Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

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.

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