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, as well as 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.

Contact Us

All Zoning inquires should initially be directed to Mike Spafford, Assistant to the City Manager:  419-433-5000 ext. 102 or ext. 104 or email Mr. Spafford


Contractor Registration Program

Contractor Registration Application Packet


Building/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

Contact Information

City of Huron
417 Main Street
Huron, OH 44839
Email the Assistant to the City Manager
Main Number:  (419) 433-5000 ext 102 or 104  
Office Hours:   8:00am- 4:00p.m.  Monday through Friday


Building Department 

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 present 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 inforamtion and application process.

Tom Sprunk, Chair

Mike Mulaney

Frank Kath

JoAnne Boston

Jim Shaffer

Planning Commission
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) WITH 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.

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 8:00am at the City of Huron, 417 Main Street, Conference Room and as needed at meetings of the Planning Commission.  Contact the City Manager's Office for meeting information.

Gary Boyle- Chair

Bob Howell