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:
- Martins Ferry
- Powhatan Point
- St. Clairsville
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
Belmont County Health Department
Soil and Water Conservation District
Belmont County Sanitary Sewer District
Belmont County House Numbering Department
Ohio Department of Transportation – District 11
Real Estate and Permitting Department
Ohio Factory and Building Compliance
Ohio Plumbing Regulation
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Ohio Fire Marshall
Belmont County GIS Department