Before you begin any project, the first step is to verify the zoning for the property you are doing work on. Each zoning district has different permitted uses and the proposed work/use you are planning must be included in the list of permitted uses for that specific district. An approved Zoning Permit will allow you to use the property for what you are proposing.
Portsmouth Zoning Permit Application
The zoning districts and permitted uses can be found in Portsmouth’s updated Portsmouth Zoning Code. Please consult with our office about the zoning regulations and permitted uses for your project.
If your permit application is denied, you may appeal the decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals by filling out the application in the link below and pay the required fee.
Portsmouth Board of Zoning Appeals Application
Zoning Index Map
The zoning index map shows the different zoning districts for the City of Portsmouth. To view, please click Scioto County GIS, click the Layers button, check the box Planning and Zoning.
For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at:
728 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Ph: (740) 354-7557
Fx: (740) 354-5383