Building Codes and Permits

The Bureau of Building and Codes is an intricate part of the physical makeup 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 that 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.

General Information

Local COntractor & Solicitor Registration

Contractor Registration Requirements and Forms

Solicitor Registration Requirements


Residential Documents

Commercial Documents

Zoning Maps & Guidelines

Contact Us

Building & Codes Department
30 N. Diamond Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Phone: 419-755-9688

Adrian Ackerman, Director
E-mail: Permitting and Development Director Mailbox

Alex Marsh, Chief Building Official
E-mail: Chief Building Official Mailbox