Building, Zoning, & Planning

BUILDING

Residential Building Permits are required in the City of Coshocton Corporation; these can be obtained in the Mayor’s Office. You may search all codes in our Codified Ordinances. Click Here for Codified Ordinance search.

Residential permits, minimum fee: twenty-five dollars ($25.00). This covers all new building and/or alterations up to a cost of five thousand dollars ($5,000). For each additional one thousand dollars ($1,000) over the initial five thousand dollars ($5,000), a one dollar ($1.00) per thousand fee will be added.

Commercial or industrial permit, minimum fee: one hundred dollars ($100.00). This charge is for the first ten thousand dollars ($10,000). For each additional one thousand dollars ($1,000) over the initial ten thousand dollars ($10,000), a two dollar ($2.00) per thousand fee will be added.Commercial construction requires an additional permit from Mid East Ohio Building Department. They can be reached at 740.455.7905 or click here to be directed to their website.

No charge for a permit if construction cost is two hundred fifty ($250) or less.

Click Here for a Building Permit Application

HISTORIC ROSCOE VILLAGE

Both residential and commercial improvements and construction in the Historic Roscoe Village District is also regulated by the Roscoe Village Commission and a Certificate of Appropriateness must be obtained from the commission before a city building permit can be issued.

Historic District Guidelines can be found here

The Certificate of Appropriateness can be found here

CONTRACTORS

All contractors are required to register with the City of Coshocton. All completed registrations should be turned into the City Income Tax Department.

Click Here for a Contractor Registration Form and Contractor Definition of Trades.


ZONING

City development is regulated through Zoning Districts from One Family Residence District (R-1) through General Manufacturing District (M-2). Requests for a zoning variance can be made to the Board of Zoning Appeals through the Mayor’s Office. The process for a variance after the clerk (Mayor’s Executive Assistant) receives the application all properties within 150 feet of the property seeking the variance must be notified by mail of the application. A legal notice must be published ten (10) days prior to the public hearing. The board generally meets the first Wednesday of the month (as needed). Depending on when the application is received this is generally a three (3) to four (4) week process. All applicants are encouraged to attend the hearing to present their request and answer any questions the board or the public may have regarding the variance.

Note a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals is a temporary variance for the current owner and their request only and may not be transferred to a new owner.

City Board of Zoning Appeals:

Denny Lowe- Chariman
Bob Brode
Dan Duren
Jim Nelson
Jim McClure
Cherry Wilson, Clerk
1-01-11 to 12-31-15
4-09-15 to 12-31-16
1-01-13 to 12-31-17
1-01-15 to 12-31-19
1-01-15 to 12-31-18


Click Here for a Variance Application. Application fee is $75.00 due with application. Cost of publishing and mailing of the notices is due before the hearing.  

PLANNING

The City Planning Commission hears variance applications for permanent rezoning. When a property is rezoned the new zoning will be attached to the property. If the property is sold it will remain rezoned. Requests for rezoning can be made to the Planning Commission through the Mayor’s Office. The process for rezoning after the clerk (Mayor’s Executive Assistant) receives the application all properties within 150 feet of the property seeking the variance must be notified by mail of the application. A legal notice must be published thirty (30) days prior to the public hearing. The board generally meets the first Wednesday of the month (as needed). The planning commission makes recommendations to city council. If the Planning Commission grants the request it is then presented to city council. Once it reaches city council it will go through three (3 readings) at three (3)  separate council meetings. Depending on when the application is received the whole process including the city council readings is generally a three (3) to four (4) month process. All applicants are encouraged to attend the public hearing and all three (3) council meetings to present their request and answer any questions regarding the request.

Note this is for a permanent rezoning of a property.

Planning Commission:

Mayor, Steven D. Mercer (voting member)
Safety Service Director, Max Crown (voting member)
Chuck Gallagher (2nd term)
Dan Duren
Russ Fehrman
Clerk - Cherry Wilson
Ex Officio
Ex Officio
1-11-11 to 12-31-16
1-01-13 to 12-31-18
2-17-15 to 12-31-19








Click Here for a Variance Application. Application fee is $75.00 due with application. Cost of publishing and mailing of the notices is due before the hearing.

Click Here for Zoning Map

VACATED STREET OR ALLEY

Regulated by Ohio Revised Code and City of Coshocton Codified Ordinances.

Note there is no form for street or alley vacation as each request is different. We send all requests to our Law Director’s Office for review. Please consult your attorney.

Cost is $1,000.00.
                    
LOT SPLITS

Requests vary and are handled through the Safety Service Director’s Office
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