The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office (MCEO) must approve all curb cuts onto roads in Muskingum County. Muskingum County Engineer. Mark Eicher and his staff will ensure the installation of an adequate drainage culvert and proper line-of-site safety of the driveway location. Businesses will be charged for the culvert. All permits are available by clicking here or on the MCEO’s website. You can contact MCEO at:
Building Plan Approval
The Mid-East Ohio Building Department in Zanesville is licensed by the State of Ohio to conduct building plan reviews of commercial and industrial buildings to ensure compliance with the Ohio Building Code, which sets building construction standards. The Mid-East Building Department will also approve sign installations and ensure compliance with floodplain regulations. A Building Plan Approval Application can be downloaded by clicking here and the Sign Approval Application can be downloaded by clicking here. For more information contact:
Mid-East Building Department
22 North 5th Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Contact: Jason Baughman, Chief Building Official
Site Work/Storm Water Run-Off Permits
Ohio EPA – The planned disturbance of more than an acre of ground requires the submittal of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Ohio EPA before beginning a project. Depending upon the scope of the project, impervious surfaces and potential run off, a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit may be required from the Ohio EPA. More explanation and links to permit forms can be found by clicking here.
Muskingum County – The Muskingum County Engineer’s Office (MCEO) will also require a Storm Water Runoff Permit Application (with a copy of the NOI and construction drawings) in order to determine if proper storm water runoff prevention measures have been designed. A storm-water permit from the MCEO is required for any earth disturbing activities involving commercial development greater than 10,000 square feet. An application can be downloaded here or can be downloaded from the MCEO website.
Companies operating in Ohio may be subject to other environmental permits, particularly if there are air or water emissions from their operation or they are dealing with hazardous materials. The Ohio EPA website contains valuable information and assistance in determining what permits may be needed for your project. Go to http://www.epa.state.oh.us and click on the “Do Business” tab to locate the Permit Assistance page. Once there, the Guide to Environmental Permitting, Permit Fee Schedule and Permit Wizard can assist you.
The entire Ohio EPA Guide to Permitting in Ohio can be downloaded by clicking here.
Please be aware, OEPA permits can involve lengthy application and approval processes, which need to be completed before operation and sometimes even before construction. Start this process early! For more information contact:
Lazarus Government Center
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Private water systems, including wells, cisterns, and ponds used for drinking water are regulated by the Ohio Private Water Systems Regulations (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-28). A permit must be issued by the Muskingum County Health Department prior to installing or altering a private water system. New systems are inspected and then tested for safe drinking water. The permit fee for a new water system is $414.00. The Water System Application may be accessed by clicking here.
For additional information, contact:
Bob Lewis, Lead Certified Plumbing Inspector
Phone: 740-454-9741 x 229
Dave Baker, Certified Plumbing Inspector
Phone: 740-454-9741 x 228
Industrial Discharge Permits
The Zanesville Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) receives wastewater from Muskingum County’s business parks. In order for the City to comply with Ohio EPA permits, it regulates discharges into its system and may require pre-treatment or extra fees (surcharges) for effluent that strains the system.
All industries are required to fill out an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Application. An application may be downloaded by clicking here. Once you have submitted your application to the WWTP, it will be reviewed to determine if a plan of action will be necessary. Industrial Discharge Plans may be required based upon the quantity and type of chemicals being discharged into the wastewater. Pre-treatment and surcharges may be required to comply with EPA rules. Once a determination has been made regarding whether or not a plan is required, an industrial discharge permit will be issued. For more information contact:
Kevin Allender, Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
1730 Moxahala Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Cell Phone: 740-680-0673