8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ottawa County Courthouse
315 Madison St., Rm. 107
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Director – Mark Messa
Administrative Assistant – Stacey VanEerten
The Commission operates under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 713. Commission membership includes representatives from the county government and other government agencies, county municipalities and townships, as well as county citizens. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the Emergency Operations Center, located in the basement of the Ottawa County Courthouse.
The Commission’s primary duty is to regulate the subdivision of land in the unincorporated areas of Ottawa County. The Commission staff may assist you with questions regarding subdividing land. We may also assist you with questions about zoning and floodplain issues in Ottawa County.
We also administer some grants awarded to the county. For example, we administer the Community Development Block Grant and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment grants. We may assist you with questions regarding these grants. Periodically, we may post public notices on the county webpage, which pertain to these grants.
The Regional Planning Director also serves as the County Fair Housing Coordinator. Fair housing questions or complaints can be sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-788-8803 or TTY 1-800-750-0750.
To learn more about the Commission please see the attached annual report and By-Laws:
The attached forms are also provided to assist you:
For questions directed to local zoning inspectors see the attached directory:
Ottawa County Zoning Resolutions:
Ottawa County Zoning Ordinances: Please contact the cities
Ottawa County Land Use Plans: