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.  The Building and Zoning Departments are here to help with any questions relating to business regulations.  Your first step will be a preliminary meeting with staff from the Planning & Zoning Department, please contact us at 419-433-5000 ext 1302 to set an appointment to discuss and review your project.  


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.

Before beginning any type of improvement to your business, whether it be exterior painting, siding,  major remodeling or addition, or new commercial construction  you will need to have  had the preliminary meeting with the Planning &Zoning Department before submission of applications to the  Planning Commission/ Design Review Board. Following this approval, their may be plan reviews by the City Engineer & Erie County required, and zoning and building applications for permits will be required.



Contact Information

City of Huron- Zoning Department

417 Main Street

Huron, OH 44839

Main Number:  (419) 433-5000 ext 1302

Office Hours:   8:00am- 4:00p.m.  Monday through Friday


Erik Engle, Planning Director

Jeff Fantozzi, Zoning Inspector


Building Department (contracted)

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