City of Celina
225 North Main Street
Celina, OH 45822

City of Celina, Ohio

City of Celina Compliment/Complaint Line: 419.942.3000


The City of Celina is a "Zoned" Community. Zoning regulates various aspects of construction which typically include height, setbacks and usage issues. Please review the following information. For further assistance call 419.586.1144 or email: Zoning Inquiries.

NOTE: Should your property be located outside of the city limits of Celina please check here for zoning inspector information.

*As well as a "zoning" permit ALL Commercial and Industrial building, improvements and signage must also have State approval through Miami County Building Regualtions Department at 937.440.8121

An approved Zoning Permit is required PRIOR to beginning construction. Your zoning permit application and zoning issues are handled in the Celina Engineering Department which is located at the rear of the Utilities building. If you have any questions concerning the permitting process, planning, sidewalks or zoning, please call us at 419.586.1144.

If you wish to apply for a zoning permit by mail, please call ahead for restrictions, setbacks and meeting schedules. Below you will find forms to download and print. Please choose the proper application for the type of construction being proposed. 

See: Residential District setbacks  or  Business District Setbacks


Things to bring and information needed when applying for a permit
  • A 2-dimentional drawing showing estimated distances of proposed improvement from property lines, alleys or known easements,
  • Height (to peak) of proposed structure, fence or sign (if freestanding),
  • Square foot of structure, sign or addition or show length and width of project,
  • Payment & signed ORIGINAL, if mailing application,
  • Location of electric meter (and water meter if you have a remote or probe),
    (This only applies to proposed fences or additions that will affect direct access to those meters.)
  • Estimated cost of project, and
  • Contractor's name and address or phone number.
Please Note: If the project is being done within a known flood zone additional information and flood development application need to be approved prior to beginning.

Upon approval a permit card will be mailed to you for display at the site of construction. As long as there is no need for Planning or Zoning Committee review, you should receive your approved permit within 7 to 14 days. Please plan accordingly. Construction is prohibited prior to receiving this permit.

Bring or send completed application to:

Celina Engineering Department
308 Portland Street
Celina, OH 45822
Ph: 419.586.1144

Permit Fees  Zoning Permit Application
$10 Zoning Book & Map
$20 Accessory Uses and Structures, Residential Additions, Use Changes and Temporary permits. This includes fences, sheds, pools, parking lots, garages and home occupations.

Signs - Sign Regulations 

*Please note most signs require State approval thru

Miami County Building Regualtions

$40 Single-Family Dwelling
$25/unit Duplex, Triplex or Other Multi-Family Dwelling
$50 Any request needing approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission or the Design Review Commission. This includes:

All Commercial/Industrial Buildings as well as four unit and up residential dwellings require State permitting thru

Miami County Building Regualtions

$100 Non-Residential Buildings and Additions less than 2,500 sq. ft.
$150 Non-Residential Buildings and Additions 2,500 to 4,999 sq. ft.
$200 Non-Residential Buildings and Additions 5,000 to 9,999 sq. ft.
$400 Non-Residential Buildings and Additions 10,000 to 19,999 sq. ft.
$650 Non-Residential Buildings and Additions 20,000 sq. ft. or more.


We are a small City abounding with friendly, warmhearted people inviting you to come visit us. We are always willing to share our lake, tree-lined Main Street with its stately homes, our diverse places of worship, and our beautiful downtown as well as the outlying areas of shopping. Take the time to browse our website and discover for yourself the many facets of our community.

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located on Grand Lake's west shore in the
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