Forces Committee Meeting @ Municipal Building
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
Held on 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, in the Council Meeting Room.

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Planning & Community Development

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (440) 992-7118

4717 Main Ave. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(City Hall – 2nd Floor of the KeyBank Building)
Assistant Director:
Mary Church
Administrative Assistant:
Kimberly Adams
Animal Control / Code Enforcement Officer:
Stephen Lanham
Engineering Tech:
William Jepson
Project Administrator:
Amy Coursen
Housing Inspector:                                                           Jamarro Spikes



For your convenience, our newly developed department consisting of Engineering, Housing, Fair Housing, Grants, Code Enforcement, and Zoning Departments are here to better serve our community. These departments work closely with one another to accomplish the many tasks our city is challenging in order to grow and become a prosperous community.

Together we can keep our community clean, safe, and growing, so that Ashtabula can become a better place for the future of our children.


Pay your Occupancy Rental Permits and Housing Fees below.
Pay your Bill Online

If you are paying for a rental permit, you will be select “permits” and fill in the section that requests your “PR” (property ID, listed on your invoice) as well as the address of the property you are making the payment for. If you are paying for multiple properties, you will need to enter this information for each property by clicking on the “add more” button after each one.

If you are paying for a zoning permit or any other fees, you can select “fees” with the drop down window and follow those prompts to make your payment.

If you require a copy of your permit immediately, Email us at requesting the permit and we will send you an electronic copy as soon as your payment clears our system.


This Zoning District consists of a few additional requirements. If your Home or Business is located within this district, please click on the links below for more detailed information.

** Harbor Historical District – H1 District Sign Ordinance

** Harbor Historical District – Architectural Review Board Application & Process

** Harbor Historical District – Permitted Exterior Building Colors

** Harbor Historical District informational guide

For Other Permit Applications or more information,
Click on the folder that best suits your specific needs:
Housing Folder Engineering 
Fair housing Zoning & Ward maps
 For details on a specific Codified Ordinance, visit our links below:
Ashtabula Codified Ordinances

International Property Maintenance Code

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