Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins



The Engineering Department has zoning maps which indicate the various zoning districts within the City:
  • Business
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural

Codified Ordinances

Once we have determined the zoning district of your proposed site, you may review the City's Codified Ordinances which specify what can or cannot be established within a particular district. A copy of the City's Codified Ordinances is available for review at:
City Engineering Office
728 Second St.
Room 25
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Written Requests

If your site is not zoned for your particular venture, make your written request for a zoning variance to the Portsmouth Planning Commission. Make your written request to this office and we will inform you of the next Planning Commission meeting. A fee of $40 dollars is required at the time you submit your request.