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.
If the location you are inquiring about is within city or village limits, please contact the appropriate entity for information.
Martins Ferry: 740-633-2876
Powhatan Point: 740-795-4201
St. Clairsville: 740-695-1324
If the location you are inquiring about is outside city/village limits, contact the township trustees for regulations.
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 740-695-2121, ext. 1707, Floodplain website.
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 Departmentt
(740) 699-0398 or (740) 699-0399
Ohio Department of Transportation – District 11
Building Code Compliance – to schedule an inspection
Bureau Of Building Code Compliance
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Ohio Fire Marshall
Belmont County GIS Department