About the Office . . .

The Mid-East Ohio Building Department is a state certified building department


The Mid-East Ohio Building Department is a state certified commercial building department.  The department issues plan approvals and inspects all building activity regulated by the Ohio Building Code in Muskingum County as well as a region which includes four additional counties:  Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, and Perry.  (See list of municipalities in the jurisdiction tab).


The Muskingum County Floodplain Department functions out of the same office.  The Floodplain Department issues permits and inspects all floodplain development activity in the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas of Muskingum County.


Building Standards Used


--2017 Ohio Building Code

--2017 Ohio Plumbing Code

--2017 Ohio Mechanical Code

--2017 NEC (NFPA 70)

--2016 NFPA 13:  Automatic Sprinkler System Handbook

--2017 NFPA 72:  National Fire Alarm and Signaling Handbook

--2015 International Energy Conservation Code

--2015 International Fuel Gas Code

--ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Building and Facilities

--2011 Ohio Fire Code (2017 Ohio Fire Code to be issued in December, 2017)



Location:        22 North 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio


Hours:             Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Closed all legal holidays


Telephone:      (740) 455-7905


Fax:                 (740) 455-7907