If you are making any changes to the present condition of a premise or structure such as putting up a swimming pool, a shed, building a deck or a garage, chances are you will need to apply for a zoning permit. You will find some permits are designed to your specific needs and you will need to fill out the appropriate form.
Our review process usually takes up to a week. Once approved, you will be able to pick up your permit at our office and pay the fees due. (Note that permit fees will vary)
We have listed the relevant applications for zoning requirements below. If you do not see the application you need, please visit our Engineering or Housing sections. The forms are in PDF format, therefore, you will have to print the form, fill it out, and return it to us for review. You can also fax it to (440) 992-7180 or scan it and email it back to PCD@cityofashtabula.com
Remember: Our office no longer issues Demolition Permits. Demo Permits and when making structural changes such as updating any electrical or plumbing, you will need to get a zoning permit from our department and take it to the County Building Department in Jefferson where you will also need to apply for a building permit.
You can also visit their website at:
http://www.ashtabulacounty.us/205/Obtaining-a-Building-Permit for more detailed information on building permits or you can call them at (440) 576-3737.
For more general information about our Ashtabula County Government Offices, you can visit their website at: