Danbury Township issues Zoning Certificates for projects in the Township as required under Zoning Resolution. Zoning review considers whether the project meets location, size and use standards. Ottawa County issues Building Permits. Building permit review considers the structural construction of the project, seeking to ensure the integrity of the structure and safety of the work. Many projects require both a Zoning Certificate and a Building Permit. An approved Zoning Certificate is required in most instances, prior to applying for a Building Permit.
Please call (419)734-6120 to verify whether a permit is required before starting any construction project or starting a business. Zoning permits are required for, but not limited to, the following type of projects:
  • Single Family Residential
  • Multi-family/ Condominium Developments
  • Non-Residential (Commercial & Industrial) Buildings
  • Additions
  • Signs
  • Accessory Structures (sheds, garages, gazebo's)
  • Swimming Pools
  • Porches & Decks
  • Fences
  • Change of Use
  • All Nonconforming (grandfathered) uses & structures
  • Home Occupations
  • Boat Docks
  • Remodelling

The Ottawa County Building Department can be reached at:

Ottawa County Courthouse
315 S. Madison Street, Suite 104
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
P. (419) 734-6767
F. (419) 734-6853
Hours: 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

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