Thank you for inquiring about the status of zoning in Belmont County. Currently, there are no zoning regulations adopted by the County of Belmont. As such, each entity has the ability to adopt zoning and permitting regulations.
 
The following communities have adopted zoning and/or permitting regulations:

  • Barnesville
  • Bellaire
  • Martins Ferry
  • Morristown
  • Powhatan Point
  • St. Clairsville
  • Shadyside

There are no townships in Belmont County that have adopted zoning regulations.
 
If your project will occur within the corporation limits of the above communities, you must first contact the proper authority in that community.
 
For projects occurring in communities that do not administer zoning or permits, any applicable regulations adopted by the State of Ohio prevail. For more information, please call 800-523-3581. You can request that the receptionist guide you to the proper department.
 
In addition, some areas of Belmont County are prone to flooding. You must contact the Belmont County Floodplain Manager by calling 740-296-8276.
 
Important Contacts for New Construction Projects

Belmont County Engineering Department
740-699-2160

Belmont County Health Department
740-695-1202

Soil and Water Conservation District
740-425-1100

Belmont County Sanitary Sewer District
740-695-3144

Belmont County House Numbering Department
740-695-9014

Ohio Department of Transportation – District 11
330-339-6633

Real Estate and Permitting Department
330-308-7851

Ohio Factory and Building Compliance
800-822-3208
 
Ohio Plumbing Regulation
800-523-3581
 
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
614-385-8501
 
Ohio Fire Marshall
614-752-8200

Belmont County GIS Department
740-526-9306


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