resources for businesses
The City of Huron is dedicated to helping our businesses thrive, and we are always ready to welcome new businesses to our community. Below are resources, applications and links that will give you the information you need to suceed in Huron. If you need more information or have a zoning inquiry, please contact Mike Spafford, Assistant to the City Manager, by phone at 419-433-5000, ext. 104 or by email.
The City of Huron Building Department is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards to enforce the Ohio Basic Building Code within our jurisdictional boundaries.
- All commercial/industrial/residential projects fall under the authority of the Building Department.
- The Ohio Building Code (OBC) and the National Electric Code (NEC) are used for all commercial/industrial work.
- The Ohio Residential Code for One, Two, and Three Family Dwelling Code, the National Electric Code (NEC), and the Ohio Plumbing Code (OPC) are used for residential construction in the City.
- All personnel employed by the Building Department are certified by the State of Ohio and/or other national code organizations.
Building/Zoning Applications & Information
City of Huron
417 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839
Main Number: (419) 433-5000 ext 104
Office Hours: 8:00am- 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday
John Zimmerman, Building Official
Huron Township Offices
1820 Bogart Road
Huron, OH 44839
Main Number: (419) 433-2755
Office Hours: 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. Monday through Friday
Board of Building and Zoning Appeals
The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 7:30P.M. at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, City Council Chambers. The Zoning Appeal Board is composed of five members from the community. When a zoning or building proposal presents an exception to an existing code, a property owner may seek a variance form the Board of Zoning and Appeals. Contact the City Manager's Office for meeting information and application process.
Board of Building and Zoning Members:
- Tom Sprunk, Chair
- Mike Mulaney
- Frank Kath
- JoAnne Boston
- Jim Shaffer
The Planning Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of every month, 5:30p.m. at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, City Council Chambers. The Commission is composed of citizens, appointed by Council, and is empowered by the City Charter and the Ohio Revised Code. It reviews requests from developers and makes recommendations to the City Council based on the location, character, and extent of the proposal. The Commission also reviews all lot splits. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on zoning map and text amendments and is responsible for the Long Range Plan. COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET(S) THE REQUIRED FEES MUST BE RECIEVED 10 DAYS PRIOR TO A REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED ON THE AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION. Contact the City Manager's Office for meeting and process information.
Planning Commission Members:
- Gary Boyle – Chair
- Mark Cencer
- Jim Hartley
- Bob Howell
- Trey Hardy
Design Review Sub-Committee
The Design Review Sub-Committee works under the direction of the Planning Commission and meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at the City of Huron Conference Room (417 Main Street). Contact the City Manager's Office for meeting information.
Design Review Sub-Committee Members:
- Gary Boyle- Chair
- Bob Howell