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Zoning Regulations

Zoning Permit

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.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at:
Municipal Building
728 Second St.
Room 25
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Ph: (740) 354-7557
Fx: (740) 354-5383

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