In support of City Council, the Zoning Department enforces the City of Northwood Zoning Code adopted to protect and promote the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, prosperity and welfare within the Municipality.
The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for reviewing new development plans, issuing permits and inspecting properties for compliance with the City of Northwood Zoning Code. The department also works with the Planning Commission to review new industrial and commercial development, along with residential subdivisions, conditional uses and makes zoning change recommendations. Variance requests and appeals of the Zoning Code are presented by the department to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Department personnel also attend meetings and provide assistance, as needed, to the Economic Development Committee.
Central Business District Documents Effective January 2008
Central Business District Diagrams
Proposed Central Business District Map
Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Coordinator
Links of Interest & More
2014 Board of Zoning Appeals & Planning Commission Meeting Dates & Deadlines
Wood County Economic Development Commission
Wood County Building Inspection
Wood County Health Department
2009 Planning & Zoning Report
City of Northwood Official Zoning Map
City of Northwood Zoning Code