The Bureau of Building and Codes is an intricate part of the physical make-up of Mansfield. All property owners or person(s) in charge of a property should contact the Bureau prior to starting any building, demolition or zoning project for the following reasons: 1.) To verify if a permit is necessary for the project, 2.) Zoning clarifications 3.) Cost of a permit, 4.) Process of obtaining a permit and final plan approval. Many people overlook this aspect, which results in “stop work order citations” of projects.
The Bureau is also actively investigating complaints which are critical to residents within the neighborhoods of Mansfield such as miscellaneous junk and debris accumulation, weeds over 10" in height, vacant and dilapidated structures, junk vehicles and miscellaneous zoning complaints. We encourage the citizens of Mansfield to contact our office with their concerns regarding existing housing complaints. The Bureau is committed to business growth through new construction and civic pride for our existing neighborhoods in order to make Mansfield an even better place to live.
The City of Mansfield building permit and zoning fees are in the process of being increased. Once all changes to the codified ordinance are complete this page will be updated. Please contact our office for the current building permit and zoning fee structure.
Building & Codes Department
30 N. Diamond Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gaylord Rice Jr., Manager/Electrical Safety inspector
E-mail: Codes Manager Mailbox