Planning, Zoning and Building Departments

Planning and Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for implementation of the City’s zoning code, management of the City’s Master Plan and Land Use Plan, and plan review for commercial and residential development within the community. The planning and zoning staff provide technical guidance to the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and the Board of Building and Zoning Appeals.


For planning and zoning related questions, please contact Mike Spafford in the  City Manager’s Office at 419-433-5000 ext. 104 or 102.


Building Department

The City of Huron utilizes the services of Huron Township’s Building Department, which is certified by the Ohio Department of Commerce – Board of Building Standards. All commercial and residential projects fall under the authority of the Building Department.

Building Applications

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Please submit all permit applications to the City of Huron

For Building Department related questions, please contact Huron Township at 419-433-2755 or visit Huron Township's website for information.


Contractor Registration Program

Contractor Registration Application Packet


Zoning Applications & Information

Commercial Site Plan Application

Site Plan Template

Design Review Board Application

Residential Zoning Permit Applicaiton

Building/Zoning Appeal Application (BZA)

Fence Application

Lot Split Process

Re-Zoning Application


Zoning Map


Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 
Set by City Charter and members appointed by the City Council. The Board hears applications for zoning and building variances and provides guidance to Council. Meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building-Council Chambers.

  • Tom Sprunk, Chair
  • Jim Shaffer
  • Frank Kath
  • JoAnne Boston
  • Mike Mulaney


Planning Commission & DRB 

The Planning Commission and Design Review Board are established to review planning and zoning enforcement within the City of Huron. The Design Review Board is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission established to oversee the architectural and design elements of development within the City. The Planning Commission and Design Review Board meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chambers. The members serve on 4-year terms.

  • Gary Boyle (PC & DRB), Chair
  • Bob Howell (PC & DRB), Vice-Chair
  • Trey Hardy (PC & DRB), Council Representative
  • Jim Hartley
  • Mark Cencer


Design Review Sub-Committee (DRB) 

DRB works under the direction of the Planning Commission; meets in regular meetings of the Planning Commission and as needed - the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the conference room at the Municipal Building 

  • Gary Boyle, Chair
  • Robert Howell, Vice Chair
  • Vacant, Secretary