ZONING MAPS & ORDINANCES
What is zoning?
Purposes of Zoning:
Zoning is a legislative method of regulating land use by the division of political subdivision into districts, and then enacting uniform regulations to control the uses within the district.
to use land for its most suitable purpose
to protect or maintain property values
to promote public health and safety
to protect the environment
to manage aesthetics
Who administers zoning?
Zoning in Richland County is administered by the local political subdivisions. All the municipalities and 13 of the 18 townships in Richland County are zoned. Richland County Regional Planning assisted all the Townships draft their zoning ordinances and continues to advise and train Township zoning officials on zoning matters.
* To find what political subdivision the property you are interested in is located, please click the link below. You may search for the property by parcel number, owner name, or street address. Once you have found the property, on the first page (Profile) that comes up the jurisdiction will be listed under the "Legal" heading. You want the jurisdiction listed under "Township" unless there is a Municipality listed below, that is other than "unincorporated". If one is listed, that is the jurisdiction that you should use. (This means the property is within the City or Village limits)
City or Village Example
Do you need a Zoning Permit?
The Zoning Resources chart at the top of this page contains links to the political subdivision websites, zoning ordinance maps, and the zoning inspectors contact information.