Certified Building Department
121 E. Chestnut St
Lancaster, OH 43130
While the zoning regulations set the rules, the zoning map identifies what rules apply to your property. Like most communities the City of Lancaster is broken into Residential, Commercial, and Industrial zoning classifications with additional overlays for Historic District, Wellhead Protection, Special Flood Hazard and Planned Unit Developments. You can find the zoning map here.
You can request a change of zoning classification or "rezoning". The rezoning process requires a public hearing by the Lancaster City Planning Commission which will make a recommendation to the Lancaster City Council. Lancaster City Council must also hold a public hearing. This process can usually be completed within 90-120 days. A rezoning application can be found here.