Village Administrator John Wenzlick

Fax: 419.535.3550


Zoning Ordinance

Zoning permits are required and issued by the Village of Ottawa Hills, at no cost, for projects including the following:

  • New homes or home additions
  • Accessory structures (detached garages, storage sheds, pergolas, generators, etc.)
  • Swimming pools
  • Fences
  • Installation of any new “impervious surface”, such as a driveway or tennis court
  • Roof and shingle replacement
  • Installation or replacement of exterior air conditioning units
  • Signs

Building permits are issued by Lucas County (419.213.2990).

Zoning Code


Residents proposing projects that are not in compliance with the zoning ordinance have the option of applying for a variance from the Zoning Commission. The appropriate permit application and related documentation must be submitted, and the request will be placed on a Zoning Commission agenda for review. Prior to the meeting, neighbors within a 200-foot radius of the project will be notified of the request, and offered the opportunity to provide input.

Zoning Commission Current Members

Kevin Gilmore


Katherine O’Connell


Paul Bishop

Commission Member

Todd Seifried

Commission Member

Patricia Koury

Commission Member