Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals
The Engineering Department will notify you if your plans include construction that is not consistent with zoning regulations. These regulations are contained in the City's Codified Ordinances which are available for review. Our inspectors will review your plans and determine if special authority is necessary from either the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals. If special authority is needed, we can schedule your case before the next Commission or Board meeting.
An example of plans needing special authority would be the construction of a garage that is not within the regulated size for the given lot. This would require special permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at:
728 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Ph: (740) 354-7557
Fx: (740) 354-5383