The Development Services Department is an important resource for both new and existing businesses. Administering Pickerington’s engineering, permitting, planning, and inspection activities, this department can provide direction on many topics relevant to businesses.
For assistance with any of the following, please contact the Development Services Department at
The Building Department
The City of Pickerington Building Department meets with property owners to help them understand the requirements of the building code, reviews submitted plans, issues permits, and inspects structures.
The exact needs of your business, whether you are simply relocating to an existing space and need something such as a new sign or are building from the ground up, will determine the permitting process, time frame, and necessary forms.
Forms and Applications
The Engineering Department reviews, approves, and inspects all work completed within the public right-of-way by private developers and private utilities. The Engineering Department also provides technical support to City Departments, City Council, Boards and Commissions, developers and citizens with respect to engineering studies, development of construction plans, bidding of projects, surveying, land planning, transportation, storm water management, water and wastewater utilities, environmental matters, and construction management.
Planning and Zoning
Pickerington’s Planning and Zoning Department assists applicants throughout the development process and is responsible for reviewing proposed development projects to ensure they meet the standards established in the Planning and Zoning Code.
The City offers Growth Management Meetings on Tuesday afternoons. Please call (614) 833-2204 in advance to schedule a meeting at City offices.
The Planning Department staffs two City boards: Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for reviewing proposals and making recommendations on land use policy and development. The principal activities include review and recommendation on subdivisions and annexations, re-zonings, site plans, comprehensive sign plans, and issuing certificates of appropriateness for commercial projects under the City’s Commercial Design Guidelines.
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears variance requests and appeals on technical issues regarding permitted land uses under the Zoning Code.
Pickerington’s architectural review services are offered through Brent Foley of TRIAD Architects. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (614) 833–2204 for more information.
Parcel Information & City Maps
For information about a particular parcel in the City of Pickerington, please refer to the Fairfield County Auditor website. For specific information about the City of Pickerington, such as zoning maps, please visit the Planning and Zoning Department website or use the following links.
Fairfield County Auditor’s Office
The City of Pickerington Planning and Zoning Code can be found in Part Twelve of the City Codified Ordinances. To access the Zoning Code, please use the link below.